Important Dates & FAQs
2021 Summer Dates
Staff Training: TBD
First Session: June 11-July 5
Second Session: July 8 – August 1
*Dates are subject to change
Am I old enough to work for Camp Judaea?
You must be a high school graduate to work at Camp Judaea. However, we offer a Madrichim-in-Training (MIT) program to our rising high school seniors.
I’m from out of the country but looking to spend my summer working at Camp Judaea. Is this possible?
Yes! 25% of our staff come from outside the United States. We work through a number of agencies to help you to get you visa and work at Camp Judaea for the summer.
How do I know what position to apply for?
Every member of our Tzevet (staff) is important. Each year, we look for competent and energetic young adults to fill our staff positions. YOU are the key to success at Camp Judaea! There are multiple positions available for the summer, check out the job description page to learn more.
How does mail and email communication work for camp staff?
Receiving mail at camp is just as much fun for staff as it is for campers. Family and friends can send mail and packages to the camp address. We have wireless internet at camp for staff members who choose to bring computers (at your own risk).
Where do I do my laundry?
Getting dirty is a central part of summer camp and getting clean again should be just as easy. During the summer, a schedule is set for laundry, which is done multiple times a session. Staff send out their laundry with the camper laundry. It usually is returned within 48 hours.
What is the staff cell phone policy?
Most cell phones have reception at camp and you are welcome to use them during your periods off when the campers are not around. Phones may not be taken to camper activities or be used in the bunk. No campers are allowed to use staff personal cell phones for any reason.
Are pets allowed at camp?
Staff are not permitted to bring their pets to Camp Judaea without permission from the Director.
May I bring my car to camp?
All staff who are 18 years of age or older are welcome to bring their car to camp. Staff vehicles must be registered at the camp office upon arrival. Campers are never allowed to ride in a private staff vehicle.
Will I get time off while working at camp?
Working at camp is a highly demanding (and rewarding) 7-day-a-week, 24-hours-a-day job, which is why time off is so important. Each session you will have a certain number of days off. There is also a recovery period between the sessions for you to relax and re-energize before the arrival of the next group of campers. Each day, staff members get at least an hour off in order to rest or deal with personal matters.
How do staff members get to and from camp?
We do our best to coordinate staff arrival and departure times throughout the summer so that we can be efficient with our airport runs and so no one misses out on important staff training. Do NOT book any travel before viewing our staff travel summary which will be available in February or March.
What are some of the benefits of working at camp?
CJ Staff are paid a competitive salary and make lifelong connections in a fun, safe, and fast-moving environment. Staff begin to grow their professional skill sets and contribute to the development of our campers, the leaders of tomorrow.
But what else do you get when you work for CJ?
CRUCIAL “SOFT” SKILLS
If you do some research on what types of skills hiring managers and business leaders are most interested in, you’ll find a few traits repeated consistently. These traits are:
- Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
- Problem-Solving and Adaptability
- Public Speaking
- Group and Behavior Management
- Decision Making
- Creative Thinking
- Leadership and Confidence
What’s incredible about this is that these are exactly the types of abilities that camp work nurtures. Leading activities, looking after kids, and programming with your coworkers sharpens all of these skills, (putting you ahead of anyone with a basic office job). A CJ summer gets you ready for a future with employers in any field!
- Housing and Meals – You don’t have to pay for a thing! All our staff live on site and get three meals a day, plus snacks. In the outside world, these items can really add up – at camp you’ll save money and keep your whole paycheck!
- Laundry – We have a laundry service during the summer, so you can keep your clothes clean all summer long.
- Staff Lounge – A staff-only zone with couches, air conditioning, and entertainment.
- Staff Fun – We know that happy staff means happy camp, and we want you to get everything you can out of the summer just like the campers! That’s why we plan staff recreation and programs throughout the season for your enjoyment!
- Work Space & Internet – Internet access is available to all staff members.
- Certifications – Some staff will receive certifications from American Red Cross and other accreditation organizations, such as CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding. These certifications are paid for by camp as a part of your summer role, but are totally useful for other endeavors you might pursue after the summer.
- Professional Development – Our staff-training program teaches skills that are valuable for your future and provides meaningful experience to build your résumé.