Assistant Director, NJY Teen Camp

NJY Camps | Milford, PA, United States

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Posted Date 12/22/2022

NJY Camps - Teen Camp – Seasonal Assistant Director Job Description

June through August (Specific Dates TBD)


About NJY Camps:

NJY Camps (NJY) is one of North America’s premier Jewish summer camp networks. Comprising five overnight summer camps, NJY serves children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. NJY’s mission focuses on supporting the growth and development of every individual member of its community so that they can learn new skills, develop greater self-confidence, and foster a strong Jewish identity. Having recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, NJY is reimagining its next 100 years. NJY Camps serves more than 3300 campers, over 800 summer staff, across 2000 acres of land.

Teen Camp (TAC)  is NJY Camps’ co-ed overnight camp and travel program for teens entering grades 10 & 11. For more information, please visit our website


Position Summary: 

NJY Teen Camp (TAC) is seeking an energetic, creative, and passionate leader to serve as our camp’s Assistant Director (AD). The AD serves as a key role in the overall supervision of camp, management of schedules, and delivering meaningful programs for Teen Campers entering 10th and 11th grade. In partnership with the Teen Programs Director, the AD will manage day-to-day functions and programs of camp and to provide leadership and support for all TAC travel programs. The AD will be asked to provide off-season support (a few hours a month) starting in January until moving to live and work onsite in June. This is a seasonal summer full-time non-exempt position, with part-time hours before summer session begins.




  1. Oversee TAC staff, office assistant, and photographers/videographers
  2. Maintain phone and email communication with parents when necessary
  3. Support any camp leadership in management of their staff
  4. Assist in staff evaluations 
  5. Keep Teen Programs Director informed of all relevant camper and staff concerns
  6. Attend daily meetings with the director and attend all camp staff meetings
  7. Assist in creating meaningful weekly staff training sessions
  8. Be on-call on certain nights to deal with issues and staff curfew checks
  9. Mostly full autonomy for camper supervision, low level staff and camper disciplinary actions


  1. Oversee bunk Inspections and Cleanliness of camp and assist in bunk walkthroughs daily
  2. Evening programs: Assist in creating innovative and creative evening programs for Teen Camp
  3. Special programs: Assist in the planning and delivery of special program days and theme days
  4. Assist in planning and implementing bunk nights with counselor staff
  5. Manage elective sign-Ups
  6. Assist in the planning and delivery of Staff Orientation Week
  7. Coordinate with special electives on sign-ups and scheduling 


  1. Work with the Resident Camp Director to create various rotational schedules for staff and campers as assigned
  2. Assist in food orders for TAC trips and special diet accommodations
  3. Maintain diligent notes on all camper and parent interactions via our internal database
  4. Oversee staff days off, staff on-duty (OD), and special day schedules
  5. Assist in bunking weekend of camp

TAC Trips:

  1. 2023 only: Be a trip/group leader for TAC Israel
  2. Work as a flight leader, bus leader on TAC trips
  3. Assist with daily management of trips
  4. Create rotational OD schedules
  5. Assist with special diets and medication 

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in the leading of all meals and making necessary announcements
  2. Help oversee all camp activities and trips  
  3. Liaise with Cedar Lake Camp, Teen Camp, & Round Lake Camp staff
  4. Any other duties assigned by the Resident Director or the senior management team  


  1. Ability to live on-site throughout the main camp season
  2. Bachelor’s degree required
  3. Familiarity with Jewish values, customs, and culture is required
  4. Three to five years of relevant experience
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including writing & public speaking
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy 
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications as well as CampMinder

Salary and Benefits:

  1. Salary range of $6000-$7000 
  2. Private Room & Board Provided 
  3. Discounted camp fees for children (if applicable)


To Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject: Assistant Director, Teen Camp

NJY Camps provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. NJY Camps encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. In order to increase equity in hiring, NJY Camps prefers not to receive informal referrals from individuals with personal connections to NJY Camps and cannot factor such referrals into the selection of candidates for interviews.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Salary6000.00 - 7000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Assistant Director | Programming
Part Time Categories
Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping
Housing Benefit | Kosher Food Option Available
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