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Schenectady Jewish Community Center Camp Counselor Support in Schenectady, New York

Camp Counselor Support

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Job Location

Schenectady JCC - Schenectady, NY

Position Type


Salary Range

$17.00 - $17.50 Hourly


This individual, supervised by the Assistant Camp Director, will assist campers and counselors who need extra support during camp. The main role of this staff member is to help campers who may have special needs and helping coach counselors for ways to help campers


  • Attend pre-camp orientation and planning meetings


Health and Safety

  • Maintaining appropriate staff to camper ratios at all times, including not leaving a Junior counselor alone to supervise whole group.

  • Actively supervising at all times- especially on playground and at the pool.

  • Guide children and document significant behavioral events on a daily report form.

  • Report all injuries regardless of severity to Camp Health Director.


  • Provides help and assistance to campers and staff throughout camp day, especially during transitions, and changes throughout camp day

  • Create and implement behavior plans as needed

  • Observe and record behaviors as needed

  • Coach camp staff on how to create the most successful environment we can for our campers

  • Readily available to help as needed.

  • Comfortable working with children ages 3-15.

  • Form positive relationships with campers, co-workers, and parents.

  • Working together with co-counselors and camp supervisory team in a positive manner for the betterment of camp.

  • Maintain supplies and cleanliness of areas used.

  • Attend all weekly staff meetings.

  • Work Late nights and Overnights, minimum of one

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or delegated by the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, or JCC Campus Director.


  • At least 18 years of age

  • Experience working with children

  • Strong background in specialized activity

  • A positive, upbeat spirit can do attitude and a great sense of fun!