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Job Descriptions

Each year, we look for competent and energetic young adults to fill our staff positions. YOU are the key to success at Camp Young Judaea! Training is provided at the start of the summer season, and is ongoing throughout the summer. We seek to ensure that staff members have as great a time as our campers.

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Bunk Staff

Madrichim (Counselors) live in bunks with our campers and have the most direct influence on their summer experiences. Involved in every aspect of camp life, counselors strive to provide for the campers the best that camp has to offer. Most importantly, counselors serve as responsible, mature role-models in Jewish, Israel-loving environment!

Moomchim (Specialists) provide the bulk of the programming and activities that campers participate in during every day of their camp experience. Specialists work to keep the camp going and offer campers the chance to develop new skills and talents. Some specialists we’ve had before include archery, arts and crafts, Israeli Dancing, PR/Marketing, Ropes Course, Sports, and Video.

Lifeguards double as counselors, though their unique duties mean their schedules end up slightly different from their in-bunk peers. Some lifeguards join staff already certified, but it is possible to get certification during a special pre-staff week training period if interested.

Supervisory Staff

Heads of Specialty Areas have more responsibility than a typical specialist – they’re also expected to coordinate those who work in their area, to fill in when another staff isn’t available at their activity of choice, and to keep track of supplies and activity needs. Some Head Specialists include Arts and Crafts Director, Ropes Course Director, Sports Director, and more.

Merakzim (Unit Heads) supervise the counselors in each aidah (unit) and take charge of the well-being of the campers and counselors alike. They are people with Camp and supervisory experience who hold the aidah together and also take charge of the educational program for their own aidah for the summer.

Program Director is a special supervisory role, in charge of the CIT Program, major camp events, and staff programming. This person should have impressive programming skills and be familiar with CYJ culture.

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Camper Care

Camp Nurse is responsible for overseeing all of our medical facilities and needs, (which makes them very important!) Must be licensed as a physician, registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse.                          

Medical Assistants are our nurses’ right-hand people, keeping all the functions and files of the medical facility running smoothly. Candidates should have some kind of medical office experience.

Camper Care is an important role for the entire family! The team addresses camper needs as an understanding adult figure and communicates with moms and dads with the insight and perspective of a fellow parent.

Babysitter is a key role that allows some of our senior staff members perform their jobs. This person looks after some of our staff member’s young children throughout the day.

Logistics & Office

Logistics Director oversees all of the camps logistics needs: organizing the logistics teams, making schedules, managing equipment, and ordering supplies.

Logistics Assistant is a part of the logistics team, running AV equipment, managing facilities, and generally ensuring that the body of Camp functions smoothly.

Dining Room Manager knows that a well-fed camp is a well-run camp, and meals only function as well as a DRM’s oversight. This individual oversees the cleanliness and the function of our chadar ochel.

Office Assistant is the person who runs our office, interacting with the outside world in person and on the phone, using standard programs on the computer, and demonstrating experience in youth work.


Did one (or more!) of these descriptions strike your fancy? Check out our more detailed descriptions of all of these roles and then apply today before the slots fill up! If you have any questions, you can of course contact us any time.