Camp Counselor
Job Details
Boynton Beach location - Boynton Beach, FL
Seasonal
Not Specified
$13.00 - $13.50 Hourly
Negligible
Day
Recreation/Camp
POSITION SUMMARY

Camp Shalom at the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is looking for talented, passionate individuals to join us and commit to giving our campers their best summer ever!  

 

If you love working with kids and have experience doing so, we want to talk to you about being a Camp Counselor this summer!  To learn more about what you'd do as a Counselor, we hope you'll continue reading and submit an application. 

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Besides have the best summer yet?! You'll have fun and get paid for it!  Ultimately, you're doing your job if campers are having fun and their safety and well-being is the priority at all times. You'll be provided a schedule by the Unit Head and have many opportunities to collaborate with your co-counselors in planning fun activities for the campers.   Take a look below for some specific responsibilities and expectations of this position:

  • Perform frequent head counts of campers, particularly when en-route from one activity to the next.
  • Assist in the arrival and dismissal of campers.
  • Assist campers in all ways possible ensuring good hygiene, health and safety practices, especially in the event of an emergency.
  • Model positive, mature behavior - campers look up to their counselors! 
  • Participate in all camp activities adhering to safety policies and procedures of campers and staff.
  • Keep Unit Head informed and included on all camp-related matters; Resolve conflicts according to policies; communicate with camp leadership as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with campers, families, guests, co-workers and Unit Head.
  • Eat with group and report any children who do not eat lunch to Unit Head.
  • Responsible for group attendance and completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Attend camp orientation, camp open house, and staff meetings.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • A LOVE for working with children and having fun!
  • High school junior, senior, graduate or equivalent.
  • Formal or informal child care experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Previous youth group or camp experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to speak fluent English, understand it as well as read and write.

Special Requirements and Physical Demands

  • Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 75 lbs), bending stooping, stretching, squatting and sitting.
  • Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Must have visual and auditory ability to keep track of multiple campers and to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activities.
  • Effective and clear communication is essential between campers and staff.
  • Write daily reports of each camper’s activities.
  • Noise level can be moderate to loud; There's frequent exposure to outside elements, such as sun exposure, heat, humidity and rain.
WHY WORK AT OUR JCC

WHY SHOULD YOU WORK AT A JCC CAMP?

Jewish Community Centers are multi-service community agencies that provide a wide array of programs, courses, and activities for people of all ages. In addition to stimulating and rewarding work, you'll enjoy a friendly family-like atmosphere that values your mental and physical well-being. JCC employees can use the on-site fitness facilities and take part in all of the programs available. Competitive salaries and generous holiday, vacation, and healthcare plans underscore your importance to the JCC. In a recent survey of JCC employee satisfaction, more than 90 percent of professionals reported enjoying their jobs!

 

WHEN YOU WORK AT A CAMP, YOU GAIN NEW SKILLS FOR YOUR RESUME

 

WORKING IN THE CAMP ENVIRONMENT CULTIVATES...

 

ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
You will be required to communicate effectively with people at every level of the organization — campers, fellow staff, camp directors, and parents

 


CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
You will be challenged to think on your feet — from resolving child health and safety issues to facilitating a group of campers in creating and putting on a skit

 

INTERPERSONAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
You will model professionalism and compassion by managing a group of campers, while contributing to the growth and development of each individual participant

 

COLLABORATIVE SKILLS
You will receive on-the-ground, practical, real life training in how to work with a team and help build the culture of your camp community

 

CREATIVITY
You will develop innovative and fun ways to engage an audience of two to 200

 

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