Ozrim Program (Counselor-in-Training) (Entering 9th – 10th Grade)
The Ozrim program is a formal leadership training opportunity for those entering grades 9 and 10. In addition to leadership training, Ozrim enjoy activities such as special guests, field trips, free swim, and more. Ozrim is the Hebrew word for “helpers” – an individual is either an Ozer (male) or Ozeret (female), but we like to call them Ozos!
Ozrim are given real-world work experience, including filling out an employment application, interview, introduction to First Aid/CPR, and the same evaluation process counselors go through. This position is to prepare those who are looking to become Junior Counselors when entering 11th & 12th grades and Senior Counselors upon graduating high school.
Time is spent training, planning, and supervising activities, supervised by professional staff. This is a paid position and requires at least a two week commitment (weeks do not need to be consecutive).
Ozrim receive free Friday hot/veggie dog lunch, a camp t-shirt, and have the option of staying on overnight’s as assistants when out at Cedar Lake. They also have the option to work the weeks at the J.
Ozrim work for a per/day rate, and will receive a stipend at the end of the summer.
They are not required (nor paid), but are encouraged, to come for Pre Camp (7:30-9:00 AM) or stay for Post Camp (4:00-6:00 PM).
To find out more, see the Ozrim Job Description.
(Application deadline: May 1. Once the application is filled out, please check your email on attending a mandatory interview/informational session. You will also be asked about overnights during the application process)
Training Before Camp
All Ozrim will take part in a full day of hands-on training at Cedar Lake, and meet the staff before the start of camp. It is essential that Ozrim become comfortable at camp prior to starting the summer. The address is: 2500 Pierce Road, Chelsea, MI 48118.
This training is mandatory (and is unpaid)
Please pack a lunch, swimsuit, towel, & anything else for a normal camp day.
After the training, families are invited to our Open House from 6:30-8:30 PM at Cedar Lake for staff-run activities and a free kosher hot/veggie dog dinner.
Training will take place: Wednesday, June 21 from 10:30 AM-6:30 PM @ Cedar Lake (rain date: June 22). No transportation provided.
If your Ozo is unable to make it, please contact the Camp Director.
Camp Open House
Date: Wednesday, June 2s1 (rain date: Wednesday, June 22)
When: 6:30-8:30 PM
Atid Campers and Ozrim will travel by bus on certain Fridays to Mike Levine’s House, about 30 minutes from camp.
Everyone will leave around 10:30 AM after traveling to Cedar Lake with campers, and will arrive at 11:00 AM where they will swim, hang out, and possibly go in to town to get ice cream before returning to camp for Shabbat @ the Lake.
Please pack a lunch, swimsuit, towel, and extra money for these field trips.
A staff member and lifeguard will be present during these trips at all times.
In the event of inclement weather, Atid Campers and Ozrim will remain at camp or at the JCC.
If you are not attending camp the week of a field trip, you may still attend.
20176 Field Trip Dates are TBD
*If you do not want your child attending this field trip (or your child does not want to attend) or you aren’t at camp the week of the field trip, but want to attend, please contact Tamara Lewis, Programs Office Manager, at (734) 971-0990 or [email protected]. Atid Campers and Ozrim not attending the field trip will still be allowed to come to camp.
(Mike Levine is a proud supporter of Camp Raanana and the JCC. He is also one of the original 4 founders of the JCC. For the past 15 years, CIT’s have traveled to his home on a lake to enjoy a day away from camp to get to know each other and be rewarded for all their hard work during the week).
Camp Dates & Theme Thursdays
To view camp dates & other activities, please see our calendar.
Atid Campers and Ozrim are expected to participate in all Theme Thursdays. To view Theme Thursdays, click here.
To learn more about overnights, click here.
Camp Raanana @ the J
The sessions Camp Raanana meets @ the J are different than the weeks @ Cedar Lake because of location and size, but Ozrim will still receive training and opportunities to care for campers.
Camp Raanana @ the J sessions are great for Ozrim interested in getting more hands-on experience with campers and being with other Ozrim.
To find out more about Camp Raanana @ the J, visit our Ins & Outs page.