Interested in working at Camp Wise?
Our staff is comprised of 100 dedicated leaders, working together to create a vibrant and
comfortable Jewish community for our campers. Working at summer
camp is demanding, with long hours, little privacy, and high intensity.
The rewards are great
– the joy of helping a child, the beauty of living in nature,
and the excitement and fun of working as part of a hilarious, energetic
team. Working at Camp Wise is an experience that will stay with you
for the rest of your life.
Below are a few job descriptions for different
roles at camp to give you an idea of what it’s like to work at
Camp Wise. If you are interested in applying to join us, please download
the staff applicationor apply using our online application.
Click here to see an current list of available positions for this upcoming summer!
The counselors are the live-in caretakers of the campers. Your primary
responsibility is your group of 10-12 campers. You are responsible for
facilitating the daily routine, planning activities, and implementing
programs for your campers. Some of the many responsibilities that fall
under the role of a counselor include:
- Having an intimate knowledge of each camper’s
social, physical, and emotional status at all times.
- Knowing where your campers are and need to
be at all times.
- Being where you are assigned at all times.
- Being the timekeeper of the cabin –
this includes waking your campers up, putting them to sleep, and
making sure they are on time to all meals, programs, and activities.
- To make your cabin group feel unique through
attention, care, and special cabin programs.
The specialist lives in a cabin, but your primary area of responsibility
is your specific chug (activity). You are expected to build relationships
with your campers and share duties in the cabin, but your primary duties
- Creating and implementing daily lessons for
- Keeping your activity FUN, lively and creative,
engaging campers at all times.
- Being prepared with all supplies and equipment.
- Organizing and maintaining the cleanliness
of your program area, supplies and equipment.
- Creating and implementing special programming,
including special days, tournaments and clinics.
- Identifying and building connections with
campers who show particular interest in your program area.