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Camp Simcha 2019 Staff Application

CAMP SIMCHA 2019 STAFF APPLICATION

Shalom!  Thank you for inquiring about Camp Simcha’s summer 2019 staff positions.  This will be Camp Simcha’s 20th summer & we are looking forward to a fun-filled 4 sessions.  In order to ensure the success of our camp we are looking to hire dedicated staff members who are willing to live by our camp’s mission statement.  Camp Simcha’s mission statement is: “Camp is a place where our camper’s individual expression is celebrated within a group dynamic.  Through a variety of experiences, campers will develop friendships, strengthen communication skills, and grow into the natural expression of who they are.  The context will be a physically and emotionally safe and nurturing Jewish environment.”

The application should be filled out completely. Our summer season runs for 9 weeks: June 17th - August 16th 2019.   Please be aware that we prefer applicants who can work for the ENTIRE SUMMER. First year CIT’s may only work 2 sessions unless approved by the directors.  Please do not mark any session where you know you will be missing days.  Speak to the directors about any special circumstances before the start of summer.  

We look forward to meeting with you.
Sincerely,

Craig Parks
Camp Simcha Director

Scott Bucky
Camp Simcha Assistant Director


Below you will find a description of the positions available.  Please indicate on the form which position(s) you are interested in.

Head Counselor (High School Graduate):

- Main supervisor of a group of 20-30 campers.
- Supervise 2-4 counselors and 1-3 CITs.
- Responsible for weekly programming and scheduling.
- Arrive no later than 8:29 in the morning and be prepared to stay until 5 PM
- Staff training week you will stay until 4:30
- Attend all staff meetings on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m.
- Take part in your group’s activities (go swimming/eat lunch with campers).
- Help clean up camp at the end of each day.
- Have following week’s schedule turned in by Thursday morning.
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.


Counselor (10th grade-High School Graduate):

- Assists in the supervision of a group of 20-30 campers.
- Arrive no later than 8:29 in the morning and be prepared to stay until 4.
- Attend all staff meetings on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m.
- Willing to do bus duty in the morning and afternoon.
- Take part in your group’s activities (go swimming/eat lunch with campers).
- Must be willing to do bus duty mornings and afternoons at least one session.
- Help clean up camp at the end of each day.
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.


Counselor-in-Training (9th grade-11th grade):

- Assists in the supervision of a group of 20-30 campers.
- Arrive no later than 8:45 in the morning and stay until at least 3:45.
- Take part in your group’s activities (go swimming/eat lunch with campers).
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.


Historian/Media Specialist:

- Document each session and staff training through pictures and video.
- Arrive no later than 8:50 am and stay until 3:30.
- Prepare end of session/staff training  slide show including technical aspects for each Shabbat.
- Manage online account of pictures for parents to have access i.e. flickr, snapfish,etc.
- Manage camp cameras and travel on field trips. 
- Meet with the directors as needed.
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.
- Work with Directors in preparing a 3-4 minute promotional video for the camp.
- Drive bus staff from Torrey Pines to staff meeting at temple on Tuesdays
 
EDUCATION

Please include school name, dates, major and degree.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

PLEASE BEGIN WITH MOST RECENT EMPLOYER. Include phone numbers of employers as we will check references. Note that if the information below is not complete, it may delay or prevent the processing of your application. Do not list family members.
Jobs Working with Children/ Summer Camp Work:

 
Experience with Children:

 
Other Employment Experience:

 
Skills:

Please check the skills below if you can teach it or have experience in the area.

 

As a staff member at Camp Simcha, you will be required to actively participate in all camp activities.

Please answer the questions below:


 
References:

You are encouraged to use employers, coaches, or teachers. Do not use family members.

 
Complete the following statements:

Have fun doing it!

 
Please respond to the following:


 
Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779