Camp Advocate (Summer)

Mayerson JCC - Full Time

Job #23833

Openings Available

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An Advocate works with the Community Life Coordinator, Counselors, and Unit Head in the implementation of age-appropriate, intriguing, and exciting camp programs and activities, adapting activities as needed. The Advocate will help provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for JCC day campers. 
  • Follow all Camp at the J and JCC policies and procedures
  • Participate in staff training sessions and orientation prior to the start of Camp season
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Work with Community Life Coordinator to assist in the development of individualized behavior plans
  • Assist campers as needed (this may involve bathroom assistance, implementation of routines, schedules, procedures and meals)
  • Implement routines, schedules, and procedures for the operation of the bunk
  • Maintain positive working relationship with all Camp staff
  • Assist Aquatics staff with instructional swim and recreational swim as directed
  • Keep co-counselors, Community Life Coordinator, and Unit Head informed of any camper issues
  • Know all Camp staff
  • Help the camp staff to adapt activities so that all children can be included
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers in the bunk
  • Never leave campers unattended
  • Share in the implementation of age-appropriate activities
  • Participate in group and specialist Camp activities
  • When/where applicable, help facilitate Jewish learning in Camp programs
  • Share responsibility for the care of unit equipment, and cleanliness of Camp facilities with other staff
  • Assist in the implementation of any unit late night or overnight programs
  • Attend and participate in any Unit late night or overnight programs and Family Night activities, if applicable
  • Assist in arrival and dismissal of campers
  • Exhibit a positive attitude
  • Remain flexible and available to carry forth with all Camp related activities
  • Assist in the evaluation of the Camp program and activities at the conclusion of Camp
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Previous camp experience a plus
  • Enthusiasm, upbeat sense of humor, patience, and love of fun
  • Desire and ability to work and play with children
  • Ability to take guidance and supervision
  • Team player
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.
"The successful candidate must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 (either complete single dose or complete two step dose) by date of hire. Proof of vaccination may be required upon hire”