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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

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2022 Featured Positions 

Mental Health Internship

Qualifications:

  • Dedication to the Jacobs Camp Mission and Vision;
  • Educational experience in social work, psychology, special education, or child development – undergraduate required, masters preferred;
  • Experience working with children and/or teens ages 7-16 in an educational or recreational setting;
  • Maturity and professionalism: must be able to work effectively with other staff, address camper social and emotional needs discretely, and maintain confidentiality in work with campers, staff, and parents;
  • Strong oral and communication skills: must be able to communicate efficiently with staff and parents, as well as maintain proper documentation;
  • High-level organizational skills;
  • Flexibility: must be a team-player and address problems as they arise;

Responsibilities and Key Functions:

  • Partner with Community Care Director to ensure every child within the camp community is happy, healthy, safe, and successful at camp;
  • Provide pre-summer training to staff to provide an introduction child development, age-appropriate behavior, and effective behavior management strategies;
  • Partner with in-cabin staff to meet the individual needs of all campers, especially those who struggle to adjust to the camp community;
  • Manage camper dietary restrictions, serving as the liaison between campers and the summer kitchen staff, as well as collaborating with counselors and unit head to accommodate dietary restrictions as needed in programming;
  • Observe campers in activities to better understand behaviors and social dynamics in order to support in-cabin staff as they navigate and accommodate camper needs;
  • Communicate with camper parents via phone and email, as directed by Community Care Director;
  • Maintain adequate documentation of Community Care Team interventions with campers and staff;
  • Partner with Summer Leadership Team, including Staff Engagement Coordinator and Staff Care Specialist, to create a culture of wellness, inclusion, and compassion within the camp community;
  • Assist the Community Care Director, Staff Care Specialist, and Camp Leadership in other responsibilities, as assigned.

Designated Supervisor: Community Care Director

Creative Arts Department Head

Qualifications:

  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting.
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members.
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism.
  • College degree preferred
  • Must be self-starter and able to work without constant supervision. Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings as member of camp’s Leadership Team. Help formulate and implement policy. Prepare and submit required materials.
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation, and implementation of all evening programs for assigned department; serve as the creative force for department programs, assign staff members to program teams, and work closely with specialists planning programs for your department.
  • Directly responsible for consistently having department’s program supply requisitions turned in on time.
  • Whenever possible, incorporate department staff members in program planning and leadership. Make all site & supply arrangements.
  • Coordinate activities of all groups participating in your department’s activities at a given time: allocation of space, staff, etc.
  • Act as role model for department staff. Be a ”counselor’s counselor”, assisting department staff with problems and questions.
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of department staff members, following the set guidelines.
  • Act on behalf of department on issues involving the camp community.
  • Run department staff meetings.
  • Serve as next step after counselors/specialists in camper behavior modification.
  • Be directly involved with all campers and staff in department. Communicate with the Camp Director and Assistant Director on key matters.

Designated Supervisor: Assistant Director

Sports Department Head

Qualifications:

  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting.
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members.
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism.
  • College degree preferred
  • Must be self-starter and able to work without constant supervision. Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings as member of camp’s Leadership Team. Help formulate and implement policy. Prepare and submit required materials.
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation, and implementation of all evening programs for assigned department; serve as the creative force for department programs, assign staff members to program teams, and work closely with specialists planning programs for your department.
  • Directly responsible for consistently having department’s program supply requisitions turned in on time.
  • Whenever possible, incorporate department staff members in program planning and leadership. Make all site & supply arrangements.
  • Coordinate activities of all groups participating in your department’s activities at a given time: allocation of space, staff, etc.
  • Act as role model for department staff. Be a ”counselor’s counselor”, assisting department staff with problems and questions.
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of department staff members, following the set guidelines.
  • Act on behalf of department on issues involving the camp community.
  • Run department staff meetings.
  • Serve as next step after counselors/specialists in camper behavior modification.
  • Be directly involved with all campers and staff in department. Communicate with the Camp Director and Assistant Director on key matters.

Designated Supervisor: Assistant Director

Director of Jewish Life

Qualifications:

  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a camp setting.
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members.
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism.
  • College degree required.
  • Must be self-starter and able to work without constant supervision. Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings as member of camp’s Leadership Team. Help formulate and implement policy. Prepare and submit required materials.
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation, and implementation of all Jewish Life programs; serve as the creative force for Jewish Life programs, and work closely with specialists planning programs for the Jewish Life department.
  • Directly responsible for consistently having department’s program supply requisitions turned in on time.
  • Whenever possible, incorporate department staff members in program planning and leadership. Make all site & supply arrangements.
  • Coordinate activities of all groups participating in the Jewish Life department’s activities at a given time: allocation of space, staff, etc.
  • Act as role model for department staff. Be a ”counselor’s counselor”, assisting Jewish Life staff with problems and questions.
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of Jewish Life staff members, following the set guidelines.
  • Act on behalf of the Jewish Life department on issues involving the camp community.
  • Run Jewish Life department staff meetings.
  • Serve as next step after counselors/specialists in camper behavior modification.
  • Be directly involved with all campers and staff in the Jewish Life department.
Videographer

Qualifications:

  • Experience making short promotional videos.
  • Experience working in an informal/camp environment is highly preferred.
  • Ability to stay organized.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism.
  • Experience using Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly.

Responsibilities:

  • Capture daily footage of campers in both scheduled activities and unstructured moments.
  • Edit and produce weekly videos summarizing the Jacobs Camp experience.
  • Edit and produce a short Opening Day video each session.
  • Edit and produce videos for use during the 2022-2023 calendar year.
  • Edit and produce an end of session video for each session with the assistance of the photographer.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize and organize time; maintains physical environment in an effective, organized manner.
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required.

Designated Supervisor: Director of Marketing and Hospitality

Camp Nurse

Qualifications:

  • Must be a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse, currently licensed
  • Experience in pediatric, camp, or school nursing preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee camper and staff health and wellness throughout the summer
  • Care for sick or injured campers on a daily basis, including dispensing medication and responding to emergencies
  • Be on call at specific times of the day
  • Follow all health standards and local operating procedures
  • Perform health checks on opening day and assist with necessary treatment
  • Communicate with campers’ parents about health concerns
  • Must communicate to the counselors and Unit Heads about medical decisions influencing their campers
  • Coordinate with Health Center Administrator to establish regular communication with Camp Director
  • Maintain appropriate health logs and records
  • Supervision and care for people admitted to the Health Center over night
  • Serve “on duty” for night and evening supervision of the Health Center and emergency needs, in rotation with other nurses
  • Follow standing orders of camp physician or visiting physician
  • Other duties from time to time may be assigned
  • Be in-residence at camp. Room and board included

Job Type:

  • We are looking to hire nurses for one week or multiple weeks from June 11-August 3. A week typically runs from Wednesday to Wednesday.
Driver

Qualifications:

  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields.
  • Desire and ability to work with adults with various experience levels in a camp setting.
  • Ability to stay organized and accomplish logistically focused tasks.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism.
  • Must be in compliance with company insurance policies.
  • Must be comfortable with driving at all times of day.

Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and drop off campers, staff, and community member at the Jackson airport
  • Drive and buy camp supplies during the day.
  • Transport campers and/or staff to the hospital when necessary.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with staff and campers.
  • Directly responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the camp vehicle.
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required.
Archery Specialist

Qualifications:

  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of specialty position. Teaching experience in that activity area desired.
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned specialty.
  • Ability to follow defined teaching requirements, developing own methods of presentation to campers.
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in activity area.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate activities for all age groups, as assigned by the appropriate Department Head, as scheduled for each unit. Maintain daily record of activity lesson plan.
  • When assigned, plan and lead age-appropriate unit evening programs, incorporating your area(s) of expertise.
  • Be available for cabin activities as requested by counselors.
  • Prepare and lead Shabbat afternoon activities.
  • Act as general resource for other camp activities relating to your specialty.
  • When time permits, participate in other camp programming as is practical. Specialists that are assigned to units should be with assigned units when they do not have direct programming responsibilities — especially at meals, song sessions, services, and evening programs. Sitting with cabins and interacting with campers is a must.
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with campers.
  • Directly responsible for most maintenance and upkeep of facilities and supplies necessary for assigned specialty.
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required.
Director of Marketing and Hospitality

Reports to: Development Director

Supervises: Photographer, Videographer, Social Media and Hospitality Intern

Qualifications:

  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields.
  • Desire and ability to work with adults and children in a camp setting
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • Creative, a strong writer, and extremely well organized
  • A college degree preferred
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work without constant supervision. Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the summer communications team consisting of the photographer, the videographer, and the social media intern
  • Monitor outgoing content, including pictures posted to CampInTouch and other social media posts
  • Create and manage the Marketing team to execute a rigorous communications calendar consisting of blog posts, Facebook, and Instagram content
  • Manage the marketing team to execute off-season content (photos and videos) list with the photographer and videographer
  • Manage the Summer Housing Document, including arrival and departure of all visiting guests
  • Work with Housekeeping Director to ensure all motel rooms are cleaned in time for guest arrival
  • Create or manage the creation of pre-arrival guest collateral (Nametags, Welcome Bags, Itineraries, etc)
  • Manage staff snacks, faculty receptions, and special snack with Director that will include interfacing with kitchen director
  • Complete other tasks as assigned
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with staff and campers

We are also accepting Summer 2022 Staff Applications for the following positions:

Leadership Team members run camp day-to-day. With eyes everywhere, they are responsible for the overall health, safety and well-being of everyone in camp. Unit Heads supervise the grade-level units (both campers and staff) and Department Heads supervise the activity areas (overseeing staff and daily instruction).

General Counselors live in bunks with campers and thus have the most direct influence on their campers’ summer experiences. Counselors serve as responsible, mature, Jewish role models and set the tone for the cabin community. In many ways, the cabin group becomes the campers’ family, and great counselors are the key! General counselors may also have the opportunity to teach an elective once a day.

Specialists supervise the campers’ daily activities in a wide range of areas, from athletics to arts to waterfront to outdoor adventure to Jewish Life and more. Specialists offer campers the opportunity to develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, and build positive self-esteem along the way. Our Specialists must come to camp with either previous teaching experience or a high level of proficiency in their specialty. Here are some of the speciality areas featured at camp: Adventure, Archery, Biking, Makerspace, Outdoor Living, Theater Arts, Robotics, Science, Sports, Visual Arts, Jewish Life, and Waterfront. 

Support Staff are responsible for the day-to-day behind-the-scenes operation of camp. These staff members may work in the Kitchen, in the Health Center, as part of the Facilities or Logistics teams, or in the Office.

We are also always looking for adult staff to serve on our Medical Team (RNs or LPNs) and as Drivers (must be over 21 and hold a valid driver’s license).