Our staff is comprised of close to 100 dedicated leaders, working together to create a vibrant and comfortable Jewish community for our campers. Working at summer camp is demanding, with long hours, little privacy, and high intensity. The rewards are priceless: the joy of helping a child, the beauty of living in nature, and the excitement and fun of working as part of a hilarious, energetic team. Working at Camp Interlaken JCC is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Below are a few job descriptions for different roles at camp to give you an idea of what it’s like to work at Camp Interlaken JCC. If you are interested in applying to join us, please fill out the staff application.
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The counselors are the live-in caretakers of the campers. Your primary responsibility is your group of 12-15 campers. You are responsible for facilitating the daily routine, planning activities, and implementing programs for your campers. Some of the many responsibilities that fall under the role of a counselor include:
- Having an intimate knowledge of each camper’s social, physical, and emotional status at all times.
- Knowing where your campers are and need to be at all times.
- Being where you are assigned at all times.
- Being the timekeeper of the cabin – this includes waking your campers up, putting them to sleep, and making sure they are on time to all meals, programs, and activities.
- To make your cabin group feel unique through attention, care, and special cabin programs.
Specialist / Area Head
The specialist’s primary area of responsibility is your specific chug (activity). You are expected to build relationships with your campers and share duties in the cabin, but your primary duties include:
- Creating and implementing daily lessons for your activity.
- Keeping your activity FUN, lively and creative, engaging campers at all times.
- Being prepared with all supplies and equipment.
- Organizing and maintaining the cleanliness of your program area, supplies and equipment.
- Creating and implementing special programming, including special days, tournaments and clinics.
- Identifying and building connections with campers who show particular interest in your program area.
- General Counselor
- Ropes & Climbing
- Arts and crafts
- American Red Cross Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, and Lifeguard Instructors
- Small Crafts
- Outdoor education and tripping
- Support Staff
- Office Manager
- Logistics Administrator
- Medical Staff
- Kitchen Staff
- Maintenance Staff
- Technology Specialist