There is no experience quite like working at Capital Camps. Each staff member joins an impressive cadre of over 175 individuals from around the world to design innovative programming, facilitate meaningful experiences, and most importantly, care for each member of the Capital Camps family. While at camp, staff members will communicate effectively with others, collaborate as part of a team, and adapt to complex, challenging situations. Each experience serves to advance a staff member’s own skills such that the staff member is better prepared for future work and life experiences.
Our Staff Members Are: Caring, Reflective, Confident, Honest, Creative, Passionate, Enthusiastic.
All staff members at Capital Camps must:
- Collaborate with staff members and supervisors, asking for help when needed, and model inclusion and respect for diversity
- Think critically about complex situations, make timely decisions, and address camper physical and emotional needs proactively
- Exemplify professionalism by prioritizing a quality experience for all campers and being reliable, consistent, and self-motivated
- Communicate effectively, build trust with campers, staff members, and supervisors, and be receptive to constructive feedback
- Utilize creativity when faced with challenges, adapt to changing situations, and take initiative
- Serve as a leader and positive role model for campers and all ages
- Foster a sense of Jewish identity in everyday interactions
Bunk-Based Staff Positions:
Cabin counselors accompany their campers to each of the daily activities. Cabin counselors are often asked to assist in planning evening programs and other special events. Applicants are experts in team leadership, conflict resolution, and are dedicated to community building.
Atzma’im (Inclusion) Counselors work one on one to provide support for a camper at activities and in a cabin setting. Desired applicants have experience in problem-solving, relationship building, and attention to detail.
Specialists facilitate one of the many engaging activities in which campers participate each day. Such activities include sports, aquatics, ropes/challenge course, and visual/performing arts. Specialists meet back with the campers from their cabin at various points throughout the day, including meals, rest hour, and bedtime. Specialists should have prior experience and training in their specialty area.
Yalla Counselors are expert caretakers and will provide an incredible experience to first-time Capital Camps campers. Desired applicants are fun, energetic, work well in a team, and have prior experience working with children. Yalla has multiple one and two week sessions throughout the summer. We can accommodate partial-summer or full-summer availability for Yalla Counselors.
Out-of-Bunk Staff Positions:
Leadership Team (LT) members supervise villages or activity areas throughout camp. If an LT member is leading an activity area, they must have past experience leading/teaching/coaching that activity. LT members generally have past experience in supervision.
Emerging Leaders support in various roles around camp helping to lead villages and activity areas. Emerging Leaders are typically returning staff members with experience at camp and a strong desire to learn new skills and grow professionally.
Medical Center Staff are responsible for the health and well-being of all campers and staff at camp. These individuals are typically certified nurses, doctors, and social workers. We can accomodate full-summer or partial-summer availability for Medical Center Staff.
Administrative Staff work behind the scenes to make sure all the magic of camp is possible. We can accommodate full-summer or partial-summer availability for Administrative Staff.
Our Gesher Team creates memorable summer experiences through preparing delicious and nutritious cuisines for our camp community.