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Staff Positions

...in Shlichus

Memo to Potential Staff Members

Thank you for your interest in  joining us for a wonderful summer at Camp Pardas Chanah.
Below you will find the Counselor & Head Staff positions available for the coming summer season.

Counselor Positions for Grades 11 & 12:

Please complete a comprehensive application form below.

 

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Counselors & Head Staff Sem 1 & older:

Please fill out this short interest-based application form.

Those accepted will be asked to complete a comprehensive application form.

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Positions Available

Head Staff

The Head Counselors are responsible for:

  • Pre camp planning
  • Leading the entire camp at all hours of the day (and night)
  • Ensuring that the general atmosphere in camp is a warm, Chassidishe one

Skills needed: Leadership, positivity, maturity, organized, Chayus etc.

Age requirements: Sem 1 +

Responsible for:

  • Pre camp planning
  • Planning the daily schedule
  • Incorporate daily theme into activities
  • Keeping inventory, supplies & office organized

Skills needed: Organized, creative, detail oriented, hard working, able to work with people, positive, easygoing

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Responsible for:

  • VIP (7th grade) and CIT (8th grade) Teen program
  • Planning & executing their trips, sports leagues, learning program, various activities,  night programs and Farbrengens.

Skills needed: Responsibility, maturity, energetic and great leadership with teens etc.

Age requirements: Sem 1+

Responsible for:

  • Pre camp preparation
  • Planning, executing & encouraging all aspects of Ruchniyus in the camp: Tzivos Hashem, Cocoa Club, Sefer Hamitzvos, Hayom Yom, Farbrengens, Birthdays, Whats Up program, Rebbe time, Bas Mitzvah Club etc.

Skills needed: Responsible, charismatic, loves children, ability to transmit the Rebbe’s Inyanim in an exciting way.

Age requirements: Sem 1+

Responsible for

  •  Pre camp planning
  • Organizing & executing the Art & Elective program
  • This is a 2 month position

Skills needed: Strong work ethic, self motivated, strong organizational skills, flexible, skills to figure out crafts and how they work, common sense etc.

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Responsible for

  • Camp errands
  • Driving campers on some trips
  • Airport and drop off & pickups
  • This position is combined with photographer, night activity, and/or newsletter.

Skills needed: Responsible, drivers license with at least 1 year of a positive driving record, able to shop quickly and frugally, ability to drive for occasional longer trips.

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Responsible for

  • The well-being of the campers and works with the counselors, HC’s & Director to alleviate any issues
  • OD at night

Skills needed: Responsible, ability to problem solve & can connect with campers and staff

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Responsible for:

  • Run the canteen in an organized fashion
  • Stock canteen and order what is necessary
  • Ensure camper accounts are updated
  • May be combined with night activity, photographer or newsletter

Skills needed: Responsible, computer basics, mathematically inclined

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Responsible for

  • Liaison with waitresses
  • All food related responsibilities
  • Campers with allergies
  • Baking activities
  • Staff Melave Malkas

Skills needed: Responsible, flexible, baking skills, enjoys the kitchen

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Responsible for

  • Running all aspects of the front office

Skills needed: Responsible, great phone skills, common sense, organized and on time

Age requirements: Sem 1+

Responsible for

  • Supervision of waitress duties
  • Scheduling and executing Waitress program

Skills needed: Responsible, role model, enjoy working with teens, ability to schedule activities, lots of fun and full of energy

Age requirement: Sem 1+

Age requirements: Sem Beis & up.

  • Weekly schedule – planned, prepared, meet and distribute to the Head Staff and carry it out.
  • Trips and major programs and events – prepare, arrange and carry out.
  • Staff – plan nightly programs, activities, trips. Support them in every way.
  • Specialty jobs for counselors- delegate & encourage
  • Campers late nights– organize and plan with Head counselors/counselors of the bunk.
  • Remind and continue to keep head staff informed of everything.
  • Run a well organized, punctual, communicated, well supplied and happy camp!

Lifeguards

As Head Lifeguard your authority at the pool is of utmost importance. The decisions you make are the ones the campers will have to follow. Your leadership is very important and all that you do should have the campers safety in mind.

A head lifeguard:

  • Certified as a “Canadian Nationals”
  • Over 18 years of age.
  • Lead the other lifeguards
  • Instruct the campers of safety measures.
  • Keep the pool area clean and running in an organized fashion
  • Responsible to check with the activity director when there is a swim or lakefront activity
  • Teach campers how to swim
  • Must be flexible and available in event of change of schedule and rain.

Sem 1+

As Lifeguard your authority at the pool is of utmost importance. The decisions you make are the ones the campers will have to follow. Your leadership is very important and all that you do should have the campers safety in mind.

A Nationals lifeguard:

  • Certified as a “Canadian Nationals”
  • Over 16 years of age
  • Take instructions from the head lifeguard
  • Instruct the campers of safety measures
  • Keep the pool area clean and running in an organized fashion
  • Teach how to swim
  • Must be flexible and available in event of change of schedule and rain

Grade 11+

As Junior lifeguard your authority at the pool is of utmost importance. The decisions you make are the ones the campers will have to follow. Your leadership is very important and all that you do should have the campers safety in mind.

A Junior lifeguard:

  • Certified as a “Canadian Nationals” or “Bronze Cross”
  • Over 15 years of age
  • Take instructions from the head lifeguard
  • Instruct the campers of safety measures
  • Keep the pool area clean and running in an organized fashion
  • Teach how to swim
  • Must be flexible and available in event of change of schedule and rain

Grade 10+

Counselors

By being a counselor you will undertake upon yourself a tremendous responsibility. You are there to ensure the well being of your campers both beGashmius and beRuchnius.

Taking care of their physical well being involves making sure they are happy and having a good time in a safe environment. This is achieved by being in the right places at the right times with an upbeat and positive attitude. You have the opportunity to make a difference in your camper’s lives, be it a smile, a pat on the back, lending your ear in time of need, or wiping a tear off a cheek. It is the small things that really count. It is at night, snack time, rest hour, free time and Shabbossim that you really have a chance to establish a personal relationship with each girl.

Ensuring their spiritual well being is best accomplished by being a Dugmah Chaya, a true Chassidishe role model. It is your duty and privilege to instill a love for the Rebbe and Lubavitch in your campers. Your campers think the world of you; they are looking at you and learning from you every minute of every day. They will watch the way you Daven, learn, speak, and act throughout the summer. This makes your Shlichus in camp a very important one.

Once accepted as a counselor a detailed handbook will be sent to you.

Grade 11-12

A floater position is a counselor that does not have an actual bunk.

A floater is available to:

  • Do activities with the campers
  • To substitute a bunk in case of need
  • Assist Head Staff
  • Be involved in aspects of camp that would include their talents. Eg. Artistic, organizer, helping electives or activity director

Skills needed: Responsible, common sense, easygoing, flexible, well liked and enjoys working with children ages 10 -15

Age requirements: Sem 1 +

Specialty Jobs

Extra jobs that are joined with a counselor position

Arts and Crafts director will be directing the art counselor. Responsible for conducting all the arts and craft activities. Can be up to 2-3 activities a day.

Skills needed: Able to follow and give directions. Enjoy Arts and Crafts. Responsible.

Will be directed by the Kitchen Manager. Will be responsible for 3-4 activities a day.

Skills needed: Enjoy baking, Able to follow a recipe and receive instructions. Responsible

Help canteen manager pack bags and insert prices into campers accounts during clean up, shiur, and possibly first two activities. Help canteen manager during rest hour when she is dealing with camper problems. Available to tally accounts

Skills needed: Responsible, Basic Math

Will assist Ruchnius Director in all matters concerning Cocoa Club.

Prepare a fun and exciting activity for the entire camp almost every night of camp before camp.

Skills needed: Responsible, creative, lively and very strong ability to get groups of campers moving.

Responsible to put together a cute and comprehensive newsletter at the end of each month

Skills needed: Responsible, Graphic abled, creative

Will assist Ruchnius Director with tallying points for “whats up” and “Tzivos Hashem”. Will assist with prizes at the end of the month.

Responsible to: Keep game closet organized; Organize a system for borrowing and returning games; Open on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday during rest hour; Games need to be returned by the end of rest hour.

Take pictures and videos throughout the day. Make weekly videos. Upload pictures daily to website.

Skills needed: Responsible, Technologically advanced, Some understanding in photography, Video editing

Responsible for 3-4 activities a day. Leading sports in a fun and engaging way

Responsible to: Organize the library and set up a system for borrowing and returning books; Post library rules up in the library area. Rules should include a fine for late returns and damaged or lost books; Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during rest hour; Keep a clear record of the library books and who is borrowing which books; All missing books must be tracked down