Summer Camp is the place to work: Don’t Miss Out: Part 2

by | Apr 18, 2024 | Camp, Other News

In a similar article of a previous edition of Jewish News, Part 1 of why “Summer Camp is The Place to Work: Don’t Miss Out” was shared. In this piece, it was discussed how camp counselors have the opportunity to refine and practice interpersonal and leadership skills, gain professional experience, and connect to a network for future career opportunities. Quotes from counselors about their experience working at Camp JCC were shared in the article. After its publication, warm sentiments continued to flow in.

Beyond the meaningful impact to area youth, counselors are able to develop communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and experience collaboration, as well as utilize and foster creativity. All of this happens in an environment that supports the practice and development of these skills.

If these reasons and the sentiments of the previous article were not enough, take it from the words of even more of these returning Camp JCC staff members.

“One of the best parts about being a camp counselor at Camp JCC is the friendships that are shaped with fellow counselors. We can all relate to each other in our enjoyment in working with the kids. We are given a space to collaborate, learn from each other, and gain diverse friend groups through our work together. Not only is every day a special day at Camp JCC, but the counselors are also special.”
– Kyra, 4th year working at Camp JCC.

“Definitely the connections that I made with the kids. I love how they light up when they see the counselors. And I like the connections with the staff too!”
Silver, 2nd year working at Camp JCC.

“The best part of being a camp counselor, especially a Camp JCC camp counselor, is getting to make many fun memories with the campers and counselors and getting to laugh about them later. Watching the campers learn and grow up and become amazing people is an incredible experience that I am extremely grateful for. Camp JCC has helped push me out of my comfort zone and continues to give me opportunities to grow as a person.”
– Grace, 4th year working at Camp JCC.

Don’t miss out on a summer filled with fun, friends, meaningful connections, professional skills, and the chance to shape lives and the future of the community.

To learn more about Camp JCC, or to hear about year-round opportunities for area teens, contact Dave Flagler, director of Camp and Teen Engagement, at or 757-452-3182.