As a member of the Eisner Camp staff, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of our campers while developing important lifelong skills and having the summer of your life!
THINK ABOUT IT!
So what do we look for? Competent, energetic applicants who demonstrate a love of working with young people; a desire to help build a community; an ability to work independently as well as part of a team; and a connection or desire to learn about Judaism. Previous experience isn’t the key to success at Eisner, it’s your attitude and willingness to learn that really make the difference. We provide training at the start of the summer season and offer ongoing support throughout the summer so your experience is as great as the campers’ experiences.
All staff members must be at least 18 years of age or entering their freshman year in college. We expect that all staff members display a high level of personal and professional responsibility. Camp living is in “tight quarters” and works best when each person is caring, responsible, and supportive. The camp has high standards for the behavior and conduct of its employees. While the work at camp can be very demanding, it also very fulfilling.
WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU!
Living conditions at camp are simple. Counselors live with 12-16 campers in the bunks. Most other non-bunk staff live “dormitory style” with other staff members. Our camp season begins in mid to late June and ends in late August.
Counselors live in bunks with campers and thus have the most direct influence on their campers’ summer experiences. Counselors serve as responsible, mature, Jewish role models and set the tone for the cabin community. In many ways, the cabin group becomes the campers’ family and great counselors are the key!
Specialists supervise the bulk of the programming and activities that campers participate in on a daily basis: athletics (including basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, etc.); Jewish education; aquatics; the arts (such as drama, dance, crafts, etc.); adventure and outdoors (like high ropes, nature center, etc.). The list goes on. Specialists offer campers the opportunity to develop new skills and talents and, along the way, build positive self-esteem. Thus they must come to camp with either previous teaching experience or a high level of proficiency in their specialty.
Support Staff are responsible for the day-to-day behind-the-scenes operation of camp. These staff members may be attached to the dining room, Health Center, maintenance team, or the office.
AT EISNER CAMP, YOU WILL:
- Acquire tools for teaching and leading
- Resolve problems and conflicts with newfound confidence
- Gain an understanding of child development
- Develop leadership skills
- Strive to help campers bring out the best in themselves
- Discover strengths and abilities you never knew you had
- Strengthen your commitment to helping children succeed
- Deepen your understanding of Jewish life and culture
- Enhance your appreciation for our natural world
- Work hard
- Share your talents, compassion, and good humor
- Earn the respect of your peers and the trust of your campers
- Forge lasting relationships with fellow staff members
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
For more information about a summer job at the URJ Eisner Camp, call us at our office. We will send you more information, or you can apply online right now!