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Fall 2023 Camp Counselor

Job Details

Peninsula Jewish Community Center - Foster City, CA


Hours: 6:00pm 7:00pm, Friday September 29, 2023 (paid training)

8:00am 4:00pm, Monday Friday, October 2 6, 2023.

Salary Range: $721- $836 per week (5 days), plus paid training.

Additional rate of $16.50/hour for all extended care hours. Free membership to the Athletic Center during the days in which you are contracted.

At Camp KEFF, friendship is fueled by FUN and the fun starts with our creative, energetic and dedicated team!

Are you passionate about supporting children to:1.) grown in self-esteem, 2.) build friendships, 3.) align their interests with skills, 4.) all while having outrageous summer fun?, And do you love collaborating with a team of like-minded, smart, funny, and dedicated camp enthusiasts? Then Camp KEFF is the place for you this summer!

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center’s (PJCC) Camp KEFF has provided outstanding summer, fall, winter, and spring programs for youth from preschool to grade 11 for more than five decades. We provide a safe and nurturing environment where youth & teens can play and grow while loving their authentic selves. Hundreds of campers attend our programs each year to enjoy our week-long sessions filled with Jewish values, inspired to make the world a better place! All our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association.

Camp Counselors are the heart of Camp Keff programs. Under the direction of the Assistant Youth Director: Camp, counselors work to ensure that each child feels welcome, safe, and loved at camp through their daily interactions with children under their care. Counselors have a special opportunity to make a change in the life of a child while developing valuable professional skills and program planning experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the emotional and physical safety of children
  • Resolve conflicts within the group as necessary
  • Support staff from vendors by assisting with group and behavior management of campers while they facilitate programming.
  • Engaging with campers
  • Work collaboratively with other staff
  • Support goals and spirit of Camp Keff programming
  • Uphold the mission and values of the PJCC and Camp Keff



  • Experience working with youth in Grades TK 5, preferred
  • Passionate about working with youth and creating powerful experiences in a camp setting
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture a plus
  • Experience working in a camp setting a plus
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, run or crawl.