Employment at Camp Centerland

At Camp Centerland we know that the personalities and skills of our counselors and activity specialists are critical to the success of our campers.  Each member of our staff is carefully  screened and evaluated on their ability to be good role models for the kids. They are selected for  their talent, their skills in working with children, and their sincere commitment to Jewish values. In addition, an intensive orientation prepares new and returning staff for the challenges of each summer.

 
 
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Camp Counselors (16 years old or older)

This is a program for first time staff to experience working with children in grades K-8. Jr. Counselors (under 18 years old) and counselors (18 and older) run group activities and overall care of the group. Counselors will be responsible for a group of campers. They will move the group throughout the day to activities and fully participate in activities with the campers.

Counselors will manage groups withing state and American Camp Association Ratios

  • Sharon (Kindergarten) 1 staff for every 6 campers

  • Negev (1st & 2nd Grade) 1 staff for every 8 campers

  • Yehuda (3rd & 4th Grade) 1 staff for every 10 campers

  • Atid (4th & 5th Grade) 1 staff for every 10 campers

  • Discovery (7th to 9th Grade) 1 staff for every 10 campers - All staff for this age group must be at least 20 years old

We look for individuals who have the ability to be a positive role model, a friend, and a guardian.

All staff are required to participate in Stay Lates/ Sleep Overs & Family Nights.

Staff are required to participate in 40 hours of staff training before they work at camp. Training will consist of group/ on line/ practical skills.

 
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Specialists (High School Graduate or older)

A specialist is a staff member who works and instructs all campers at a specific area at camp. It is important for a specialist to have the knowledge to lead and teach in their specific area. Advanced education, certification or experience instructing in the designated specialty is required.

Current specialties include:

  • Omanut (art) ceramics

  • Music

  • Theater

  • Sports

  • High/ low ropes & rock climbing

  • Teva (Nature)

  • Archery

  • Tarbut (Jewish cultural arts)

  • Meddah (Science)

  • WSI (Swim Instructors)

All specialist are responsible to submit lesson plans and lead campers in staff during there designated Mods.

All staff are required to participate in Stay Lates/ Sleep Overs & Family Nights.

Staff are required to participate in 40 hours of staff training before they work at camp. Training will consist of group/ on line/ practical skills.

 
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Unit Leaders/ Coordinators (21 years of age)

All supervisors are individuals who have the ability to run an area or unit. It is necessary for each supervisor to have experience working with children. We look for individuals who are studying or have a degree in teaching, social work, outdoor education, sports and rec, etc.

This position requires the development and implementation of all aspects of staff supervision, age-appropriate programming and communication with camper families for campers.

Some responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise Counselors, junior Counselors, specialist

  • Outreach to camper families on a regular basis throughout the summer

  • Return all parent phone calls in a timely fashion

All staff are required to participate in Stay Lates/ Sleep Overs & Family Nights.

Staff are required to participate in 40 hours of staff training before they work at camp. Training will consist of group/ on line/ practical skills.