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Camp Simcha 2021 Returning Staff Application

Shalom! Thank you for inquiring about Camp Simcha’s summer 2021 staff positions. This year we celebrate Camp Simcha’s 22nd summer & we are looking forward to four 2- week sessions. To ensure the success of our camp, we are hiring dedicated staff who support Camp Simcha’s mission:

“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.”

As we continue to navigate the Covid 19 pandemic, modifications will be made for the health and safety of our staff and campers.  

  • Camp hours: 9:00-3:30PM
  • Staff and campers will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.   

The application should be filled out completely. Our 9 week summer season runs from June 14th - August 13th, 2021. We prefer applicants who can work for the ENTIRE SUMMER. Please do not apply for any session where you know you will be missing days and 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-Must be over 18):
- Main supervisor of a group of a maximum of 20 campers.
- Supervise other staff comprised of counselors and/or CIT’s.
- Responsible for weekly programming and scheduling.
- Arrive no later than 8:29 in the morning and be prepared to stay until 5:00PM.
- Staff training week you will stay until 3:30.
- Attend all staff meetings on Tuesdays from 4:00–5:30PM.
- Take part in your group’s activities.  
- Meet with your staff before and after camp to check-in and review.
- Provide feedback to staff.
- Help clean up camp at the end of each day.
- Have the following week’s schedule turned in by Thursday morning.
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.


Counselor (11th grade-High School Graduate):
- Assists in the supervision of a group of 10 campers.
- Arrive no later than 8:29 in the morning and be prepared to stay until 4:00PM.
- Attend all staff meetings on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30PM.
- Take part in your group’s activities.
- Help clean up camp at the end of each day.
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.


Counselor-in-Training (9th -10th grade):
- Assists in the supervision of a group of 20 campers.
- Arrive no later than 8:45 in the morning and stay until at least 3:45.
- Take part in your group’s activities.
- Uphold Jewish ethics and ideals.

- Tuesday Staff meetings are optional.
 

Must be over 18 years of age by June 14, 2021 to be a Head Counselor
EDUCATION SINCE LAST SUMMER

Please include school name, dates, major and degree.
WORK EXPERIENCE SINCE LAST SUMMER

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.
EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN SINCE LAST SUMMER:

 
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:


 
Please respond to the following:


 
Staff and volunteer staff applications are now being accepted. Submission does not guarantee a paid position. The deadline for applications is on May 15, please be aware that positions may be filled before this deadline. We look forward to another exciting Camp Simcha summer together!

Sat, November 27 2021 23 Kislev 5782