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Want to spend your summer in sunny California, making friends with people from all over the world, while sharing your joy for Judaism and the environment?

The Staff Experience

JCA staff not only make the difference in children’s lives by creating camp magic, they experience the camp magic! Experience activities like nature, pioneer living, ropes course, animals, martial arts, dance, to all camp programs like Color War, Israel Day, Fourth of July carnival, and unforgettable experiences like Shabbat under the stars and camping trips in Malibu. Building long-lasting friendships and community are at the core of what we do, which starts with “Cabin Centric Camping,” making our counselors one of our most important ingredients to a successful camp experience. At JCA, the staff experience is just as meaningful as the camper experience so we have multiple senior staff dedicated to Staff Care: time off, social time, mental health support, days off guidance, and more! Contact Allison Blonder for more info about joining the Camp JCA Shalom team this summer and find out why 96% of staff surveyed are likely to recommend us!

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Loving and Amazing Staff

The heart of Camp JCA Shalom is our talented, loving and amazing staff. Here are five reasons why JCA Shalom staff is superb! We seek to hire the best of the best who share our core values.

Over 100 fantastic staff people make up our summer staff community. While our focus is on the campers, camp provides a fantastic social experience for all of the staff as well. As a result, camp positions are very competitive, and we suggest that staff apply early.

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We Are Hiring!

  • Bunk Counselors
  • Activity Specialists
    • Archery, Arts & Crafts, Garden, Cooking, Photo, Sports, Dance, Israeli dance, Lifeguards, Video Science, & More
  • Inclusion Specialists
  • Camp Nannies
  • Logistics Specialists
  • Job Coaches
  • Videographer
  • Unit Heads
  • Aquatics Director(s)
  • Ropes Course Director(s)
  • Sports Director
  • Arts Director
  • Camper Care Director
  • Inclusion Coordinator

Camp JCA Shalom promotes and maintains a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of all programs and services.

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