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Why should I work at MJCCA Day Camps?

It is an amazing opportunity to make a difference. Not only will you be making a difference in the lives of children, you will also be having fun, and a lot of it! You will enjoy swimming, arts & crafts, archery, sports, tennis, dance, rock wall, and more. Another benefit to working at MJCCA Day Camps is the friendships you will make. Equally as important is that working at camp is a great resume builder. Where else can you be a teacher, nurse, guidance counselor, mentor, and role model all rolled up into one position? You will also gain valuable leadership and team building skills. Hiring professionals know that when they see camp on a resume that you possess many of the attributes they are looking for in a quality employee.

What are the designated working hours for camp staff?

The core camp hours are approximately 7:45 am-4:45 pm. All staff choose one of three options: Working Before Camp Care (BCC), After Camp Care (ACC) or being a Bus Counselor. If you decide on BCC, your arrival time is 7:15 am, if you choose ACC, your day will conclude at 6:00 pm and if you choose to be a bus counselor, your hours will be determined by the bus stop locations.

Will I be trained before camp starts?

Yes! At MJCCA Day Camps, we take staff training very seriously. You will participate in extensive training sessions and orientations in May prior to the start of camp. Your training will encompass health and safety at camp, child care, and diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. You will also receive training on communication and leadership skills. Of course we’ll discuss in detail a typical day of camp and day-to-day MJCCA Day Camps operations.

Staff training dates are:
May 16: 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom
May 18-19: 8:30am-5:30pm
May 20: 5:00-9:00pm via Zoom

All training sessions are required. Please email us at if you have a conflict.

How old do I have to be to apply to work at camp?

In order to work at MJCCA Day Camps, you must be a rising 10th grader or older. Our camp staff is comprised of high schoolers, college-aged staff, and adults. For rising 8th we offer a LIT: Leaders in Training Program and and for rising 9th graders we offer SIT: Staff in Training Program.

How and when do I apply to work at MJCCA Day Camps for the summer?

Staff applications are open now! We have all kids of positions for summer: supervisors, counselors, coaches, activity leaders, administrative staff, health care professionals, SITs and more! On your application, you can choose multiple positions in which to apply. Once you have applied, a member of the MJCCA Day Camps team will contact you to set up an interview.

How do I dress for camp each day?

MJCCA Day Camps staff are required to wear a camp t-shirt (we will provide you with 3 of them), appropriate length shorts or other bottoms that you are comfortable wearing, and closed-toe shoes. If you need to purchase additional camp t-shirts, they are $5 each. You will be swimming with your campers daily, so bathing suits are also needed (bikinis are not allowed for camp staff members).

What should I bring to camp each day?

You should always bring a water bottle and your lunch as camp staff are not allowed to leave camp premises for lunch. Lunch does not have to be kosher. You should also bring your swimsuit & towel, sunscreen, and a backpack to hold everything during the day. You should NOT bring jewelry, cell phones, or other electronic devices. If you bring a cell phone to work, it will either need to be in your backpack or left in your car. We have a strict no cell phone policy at camp.

How do I stay updated on camp announcements and news?
We will communicate important information through staff meetings, email, or text messages. Make sure to check your email regularly and attend weekly staff meetings for updates. Please remember that your supervisor and fellow staff members are here to support you. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or seek assistance when needed.
What is the camp’s policy on time off or requesting days off?
Please discuss time-off requests with your supervisor as early as possible. We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs, but keep in mind that some positions may require full-time availability.