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Summer Camp Counselor
Barbara and Ray Alpert JCC (Jewish Long Beach)
3801 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90815-1734

Principal Responsibilities:

Camp K is a day camp located in Long Beach, CA. The camp hosts approximately 125 campers weekly at the Alpert JCC campus. Typical camp activities include arts and crafts, science projects, team sports, playground time, GaGa (Israeli Handball), daily swimming, and a plethora of other special activities curated to our weekly themes. Campers also enjoy weekly field trips to various science centers, amusements parks, and aquariums.

This is a temporary position in the Children, Youth & Family Department at the Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center. The Camp Counselor is responsible for the health and safety of the children in his/her care, continuing the Guidelines of the Alpert JCC Youth Program, and to propagate a positive experience for campers allowing them to grow emotionally and developmentally.

Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Current High School students may apply.

Language Skills

Excellence in customer service requires the ability to deal effectively with people in a variety of situations in person and in writing. Ability to communicate in English effectively with campers, counselors, members and other JCC employees. Ability to read and interpret English language documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to transfer said knowledge to campers as needed.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the Camp Counselor is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. This person is required to stand and move about the entire building and grounds. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This person will also need to be active in a swimming pool setting, passing a minimum swimming competency test.

Work Environment

Primarily the Youth and Family Programs Department is comprised of offices and classrooms or Computer Labs. Noise level, activities and clutter will be as are normal to childcare environments. Some programs and responsibilities will occur in other parts of the campus or at off-site venues not owned or under the control of the AJCC.

COVID-19 considerations:

In committing to provide and maintain a safe workplace, free of known hazards, the Alpert JCC requires COVID-19 vaccination for ALL employees in order to safeguard the health of our staff, their families, our members and the community at large. All team members must provide proof of COVID vaccination before start date


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

For over 70 years, the Alpert JCC has been a place for families, friends and neighbors to connect through a wealth of unique programs, services and opportunities.

Inside a welcoming, inclusive environment, people of all ages and faiths explore and discover new interests, build relationships while building skills, and strengthen this vibrant community that we share.

But the real story of the AJCC isn't just the wide range of programs and services we offer. The real story belongs to the people we serve. We invite you to become a part of our story today.