Get Involved with Camp Jenny
There are two main ways to get involved with Camp Jenny. First, you can help with fundraising. In order to make Camp Jenny happen every year, we must raise $75,000. You can work with your youth group or synagogue to help plan a fundraiser, or you can reach out to your own family and friends to raise support and money.
The second way to get involved is to apply to volunteer as a Camp Jenny staff member. First, review the job descriptions below, the adult application FAQ, and the Kids Club child care information. Then, continue to the online application.
Camp Jenny Adult Volunteer Job Descriptions:
**Young adults who have just finished their first year of college (or are the age equivalent) may apply for Kitchen Staff and/or Kids Club/Babysitter Staff ONLY.**
Responsible for coordinating with the other Unit Mentors and working with assigned Unit Heads February‐May to plan and prepare unit programming. Unit Mentor will oversee unit throughout CJ, including working with Unit Heads and NFTY Regional Advisors regarding counselor training. You will be expected to connect with your teen Unit Heads by February 1. This position is a Senior Staff position and is expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
Programming Supplies Team
Responsible for making sure that all of the materials are where they need to be prior to a program or activity beginning, and are cleaned up and returned at the end of each program or activity. Responsible for supply inventory and packing at the end of CJ. The program supplies staff are Senior Staff positions, and are expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
SIT Program Co‐Directors
Responsible for planning and executing the CIT program and overall supervision of the CITs. These positions begin working the same time as a Unit Mentors and work closely with the NFTY Regional Advisors. These positions are Senior Staff positions and are expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
RA (Resident Advisor)
All RAs have completed their 2nd year of college (or are the age equivalent or older). You will be housed in camper cabins for safety and liability purposes and will be expected to be present in the cabin any time campers/NFTYites are present (from cabins‐in to breakfast, cleanup, rest hour, dinner prep, etc). When the campers and teens are not in the cabin, you will be asked to help serve meals, be assigned as office staff, media team, security, and specialty areas throughout the day. DO NOT WORRY – you will still have time to study for exams, shower, and enjoy some free time. All RAs will report to the Security Director. All RAs are expected to be at CJ from May 24-28, 2018.
Security (at least 21 years of age)
Responsible for the 24‐hour safety and security needs of all CJ participants. Staff assigned primarily to security will be assigned at least one overnight shift. The security staff is expected to be at CJ from May 24-28, 2018.
Responsible for coordinating the planning and execution of specialty programming in one of the following areas: Music, Dance & Drama, Cooking, Sports, Water Play and Arts & Crafts; will be accompanied by one or more teenage specialists. Specialists will work with their teenage counterpart prior to Camp Jenny in order to plan their activities. During Camp Jenny, all Adult Specialists will work with the Specialist Liaison. Specialists will reach out to your teenage counterpart by February 1 and will together submit activity plans to Specialist Mentor by April 1. All Adult Specialists are expected to be at CJ from May 24-28, 2018.
Dining Hall Manager
Responsible for assisting in the kitchen before and after meals, including the set‐up and cleanup of the dining room and supervisor for college‐age kitchen/carnival staff. Responsible for getting snack ready for distribution when needed. This position will make contact with the kitchen/carnival staff in early April. This position is a Senior Staff position and is expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
Responsible for helping in the kitchen before and after every meal, help serve during meals, set‐up and clean up of dining hall, aid in the distribution of afternoon and evening snack, work together to plan and execute CJ Carnival. Reports to KP Manager (for kitchen) and Program Coordinator (for carnival). Expected to be at CJ from May 24-28, 2018.
Responsible for taking videos and pictures (action shots as well as posed cabin photos), upload photos to online site for printing/pick‐up, compiling the slide show, and continuously updating Camp Jenny’s online presence. Requires laptop, digital camera (point & shoot or DSLR) and all connection equipment. Prior to Camp Jenny, there will be a Media Staff conference call. Media Staff is expected to be at CJ from May 24-28, 2018.
Administrative Staff / Floater
Responsible for helping with the health center, office, and supplies team. Expected to be at Camp Jenny from May 24-28, 2018.
Kids Club Director
Supervises Kids Club Staff in providing activities and supervision for the children of CJ adult staff and/or school staff. This position is a Senior Staff position and is expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
Kids Club Staff
Provide activities and supervision for the children of CJ adult volunteers and/or school staff. Expected to be at Camp Jenny from May 24-28, 2018 (depending on staffing, you may be asked to come on May 23rd).
Trained/Licensed/Certified Positions (copy of certification/licensure must be sent with acceptance):
(Ropes Course certification will take place at Camp Coleman on March 3-4, 2018. Please email email@example.com for more information about the Ropes Course Training. Ropes staff are expected to be at CJ from May 24-28, 2018.
The Camp Jenny medical team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical/nursing students. One person from the medical team will travel to the school on Friday to collect H&S Forms and Meds. Some members of the medical team will be needed on May 23-24, and some will arrive on May 25. All will continue through May 28, 2018.
Medical Team Coordinator
The Medical Team Coordinator is responsible for managing and scheduling the medical team. Review of protocols and procedure will begin in April with NFTY Regional Advisors. This person will review health forms for both campers and teens and follow-up with individuals as necessary in coordination with the NFTY staff and/or School Liaison. This position is a Senior Staff position and is expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
This person needs to be a licensed Social Worker and will work with any camper who needs assistance during the event. The Unit Advocates will work closely with the school staff, School Liaison, and NFTY Regional Advisors. Review of protocols and procedures will begin in early May, prior to arrival at camp with NFTY Regional Advisors and Advocacy Coordinator. This position is a Senior Staff position and is expected to be at CJ from May 23-28, 2018.
Camp Jenny Year-Round Volunteer Team:
While these are not permanent positions, many volunteers do serve in these capacities for multiple years. If you are interested in holding one of these positions in the future, please let the Regional Advisors know of your interest and we would be happy to discuss future options, if something is available. These positions are all part of the Senior Staff team, and generally arrive to Camp Jenny on Wednesday.
School Liaison - Judy Limor
Responsible for all communication with the elementary school prior to, during and after Camp Jenny. During Camp Jenny, the School Liaison will work closely with the Adult Staff Volunteers from the school. The School Liaison will also work with the Unit Advocates as any camper issues arise. The School Liaison will help to manage check-in at the school on Friday. In addition, the School Liaison is responsible for communication with the Davis Academy prior to, during and after Camp Jenny.
Program Coordinator - Anna Roberto
The Programming Coordinator is responsible for working with the Co-Directors, Unit Mentors, Unit Heads and Program Supplies Team to ensure quality, age-appropriate programming for camp-wide and unit programs. The Program Coordinator will also oversee the Community Service and the Camp Jenny Carnival.
Security Director - Todd Gordon
Responsible for the 24‐hour safety and security needs of all CJ staff and participants. Responsible for security team, and their respective schedules. The Security Director will work closely with the Head RA, the NFTY Regional Advisors and the Advocates beginning in March.
Head RA - Elizabeth Foster
Works in conjunction with the Security Director to insure the 24‐hour safety and security needs of all CJ staff and participants. Assists in training RAs and security team both before and during Camp Jenny. Responsible for managing schedules for all RAs and security team. The Head RA will work closely with the Security Director, the NFTY Regional Advisors and the RAs beginning in March.
Specialists Coordinator - Molly Okun
Responsible for meeting with the co-Directors to discuss staff decisions for specialty locations. The Specialist Coordinator helps to create the Camp Jenny schedule and also works with the teen and adult specialists, beginning in February to insure that all specialty area programming is well planned. This person will help coordinate supplies ordering for all specialty areas.
Advocacy Coordinator - Jeremy Wernick; MSW
This person needs to be a licensed Social Worker and will work with the team of advocates at Camp Jenny. The Advocacy Coordinator will oversee and assist the advocates when working with any camper who needs assistance during the event. The Advocacy Coordinator will work closely with the school staff. Review of protocols and procedures will begin in early December with NFTY Regional Advisors. The Advocacy Coordinator will assist with the training webinars offered to all CJ staff.