JCC College Avenue – Hours Vary

Camp Goals:

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus Day Camp provides children with a variety of experiences and activities to enhance their Jewish identity, create fun and adventure, develop an appreciation and understanding for the outdoors and develop each camper as an individual and as a member of a group.

Position Summary:

The Senior Camp Counselor reports to the Camp Director and is responsible for the primary supervision of camp participants, daily administration of the Summer Camp program; including creating and implementing programs, ensuring the well-being and safety of each camper, maintaining a fun and safe environment for all staff and campers.

Supervised by Director of JCC Camps, Unit Head and/or Senior Counselor


1. Knowledge and Education: – Minimum Required or Preferred: At least 18 years of age, GED / High School
Diploma preferred, or 17 with GED / High School Diploma
2. Experience – Minimum Required or Preferred: Previous camp experience
3. Special Skills: Desire and ability to work with children outdoors; ability to relate to one’s peer group; ability to accept guidance and supervision; ability to assist in teaching an activity; integrity and adaptability; enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

4. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years or older (or 17 with a GED or High School Diploma). Maintain current
Adult and Child CPR/AED certifications (provided during training). Must be available to work Mondays – Fridays, 8:15am – 4:15pm (unless otherwise specified). Must pass criminal background check. Must be able to attend mandatory staff training June 7th – June 11th, priority given to staff available for entire duration of camp which runs from June 14th through August 6th. Opportunity to work post camp (August 9 – 13).

Essential Functions:

• Ability to communicate and train staff and campers in safety regulations and emergency procedures.
• Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
• Ability to communicate and work with groups participating and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
• Physical strength, endurance and ability to be actively involved in activities of instruction and to maintain constant supervision of campers.
• Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
• Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
• Cognitive and communication abilities to plan and conduct the activity to achieve camper development.
• Ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).


Download electronic pdf above to complete/submit application or use the form below and upload completed application, resume, and cover letter.
Alternatively, You can email your resume, cover letter, and completed application to the Human Resources Department directly at or scan/fax it along to (614) 559-6298.

The JCC is an EEO, At-Will Employer.

Apply in person at:
1125 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant.
• Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in the group.
• Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff.
• Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp.
• Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns.
• Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development.
• Guide group and individual campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
• Carry out established roles for supervising camper health.
• Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations; constant regard for campers’ overall safety.
• Develop and implement daily group activity plans in coordination with Director of JCC Camps.
• Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers’ day.
• Instruct campers in emergency procedures.
• Help camper plan their participation in unit-wide or camp-wide programs, special events, and activities.
• Assist in teaching or leading an activity, as assigned.
• Wear a swim suit and assist in daily pool activities.
• Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences.
• Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores and sportsmanship.
• Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and the use of drugs.
• Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
• Maintain good public relations with campers’ parents.
• Submit all required reports on time.
• Prepare mid-season and final session evaluations for all campers in group.
• Punch in and out daily using the Paycom app and approve your timecards on Paycom by close of business every Friday.
• Opportunities for Kick Off Camp; Post Camp and After Care
• These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.