Floater (Ages 18+)
Camp Raanana @ the J
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
*Camp Raanana @ the J takes place for two weeks in August
Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake
Michigan United Conservation Club
2500 Pierce Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
*Camp Raanana @ Cedar Lake (9:30 AM-3:30 PM), mid-June through mid-August. You will take a bus from the J to Cedar Lake and back each day.
Pre & Post Camp
Morning Drop-off (9:00 AM) & Afternoon Pick-up (4:00 PM)
Pre-Camp (7:30-9:00 AM) & Post-Camp (4:00-6:00 PM)
*Ability to work Pre or Post Camp for more pay
Must be at least 18 years or older with a High School degree, and a desire and attitude to work with children in a small group setting.
Preferred: 1-2 years camp experience whether as a camper, Counselor-In-Training (CIT), Junior or Senior Counselor (in previous years).
Preferred: knowledge of archery and how to run a safe and successful archery program.
Must have proven management, good communication and organizational skills, and the ability to be creative and take direction/instruction.
Possess current First Aid/CPR certification.
*You are not required to be Jewish, but must be open to learning about Judaism (i.e. songs, prayers, etc.)
**Must be able to pass a background check
Staff training will be held prior to camp beginning. Applicant must be able to attend staff training in order to work. Staff will have the opportunity to become First Aid/CPR certified during this training week.
Responsibilities as an Intern/Floater
□ Potential to be working strongly with the Counselor’s-In-Training as their lead staff
□ Will be moving from group to group as needed for certain activities (ex. fishing, kayaking)
□ Listen to, respect, follow the decisions, and report any emergencies or any inappropriate behavior to the
Camp Director (Waterfront/Assistant Waterfront Directors during waterfront or water activities
□ Listen to, and respect opinions of other staff including Counselor’s-In-Training (CIT’s), Lifeguards, and Counselors
□ Supervise groups of staff and campers, acting as guardian, friend, and disciplinarian, and put their best interests first
□ Maintain a safe and healthy environment for all campers, abiding by all camp rules/policies. Ability to assist in emergencies
□ Assist in leading all camp activities
□ Assist the Camp Director in:
o Creating a positive and inviting environment for staff, children and parents
o Taking an active role in professional development
o Promoting and modeling a professional attitude in daily work
o Setting standards that other staff should also adhere to
o Recognizing and respecting matters of confidentiality
o Ensuring the needs of all programs are met
o Responding to the needs of camp with flexibility and willingness to work in required areas
o Performing other related duties as assigned by Camp Director
o Overseeing any field trips
o Assisting when the ratios are low or an additional staff’s presence is needed
o Constant promotion of camp
□ Set up, clean up and maintenance of all indoor and outdoor spaces and equipment
□ Provide service to campers meeting the objectives of fun, self-awareness, and community involvement
□ Supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities
□ Apply proper discipline in a caring manner where campers learn the difference between correct and incorrect behavior (at no time will corporal punishment or physical means be tolerated)
□ Serve as a role model for all campers, conducting yourself properly while participating in all required activities, with an enthusiastic attitude, including swimming daily with the campers
□ Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served
□ Possess the strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers
□ Attend pre-camp meetings, trainings, orientations, pre-camp, post-camp, and overnights while being available for all other related dates, activities, and camp events
Responsibilities with Staff
□ Promote active and open communication
□ Maintain respectful relationships between all staff at all times
□ Promote positivity, enthusiasm and energy.
Responsibilities with Children
□ Take an active role in all areas of camp
□ Ensure that their needs are being met by the staff and by the programming
□ Provide guidance in learning healthy problem solving skills and providing guidelines such as redirecting, positive language and positive reinforcement
□ Assist children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend the conversation
□ Plan and implement experiences that foster an understanding of a variety of cultures and provides experiences and play materials that respect all aspects of diversity
Responsibility with Parents
□ Respect the individuality of all parents/families and is sensitive to the stresses they may experience
□ Ensure that the daily communication with parents is open, respectful and confidential
□ Discuss the program’s daily events with families
□ Accommodate the families’ instructions for daily routines within the group routines wherever possible and make them aware of any concerns, incidents, disciplinary issues, or medical incidents that may have occurred over the course of the day
Physical Aspects of the Job
□ Ability to communicate orally and in writing
□ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
□ Ability to enforce safety regulations and execute appropriate emergency procedure
□ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury) and possess strength and endurance require to maintain constant supervision of campers
□ Activities may include / require:
• Prolonged standing, walking
• Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
• The need to lift up to 50 lbs
• Prolonged exposure to outdoor elements (sun, wind, rain, etc.) and animals or insects (bugs, etc.)
□ The role of Counselor is the most important job at Camp Raanana. Successful completion of all the required duties and expectations will ensure that the experience of the camper will be a safe and positive one.
• Assistant Director
• Camp Director
□ Salaried for up to eight weeks between June and August. Commensurate with experience. Absences unpaid.
□ Certain overnights mandatory.
Questions: Tamara Lewis, Programs Office Manager (734) 971-0990 ext. 141 or e-mail email@example.com