MAIN CAMP AFTER-CAMp COUNSELOR

Dates: June 30 – August 21

Camp Urban Adamah offers 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 seven weeks of programming for children entering 1 – 5 grade that feature hands-on projects and activities exploring themes that integrate nature-connection, farm-to-food-making, crafts, sustainability, community-building, and Jewish values. 

Camp Urban Adamah’s After Camp Program helps make camp accessible to many families in our community. The After Camp Counselors make the last part of a child’s day at camp positive and fun. After-Camp group size can range from 10 – 24 campers, is multi-age, and is staffed at a 1:6 ratio.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Activity Leader: The After-Camp Counselor helps inspire a calm, afternoon atmosphere on the farm by helping children transition from a larger-group camp experience to a smaller, more intimate group setting. This person helps children engage in the activities offered for the afternoon, and may lead specific offerings including arts and crafts, cooking, sports games, puzzles, or other fun activities. They uphold behavioral expectations clearly and consistently, and may work one-on-one with children needing extra support. The After-Camp Counselor ensures appropriate communication with After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator should any programmatic issues or behavioral concerns arise with particular campers.

  • Program Support: The After-Camp Counselor helps to ensure that all aspects of the After-Camp program run smoothly, including all program activities, afternoon snack, and pick-up times. Along with the After Camp Director & Program Coordinator, the After-Camp Counselor maintains farm cleanliness after other staff have finished clean-up, and puts away / cleans any materials used in the After-Camp program. 

  • Safety: The After-Camp Counselor ensures the safety of all children who are part of the After-Camp Counselor, including ensuring children stay on Urban Adamah premises until picked up by the appropriate person. They keep a birds-eye-view of the farm and are aware of where all children are at any given moment, as well as who might need extra support or assistance. They are also available to administer basic first aid when necessary and support emergency protocols and procedures.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate should have experience with farm and garden-based education and/or Jewish education. Generally, we want teammates who are kind, enthusiastic, good listeners, willing to try new things, generous, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude throughout a full work day. Jewish background / knowledge is not necessary, rather a desire to explore and share Jewish environmental wisdom and spirituality.

OTHER DETAILS

DATES & TIMES

After-Camp Counselors are hired for a full summer season of camp working Monday – Friday 2:30 – 6:00 PM

Staff Training: June 30 – July 3 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Main Camp: July 6 – August 21 | Monday – Thursday 2:30 – 6:00 PM and Friday 1:30 – 6:00 PM 

The After-Camp Program runs from 3:00 ­– 5:30 PM daily. The After-Camp Counselor must be onsite from 2:30 – 6:00 PM every day and will be responsible for set up from 2:30 – 3:00 PM and clean up from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. On Fridays, the After-Camp Counselor provides additional set-up support starting at 1:30 PM for the all-camp closing circle.
 

SUPERVISION

After-Camp Counselors are supervised by the After-Camp Director & Program Coordinator.

COMPENSATION

$2,395 – $2,675 for the Summer 2020 season, depending on experience.

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 stating why you are interested in this position and how your experience relates to the job responsibilities described above.