Work at Camp Shalom

FULLY STAFFED FOR SUMMER 2017

 

We look to hire enthusiastic, creative and active counselors who are comfortable with the outdoors. Applicants should be flexible, patient and reliable and must enjoy working with people. An additional stipend may be available if you are willing and able to song lead during part of the day and to those who are certified lifeguards. Counselors will plan and lead a variety of engaging activities, will work to build a strong sense of community among campers, and will maintain a physically, emotionally and socially safe camp environment for all.

 

Camp Shalom counselors will work onsite at the Goodman Campus with campers who are entering grades K-5; Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim counselors will lead on and off-site programming for campers entering 6th through 9th grade.

 

 

See requirements and full list of descriptions for available jobs below.

 

 


REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STAFF


 

  • Camp Shalom salaries are based on 9 full weeks of employment
  • Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim (NOBO) salaries are based on 7 full weeks of employment

 

Qualifications - Required

  • Upon hire, completion of First Aid and CPR certification. (Camp Shalom will hold pre-camp trainings)
  • Complete mandatory staff training week and all required paperwork.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

 

Physical Demands

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.
  • Must have the ability to physically and emotionally support children when needed.

 


AVAILABLE POSITIONS FOR SUMMER 2017


 

CAMP SHALOM

Camp Shalom Counselor (Junior Counselors are under 18 and have completed 10th grade; Senior Counselors are 18 and older)

  • Junior Counselor starting pay: $2450
  • Senior Counselor starting pay: $3000

 

The Camp Shalom Counselor will be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. They are also responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children throughout the camp day. The counselor will provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on Camp Shalom’s core values and make every day a great day.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Write and implement daily activities for your camp group including planning for supplies and alternate plans for inclement weather
  • Help organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week including Chugim and Unit Time
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues
  • Communicate with Camp Shalom Administrative Staff about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program. areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times
  • Work with Co- Counselors and Camp Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills
  • Ensure that the Goodman Campus is kept clean, organized, and free of litter
  • Be responsible for requisitioning and keeping track of all supplies
  • Requisition weekly supplies
  • Attend week-long orientation session
  • Supervise campers in and around the water (pond and pool)
  • Supervise CITs when assigned
  • Be present and an active participant at all rallies
  • Participate actively at rallies and during late-night programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time

 

Camp Shalom Senior Specialist - starting pay $3200

In addition to the responsibilities listed above the Camp Shalom Senior Specialist will be responsible for planning and implementing age-appropriate daily activities in their specific area that will help the campers develop skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Strong group management skills are required to engage children and staff in daily activities.

Specialists will be hired based in specific activities such as soccer, dance, musical theater, basketball, creative writing or tennis. Others will lead a variety of activities such as ultimate Frisbee, flag football, rugby and lacrosse. Specialists must be at least 18 and have experience organizing relevant activities. Specialists must participate in pre-camp instructor-based training and all staff training before camp begins.

 

Unit Heads - starting pay $3400

In addition to the responsibilities listed above for counselor the Unit Head will be responsible for:

  • Supervise waterfront when campers are present
  • Plan, implement and supervise waterfront attendance procedures for your unit
  • Keep swim times running smoothly
  • Plan, organize and coordinate unit activity periods
  • Work with AD of Programming to divide your unit’s campers into their specialty programs
  • Plan and teach a unit skit to perform at the late-night program
  • Participate in pre-camp Unit Head Training pertaining to mentoring and leadership development
  • Mentor unit staff, provide guidance when needed

 

Machsan Assistant/Float Staff - starting pay $2450

  • Set out supplies before each activity period
  • Sort supplies after each activity period
  • Help keep machsan organized
  • Help cover camper groups during staff absences
  • Work with Assistant Director of Programming
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director

 

CAMP SHALOM COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM

Counselors-In-Training/CITs (CITs are those entering 10th grade) - this is a volunteer position

  • Assist counselors in running the group
  • Assist during chugim
  • Plan and run a group activity under the direction of the counselor and CIT director
  • Attend all CIT meetings and participate fully and positively
  • Write up a description and assessment of activities planned
  • Report problems and specific situations to Director or Assistant Director
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time

 

The Goal Of The CIT Program Is:

  • to provide training to persons interested in future camp employment
  • to foster and help develop the skills necessary to plan and lead camp activities, meet the individual needs of campers and develop strategies for day to day problem solving in the camp setting

 

CITs Are Expected To:

  • attend all sessions of Camp Shalom (exceptions for 3rd session will be made on rare occasions)
  • participate fully in the CIT program
  • complete required training activities and projects
  • maintain a positive attitude at camp
  • assist campers in activities and projects
  • take their work seriously Camp Shalom

 

CAMP SHALOM NOAR-BOGRIM

Noar-Bogrim Counselor (18 years old + or finished with high school) - starting pay - $2600

 

Qualifications - Required

  • Upon hire, completion of First Aid and CPR certification. (Camp will hold pre-camp trainings at no cost to staff)
  • Complete mandatory staff training week and all required paperwork
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with children and adolescents
  • Respect for diverse traditions, experiences, cultures and abilities

 

The following experiences and skills make you a strong candidate, but demonstrating potential and a willingness to learn can compensate for lack of prior direct experience:

  • Experience working with middle school aged children
  • Experience supporting children or teens with special needs
  • Program planning experience
  • Group leadership experience
  • Experience with Jewish culture
  • Strong background in any of the following areas: theater/performing arts, arts and/or crafts, sports, cooking, outdoor activities, RPG, photography, video

 

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities
  • NOBO staff must be physically able to participate in hiking, boating, and other community and park based activities
  • Must have the ability to physically and emotionally support children when needed

 

The Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim Counselor will be responsible for the general safety, inclusion and camp experience for the participants in his/her group. Counselors will co-plan and lead a variety of activities drawing from their own hobbies, skills and experiences. Our campers have interests ranging from soccer to photography to Dungeons and Dragons. Counselors will spend significant time off-campus engaged in a wide variety of activities to include visits to area activities as well as planning and leading hiking, urban scavenger hunts, boating, swimming, biking, museum visits, etc. Creativity, a willingness to get a little messy, a great sense of humor and the ability to model and generate enthusiasm in others are all important parts of this position.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week , including specialty activities
  • Organize and lead off-site experiences throughout the area
  • Create an engaging, interactive and accepting experience for campers
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues, social-emotional needs, and interests
  • Supervise campers for one overnight activity each session
  • Attend staff meetings one afternoon per week
  • Communicate with Camp Shalom Administrative Staff about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program
  • Ensure that the Goodman Campus is kept clean, organized, and free of litter
  • Be responsible for requisitioning and keeping track of all supplies
  • Requisition weekly supplies
  • Attend week-long orientation session
  • Supervise campers in and around the water (pond and pool)
  • Be present and an active participant at all times
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 


 

For more information email campshalom@jewishmadison.org