Jobs Available at Camp Wise:
Counselor In Training (CIT) – Entering Grade 10
This four week program provides teens entering Grade 10 the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities, learn how to lead informal educational programs, and teach valuable team building skills. Although CITs are not compensated monetarily, they will be rewarded through personal growth, professional development and 150 hours of community service. Furthermore, with the on-the-job experience gained, exceptional CITs may have the opportunity to become paid staff members in the future. There are two four-week sessions to choose from: Session 1 (June 22-July 17) and Session 2 (July 13-August 7)
Co-Counselor – Entering Grades 11/12 & Above
Co-counselors are responsible for supporting the head counselor in their assigned group of campers. Groups are divided by grade from Kindergarten-Grade 6. Responsibilities include planning group activities with other counselors, leading group throughout schedule of the day, facilitating group cheers and songs, and ensuring each of their campers has a safe and fun experience. Other duties include supporting the specialists in daily activities or the directors in camp-wide activities. Works under the direct guidance of the camp directors and group counselor. Required to attend all orientations, staff and planning meetings.
Head Counselor – Must Have Completed At Least One Year Of College
Head counselors are responsible for leading a single group of campers each week with the help of a co-counselor and CIT. Groups are divided by grade from Kindergarten-Grade 6. Responsibilities include planning group activities, leading group throughout schedule of the day, facilitating group cheers and songs, and ensuring each of their campers has a safe and fun experience. Other duties include supporting the specialists in daily activities or the directors in camp-wide activities. Experience working with children required. Must show leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with the directors, parents, campers and staff. Works under the direct guidance of the camp directors. Required to attend all orientations, staff and planning meetings.
Field Trip Coordinator - Must Have Completed At Least One Year Of College
The field trip coordinator serves as the point person and lead supervisor on camp field trips and is responsible for coordinating with directors, bus drivers, camp staff to ensure the field trip is executed safely, punctually, and effectively. Duties include checking in and out of field trip, keeping schedule, and managing conflicts. Must have experience in a leadership role and be able to demonstrate accountability, ability to work independently, problem solve, and communicate effectively. This is a part-time position. Works under the direct guidance of the camp directors.
Songleader - MUST HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE
The Camp Wise Song Leader is a highly-motivated and spirited individual who will enrich the lives of our campers through song. This individual desires the opportunity to share joy with our camp community by leading daily song and weekly Shabbat services. Our song-leader will bring with them previous experiences in the Jewish song leading community to strengthen the music program at Camp Wise. Works under the direct guidance of the camp directors.
OFfice and Resource Manager
The office assistant and resource manager works in the Camp Wise front office to welcome families and campers. He/she is also responsible for shopping and organizing supplies for camp activities on a daily basis, keeping an inventory of all camp equipment and supplies, and ensuring the resource room is organized and clean. Office duties include processing registrations, printing and tracking rosters and attendance, tracking finances spent on supplies, booking and confirming field trips and special guests, and any other office duties needed to assist directors or staff. Applicants must be friendly, detail-oriented, and responsible. He/she must be able to work independently and prioritize many tasks in a fast-paced environment while remaining professional and energetic. Experience working in customer service and using computer programs such as Microsoft Office required. Daily vehicle use and ability to be active and carry or lift 30lbs is required. Works under the direct guidance of the camp director.
Specialist– Entering Grade 11 And Above
Sports, Wacky Science, Cooking, and Art specialists needed. Each specialist is responsible for developing and implementing programs in their specialty for groups in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Experience and a strong interest in the special field required. Candidates must show ability to work independently and demonstrate the ability to plan successful and age appropriate programs. The hours of each specialist varies and are all part-time positions. Works under direct guidance of camp directors.
The aquatic staff is responsible for the safety of pool patrons by preventing accidents and responding quickly to emergency situations. Must know and be able to perform all skills required for certifications and follow and enforce all pool policies and rules at all times. Must be able to verbally communicate with both campers and staff effectively. Will be responsible for leading group instructional swim for kindergarten through grade 2 and pool games and activities for kindergarten through grade 6. Option to add hours after camp for private swim lessons. Works under direct guidance of the pool supervisor.