Jewish Community Center Camp at the J Counselor (summer) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Principal Responsibilities:

To work with the Senior Counselor and Unit Head in the implementation of age-appropriate, intriguing, and exciting camp programs and activities, and to provide a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for JCC day campers.


  • Follow 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
  • Keep Senior Counselor and Unit Head informed of any camper issues
  • Implement routines, schedules, and procedures for the operation of the bunk
  • Maintain positive working relationship with all camp staff
  • Implement programs with staff, following the objectives and outline of the camp
  • Assist with instructional swim and recreational swim as directed
  • Know each camper in your bunk
  • Know all camp staff
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers in the bunk
  • Never leave campers unattended
  • Share in the implementation of activities
  • Participate in group and specialist 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
  • Assist in composing a newsletter or articles informing parents of bunk activities
  • Exhibit a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and demeanor
  • Remain flexible and available to carry forth with all camp related activities
  • Assist in the evaluation of co-counselor
  • Assist in the evaluation of the camp program and activities at the conclusion of camp
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 16 years of age and/or must be entering the 11th or 12th grade of high school

Previous camp experience a plus

Enthusiasm, 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.

Agency Information:


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 race, religion, or ability.

Date Posted: 03/26/2018

Title: Camp at the J Counselor (summer)

JCC: Mayerson JCC

Location: Cincinnati, OH