Counselors are the heart of JCC Maccabi Sports Camp. First and foremost, Counselors chaperone, supervise, and guide campers through the day-to-day elements of camp, ensuring emotional and physical well-being, and serving as a role model. Qualified candidates are enthusiastic, energetic, creative and responsible individuals who exhibit sound judgment and an understanding of the impact they will have on each camper’s experience. A love of working with children is key to the success of this position.
Counselors also serve as Assistant Coaches, spending 4 hours each day assigned to a specific sport where they will coach young players and have the opportunity to learn from experienced Head Coaches. We are specifically interested in Counselor candidates with a background playing and/or coaching baseball, flag football, tennis and volleyball.
All Counselors are supervised by their Division Leader or the Associate Director; Specialists will also receive guidance from the Head Coaches or another member of the Leadership Team.
This is a seasonal, salaried position requiring a 7-week commitment, June 10, 2018 – July 29, 2018. Food, lodging, camp gear, comprehensive staff training, and days off are included as part of compensation package. Counselors are required to live on camp and reside in the dorms alongside the campers.
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp takes place at Menlo College in the Palo Alto area in Northern California, about 45 minutes from San Francisco. It's 80 degrees and sunny everyday. It's a great place to spend your summer!
Serve as primary caretaker for one cabin/group of campers, ensuring day-to-day safety and physical and emotional well-being of their campers
Facilitate a camper experience by ensuring participation in programs, positive group dynamics, proper health & hygiene, development of friendships, and creation of a meaningful and memorable summer experience for each camper
Work with other camp staff to ensure the positive resolution of all camper-related issues by communicating clearly and consistently with camp leadership staff on a daily basis
Serve as a positive role model, exemplifying the core values of the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
Create and maintain positive relationships with other counselors and Leadership Staff
Support Program Manager to facilitate camp-wide programming such as electives, evening activities, Maccabi Cup, Shabbat, and more
Participate actively in all camp programs, including planning and leading programs as assigned
Live in dormitory housing during camp and eat all meals on camp with assigned cabin and campers
Be familiar with and support the successful execution of all camp policies and procedures, including safety and emergency plans
At least 18 years of age and/or have completed high school
Significant experience working with youth in a structured environment, preferably in youth sports and/or summer camp environment
Experience in specialty area such as sports, photo, video, logistics, music, etc.
Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Interest in supporting and teaching the Jewish values of the camp. Being Jewish is not a requirement to work at camp.
Ability to take direction from Leadership Staff and Head Coaches
Appropriate level of physical fitness for working in a sports camp
Interest in working hard, serving as a role model, and positively impacting the lives of campers
10 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Counselors are paid a flat salary for the full summer commitment (June 11 - July 29). All staff are provided housing and meals.
About JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports summer camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, California (Palo Alto area). Our camp welcomes boys and girls in grades 4 through 11 from around the world who want to develop their skills in one of our core sports - baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball and tennis. Through intensive clinics and creative programming, the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is a transformative experience for young Jewish athletes who are passionate about sports and desire to advance their skill levels. There are also plenty of other sports and camp activities mixed in with the core values of a Jewish summer camp experience. There is no requirement to be Jewish to attend or work at our camp.