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J Camps at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is looking for dynamic, fun, and motivated counselors to join our team each summer! Applicants should be able to work all summer long, plus attend orientation (always the week prior to the start of camp), however all applications are welcome.

J Camps staff must be willing to:
• Attend Orientation Week—important for new and returning staff; each summer is filled with surprises!
• Work from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday
• Be able to supervise a group of 10+ children with a co-counselor
• Swim in our pool and run around outside each day
• Go on exciting field trips either each week or bi-weekly
• Smile all summer long
• Let loose and fully embrace the camp spirit
• Positively impact the lives of children and peers

Click here to download the 2017 J Camps staff application.
Click here to download the 2017 J Camps staff reference form.

For 2017, in addition to general staff, J Camps is still looking to hire for the following positions:

Musical Theatre Director (Omanoot), Camp Achva

J Camps at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is seeking an experienced Director for our musical theater program, Omanoot. This Camp — a beloved J Camps tradition and the beating heart of our camp culture — is open to rising 4th–8th graders and runs for the full summer season (7 weeks). The Director is responsible for the oversight and orchestration of the entire production; from auditions and casting, to the final performance and everything in between. The ideal candidate will have experience putting on a full-scale production within a short amount of time, and be willing to work with a dynamic team of co-staff including a musical director, choreographer, etc. as well as general staff to assist in day-to-day activities. The date of the show (Aladdin Jr.) is Thursday, August 17, 2017.

The ideal candidate must be willing to:
• Attend Orientation Week (June 26-30)
• Work from 8:30am-4pm Monday through Friday
• Supervise a group of 10+ children with co-staff
• Swim in our pool and run around outside throughout the summer
• Go on occasional exciting field trips
• Smile all summer long
• Positively impact the lives of children and peers and instill a love and passion of theatre



Choreographer (Omanoot), Camp Achva


J Camps at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is seeking an experienced Choreographer for our musical theater program, Omanoot. The Camp —a beloved J Camps tradition and the beating heart of our camp culture— is open to rising 4th–8th graders and runs for the full summer season (7 weeks). The Choreographer is responsible for the creation and teaching of all dance numbers throughout the production, while working with the director. The ideal candidate will have experience choreographing, putting on a full-scale production within a short amount of time, and be willing to work with a dynamic team of co-staff including a musical director, director, etc. as well as general staff to assist in day-to-day activities. The date of the show (Aladdin Jr.) is Thursday, August 17, 2017.

The ideal candidate must be willing to:
• Attend Orientation Week (June 26-30)
• Work from 8:30am-4pm Monday through Friday
• Work with a group of 10+ children with co-staff
• Swim in our pool and run around outside throughout the summer
• Go on occasional exciting field trips
• Smile all summer long
• Positively impact the lives of children and peers and instill a love and passion of theatre



Specialists, Camp Achva

J Camps at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia is looking for dynamic, fun and motivated specialists to join our team this summer! Specialties include: Archery, Cooking, Sports, Music, Science and Nature, and Drama/Improv

Specialists are responsible for designing day-today/week-to-week curricula for their activities in conjunction with our weekly themes for the summer. Camp runs from July 3-August 18. Applicants should be able to work all 7 weeks (plus orientation), however all applications are welcome.

Staff must be willing to:
• Attend Orientation Week (June 26-30)
• Work from 8:30am-4pm Monday through Friday
• Go on exciting field trips either each week or bi-weekly
• Smile all summer long
• Let loose and fully embrace the camp spirit
• Positively impact the lives of children and peers

All applicants for the above positions should complete applications and questions should be sent to Rich Dinetz, School-Age Services and Day Camps Director at [email protected].

Click here to download the camp staff application.

Click here to download the camp staff reference form.

 

Unit Leader, Camp Achva

Job Summary –The Unit Leader will be responsible for the direct support and supervision of the general counselors in their Unit. They provide support in all facets of the camp experience to the staff, so that the counselors can perform their jobs at the highest possible level. They are available to the staff members, campers, and parents as a resource for all aspects of camp.
General Responsibilities:
-Serve as a role model for both staff and campers of how to represent Camp Achva and the JCC in a positive manner

- Uphold and support the mission and vision of Camp Achva and the JCC

- Follow and enforce all of Camp Achva and the JCC’s policies

- Accept all other responsibilities as necessary

Programming Responsibilities

- Attend Pre-Camp planning meetings with the Leadership Team

- Assist the Planning/organization/implementation of Field Trips, Special Events and other Camp Achva functions

- Assist in planning and participate in Staff Trainings 

- Plan contingency plans for field trips and outdoor activities that may be cancelled due to weather

Supervisory Responsibilities

- Engage and actively supervise all staff members in your unit

- Evaluate the staff members in your unit informally throughout the year and two times formally during the summer (Mid-Summer and End of Summer)

- Set weekly meetings/check-ins with staff members in your Unit

- Report any on-going staffing concerns to the Director

Daily Responsibilities

- Record Daily Attendance and deliver to the Administrator, School Age Services and Day Camps
- Ensure prompt arrival and dismissal of camp groups from/to activities

- Ensure counselors are engaged and actively supervising the campers

- Report any ongoing camper behavioral issues to the Director

- Collect Daily Report Forms from all groups in your Unit

- Attend daily meetings with the Director

- Record and Communicate any significant events of the day to the Director


Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Children & Family

Contact Us

Fairfax: Infant-5 yrs

Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment

For Inquiries

703.537.3051

Alexandria: 16 months-4 yrs

Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment

For Inquiries

703.537.3084 

Grades K-8

Before- & After-School Care (BASE), Enrichment, Camp

For Inquiries

703.537.3092

j.dance program

Children-Adult Dance Classes

For Inquiries

703.537.3037

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