Join Our J Camp Staff

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!

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Refer a Counselor!

The J Camp staff is the heart and soul that makes J Camp what it is. Know anyone who would make a great camp counselor? Email camp@sjcc.org or send them the link above.


Available Positions

Summer J Camp Counselors
Counselors are responsible for creating a positive and safe experience at summer camp for their designated group of campers. Pay starts at $16 per hour. View full job description >>

Summer J Camp Activity Specialists

Activity Specialists plan and execute activities for a specific activity for campers of varying ages. Pay starts at $16.50 per hour. View full job description >>

Summer J Camp Waterfront Coordinator

The Waterfront Coordinator plans and executed boating activities for campers of varying ages at J Camp’s waterfront. Applicants should be strong swimmers and willing to get Waterfront Lifeguard certified (through the SJCC) if they are not already. Pay starts at $16.50 per hour. View full job description >>

Summer J Camp Coordinators

Coordinators oversee age groups or programs and supervisor Counselors or Specialists. This job requires some prep time leading up to camp. Pay starts at $19/hour. View full job description >>

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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 8 – 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