Camper Care/MESSH Specialist

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp | Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Posted Date 3/11/2024

Join our team as the Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Camper Care Manager and be at the forefront of ensuring the Mental, Emotional, Social wellbeing of our campers and staff. Collaborate closely with the Director and our summer leadership team, you’ll tackle any issue that arises during the camp season with positivity and skill.

As our MESSH Specialist, you’ll provide invaluable guidance to campers and staff, empowering them to make healthy, responsible, and respectful choices. Your role includes training staff on fostering positive social interactions, managing challenging camper behaviors and interpersonal disputes, identifying, and supporting campers with special needs, among other critical topics.  You’ll embody Sprout Brooklyn’s core values, fostering strong relationships with both campers and staff while demonstrating exceptional communication skills.

Flexibility is key in this role, as you'll navigate various situations with compassion and empathy. While you won't have direct programmatic responsibilities, you'll lead pre-camp training sessions and ongoing staff development, ensuring our team is equipped to handle any situation that arises.

This is a part-time project-based flex-time position in the Spring and full-time over the summer. Staff Training: June 17, 18, 20 & 23, Camp: Monday to Friday, June 24 – August 16. 


  • Lead in determining appropriate responses to camper and staff issues related to social, emotional, and mental health
  • Support staff in managing challenging situations and addressing camper needs
  • Pre Camp Conversations with special need camper families
  • Participate in supervisor and staff training prior to camp
  • Monitor and support the well-being of campers and staff, communicating with the Director as needed
  • Document incidents, design intervention plans, and provide guidance after crises
  • Work with individuals and groups, as required
  • Communicate with parents as necessary
  • Serve as a positive role model and uphold camp values
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Camp Director


  • Master’s Degree/Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or similar field
  • Previous experience in camp, school, or similar environments preferred
  • Experience in mental, social, and emotional health for children
  • Ability to think and act swiftly in high-stress situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail oriented
  • Caring, empathetic, and patient demeanor with a proactive and enthusiastic approach
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Salary8,000.00 - 10,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Education - Other | Other | Social Worker
Part Time Categories
Other | Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping
Job Location
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