Working at Kids Camp

Do you love spending time with kids? Are you a community builder? Do you dream up fun activities for groups? Do you have experience teaching, camp-counseling, or working with kids in some other capacity? Do you want to contribute to the intergenerational nature of Institute? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a good fit for Kids Camp!

Kids Camp is hiring teachers, assistants, and specialists–supported by a grant from longtime Havurahnik Fran Zeitler. If you have any questions, feel free to email the Kids Camp Director, Aileen Heiman at aileen@main.havurah.org

Kids Camp is currently hiring for the following staff positions! The priority application deadline is May 13th. After that, applications will continue to be considered on a space-available basis.

You can find the application here.

Counselor

Counselors are responsible for leading a group of campers with a work-study assistant. With support from the Kids Camp Director, they create fun, engaging, age-appropriate programming for their group. They are responsible for doing this prep-work prior to attending Institute. At Institute, counselors work a daily 3 hour shift (Tuesday-Friday), attend lunchtime staff meetings, attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up their camp rooms. Afternoon counselors are expected to help pack-up Kids Camp supplies for their final shift on Friday. Counselors are compensated with a full stipend to Institute.

Assistant Counselor 

Assistants support a counselor in leading a group of campers. Assistants work with a lead teacher to create fun, engaging, age-appropriate programming for their group while at Institute. There is no required prep-work for assistants prior to arrival at Institute. At Institute, assistants work a daily 3 hour shift (Tuesday-Friday), attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up their camp rooms. Assistants are compensated with a 40% stipend to Institute. If you are applying to be an assistant and need financial support beyond the half stipend, there is generous financial support available through the grants process. If you have questions email grants@main.havurah.org.

Specialist 

Specialists provide a particular type of programming to all age groups at Kids Camp. We are open to the various specialties you may have–including music, art, movement, theme-related course, or whatever else you might propose. At Institute, all specialists work a daily 3 hour shift (Tuesday-Friday). Some of this time is spent delivering programming and some is spent supporting various age groups. Specialists also attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up camp rooms. Specialists are compensated with a 40% stipend to Institute. If you are applying to be an assistant and need financial support beyond the half stipend, there is generous financial support available through the grants process. If you have questions email grants@main.havurah.org.

NHC Institute Assistant Kids Camp Director

The Assistant Kids Camp Director will assist the Interim Kids Camp Director in facilitating activities, games, and community building for Institute participants ages 6 months through age 12 at Kids Camp. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director will be supervising the logistics of the youngest campers (3 and under). This includes coordinating with the Director prior to Institute regarding staffing needs, as well as developing activities and programming. The Assistant Director will also serve as the primary point of communication for families of these youngest campers on-site and be in touch with them prior to the start of Institute. The Assistant Director will be the on-site supervisor of Kids Camp during either the morning or afternoon shift (to be determined in conversation with the Director), but may be expected to be on-call in case of an emergency during the opposite shift. They will also be expected to be present during the morning/afternoon workshop slots on Tuesday to help supervise the first day of drop-off and pick-up.

It is expected that the Assistant Director will attend staff orientation and help facilitate all staff meetings, as well as be expected to have minimal daily check-ins with the Interim Director on site. Currently the Assistant Director will also serve as a lead counselor for the shift they supervise for either the red or orange groups, though that may shift as registration for Institute proceeds.

In exchange for fulfillment of these responsibilities, the Kids Camp Assistant Director will receive a full stipend to attend NHC Institute, as well as an additional monetary stipend. If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a resume to Interim Kids Camp Director, Aileen Heiman, at aileen@main.havurah.org. While not required, preference will be given to applicants with experience working with the Red/Orange (ages 3 and under) groups in Kids Camp.

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