Are you ready for an unforgettable summer?

Do you want to connect with Jewish teens from across Atlanta and Israel while getting paid fairly?

Bunk Counselors at In the City Camps are rising 10th grade through Sophomore year in college. In the City Camps hires staff based on school grade and pays the same rate for each counselor in that school year. ITC requires a minimum commitment of four consecutive working weeks.

NEW this Summer: Bonus Structure for Bunk Staff that work a minimum of six weeks. Details will be shared in your contract.

Specialist Staff: Must be 21 years of age to apply and have prior teaching experience.

Unlock Your Potential at Camp and discover the incredible benefits of working at In the City Camps and joining a powerful community. In the City Camps—a day camp with an overnight camp feel—creates lifelong Jewish friendships, nurtures personal growth, and inspires a meaningful connection to the Jewish community and Israel for hundreds of Atlanta’s Jewish families. We proudly focus on helping our campers gain independence and self-discovery through a daily menu of developmentally appropriate, fun, and engaging options.

In the City Camps provides a culturally Jewish, values based experience for Jewish campers of all backgrounds. Our campers sing Hebrew songs, make a tzedakah (charity) box, learn to bake challah (which they bring home to share!), perform mitzvot (good deeds) through volunteer projects, and learn to cook some of Israel’s most delicious foods. As they engage in these activities, campers strengthen skills needed to thrive in the 21st century while building relationships with Jewish children from all over Atlanta.

Here are just SOME of the perks of working for ITC:

  • Having a fantastic summer working with children in an exceptional and fun environment 
  • Opportunity to work with an incredible team and make new friends
  • Paid training
  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Free daily snacks
  • Paid breaks (daily)
  • Professional development that looks great on your resume/college applications
  • First Aid/CPR Certification and other training opportunities 
  • Staff parties during camp
  • End-of-summer staff party

Still not sure if you should apply?  Here are more reasons!

Create Community (Kehilah) 
At camp, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to create a safe and inclusive environment for campers from all walks of life. You’ll learn how to use positive reinforcement techniques and be able to build lasting relationships with campers and the ITC team!

New Friends (Chaverim)
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make new friends and contacts while working at camp. These connections can help you find future job prospects or even just make lifelong friends!

Ensure Camper Safety (Bitachon)
Your job is to ensure the emotional and physical safety of yourself and all campers during their stay.

Resume Builder
Working at camp is an excellent resume builder. You’ll gain valuable experience in customer service, administration, teaching, supervision, and more.  These are all skills which are worthwhile to have on their own and can even take your career to the next level.

Make Good Money
Working at camp doesn’t just have career-building benefits – you can also make good money! With competitive pay scales and summer training opportunities, you’ll get paid well for your hard work.

Summer 2023 Address

Atlanta Jewish Academy
5200 Northland Drive – Atlanta, GA 30342
Summer Dates
June 12, 2023 – August 4, 2023

Staff Work Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday and Thursday, Staff Meetings – 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Physical Qualifications for ALL roles at In the City Camps:

While performing duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is also frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.

General Staff Responsibilities for ALL roles at In the City Camps:

  • Establish an atmosphere of security, enjoyment, and belonging for all campers
  • Develop a positive relationship with each camper
  • Manage allergies of campers in your group
  • Provide opportunities for all campers to be successful at camp
  • Communicate matters of concern regarding a camper or the group to Supervisor 
  • Enforce camper safety regulations
  • Develop group or unit activity plans as requested by the Unit Head
  • Supervise campers under immediate care at all times during the camp day including: camper arrival, mealtimes, transitions, activities, and dismissal
  • Actively participate in all camper activities and specialty areas
  • Set a good example in all areas of camp life; act as a role model and contributing member of the camp team
  • Share all responsibilities with other staff assigned to your collective group

Staff Training is mandatory for all new and returning staff members.

Online virtual training (this training is self guided and will take between 2-6 hours to complete).  This is mandatory!

In person Staff Training Dates:

June 7th – 9th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open House:  Sunday June 11th, 2023 

ITC requires a minimum commitment of four consecutive working weeks

Week 1 (6/12)
Week 2 (6/19)
Week 3 (6/26)
Week 4 (7/5) [Note: No camp on July 3rd or 4th]
Week 5 (7/10)
Week 6 (7/17)
Week 7 (7/24)
Week 8 (7/31)

Check out ITC's available positions for Summer 2023!

Junior Counselor – Rising 10th

Junior Counselors are rising sophomores in high school. You’ll gain valuable work and leadership experience when you spend the summer getting to know the ins and outs of camp and learning from more seasoned staff members. Junior Counselors attend staff training, go on weekly field trips, and participate in all camp activities, just as Counselors do. Successful Junior Counselors have an edge over new staff applicants the following summer.

Pay: $340.00/ week

Counselor – Rising 11th

Counselors are rising juniors in high school. You will make sure our campers in Kid Camp have fun and stay safe each and every day. You’ll spend the summer playing sports, swimming, cooking, singing, and serving as a positive Jewish role model to children entering kindergarten through 6th grade. Counselors are assigned to bunks that are grouped by camper age.

Pay: $400.00/ week

Senior Counselor – Rising 12th

As a Senior Counselor, you will have all the duties of a regular counselor, plus some additional ones. Senior Counselors serve as leaders for the counselors and assist in a variety of ways. Senior Counselors will ensure campers’ well-being and make their camp experience as fun and rewarding as possible.  

Pay: $500.00/ week

Lead Counselor – Rising College Freshman & up

As Lead Counselor, your role will be significantly expanded from that of a regular counselor. You will be a leader for your fellow counselors, ensuring the well-being of all campers, creating a fun and rewarding environment for them, and managing the daily operations of the bunk. This will involve organizing and executing daily bunk activities, and unit programs. You will be expected to abide by all camp policies and regulations, while also creating a positive atmosphere and building strong relationships between campers and staff. Communication with your co-staff, assistant unit head and unit head is essential to keeping them up to date on camp happenings. Additionally, it is important to provide safety and security for both the bunk and all campers and staff. Lead Counselors should host bunk meetings to resolve issues, review policies, and offer guidance to campers and staff. Moreover, developing strategies to build individual relationships with campers is also encouraged.

Pay: $600.00/ week

Assistant Unit Head; Must be 19 years or older

The Assistant Unit Head works with campers and staff in the unit to provide guidance, mentorship, and support. This role is responsible for helping supervise the day-to-day activities of staff members within the unit, assisting in the development of program curriculum, providing feedback and instruction as needed, managing inventory and supplies, communicating with other staff regarding important information, maintaining records and files for the unit, and ensuring that camp rules are followed. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Unit Head to ensure a successful camp experience for all involved. The Assistant Unit Head must be comfortable working directly with children, demonstrating patience and respect at all times. Excellent interpersonal skills are required in order to effectively manage staff, resolve conflicts, interact positively with campers and their families, and serve as an example for others in upholding all camp standards.

Pay:  $700.00/ week

Unit Head: Must be 21 years or older

The Unit Head position plays an integral role in providing direction, assistance, and oversight to campers and staff within a supportive, growth-promoting atmosphere. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work well with individuals of varying ages and skill sets. The Unit Head is tasked with partnering with fellow staff members to assist in running camp programs, engage with campers throughout the day, and organize and participate in various activities.

The Unit Head must have excellent interpersonal skills, allowing them to effectively oversee personnel, making sure expectations are comprehended, staff is supported, and policies are adhered to. They should also possess the capacity to self-initiate problem-solving efforts during programming.

The Unit Head is expected to lead the unit and guarantee campers receive a safe, fun, and memorable experience. It is their responsibility to ensure camp regulations and protocols are administered equitably among the staff. This position requires the successful candidate to be an outstanding team player and the capacity to encourage campers and personnel to take part in daily tasks.

Furthermore, the Unit Head serves as the major line of communication at camp and is accountable for overseeing the overall high-quality work of their assigned Lead Counselors, Senior Counselors, Counselors, and Junior Counselors. Unit Heads must have the aptitude to modify rapidly to varying scenarios.

All Unit Head candidates should have at least two years experience working as ITC Staff. 

1st year Unit Head: $800.00/week
2nd year Unit Head: $900.00/week

Activity Specialist – Must be at least 21

Want to share your passion for sports, art, cooking, yoga, martial arts, music, drama, science, dance, or literally any other cool activity with our campers this summer? Activity specialists get to interact with the campers who choose to join their activity area. If you have experience teaching or coaching kids in a particular area, this job is for you! Activity Specialists do not need to be Jewish but must be open to infusing Judaism and life skills into activity sessions. This position is hired as an independent contractor on an as-needed basis.

Pay: Pay is commensurate with experience

Other Responsibilities for hire:

Before Care Staff – pays $75 per week
After Care Staff – pays $150 per week
Bus Counselor – pays $100 per week

You can apply for these positions on the staff application

Do you have a kid who wants to join us?

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    Mailing Adress
    2897 N. Druid Hills Rd. #344
    Atlanta, GA 30329

    Summer Address

    Atlanta Jewish Academy
    5200 Northland Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30342

    June 12, 2023 – August 4, 2023
    8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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