• This year’s theme of עִיר מִקְלָט “Ir Miklat: City of Refuge” can be found in a small corner of parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2 - 36:13). It epitomizes how we want this year’s institute to feel: a space where both the individual and the community at the heart of the Havurah ethos can come together in a safe space to create something meaningful, where our connections are welcoming and inclusive, fun and exciting, relaxing and energizing, and insightful and spiritually significant for our diverse community of participants.

    The Core Team envisions Institute as our City of Refuge--a place that’s safe--this year more than ever. What is it YOU need refuge from? We welcome you to join us at Pearlstone Center for sanctuary and refuge, to renew and refresh, and to play, rest, create and learn with us! Summer Institute will take place july 29-August 4, 2024.

2016 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 currently hiring teachers, assistants, and specialists (see descriptions below)–supported by a grant from longtime Havurahnik Fran Zeitler. Though the priority deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications on a rolling basis! You can find the application here. If you have any questions, please email the Kids Camp Director.

Staff Positions:

Teacher:  Teachers are responsible for leading a group of campers with a work-study assistant. Morning teachers, with support from the Kids Camp Director, will be responsible for developing and leading two or three fun and engaging “elective” activities for a multi-age group. Afternoon teachers, with support from the Kids Camp Director, will be responsible for creating contexts for safe and fun camper-directed play and learning. Teachers are expected to prepare for Kids Camp prior to Institute. At Institute, teachers work a daily 3 and a half hour shift (Tuesday-Friday), attend staff meetings, check in with shift counterparts and the Kids Camp Director, attend Monday staff and family orientations, and help to set-up and clean-up their camp rooms. Teachers are compensated with a full stipend to Institute.

Assistant:  Assistants support a teacher 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, but assistants will be expected to bring something to the group (ex. teaching a magic trick, song, or game). At Institute, assistants work a daily 3 and a half hour shift (Tuesday-Friday), attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up Kids Camp. This is a work-study position, and as such, assistants are compensated with a half 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 please email grants@main.havurah.org.

Specialist:  Specialists provide a particular type of programming to all age groups at Kids Camp. This might look like providing a specific program, like music class class, to each group or as a multiage elective. It could also look like being present in an art room with materials and support for campers who want to create some art. We are specifically looking for a music specialist and an art specialist, but 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 are at Kids Camp a daily (Tuesday-Friday) 3 and a half hour shift (but may not be responsible for children at all times), attend Monday staff orientation, and help to set-up and clean-up camp rooms. The music specialist also helps with opening circle each morning. Specialists also support Kids Camp by being a floating staff member when needed during their shift. This is a work-study position, and as such, specialists are compensated with a half stipend to Institute. If you are applying to be a specialist and need financial support beyond the half stipend, there is generous financial support available through the grants process. If you have questions please email grants@main.havurah.org.

 

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