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get a lifetime of experience this summer

Working with children and peers at camp can change your resume! Develop and strengthen vital 21st-century skills like:

  • Communications & Listening
  • Empathy & Support
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility & Resilience
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership

As a member of the Jacobs Camp staff, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of our campers while developing important lifelong skills and having the summer of your life!

So what do we look for? Competent, energetic applicants who demonstrate a love of working with young people; a desire to help build a community; an ability to work independently as well as part of a team; and a connection or desire to learn about Judaism. Previous experience isn’t the key to success at Jacobs, it’s your attitude and willingness to learn that really make the difference. We provide training at the start of the summer season and offer ongoing support throughout the summer so your experience is as great as the campers’ experiences.

All staff members must be at least 18 years of age or entering their freshman year in college. We expect that all staff members display a high level of personal and professional responsibility. Camp living is in “tight quarters” and works best when each person is caring, responsible, and supportive. The camp has high standards for the behavior and conduct of its employees. While the work at camp can be very demanding, it also extremely fulfilling.

Both our recent staff alumni and staff alumni from decades ago share that being on staff was an amazing experience. Each summer brings self-discovery, new friends from all over the world, amazing memories, and leadership skills that will translate to any future career. Plus, our staff community is amazing and working at camp is a real job. Check out some of these materials about the skills you gain working at camp and resume tips.

For more information, check out our available positions and FAQs, read about what it is like being on staff, or give us a call at (601) 885-6042. You can also email Carolyn Harari, Associate Director, at