Camp Advocate

Mayerson JCC - Seasonal

Job #18763


The Mayerson JCC provides the Jewish and secular communities of Greater Cincinnati with resources, facilities, and programs which enhance their physical, intellectual, and social lives. The JCC helps to foster social connections between its members and guests alike, bringing people together through a wide variety of programs and events. With a state-of-the-art fitness center, highly regarded early childhood and senior centers, top arts and cultural events, and classes for every age, the JCC connects, enriches, and inspires over 27,000 visitors per month. The JCC welcomes everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, religion, or ability.

An Advocate works with the Inclusion 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 Inclusion 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, Inclusion 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
  • Requirements

    • 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


    Camp, Childcare