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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


Thanks for your interest in working at Jacobs Camp next summer! We are 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 is a list of our specialty areas

SPORTS: Archery, Baseball & Softball, Basketball, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Modern & Israeli Dance, Soccer, Street Hockey, Tennis. 

CREATIVE ARTS: Ceramics & Pottery, Crafts & Tie Dye, Drawing & Painting, Jewelry Making, Music, Cooking, Songleading, and Theater.

JEWISH LIFE & PROGRAM: Jewish Education, B’nai mitzvah Tutoring, and Program Planning.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Low Ropes, Adventure Course, Teva, Campouts 

WATERFRONT: Swim Instruction, Canoe/Kayak, Lifeguarding.

MEDIA: Blog, Photography, Videography, and Audio/Visual.

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).