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Full Time Posted January 18, 2024

Camp Director

Camp Shoreshim – JCC Federation of San Luis Obispo

Description

Discover Your Next Adventure in Beautiful San Luis Obispo
Nestled in a picturesque vacation destination with mild weather, Camp Shoreshim is
more than just a summer camp; it’s an Jewish experience in the heart of nature.
Surrounded by hiking trails, lakes, mountains, and the ocean, our 10-acre ranch campus
is a wonderland waiting to be explored. Imagine leading a camp where children engage
with nature amidst olive trees, creek beds, and a menagerie of animals including sheep,
goats, and a donkey. Facilities include a yurt, wood-fired pizza oven, gaga ball pit, tennis
court, a platform with a fire pit, and ample open land for endless exploration and fun.
Contract Position: Camp Director (1-2 Weeks Based on YOUR Vision and Experience)
We are seeking an innovative Camp Director to lead Camp Shoreshim for a 1-2 week
period in summer 2024. The contract duration will depend on your vision and
experience, with a goal to maximize the impact of your leadership. Some flexibility on
dates, likely the last 2 weeks of July 2024.

Responsibilities

Develop and execute a unique camp curriculum centered around Jewish culture,
environmental appreciation, outdoor adventure, and community building.
Develop partnership with potential outside experience providers.
Work with a budget, make purchases, and prepare grounds.
Train, oversee, and inspire a team of teenage camp staff to deliver an
unforgettable camp experience.
Report to the board with a focus on making the camp a profitable venture.
Manage day-to-day operations, ensuring a safe, inclusive, and enriching
environment for campers aged 4-12.

Compensation:

Competitive contract-based on experience;
Junior: $2,500 – $3,000 for the contract period. Suitable for less
experienced candidates
Senior-Range: $3,500 – $4,500. Appropriate for candidates with moderate
experience and strong qualifications
Free accommodations in a private studio apartment near the camp for non-local
candidates.

Requirements

Availability to train staff and direct camp in July to early August 2024 – you will be
part of determining dates
Proven experience in camp management or outdoor education.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a diverse team.
Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions, with an ability to infuse this into the
camp experience. We are looking for an emphasis on enthusiasm of working with
the land and outdoor experience. Musical ability a plus.
Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
Ability to be on-site in San Luis Obispo for the duration of the camp.
Innovative thinker with a passion for creating a memorable and impactful camp
experience.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Must be able to jog across uneven terrain.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your vision for Camp Shoreshim to
info@jccslo.com with the subject line “Camp Director – [YOUR NAME].” We are excited
to hear your ideas and welcome you to our community!
Join Us for a Summer Like No Other at Camp Shoreshim

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