Website Eden Village Camp

Our Camper Care Team Members serve as mental health support team members, managing the mental, social, and behavioral concerns and issues that may occur with campers and/or staff. They support other staffers in working with campers who are having difficulties adjusting to camp, work directly with campers, and partner with parents and campers’ therapists as necessary. They are key members of the mental part of supporting our campers in having a healthy, happy, and successful experience at camp!

Eden Village camp is a non-profit overnight camp rooted in the Jewish vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world. We’re dedicated to providing campers with an incredible summer experience while empowering them to promote a vibrant future for themselves, their communities, and planet. Learn more here! 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years experience or high-level training working with individuals with mental health concerns
  • Knowledgeable of young people’s concerns, issues, and challenges
  • Experience or degree in social work, guidance, therapy, clinical psychology or other relevant training preferred.
  • Focused and able to work independently.
  • Prior camp experience preferred.
  • Able to put the needs of the campers before the needs of self
  • Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
  • Acceptance of irregular work hours.
  • Must be at least 21 years old, and are expected to stay at camp the entire season and attend staff training. 

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Helps create a safe and comfortable residential community.
  • Provides direct service support to individual campers, including reviewing personal information provided by parents, and creating an Individual Camper Plan that will meet the required accommodations of campers with challenging needs and behaviors.
  • Consistently available to campers and staff and actively focused on the needs of the camp community.
  • Provides recommendations to the camp staff regarding camper wellness and building relationships with campers, both one-on-one and in brief group trainings. Topics may include conflict resolution, guidance of challenging behaviors, working with children with various diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, OT issues, anxiety, depression), mentoring children of various ages in differing stages of development.
  • Maintains and documents records of camper wellness, including serving as a point of contact for communication with families.
  • Participates in all aspects of camp, including meals, so as to understand each bunk’s dynamics and be part of the fabric of the community.
  • Calls first- and second-time campers’ families midway through each session to update and check in.
  • May accompany camper/staff to the ER in case of a psychiatric emergency.
    Informs leadership of all serious situations involving self-harm, violence, abuse, bullying or personnel issues.
  • Understands and abides by strict rules of confidentiality,

All staff at Eden Village, regardless of their job, should expect to support the running of camp in a variety of ways that are not outlined here. As a community working collectively to keep 200 children safe and happy, each summer is full of unexpected blessings and challenges. We rely on our staff’s flexibility to meet those challenges. 

Why you’ll love it!

  • Experience deep community with a vibrant staff of 120 young people from all over the world!  Our community values skills sharing, spiritual growth, and inclusivity.
  • You’ll enjoy three kosher, organic, locally sourced meals a day.
  • We have a secret little room just for staff snack…and a not-so-secret not-so-little FARM full of fresh off the vine snacks! We’re munching on cherry tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers, peaches, cherries, carrots, and so much more all summer long.
  • You get to hang out with goats!
  • We have at least one  staff fun activity every night and staff only swim a few times a week. 

Dates: June 14 – August 21, 2023

Time Off: All staff receive one 24-hour day off per week, and around 3 hours off every day.

Salary: $2,400 for staff without a relevant degree, $3,000 starting salary for staff with a relevant degree

To apply for this job email your details to aliza@edenvillagecamp.org