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Camp Kehilla Counselor

Camp Kehilla, a Sid Jacobson JCC experience, is designed to make the typical camp experience accessible to those with various special needs. Our approach allows for a customized summer for children ages 5-21 years with developmental disabilities, Autism spectrum disorder, and/or other neurodevelopmental conditions. By combining typical camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, and sports with evidence-based social facilitation techniques, campers can forge friendships and develop social skills in an environment that resembles a neurotypical setting. The flexible structure of camp promotes the ability for each camper’s individual strengths to flourish, which helps craft a personalized experience for everyone who attends.

Our Summer Day Camp Counselor of Camp Kehilla should be a compassionate, creative, enthusiastic young professional. He/she/they will assist with the growth and care of campers in a fun and nurturing environment!  This position is in Suffolk County, Long Island, but training will take place in Nassau County, Long Island. We offer onsite parking and other perks and discounts.


  • Our Counselors interact with our campers throughout the entire day, helping them make friends, try new things, and generally caring for their well-being
  • The role of a Counselor is to participate, build relationships and have fun while ensuring the physical and emotional safety of every child
  • Work with group of campers and provide a fun, safe and exciting camp experience
  • Support Camp Director in establishing rules and emergency procedures with campers
  • Help out where needed and lead activities when asked to by the Camp Director
  • Complete other duties, as assigned


  • Must be 17+ years of age
  • Experience working with Individuals with Special Needs preferred, but not required
  • Ability to help children grow in character, experiences, and insights
  • Ability to guard the health and well-being of campers at all times
  • Capable of sustaining energy for participation in a full day’s worth of activities
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Enthusiastic, Responsible, Dependable, Consistent, Level-Headed, Flexible, and Calm in all situations


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