Is working at camp a real job?
Camp is a place where you'll learn how to work in a team environment, manage your time, be evaluated, create new programming for kids of all ages, and deeply influence the lives of others. The skills you learn at camp are unquantifiable and cannot be matched elsewhere.
How old do I have to be to work at camp?
To work at camp you must have completed high school by the summer. All of our counselors are current college students or entering college freshmen.
Each summer we also have graduate and rabbinical & cantorial students on staff as well as a number of professional educators, social workers, and specialists who bring their families up to camp with them.
When is camp?
The dates of employment at CRB for the summer of 20123 are June 17 thru August 15th. Our staff members are expected to spend the entire season at camp including the week of training before the campers arrive.
If I can't be there for the entire summer, can I still work at camp?
When prospective staff members have academic schedule conflicts, like high school graduation or summer semester college requirements, we sometimes are able to work out arrangements for them to still work at camp. Likewise, if one has to leave during the summer for a family commitment, it may be possible for to use days-off to do so with the director's approval. All of these issues are handled on an individual basis.
Is there laundry at camp?
Yes, and it's easy too. There are two laundry rooms available for staff use. The machines cost $1 per wash and $1 per dry. Change, in quarters, is available for purchase in the front office.
Will I be the only new person on staff?
There are generally 60 first-year staff members who are brand new to tzevet each year. While many first year tzevet are folks that grew up in camp, there are always more who are trying Ramah for the first time. In addition to many new North American staff members, Ramah brings in 20-plus shlichim from Israel called the Mishlachat.