Camp Staff | Shalom Austin

CAMP STAFF

WE’RE FULLY STAFFED!

Thank you to all the free-spirit adventure seekers!

Every year, JCamps hires hardworking staff dedicated to creating a summer to remember! If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your skills, make friendships that last a lifetime, be a part of an amazing community, and help children shine NEXT summer, look no further! Check back here for registration information later this year.

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

All positions are already filled, so make sure to apply early next year!

STAFF POSITIONS

See our camp staff positions below.

Unit Head

These positions has been filled.
See our Junior & Senior Counselor openings!

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 children.  The Unit Head must abide by Shalom Austin’s health and safety protocol put in place for the summer.

Arts & Crafts Specialist

This position has been filled.
See our Junior & Senior Counselor openings!

Arts & Crafts Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 12-16 campers grade K-6. Arts & Crafts Specialists are responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans related to their program area and intentionally adding Jewish core values within this area. The Arts & Crafts 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

This position has been filled.
See our Junior & Senior Counselor openings!

The Nature Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 12-16 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.

Music Specialist

This position has been filled.
See Our Junior & Senior Counselor openings!

The Music Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 12-16 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.

Athletics & Archery Specialist

This position has been filled.
See our Junior & Senior Counselor openings!

The Athletics Specialist will program and facilitate for groups consisting of 12-16 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.

Senior Counselor

 Senior Counselors, along with the co-counselor will be assigned to a group of 12-15 campers, based by grade, Kindergarten-6th 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.

The Senior Counselor should program to meet the needs of all campers in the group; however, the Senior Counselor must be sensitive to the goals and objectives of the Camp and provide a program to meet all needs. Eligible candidates must be 18 by the start of camp. Senior 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 (bunk) of 12-15 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

This position has been filled.
See our Junior & Senior Counselor openings!

  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. Inclusion Counselors 

HEAR FROM PAST STAFF!

Working at JCamps has given me real-world career training through goal setting, time management skills and professional development. JCamps is the perfect Summer job because it allows students the opportunity to work full-time without compromising academics! The team at JCamps encourages me constantly to think outside of the box and pushes me outside of my comfort zone to become the best leader I can for our campers and staff. My favorite camp tradition has to be the Mega 4th of July Party and Maccabiah!“ 
Matt | Unit Head

Jewish summer camp has been extremely influential on who I have become as a person. Attending camp as a camper helped me cultivate my Jewish culture, values and traditions–all of which I believe are constantly displayed through the actions I make and the ways I live my life. Knowing how impactful these experiences were for me, I was passionate to find a way to give kids their own opportunity for Jewish growth. It’s crazy to think that this past summer was the start of my fourth year working as the Song Leader for Shalom Austin and JCamps. The staff and kids both constantly remind me what it means to grow up Jewish. JCamps truly feels like a family; everyone always laughing, playing, thinking and growing together. The bonds made are special, something only this type of environment can create. Sports, swimming, art, music, learning about Israel and nature skills are only the start to what makes camp so great. Being able to lead Flagpole and Song Session each day and Shabbat every week is a blessing. I continue to come back in hope that I can inspire at least one kid the way I was. JCamps and Shalom Austin have become my second home and I hope we can make it feel like one to you!
Max | Music Specialist

JCamps has been such a great camp to be a part of. I felt welcomed so quickly by my co counselors, and I really felt part of the family! Even as someone who isn’t Jewish, I felt integrated into the community with total acceptance. Not to mention how active the days keep you! If you want to have fun, sing songs, get messy, and make amazing friends both with your co’s and campers, come join us at JCamps! Raquel | Senior Counselor

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