At 6 Points Creative Arts Academy the primary responsibility of all staff is the health, safety, and welfare of the children entrusted to our care. Therefore, all staff must be dedicated to working with and nurturing campers of all ages.

As you look at the Position Overviews, please keep in mind that staff structure and positions are predicated on enrollment numbers and the need for the position this summer. Please read the descriptions carefully and only apply for positions for which you meet the requirements.

Administration and Logistics Team

Must have a proven track-record of organizational skills, excellent customer service via phone, email and written correspondence, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of products required, and knowledge of CampMinder a plus.  

  • Monitor staff travel for arrival and departure from camp
  • Monitor camper travel for arrival and departure from camp
  • Track missing luggage
  • Oversee daily mail distribution
  • Facilitate intersession dorm turn-over
  • Coordinate arrival and departure times for faculty, visitors and guests, including but not limited to working with hospitality, signage, and welcome materials
  • Coordinate local transportation needs, including but not limited to: medical visits and supply purchasing. Logistics coordinator will also drive when needed.
  • Coordinate travel for off-site trips, including but not limited to: Olim Night Out, intersession, staff time off, arts major related outings
  • Ensure timely delivery of supplies to program areas
  • Supervise logistics team

Supervised by the Business and Operations Manager.  Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January, leadership team retreat in early May, and on-site June 14 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.  Member of the Leadership Team.

  • Review purchase orders and shipment contents to ensure correct delivery completion
  • Delivery of supplies to program areas.
  • Assist with program and meeting area set-up and break down
  • Sort and distribute daily mail
  • Provide labor for intersession dorm turn-over
  • Assist with AV needs camp-wide
  • Assist with local transportation, including but not limited to: supply runs, airport trips, and medical visits.
  • Support arrival and departure times for faculty, visitors and guests, including but not limited to working with hospitality, signage, room set-up, linen laundry, and welcome materials

Supervised by the Logistics Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January and on-site approximately June 17 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.

  • Serve as frequent first point of contact for parent phone calls
  • Assist with printing, sorting and delivery of mail, letters and electronic correspondence
  • Create, prepare, and file any paperwork
  • Update inventories
  • Process supply purchase orders
  • Keep office organized and fit to welcome camp visitors
  • Serve as point of contact and assistance to camp visitors

Supervised by the Logistics Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January and on-site approximately June 17 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.

  • Assist with daily med-pass
  • Assist with daily sick-call
  • Log camper health center visit information into Campminder
  • Support campers who need to be driven to doctor’s offices and/or medical needs
  • Promote safety at all times by keeping first aid supplies fully stocked

Supervised by the Business and Operations Manager. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January and on-site approximately June 17 at The Westtown School, potentially sooner to assist with load-in. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 6.

Any of the above positions can double as a driver for standard camp vehicles.

  • Must be 21 by June 15, 2019 and have a good driving record.
  • Drive camp vehicle safely according to URJ Policies and Procedures and state laws
  • Complete before and after trip checks and record any necessary information (i.e. gas level, damage, required maintenance, etc.)
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness
  • Transport campers and staff for routine trips and appointments.
  • Fulfill supply requests at local stores and providers.
  • Complete airport run to pick-up visitors and guests.

Program Team

Must be a college graduate or the equivalent, and have training, experience in, and a passion for Jewish education and The Arts. An advanced degree is a plus.  

  • In partnership with Camp Director and Arts Mentors, develop curriculum for Arts Majors, Minors and Judaic programming
  • Serve as supervisor to Arts Mentors
  • Supervise supply inventories and requests
  • Facilitate relationship building between Arts Mentors and Faculty
  • Coordinate Arts Minor sign-ups and assignments
  • Coordinate Shabbat Prep assignments for Arts Mentors, Residential Faculty, Staff, and campers
  • Collaborate with Director, Faculty, Song leader, and Arts Mentors on all aspects of Shabbat and Jewish teachable moments
  • Supervise technical, logistical, and programmatic needs for Arts Programming, including Showcase
  • Provide a daily, supportive presence and timely feedback

Supervised by the Camp Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in January and in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site June 14, 2019. Position term concludes on Monday, August 5.  Member of the Leadership Team.

Must be a college graduate or the equivalent, and have training, experience in, and a passion for Jewish education and The Arts. An advanced degree is a plus.

  • In partnership with Assistant Director, create informal camp programming for Evening Programs 
  • Collaborate with faculty to coordinate and create Shabbat sha-lectives for the first Saturday of each session
  • Work with Logistics Coordinator and Assistant Director on special programming, including but not limited to inter-session and Olim Night Out. 
  • Chaperone inter-session with additional counselor support. 
  • Overseepurchase supplies, if necessary, and organize Staff Engagement programming, including Staff Onegs, staff meeting snacks, and additional morale programming. 
  • Supervise supply inventories and requests for all non-Arts based programming 
  • Provide a daily, supportive presence and timely feedback to camp community 
  • Support and assist the programmer for each unit to craft and facilitate unit programs. 

Supervised by the Assistant Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March and in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site June 14 for leadership team orientation. Position term concludes on Monday, August 5. Member of the Leadership Team.

Extensive experience and/or training post-undergraduate in their primary discipline is required.

Majors offered: Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Classical/Contemporary Theatre, Musical Theatre, Visual Art

  • In partnership with the Artistic Director, develop two independent two-week (8 course periods) curricula in their area of expertise.  The curricula must be focused on both process (skill building) and product (performance) and able to be scaled for age-group and allotted time.
  • Craft supply requests
  • Conduct pre-camp orientation video conference or phone call with Olim and Gesher participants (Grades 7-11) registered for major and email outreach to Bonim campers (Grades 3-6)
  • Implement the curriculum in daily major workshops
  • Coordinate lesson plans with assigned counselors and faculty
  • In partnership with the Artistic Director, develop seven session, hour and a half-long curriculum for a minor as assigned in their area of expertise or a complimentary area of expertise. This may be collaborative with other area Mentors.
  • In partnership with the Artistic Director, facilitate a Shabbat prep workshop session as assigned.
  • Teach master classes as interested
  • Attend morning and evening camp rituals
  • Participate in all-camp non-arts-based programming as requested and interested

Supervised by the Artistic Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March and in-person June 17 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 5. 

Knowledge of Reform Jewish music repertoire – liturgy, shira, etc., extensive experience required in song leading and service leading and preferred in camp and NFTY settings.

  • Collaborate with the Camp Director, Artistic Director and Faculty Deans to craft the worship experience and provide primary or supplemental music during all Shabbat offerings.
  • Coordinate faculty participation within the framework of our worship experiences
  • Create Visual T’fillah PowerPoints for use in worship, keeping them current to reflect the specific service
  • Provide music for a variety of events including morning and evening rituals, opening ceremonies, showcase, and song sessions
  • Serve as part of the Music Team in either the instrumental or vocal major
  • Create and implement a curriculum for a 7-session music related minor (ex. song leading, song writing)
  • Set up and maintain audio/visual equipment for morning and evening rituals, song session and Shabbat

Supervised by the Camp Director. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, for Hava Nashira May 29 - June 2 (all expenses paid) and in-person June 17 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 5. 

Passion for photography and/or videography.  Experience using a DSLR camera.  Knowledge of photo-editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop and/or knowledge of editing software, preferably Adobe Premiere.

Photo:

  • Photograph each camper, every day during Majors, Minors, Kinesthetic Arts, and camp-wide programs, as well as during unstructured time
  • Edit and upload approximately 75 photos daily to our online platform, CampMinder
  • Create a 3 to 4-minute Opening Day slideshow each session
  • Produce Showcase slideshows for the end of each session
  • Edit and produce photos to use for future marketing and communications during off-season
  • Coordinate with the Assistant Director on blog and social media posts throughout the summer.

Video:

  • Capture daily footage of campers in both scheduled activities and unstructured moments
  • Edit and produce weekly videos summarizing the 6 Points Creative Arts Academy experience
  • Edit and produce a short Opening Day re-cap video each session
  • Edit and produce videos for use during the 2019-2020 off-season
  • Coordinate with the Assistant Director on blog and social media posts throughout the summer.

Supervised by the Assistant Director. Must be available for bi-weekly check-ins starting in April and in-person June 17 on-site at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 5.

Residential Life

Extensive training and experience in social work, school counseling or mental health counseling is required. Master's in Social Work or Licensed Mental Health Counselor preferred. Must have a proven track-record of organizational skills, excellent customer service via phone, email and written correspondence, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Assist with the pre-screening and placement/bunking of campers prior to arrival on camp
  • In coordination with the Assistant Camp Director, work with Head Counselors on daily camper log completion and review for next steps
  • Coach Head Counselors and general counselors and share best practices for working with campers through mental and emotional challenges; address camper mental and emotional challenges that require additional expertise
  • Prepare and participate in specific elements of pre-camp and ongoing staff training
  • Communicate camper successes and challenges to parents/guardians
  • Provide emotional support and behavioral intervention for the camp community
  • Lead Keshet inclusion team, our in-camp cohort dedicated to the inclusion of all campers in the LGBTQ community.
  • Serve as a resource to staff, related to inclusion and more general camper care.

Supervised by the Camp Director. Must be available remotely beginning in March for camper/staff outreach, in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site June 14 for staff leadership orientation. Position term concludes on Monday, August 5. Member of Leadership Team.

Prior experience working with elementary and middle school age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred.  Must be 21 years of age by June 15, 2019.

  • Direct responsibility for the counselors of the assigned age unit.
  • Support counselors in crafting the day-to-day routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up)
  • Review daily camper logs with Community Care Coordinator as necessary
  • Make and return parent phone calls regarding camper challenges and successes
  • Coach counselors on navigating camper challenges
  • Share staff successes and challenges with Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director
  • Often first line of communication with parents/guardians.
  • Provide coverage as needed on counselor days/evenings off.
  • Perform 3 formal evaluations with dorm counselors at the end of each session and provide constructive feedback.
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director on the execution of Kinesthetic Art sign-ups.

Supervised by the Assistant Camp Director and coordinating with the Community Care Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in April, in-person for staff leadership training weekend in the spring, and on-site for staff leadership orientation June 14. Position term concludes on Monday, August 5. Member of the Leadership Team

Prior experience working with elementarymiddle, and high school age children in a formal or informal setting necessary. High School graduate or the equivalent. 

Responsibilities for Camper Care

  • Direct day-to-day support to each camper in their care, helping them to feel a part of the community in their own way, and assisting them in achieving their personal goals
  • Coordinate and support campers in transitions between activities, ensuring that all campers get to their correct destination
  • Complete nightly cabin logs designed to document mental, physical, emotional, and overall status of campers, turn them in to the Head Counselor or Community Care before leaving the wing each night
  • Sit with campers during meals and all-camp or unit activities and be mindfully present
  • On-duty on a revolving basis after cabins-in on assigned wing
  • With the support of the Head Counselors, craft and implement the day-to-day bunk routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up) and participate fully
  • Potentially lead group discussions and activities during evening programs and offer a Kinesthetic Art (sport) program daily including swim, yoga, basketball, Zumba/dance, etc. for campers.

Responsibilities for Arts Disciplines

  • Assist Arts Mentors in major/minor blocks. Including direct instruction, small group facilitation, keeping studio space clean and organized, helping with cleanup, ensuring all safety precautions are met.

*Counselors can also apply to assisting in planning Unit and All-Camp Programming

  • In partnership with the Program Director, plan and implement unit and all-camp activities throughout the session, both for evening and special activity days.
  • Programmers will have a planning hour daily, in addition to their regularly scheduled hour-off.

Supervised by the Head Counselors.  Must be available approximately June 18 at The Westtown School. Position term ends on Monday, August 5.

Prior experience working with elementary and middle school age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred.  Must be a registered nurse or LPN in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Experience in pediatric, camp or school nursing preferred.
  • Partner with the Camp Director to oversee camper and staff health and wellness throughout the summer
  • Perform health checks on opening days and assist with any necessary treatment
  • Care for sick or injured campers daily, including dispensing medication and responding to emergencies (triage, assessment, treatment)
  • Ensure well-stocked inventory for all health center supplies and stock medications
  • Package and organize any trip meds (regular and PRN)
  • Follow all health standard and local operating procedures, standing physician orders
  • Establish regular communications with the camp consulting or visiting physician
  • Communicate with campers’ parents about health concerns
  • Periodic transportation of campers to MD and ER as needed
  • Keep and maintain all health records in good order, updating them as needed. Keep a permanent log of evaluations in CampMinder immediately after treatments
  • With Business and Operations Manager, supervise financial matters relating to the health center, including insurance claims and billings to parents
  • Following URJ protocols, contact parents when necessary regarding the health of their children
  • Communicate with the Head Counselors and Community Care Coordinator about medical decisions influencing their campers
  • Schedule and supervise dispensing of regular medications
  • With Camp Director or Assistant Director, conduct regular inspections of camp grounds and facilities for potential health or sanitation problems
  • Be on call at specific times of the day

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.  Multiple shifts available.  Optional room and board available on our summer campus if desired. Supervised by the  Camp Director and coordinating with the Business and Operations Manager. Position term concludes on Monday, August 5.

Time Off

Rest and reflection are critical to the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of our staff. Specific dates and prior commitments staff need off should be communicated with Camp Director and Assistant Director in the staff application and interview process. Understanding that camp is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, to the extent possible:

  • Staff have two all-camp-in evenings per week – Wednesday night for staff meeting and Friday night for staff Shabbat oneg 
  • Arts Mentors will be off from wake-up through curfew on the first Saturday of each session, and during intersession. Arts Mentors are required to participate in Shabbat Prep and Shabbat (Thursday and Friday), and are welcome to attend Evening Program if interested or specially requested 
  • Counselors and Logistics and Media Team will be off from wake-up through curfew one day each session, one evening to be taken during week 2, 3, 4, or 5, intersession unless requested and/or interested in staffing, and at least one hour daily. 
  • Leadership staff time off will be discussed as a team, with final approval from the Camp Director. 
  • Any staff member that is accepted to work intersession will receive an alternative day off during the immediate next session.

Important Dates: Summer 2019

Friday, 6/14 Leadership Team arrive - Westtown School
Monday, 6/17 Schlichim, Administration and Logistics Team arrive - Westtown School
Tuesday, 6/18 All Staff arrive at Westtown
Tuesday, 6/25 Opening Day
Sunday, 7/7 Session 1 Ends
Tuesday, 7/9 Session 2 Begins
Sunday, 7/21 Session 2 Ends
Tuesday, 7/23 Session 3 Begins
Sunday, 8/04 Session 3 Ends and Staff Banquet
Monday, 8/05 Staff Released
Tuesday, 8/06 Year-Round and Logistics Staff Released