CAMPER CARE COORDINATOR

Dates: June 1 – August 21

At Camp Urban Adamah, we offer campers a taste of organic farm life through fun and dynamic hands-on programs at our urban farm. Our programs are designed to create a space for children to thrive and express their natural curiosities and passions, all within a vibrant, loving, and inclusive Jewish community. This summer, Camp Urban Adamah is offering two-weeks of programming for children ages 3 – 5, and seven-weeks of programming for campers entering 1 – 5 grade. All of our camps feature hands-on projects and activities exploring themes that integrate nature-connection, farm-to-food-activities, crafts, sustainability, and community-building. 

The Camper Care Coordinator is responsible for creating an inclusive camp environment for campers of all needs. At Camp Urban Adamah, we have campers with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, ADHD, and anxiety. The Camper Care Coordinator will work specifically with campers with special needs and unanticipated behaviors, and will also work with camp counselors to create a more inclusive environment in which all campers  are most likely to thrive. Camp size ranges from 40 – 70 campers per session, and the Camper Care Coordinator is responsible for working directly with campers who need extra support.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Individual Camper Support: Camp Urban Adamah is committed to being an inclusive camp for all youth. There are times when campers may need individual time and support away from the rest of the group. The Camper Care Coordinator will make behavioral observations of campers and create a plan to move forward with the camper. The Camper Care Coordinator will make recommendations to the Camp Director about behavior support and management plans for individual campers. 

  • Group Management Support: The Camper Care Coordinator will work with camp counselors to ensure the cohesion of each group, including identifying possible barriers with special needs campers full participation. The Camper Care Coordinator will have access to materials in Urban Adamah’s sensory toolkit, such as fidgets and noise blocking headphones, to support special needs campers’ thriving at camp. 

  • Create Culture of Inclusion: The Camper Care Coordinator is responsible for creating a culture of inclusion. This includes highlighting campers unique character, strength, and contributions to the camp community. The Camper Care Coordinator will work with counselors to identify moments of engagement and leadership opportunity for all campers within a group.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate should have experience working with children with special needs, farm and garden-based education, and/or Jewish education. We’re looking for independent thinkers who enjoy collaborating with others. Generally, we want teammates who are kind, enthusiastic, good listeners, willing to try new things, generous, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day. Jewish background / knowledge is not necessary but a desire to explore and share Jewish environmental wisdom and spirituality is essential.

OTHER DETAILS

DATES & TIMES

The Camper Care Coordinator role begins June 1st for position training and preparation.

Office Training: June 1 – June 9 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sprouts Staff Training: June 10 – 12 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sprouts Camp Sessions: June 15 – 26 |9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Main Camp Training: June 30 – July 3 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Main Camp Sessions: July 6 – August 31 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SUPERVISION

The Camper Care Coordinator will be supervised by the Camp Urban Adamah Director.

COMPENSATION

$9,180 for the Summer 2020 season.

APPLY

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please complete the online application below. You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter stating why you are interested in this position and how your experience relates to the job responsibilities described above.