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Junior Camp Counselor

About URJ Crane Lake Camp:
URJ Crane Lake Camp is a camp where everyone feels at home. We strive to make every camper’s experience nurturing and fulfilling, and we do so by making sure that every child feels welcomed and supported. We are home to around 350 campers and 200 staff members each summer.

Our 110-acre property lies on the shores of the beautiful, spring-fed Crane Lake. This offers campers an abundance of waterfront activities including sailing, an inflatable playground, wakeboarding and waterskiing. Our intimate setting, with its centrally located cabins, places campers at the heart of camp, and surrounds them with an impressive range of athletic and program facilities. You’ll find everything from an aerial challenge course to a creative arts center, numerous sports fields and a zoo where campers learn animal care.

At Crane Lake Camp, we build a Culture of Kindness through our actions every day. This Culture of Kindness can be seen all around us as we go about our daily activities, from the smallest of actions to the grandest of gestures. Our culture creates an environment that is filled with people who want to actively create a more compassionate and accepting community.

About Crane Lake staff:
As a member of the Crane Lake Camp staff, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of our campers while developing important lifelong skills and having the summer of your life!
So, what do we look for? Competent, energetic applicants who demonstrate a love of working with young people, a desire to help build a community, an ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and a connection or desire to learn about Judaism. Previous experience isn’t the key to success at Crane Lake, it’s your attitude and willingness to learn that really make the difference. We provide training at the start of the summer season and offer ongoing support throughout the summer, so your experience is as great as the campers’ experiences.

All staff members must be at least 18 years of age or entering their freshman year in college. We expect that all staff members will have a high level of personal and professional responsibility. Camp living is in “tight quarters” and works best when each person is caring, responsible, and supportive. The camp has high standards for the behavior and conduct of its employees. While the work at camp can be very demanding, it is also extremely fulfilling.

About the position:
Junior Camp Counselors are the primary caregivers for “junior campers” age 8 and under, who are children of staff or faculty and do not yet attend camp. The Junior Camp Counselor is responsible for planning and carrying out activities and guiding junior campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.

Position Responsibilities:
• Daily care and supervision of Junior Camp campers.
• Development, implementation, and supervision of age-appropriate activities for junior campers.
• Ensuring that junior campers maintain high standards of hygiene, health and safety.
• As needed, evening and nighttime supervision of junior campers until their parent(s) return from their own camp responsibilities.
• Participation in all camp activities and leading those as assigned.
• Collaboration and communication with co-counselors and supervisors.
• Sharing in unit responsibility (night on duty “O.D.,” meetings, programming, evening rituals, etc.)
• Serving as a positive role model.
• Other duties as from time to time may be assigned.

Position Requirements:
• 18+
• Experience working with children
• Excellent listening and communication skills
• Flexibility – A positive attitude about being flexible in a dynamic workspace

Duration full-time , part-time , contract
Benefits Dates Needed: June 11, 2021 to August 16, 2021 Location: West Stockbridge, MA (room and board provided) Compensation: $1400-$2200 (commensurate with experience)
Ad Posted On 2021-05-14
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Ad is posted for 30 days
Categories Summer Staff
Focus Camps & Camping, Youth
Organization Name Crane Lake Camp - URJ Summer Camp
Job Location West Stockbridge, MA 01266
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
United States
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