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J Camp (Summer 2019)

Department: Camp + School-Age Services
Location: Overland Park, KS
Employee Type: Seasonal

J Camp - Summer Camp 2019

The Jewish Community Center Day Camp (J Camp) offers a summer full of adventure, new activities and ultimate camp fun! Boys and girls entering 1st-8th grade register for sessions May 28 August 9, 2019. The day camp program operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Early Care is available from 7-9 a.m. and Late Care is available from 4 - 6 p.m.

Camp activities include games, crafts, science, sports, archery, swimming, swim lessons, Jewish and Israeli culture, field trips, and special events. Specialty camps offer specific skill development through art projects, theatrical productions, triathlon training, culinary projects, engineering activities, and basketball, soccer, baseball and football training and drills. Older youth programming specifically focuses on leadership development and community service.

It is our philosophy to provide an atmosphere where children feel protected and secure physically, emotionally, and socially. You will be joining a staff that is caring, friendly, and skilled in providing a great summer experience. You will be able to develop job skills such as problem solving, negotiating, listening, flexibility, and creativity.

J Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The Child Development Center at The J is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We work hard to meet the standards of all these organizations because we are committed to providing a safe and positive environment where children are challenged and supported.

J Camp 2019

J Camp is in session May 28 August 9, 2019.

Required Training

Staff Training will be held May 28 - 31. Training required will depend on the position and training already completed.

J Camp Positions

Senior Counselors

Must be 18 years old and a high school graduate or older. Salary $8.50-$9.50/hour, depending on qualifications.

  • Responsible for the health and safety of campers.

  • Oversees all aspects of camper group schedule and programs. Creates and carries out activity plans. Ensures that campers follow the schedule and are on time for activities.

  • Coordinates with other staff to implement group day camp program. Leads day camp programs, teaches activities, and assists with swim lessons.

  • Works with Camp Directors to create and implement behavior management plans.

  • Maintains records as required, such as attendance, medicine, swimming and safety related information.

  • Assists with all camp special activities. Attends staff training and staff meetings.

Junior Counselors

Must be at least 16 years old and entering 11th-12 grade. Salary $7.75 per hour.

  • Assists Senior Counselor in creating activity plans, leading group activities, and recordkeeping.

  • Works with campers, assists with teaching activities and assists with swim lessons.

  • Creates group newsletter article each week and assists, as needed with special all-camp activities.

  • Attends orientation, staff meetings, and assigned undernight programs.

Other Summer 2019 Positions

Full Job Descriptions available. Salaries based on age, experience and responsibilities.

  • Before and After-Care Staff: Must be 16 or older. Prefer staff 18 years of age or older. $7.75-9.50/hour based on qualifications. Supervises youth before and after camp.

  • Para-Educators: Must be 18 years of age or older. $9-14/hour based on qualifications. Preference to those with education or experience in working with youth with special needs. Responsibilities: Work with youth with developmental or special needs to modify or adapt camp experiences. With parents, develop goals and document progress.

  • Archery Specialist: Must be 19 years of age or older. $9-11/hour based on qualifications. Sets up and teaches archery skill sessions for campers. Creatively makes archery a fun experience for campers. Will be required to have Archery certification or complete certification training.

  • Music Specialist: Must be 18 years of age or older. $9-11/hour based on qualifications. Energetic song leader with programming experience. Music position part-time or combined with counselor position. Teach music and lead song to groups.

  • Camp Office Manager: Must be 19 years of age or older. $9-10/hour based on qualifications. Oversees supplies, scheduling, office management and facilitates communication with parents and staff.

  • Substitute Staff: Prefer staff 18 years of age or older. $7.75-9.50/hour based on qualifications. Work with groups of youth in leading camp programs. Hours vary according to the need.

About The J

The mission of The J is to build a strong, vibrant and inclusive community that enhances wellness, meaning and joy based on Jewish values, heritage and culture. The J operates on these values:

Welcoming + Inclusive - "Hachnasat Orchim"
We are welcoming, inclusive and nurturing. We invite all to join us in making connections and lifelong friendships.

Building Community - "Kehilla"
We believe in the strength of community and we seek to cultivate a sense of belonging in all we do.

Enriching Mind + Body + Soul - "Ha'asharah"
We help individuals live a physically, intellectually, and emotionally healthy lifestyle.

Passing on Jewish Culture + History - "M'dor L'dor"
We celebrate and pass on the values, culture, history, and traditions of the Jewish people.

Treat Others As You Wish To Be Treated - "V'ahavta"
We treat everyone with respect, dignity and loving kindness.

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