Become A Staff Member
Do you have what it takes to join the Camp Simcha/Camp Simcha Special staff? Every year we hire more than 300 responsible, caring, empathetic, enthusiastic upbeat young men and women, post high school and age 18 or older. Our staff works long hours, and truthfully, it’s not an easy job. But our counselors and staff are the first to proclaim that the Camp Simcha/Camp Simcha Special experience, unparalleled for children, is also incredibly rewarding, uplifting and meaningful for staff as well.
Camp staff is very varied, and includes counselors, specialists (i..e, waterfront, ceramics, candle making, arts and crafts, baking, crafts workshops), and wait staff. Specialists in photography, videography, and journalism are also needed. We also need office staff.
There are two Camp Simcha sessions and two Camp Simcha Special sessions. Staff must commit to remaining in camp throughout the session. Requests for days off must be approved by the camp director prior to the start of the session.
(for children and teens with cancer and other hematologic illnesses)
Girls: Wednesday, August 7 – Tuesday, August 20 (staff orientation Tuesday, August 6)
Boys: Wednesday, July 10 – Monday, July 22 (staff orientation Tuesday, July 9)
Camp Simcha Special
(for children and teens with serious chronic and genetic illnesses and/or physical handicaps)
Girls: Monday, June 24 – Monday, July 8 (staff orientation Friday, June 21)
Boys: Wednesday, July 24th – Monday, August 5 (staff orientation Tuesday, July 23rd)
Do you have special language skills? We need a few Russian-speaking staff members as well staff members fluent in ASL (American Sign Language). We encourage you to apply. Please indicate your language abilities on the application form.
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2013. Please check again next year!