Camp Staff | Shalom Austin

CAMP STAFF

Join Us Next Summer!

WHY WORK AT JCAMPS?

JCamps Boy Spirit Stick

WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

There’s no better place to spend your summer than working at Austin’s most exciting summer camp! So why would you come work here aside from hanging out with some of Austin’s coolest kids?

JCamps Offers:

  • A competitive salary
  • A free JCC Membership (gym, classes, etc.)
  • Work-Free weekends
  • Rewarding work experience that lasts June-August
  • Resume building experience
  • Opportunities to grow year after year

STAFF POSITIONS

All positions for 2022 have been filled.

Unit Head

Unit Heads are members of the Administrative Team in the Summer. Unit Heads are responsible for administrative and programmatic tasks in their unit including leading unit activities, collaborating on special event and theme days, conducting evaluations on the counselors in their unit, ensuring proper forms are filled out in case of an accident or injury, and communicating with campers’ parents when necessary. Each unit contains 3-5 bunks (or groups) of campers. The Unit Head must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

SENIOR COUNSELOR | K-2nd grade

K-2nd grade

Senior Counselors, along with the co-counselor will be assigned to a group of 15-18 campers, based by grade, Kindergarten-2nd grade. Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group. Eligible counselors will be graduated from High School and over 18 byt the start of camp. Counselors must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

SENIOR COUNSELOR | 3rd-6th GRADE

Master Senior Counselors have the fun and unique job of working in multiple important roles throughout the summer. For some sessions, Master Senior Counselors are bunk counselors for an assigned group of 15-18 campers, based by grade, 3rd-6th grade. During those times, Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group. For some sessions, the Master Senior Counselor is responsible for creating and facilitating an ongoing, unique specialty program for campers 3rd-6th grade for our Master’s Program. When they are not facilitating, the Master Senior Counselor assist other Master Senior Counselors. Counselors must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

SENIOR COUNSELOR | SPORTS

Sports Senior Counselors, along with the co-counselor, will be assigned to a group of 15-18 campers, based by grade. Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Sports Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group in addition to serving as a facilitator for sports lessons led by Sports camp coaches. The Sports Senior Counselor should program to meet the needs of all campers in the group; however, the Sports Senior Counselor must be sensitive to the goals and objectives of the Camp and provide a program to meet all needs. Counselors must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

JUNIOR COUNSELOR

The Junior Counselor, along with their co counselor, will be assigned to a specific group of 15- 18 campers, based by grade Kindergarten-6th grade. The Junior Counselor is responsible for helping plan day-to-day decision-making process and in carrying out the days schedule. Eligible candidates will be going into 11th or 12th grade by the start of camp. The Junior Counselor must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

INCLUSION COUNSELOR

Inclusion counselors are additional supports for campers with special needs. All Inclusion Counselors will be assigned to a camper(s) within a group, based by grade (Kindergarten-6th grade). Depending on the level of accommodation each child needs, Inclusion Counselors will help between 1-3 children. Prior work experience with children with special needs preferred.

SENIOR COUNSELOR | TENNIS

Tennis Senior Counselors will be assigned to a group of 6-8 campers, based by grade. Counselors will manage the daily routine and activities for their group. As a group leader and facilitator, the Tennis Senior Counselor is responsible for the day-to-day programming of the group in addition to serving as a facilitator for tennis lessons led by tennis camp coaches. The Tennis Senior Counselor should program to meet the needs of all campers in the group; however, the Tennis Senior Counselor must be sensitive to the goals and objectives of the Camp and provide a program to meet all needs. Counselors must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

MUSIC SPECIALIST

The Music Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Music Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. The Music Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days. Specialists must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

NATURE SPECIALIST

The Nature Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Nature Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. The Nature Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days. Specialists must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

ATHLETICS & ARCHERY SPECIALIST

The Athletics Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 15-18 campers grade K-6. Athletics Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. The Athletics Specialist will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days. Specialists must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer

AQUAWONDERLAND SPECIALIST

The AquaWonderland Specialist will program and facilitate the Splash and Foam Areas for multiple groups each day and is also responsible for overseeing group transitions and use of the pool and slides. The AquaWonderland Specialist is responsible for implementing lesson plans related to their program area. They will also aide in facilitating, planning, and executing JCamps special events and theme days. Specialists must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocols put in place for the summer.

 

TEEN CAMP COORDINATOR

The Teen Camp Coordinator is a member of the administrative team in the summer. The Teen Camp Coordinator is responsible for administrative and programmatic tasks for teen programs, including leading activities, collaborating on special event and theme days, conducting evaluations on teen camp staff, ensuring proper forms are filled out in case of an accident or injury, and communicating with campers’ parents when necessary. The Teen Camp Coordinator must be comfortable in and around water activities including swimming. The Teen Camp Coordinator must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van. The Teen Camp Coordinator must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

HEAR FROM PAST STAFF!

JCAMPS ROCKS! I have worked the last three summers, each summer in different position, learning new skills. The Youth and Teen Department has always been so welcoming to me, and I like that I am encouraged to shine in my own way and challenge myself every day. I believe JCamps does an awesome job supporting their staff and campers to shine and blossom. Leadership, community, and exciting adventures are what I think of when I think of JCamps.”
Trice Alexander, Activity Coordinator 

In challenging times like these people are looking for a home away from home that they can send their kids knowing they’ll be safe and have fun, lucky for them Shalom Austin has the perfect camp for them. Camp is just the best time of the year because you are doing fun things everyday surrounded by the kindest and most hardworking people. Having worked at JCamps for the past three summers I can confidently say that it’s the most welcoming, fun, and safe environment to send your kids who are looking for a good time. From personal experience JCamps is one the most fun places to be in the summertime where you hang out with friends learn about Jewish culture and do it all with a smile on your face.” Nico Greiner-Guzman, Jr. Counselor

Being a counselor at JCamps is the highlight of my summer! I was a camper, myself, for 6 years before working as a Junior Counselor last summer and have fond memories of my summers spent at the JCC. Now that it’s my turn to help campers make special memories, I know that I will give them a positive experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. I can’t wait to be a counselor again this summer and see some new and familiar faces!”
Alexis Friedman, Jr. Counselor

I was 16 when I started working my first summer as a Junior Counselor at JCamps in 2019 and I was nervous to work somewhere I did not yet know other people. However, I had an awesome summer and made such great connections with staff and kids that I keep coming back every summer. I know I can speak for myself and my fellow counselors because camp at the JCC is one of the most fun, inclusive, and exciting places to be!”
James Miller, Sr. Counselor

Caroline Mellow

Caroline Mellow

Youth Manager

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