Work at Camp

Work at Camp

Camp Yavneh Work at Camp

Working at camp…

apply-now-button…with staff from around the world is an enriching and rewarding experience. You will have a chance to live and work in an environment where people are strengthening their connection and commitment to the Jewish people and ways of life. Shabbat is a special time at camp and the staff enjoy it with the same intensity as the campers. Yavneh staff members have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of over 325 children each session. Won’t you consider being part of the Camp Yavneh family?

Counselor/Rosh Ayda


Thank you for your interest in applying to work at Camp Yavneh for the upcoming season.

As important role models for our campers, employment always has an educational component. During camp, all counselors and Roshes will be required to attend a number of Jewish educational sessions, as well as attendance at 3 Shabbat sessions led by a guest lecturer.

The following will be completed as part of the application process:

Online staff application, which includes a staff questionnaire, qualifications and two recommendation requests.

W4 and health forms must be submitted before camp begins.

All new staff must complete an I9 Form in person, which requires physical documentation (i.e. passport, Social Security Card, birth certificate, etc) to establish employment eligibility and identity.

Please note: Camp Yavneh only hires counselors who have completed high school. Also note, our campers become our counselors, therefore it is rare that we hire counselors who have not attended Yavneh for these positions.

Support Staff

Work Welcome

Thank you for your interest in applying to work at Camp Yavneh for the upcoming season. The dates for summer employment in these fields vary according to your job description. The actual 2017 camp season for campers is Wednesday, June 28, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Please print out the forms and return them to the Camp Yavneh office as soon as possible. The following papers need to be completed as part of the application process:

A staff application, which includes a skills form and staff questionnaire.

Two recommendation sheets, to be given out to the people of your choice. One reference should include any experience you have had working with children.

Please note: You need not wait for the references to be returned for you to fill out the rest of the paperwork and get it back to the office.

Here is the job description for a counselor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Ability to assist in teaching various activities
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self control
  • High school graduate
  • A good, positive attitude toward Judaism and the desire to act as a role model in this regard

Responsible To:

Rosh Ayda, Rosh Banim/Banot, Director

Work Welcome

Camp Goals:

To foster a strong Jewish identity in our campers through exposure to all aspects of Jewish culture and ritual; including regular study. This will be accomplished through a safe, nurturing environment provided by our staff and in particular the counselors. A child at Yavneh should feel happy, comfortable, safe and challenged.

General Responsibilities:

To identify and meet camper needs and to to carry out camp program.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Learn the likes/dislikes of each camper.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group.
  • Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and counselors.
  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp.
  • Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns including questions about Judaism.
  • Help each camper meet the goal established by the camp for camper development.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures when necessary.


A bunk counselor will be one of three counselors living in a bunk. He/she will be responsible for their campers whenever they are on duty. This includes the time period from wake up in the morning until the campers are asleep. Every third night the counselor will go to sleep at the same time as the campers for bunk coverage. The counselor is entitled to one day off a week, except the first and last week of camp.  The bunk counselor is also entitled to one period off daily. If he/she was hired as a specialty counselor they will be expected to work in their specialty as scheduled. As with all staff they will follow and adhere to all camp policies religious or otherwise. Along with the other counselors in the bunk the bunk counselor will see to the harmony of the bunk. If there is a dispute that has not been resolved satisfactorily the bunk counselor will seek the advise of either the Rosh Ayda, Rosh Banim or Banot.