Junior Counselor (Ages 16 – 17)
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)
Throughout the summer, Camp Raanana holds several overnights at the MUCC location. Junior Counselors will be expected to work a selection of these overnights. Junior Counselors will also be required to work Pre and Post-Camp on certain weeks.
Must be entering 11th or 12th grade, and have 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’s), or Junior Counselor the previous year.
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 (applicant will have the opportunity to become First Aid/CPR certified prior to the first day of camp).
Responsibilities as a Junior Counselor
□ 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 fellow counselor’s, lifeguards, and Counselors-In-Training (CIT’s)
□ Supervise groups of campers, acting as guardian, friend, disciplinarian, and counselor to all campers, and put their best interests first
□ Maintain a safe and healthy environment for his/her campers, abiding by all camp rules/policies. Being able to assist campers in an emergency
□ Set up, clean up, and maintenance of all indoor and outdoor spaces and equipment
□ Lead and assist in leading small and large group activities
□ Provide service to which meets the objective 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 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 all pre-camp meetings, trainings, and orientations while making yourself available for all other
related dates, activities, and camp events
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 emer-gency (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 Camp Director
Staff training will be held prior to camp beginning. Applicant must be able to attend staff training in order to work.
□ 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