J Camp Staff Application

Create amazing summer experiences for our campers as a camp counselor while developing leadership skills and building your resume. We have many positions available and you can make more than $6,000* this summer in your first year with us!

To start the process, fill out your name and email. Click the button and you will be sent to our official application. Email camp@sjcc.org if you have questions.

J Camp counselors work in teams to create meaningful, fun, and safe experiences for kids all summer. Together with dozens of your peers, you will develop leadership and problem-solving skills; learn how to empower, motivate, and coach others; and have an excellent time doing so!

You’ll start the summer with first aid/CPR training, and an introduction to youth programming, positive discipline, and guidance on how to plan and run activities—setting you up for your role as a teacher, mentor, and professional camp staffer.

During J Camp, your days will be filled with swimming, arts & crafts, waterfront activities, singing, and opportunities to create engaging games and activities for your own cohort. Throughout your summer you’ll build confidence, find creative solutions to new challenges, and build strong ties to your peers and the rest of the SJCC team. As a place that welcomes everyone, working at J Camp is an outstanding way to contribute, grow, and earn money all summer long!

Note: * – $6,000 salary is based on working every day of camp during all nine weeks for a first-year counselor. Figure is before taxes.

Why Work at Summer J Camp?

  • SJCC membership, including gym, pool, arts and culture activities, and more
  • Fun and supportive work environment
  • Learning opportunities and a chance to build your resume
  • Great way to get your foot in the door at the J and work in the future
  • Discounts for staff children to attend camp
  • Internship opportunities (email Camp Director Aliza Glatter to find out more)
  • Social events for staff

Camp Staff Schedule

  • Staff training runs June 18 – June 23 (hours vary; no training June 19)
  • Camp runs June 26-Aug. 25 (see weekly schedule below)
  • During camp, staff hours are: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm; Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 5:15 pm
  • Camp staff works anywhere from 3 to 10 weeks (position dependent)
Week 1: June 26-30Week 6: July 31-Aug 4
Week 2: July 3-7 (no camp July 4)Week 7: Aug 7-11
Week 3: July 10-14Week 8: Aug 14-18
Week 4: July 17-21Week 9: Aug 21-25
Week 5:July 24-28