Seasonal

Camp JCC Counselors

Shaw JCC of Akron 750 White Pond Dr, Akron OH

Description Camp JCC at the Shaw JCC of Akron is seeking a Camp Counselors who will provide direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp. This role will also create positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers, promote and support the potential of all youth in programs and facilitate peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Being conscious of and protecting the health, safety and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp.
• Attend all staff training date and staff meetings
• Work as a partner with your co-counselors and as part of your unit team, sharing responsibility and authority.
• Work with camp lead to plan and implement a well-rounded, age-appropriate program of activities for the campers in your group.
• Plan, carry-out, and participate in special theme programs including overnights and late nights
• Assist and actively participate with instructional/free swim periods
• Act as a resource to all camp staff for regular project ideas, supplies for special theme programs and rainy days, and all things related to your specialty at camp
• Assist in any task assigned by the camp director
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• High school graduate or equivalent, 18 years of age or older.
• Desire and ability to work with children and young adults in a camp setting.
• Must have strong knowledge of a specialized area (dance, art, sports, nature, drama, etc.)
• Must have experience working with children