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

Senior Camp Counselor

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Job Location

Schenectady JCC - Schenectady, NY

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Job Summary

This individual, supervised by a Unit Head or Division Leader, 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. 


• Attend pre-camp orientation 

• Attend Parent Orientation the evening before the 1st day of camp 


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. 

• Ensure accurate attendance records are maintained and perform headcount throughout the day. 

• Perform daily health check of campers each morning. 

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


• 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. 

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

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

• Assist specialist and children during specialist activity periods, swim lessons, and TAG time. 

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

• Maintain supplies and cleanliness of areas used. 

• Attend all weekly staff meetings. 

• Responsible for group binder and walkie talkie. 

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

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


  • 18 years of age or older

  • Experience working with Children

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