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Camp Jacobson Group Leader

We have exciting opportunities for Summer Day Camp Group Leader 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 an active, caring and energetic with superb social skills, good attention to details and a passion for the great outdoors, and have a genuine concern for children. They will be available to work from 8:15am-4:15pm, Mondays through Fridays, from 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
  • Supervise campers in every aspect of the camp experience
  • Supervise, train and evaluate staff within the group
  • Observe staff assigned to your group, providing positive coaching and constructive criticism, motivating, and empowering as much as possible
  • Maintain written records of regular observations such as evaluations, discipline notices, etc.
  • Develop a rainy day contingency plan for the group and train the staff in how to implement that plan
  • Care for and maintain bunk decorations, supplies, equipment and camp property
  • Assist in instructing and leading activities
  • Maintain regular communication with camp families, including pre-camp phone calls, weekly phone calls, and emails
  • Assume responsibility for all campers in your care
  • Provide opportunities for each camper to successfully participate in the camp experience
  • Meet individual needs of each camper
  • Create positive environment for campers and staff to ensure the mission of teaching children the skills of making and keeping friends and building self-esteem, and self-confidence
  • Work with Inclusion Coordinator to ensure successful inclusion for any children with special needs
  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Administration

What you gain from working at Camp Jacobson:

  • Salary and bonus compensation
  • If you have camp-aged children, receive discounted tuition to provide them with the opportunity for an amazing Camp Jacobson experience
  • 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, rejuvenating and friendly environment

What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • College graduate with teaching degree or comparable
  • Prior camp experience preferred but not required
  • 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

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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