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Camp Shalom is hiring CITs (rising sophomores) and Counselors (16 years old+) to work on-site at the Goodman Campus from June 17 to August 16 with campers entering grades K-5.
Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim is hiring Counselors (18+) to lead on and off-site programming and on-site Administrative Staff (21+) to work June 17 to August 2 to with campers entering grades 6-9.
All available positions and general requirements are listed below.
We are looking 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.
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.
- 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 2019
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.
- 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 Supply Manager: starting pay $3200
This position has been filled.
Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim Assistant Director/Program Lead - starting pay $3600
We are looking for an outgoing, organized and enthusiastic activity leader to lead programming at a day camp serving 11-14 year olds. As Activity Lead, you will be part of the Administrative team and have responsibility for collaboratively developing and implementing programming for 11-14 year olds. You will keep the daily schedule on track, support camp counselors in developing and implementing programming, and coordinate with area venues to set up field trips for groups of campers. You must be an enthusiastic person with strong group leadership skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team, have experience working with youth, and have strong organization and time-management skills. Applicants must possess strong people skills, be responsible, motivated and positive. We provide training and will entertain proposals for internships. Camp work is a great resume builder--you will be given the opportunity to develop and use leadership, organizational, collaboration and problem-solving skills. This administrative position is full-time for seven weeks, but also requires some pre-camp hours in the spring. As a member of the administrative team, you will need transportation to and from camp.
Camp Shalom Noar-Bogrim Assistant Director of Individual Needs - starting pay at $3600
This position has been filled.
We are looking for an organized individual with some experience supporting children or adults with disabilities. You will work in an inclusive day camp serving 11-14 year olds and will support counselors in meeting the needs of any campers with disabilities, allergies or other special needs. As Individual Needs Administrator, you will be part of the Administrative team and have responsibility for gathering information from families prior to the start of camp, coordinating with any support agencies, and putting together information for our camp staff in order to ensure that they are able to safely and effectively support any campers in their groups with special support needs. Some direct support of campers with disabilities will be needed, but will not be your primary role. This is an ideal position for anyone going into a human services field. You will gain experience working with families and campers and will develop and oversee support plans. You must be a positive person with strong leadership skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team, have experience working with youth, be responsible and flexible, and have strong organization and time-management skills. We provide training and will entertain proposals for internships. Camp work is a great resume builder--you will be given the opportunity to develop and use leadership, organization, collaboration and problem-solving skills. This position is full-time for seven weeks, but also requires some pre-camp hours in the spring. As a member of the administrative team, you will need transportation to and from camp.
Noar-Bogrim Counselor (18 years old + or finished with high school) - starting pay $2850
Bring your love of outdoor activities, arts, crafts, cooking and other hobbies and interests to 11-14 year old campers. You’ll work in a unique program that combines off-site adventure (exploring state parks, downtown Madison, and other sites in and around Dane County) with on-site creative activities of all types. We are looking for applicants who want a fun job, enjoy summer activities and have hobbies or interests they would be excited to share with others. Applicants must possess strong people skills, be responsible, motivated and positive. We provide training and will entertain proposals for internships. Camp work is a great resume builder--you will be given the opportunity to develop and use leadership, organizational, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Get paid to hike, swim, kayak, cook and try out your favorite activities with a great group of kids! Additional pay may be available if you are an experienced song leader. This is a seven week position that leaves most evenings and all weekends free for you to enjoy other interests. Transportation to and from camp is available for most days of employment.
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
- 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
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