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Schenectady Jewish Community Center Camp Unit Leader in Schenectady, New York

Camp Unit Leader

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Job Location

Schenectady JCC - Schenectady, NY

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Salary Range

$19.00 - $20.00 Hourly


This individual, supervised by a Unit Head, manages the operations of a particular camp group of Camp Chaverim; and oversees the health, safety, and well-being of the campers in assigned group. In addition the Unit Leader would take on additional responsibilities and be the liaison between Junior and Senior Counselors and their Unit Head.

PRE-CAMP RESPONSIBILITIESAttend pre-camp orientationAttend Camp Open House before the 1st day of camp


  • 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.

  • Ensuring accurate attendance records are maintained and campers are accounted for throughout the camp day.

  • Perform daily health check of campers each morning.

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


  • Attend weekly Unit Counselor meeting with Camp Director and Unit Heads.

  • Assist with unit specific activities in collaboration with Unit Head.

  • Assist Camp Director, Unit Head and other Unit Counselors with staff engagement and staff appreciation opportunities

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

  • Prepared for the pool with appropriate swim attire and actively in the water with campers.

  • Assist Activity Specialists and children during specialist activity periods, swim lessons, TAG time and Special Events.

  • Maintain supplies and cleanliness of areas used on and off campus.

  • Work Late nights and Overnights as they pertain to your Unit.

  • Working together with Group Leaders, Junior Counselors and camp supervisory team in a positive manner for the betterment of camp.

  • Responsible to report to Unit Head daily on group happenings.

  • Lead communicator to camp group families.

  • Creates routines and structure for camp group.

  • Plans, implements, and coordinates programming during Group Times.

  • Responsible for submitting weekly newsletters and Group of the Week nominations.

  • Attend all weekly staff meetings.

  • Responsible for group binder and walkie talkie.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or delegated by the Camp Director, Unit Heads, or Director of Summer Experiences.


  • At least 18 years of age

  • At minimum one previous summer of employment with Camp Chaverim

  • Ability to lead group staff and children

  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and families

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods time,

  • Ability to bend at the waist, squat and pick items off the floor

  • Ability to walk, hike, and climb, long distances

  • Must have great eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and participate in camp activities;

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Competently participate in aquatics activities, including swimming