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Camp Jacobson Camp Counselor

We have exciting opportunities for Summer Day Camp Counselors to join our team for summer 2022. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding experience where you can make a real difference in a child’s life, this is the place for you. This position is in Nassau County (Old Westbury), Long Island.

In addition to creating a memorable and meaningful experience for all campers, our ideal candidates will be caring and enthusiastic, and have a strong commitment and genuine concern for children. They will be available to work from 8:15am-4:15pm, Mondays through Fridays, for the full camp season, June 29-August 23 (camp closed on July 4).

How You’ll Help Us Be Successful:

  • Participate in daily activities with campers, including instructional and recreational swim periods
  • Care for and supervise campers, including identifying and meeting the needs of individual campers
  • Interact with campers – be actively engaged with campers at ALL times and at all activities including lunch, downtime, swim periods, arrival ,and departure
  • Work with group leader and other staff members to accomplish goals of camp
  • Assist in the development and implementation of programs including rainy day activities, special events, and division programs
  • Assist with leading activities including lunch, swim, Clubs, and special events
  • Attend staff meetings, pre-camp orientations, late night/overnight programs, and field trips as required
  • Provide opportunities for group interaction, problem solving, and decision-making
  • Help campers develop positive attitudes toward cooperation, concern for others (adults and campers), and taking responsibility
  • Carry out established roles in enforcing safety regulations and in implementing emergency procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Administration

What you gain from working at Camp Jacobson:

  • Salary and bonus compensation
  • Free summer gym membership at Sid Jacobson JCC
  • Purpose-driven work, positively impacting the lives of children…you can make a real difference
  • Work outdoors with amazing people in a fun, healthy and friendly environment
  • Learn and develop essential skills that apply to every job in every industry…communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving, leadership, interpersonal skills, creativity, collaboration/teamwork and flexibility, among other skills…few other jobs or internships can teach you so much
  • Recommendation letters for college, grad school or future employment
  • Internship and practicum opportunities are available…we can work with any school
  • Rewarding and successful experience

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • Prior experience working with children is preferred
  • Must be an incoming High School Senior or older
  • Desire to work with campers age 3-13 years
  • Possesses patience, compassion, great listening and communication skills
  • Good judgment, empathy, spirit and the ability to relate to children
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification required for counselors placed in Travel Camp

To apply, please fill out an application on Camp Jacobson’s website at https://jacobson.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App.

Please contact the camp office at 516.626.1094 with any questions.

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