Where is 6 Points Creative Arts located?
The Creative Arts Academy is located in West Chester, PA at The Westtown School, just 25 miles outside of Philadelphia.
After I submit my application, when will I hear from CAA?
After your application and uploaded resume are received and processed by our office, you will be contacted to set up a time for a video or in-person (depending on location) interview.
What happens if I am hired to work at CAA?
Upon accepting a position, you will receive an offer letter. The letter is to be signed and returned to the camp office within ten days. In addition to the offer letter, there will be other forms you need to fill out, sign and return with your contract.
When do I get paid?
Paychecks are issued bi-weekly during the summer.
Does CAA have a curfew for staff?
We expect everyone to perform at the peak of their abilities during the day. A good night’s sleep is the best way to keep yourself healthy and on top of your game. All staff are required to be in their living quarters by curfew each evening.
When do I have time off?
Rest and reflection are critical to the emotional and physical health and well-being of our staff. Please see additional time-off information here.
Is there a staff orientation?
Absolutely! Our comprehensive staff training program is held prior to the arrival of the campers. Staff members arrive between one and two weeks before opening day, depending upon your role in camp. See the Important Dates: Summer 2020 for more information. Staff training provides the tools and skills necessary to guarantee a successful summer for all, and does so within the framework of building a Jewish community. Our goals are to give the staff members the chance to get to know one another and start building working relationships, as well as to prepare for the challenges of working in a residential camp setting. The program includes a wide variety of activities, such as group-building experiences, training sessions, and program planning time.
What if I am a vegetarian or have dietary restrictions?
Special diets, e.g., vegetarian, gluten-free, food allergies, etc. can be accommodated. If you require such assistance, it is your responsibility to let camp know in advance.
What is there to do in West Chester?
The camp is located about 1.5 miles from downtown West Chester, which has restaurants and shops. Other shopping areas are about 5 minutes from camp. West Chester is 25 miles from Philadelphia.
Will I have access to technology?
Staff may use their own technology devices in personal areas during time-off . Cell phones, tablets, computers, etc. are not to be used around campers.
How will I do my laundry at camp?
There are laundry facilities on-site and there is a scheduled laundry day each session. Additionally, you can do laundry during intersession and on your days or nights off.
May I bring my vehicle to camp?
Yes, you may bring your car to camp. There is a designated staff parking area. When you arrive at camp, please check-in at the office to receive your parking permit, which must be displayed on your dashboard. Travel stipends are available for staff members traveling more than 300 miles to West Chester.
What can I expect from my experience as a member of staff at 6 Points Creative Arts Academy?
Being on staff at any residential camp is perhaps the most difficult and most fulfilling job you will ever have. A summer at CAA will be challenging, both physically and emotionally, but most of all it will be fun! As a staff member at CAA, you’ll have the opportunity to experience life in our unique and creative community, positively impact the lives of campers, and create friendships that will last a lifetime.
I’d like to work at camp, but I have to get an internship.
We can work with you on how camp can fulfill your internship requirements. Let’s discuss!
Still have questions? Contact Kara Hoffman for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org