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Camp Gan Shalom is the official summer day camp of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. More importantly, it is a fun place for Jewish kids from all over the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys to come together in play, laughter, and learning. Our unique program combines the fun of traditional camp activities with immersion in Jewish themes and culture to help campers forge lasting friendships and memories. Our in-person program, including the Kehilla (K-5th) and Manheegim (6th-8th) units, meets five days per week for a total of eight one-week sessions: five in Pasadena and three in Pomona. Our digital camp program, Gan Shalom @ Home, meets five days per week for a total of four one-week sessions over Zoom or an equivalent service.

Kehilla (in-person, K-5th)
Kehilla is our in-person camp program for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. In Hebrew, kehilla means "community." This program focuses on building a robust Jewish community through old-fashioned camp fun in a healthy and safe environment. With traditional camp activities like competitive sports, arts and crafts, and cooking, campers spend their summer having fun with other Jewish kids and building connections to last a lifetime. Each day is packed full of activities that campers can choose based upon their interests. We will also take weekly field trips (depending upon public health regulations and guidelines in effect) to places like water parks, beaches, and state parks, and even experience special Friday theme days!

Manheegim (in-person, 6th-8th)
The Manheegim (leaders) program offers older campers a unique and exciting opportunity to develop as young leaders. Each day, except for Friday, participants go on a field trip to a new location, event, or program (depending upon public health regulations and guidelines in effect). Campers practice exercising leadership by choosing how to engage with these experiences and with each other. Additional activities include participating in games, doing team-building exercises, and creating and implementing programming for our younger campers on Fridays.

Gan Shalom @ Home (online, K-5th)
Gan Shalom @ Home is a multimedia experiential program that provides children with a superior online day camp experience. While remaining safely at home, children enjoy playing, learning, and interacting in a warm Jewish environment that strengthens their Jewish identities and bolsters their social, physical, and intellectual development. We help campers develop confidence, pride, cooperation, and respect for themselves and others. Our goal is to ensure that our campers’ favorite aspects of the in-person Camp Gan Shalom experience, including crafts, games, songs, field trips (now virtual), and weekly Shabbat services, continue to be as meaningful and fun as ever.

Reasons to work at camp:
• You get to change lives for the better
• We will help you to learn and grow as a leader and educator
• Your office is a yard and a classroom
• Having fun and being wacky is part of the job
• You will learn lanyarding and friendship bracelet making
• You will become a member of the Gan Shalom family

• A Senior Counselor must be at least 18 years old or have one year of college completed by the start of the camp season
• A Junior Counselor must be entering 11th or 12th grade in high school by the camp season
• Experience working with Kindergarten through middle school aged children preferred
• Experience attending or working at a summer camp preferred

Responsibilities (Senior Counselor):
• Supervising an age-based group of children
• Designing and executing programs for campers
• Leading activities
• Setting and maintaining discipline for campers in the group
• Being responsible for the general well-being of the group at camp and on trips
• Managing materials for programs
• Managing camper materials on trips
• Administering first aid
• Reporting problems to the Rosh Eidah (Unit Head)
• Communicating with parents when appropriate and necessary

Responsibilities (Junior Counselor):
• Assisting Senior Counselors with their assignments
• Aiding in the management of an aged-based group of children
• Supervising and moving smaller groups of campers through activities around camp
• Helping to design and execute programs
• Helping campers learn skills in activities at camp

Duration contract
Ad Posted On 2021-02-23
Times this Ad has been viewed 631 times
Ad is posted for 90 days
Categories Summer Staff
Focus Camps & Camping, Federation
Organization Name Camp Gan Shalom
Job Location 114A W. Lime Avenue
Monrovia, California
United States
Application Instructions
If interested, please contact Ben Phelps, Director of Camp Gan Shalom, and be sure to visit to get more details on our program.
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