Staff FAQs

If you have staff questions that are not addressed below or just want to hear more about the staff experience at In the City Camps, please call us at 404-698-1134 or email


Why should I be a Counselor at In the City Camps this summer?

There are so many benefits to spending your summer with us. Here are just a few.

  • You’ll gain valuable life skills and experience that colleges and future employers value. But don’t take our word for it, look here, here, hereherehere, here, and here (we especially love the last one – just swap out the camp name).
  • You’ll have a whole lot of fun spending the summer playing sports, swimming, cooking, and painting — and you’ll make money doing it!
  • You’ll make a bunch of new fun, energetic, smart Jewish friends and valuable lifelong connections.
  • You’ll earn a competitive, fair salary for your work.
  • You’ll be a positive role model to countless Jewish kids.
  • You’ll start each morning singing and dancing!

How old do I need to be to work as a Counselor?

Junior counselors are rising 10th graders. Counselors are rising 11th and 12th graders. Senior Counselors are rising college students and college-age young adults. Additionally, Unit Heads are rising college sophomores or above.

What time will I need to be at camp each day?

Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. All counselor staff must be at camp each day no later than 8:30am and should expect to work until 4:30pm. Staff who work Before/After Care or as Bus Counselors work slightly different hours in the mornings and afternoons.

Will I receive training for my role as a counselor?

Yes! All counselor staff will attend mandatory training sessions before camp begins (see below). Additionally, during the summer, counselors regroup at the end of each day and meet before the start of each week to ensure everyone is prepared to deliver a fantastic and safe experience to our campers. The Camp Director and head staff are always available to answer questions and provide guidance during the camp day.

  • Prior to May 19, 2019 – Online training due
  • May 26, 2019 – All-day staff training (Head staff, Counselors, and Specialists)
  • May 31, 2019 – Intown Unit Heads & Sr Counselors report for camp set-up
  • June 2, 2019 – Intown staff all-day training & camp open house
  • June 14, 2019 – Sandy Springs Unit Heads & Sr Counselors report for camp set-up
  • June 16, 2019 – Sandy Springs staff all-day training & camp open house
  • July 12, 2019 – Johns Creek Unit Heads & Sr Counselors report for camp set-up
  • July 14, 2019 – Johns Creek staff all-day training & camp open house

I need volunteer hours for school. Can I volunteer for some or all of the weeks I work at camp? 

Yes! We’d love for you to be part of camp as a volunteer! There’s no need to fill out an application yet – just send an email to to get the process moving.

Will I work at the Intown, Sandy Springs, or Johns Creek location?

We assign staff to locations based on our campers’ needs and make every effort to assign you to the location that is most convenient.

What summer jobs are available at In the City Camps?

You can view descriptions of all our summer jobs here.

What is the hiring process?

First, you’ll need to complete our staff application. It’s open now, so you can apply today! Once that’s done, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.

How many weeks do staff work at camp?

Camp runs for 9 weeks, from June 3 – August 2, 2019. You can view the details here. We give strong hiring preference to staff who are able to work for at least 3 consecutive weeks – and even stronger preference to staff who can work with us the whole summer or close to it. Just like our campers, staff who work for multiple weeks get the most out of the experience.