Camp Director (Day Camp)At Camp Kayetz

Posted Apr 26, 2023 Job Length Summer


Camp Kayetz Director

Camp Kayetz is the joyous Temple Beth El day camp for campers aged 6 -12, CIT’s ages 13 –15.

There are usually 40 to 60 campers, with a counselor to camper ratio of 2 teens and 1 adult counselor per 20 kids.

We seek an enthusiastic and energetic director who lead and co-create a meaningful Jewish summer camp experience for campers. The director will supervise teen and adult counselors, communicate with families as needed, oversee and enrich day to day camp activities and trips. We seek someone with the ability to think on their toes and jump into all kinds of situations with the campers and teen counselors. This person must prioritize safety of all attending camp and be ready to act to ensure this as needed. The daily activities and staffing for Camp Kayetz for this summer are already largely in place, however the Director should be someone who is ready to step into the planning and get involved as soon as possible.

Camp Kayetz is located at Temple Beth El in Santa Cruz County, California. Temple Beth El is not able to cover re-location costs and seeks to attract candidates who live within commuting distance from our facility in Aptos, California.




Camp Kayetz Director Duties Include

Supervise Assistant Director, staff and CITs

Co-create and coordinate schedules

Ensure well-being and safety of campers and staff

Ensure that all administrative work is completed

Create a Jewish framework for camp activities

Lead camp gatherings such as opening and closing circle

Implement budget

Participate in staff training program, co-lead aspects of training

Communicate with families and Temple Beth El staff

Monitor camp activities and implement improvements as needed

Attend and supervise field trips

Prepare for camp throughout next winter and early spring by helping create and budget, creating job descriptions and hiring and onboarding staff, and planning activities.

Camp Kayetz 2023 Dates: Counselor training/orientation: June 12-16

Camp in session: June 19-July 14 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday. No camp on July 4th.

It is a plus if the Camp Director has skill in teaching, the creation of Jewish curriculum, and song leading, but applicants are encouraged to apply even if they are not skilled in these areas.

The salary range for this position if $8,000-$9,000 depending on skill and experience.

Temple Beth El is not able to cover re-location costs and seeks to attract candidates who live within commuting distance from Aptos, California.

All Temple Beth El staff are required to be up to date on vaccines.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and letter of intent to Your letter of intent and resume should emphasize how this position fits in with your long-term career goals and any experience or credentials you may have in the following areas-

Degrees in education, sociology, social work, psychology, HPER, Human Services or Community Youth Work.

Prior work with children ages 7 to 18, including roles as educator in an informal educational environment or classroom setting

Camp Experience

Experience as Counselor, Unit Leader, or Head Counselor at a day or residential camp.

Proven skills to supervise creative scheduling and programs, and to supervise and evaluate staff.

Current CPR and First Aid certifications.

Experience as a youth group advisor and/or leader at a community center, college/university, or with a religious organization.

Musical proficiency

Skill and capacity for engagement and relationship building with both children and their parents.

Jewish experience including an understanding of Jewish concepts and values.

Ability to provide emotional support to a wide range of ages.

Experience with special needs students.

Leadership experience.

Planning, recruitment and marketing experience.

Computer Skills: proficiency in Microsoft applications including Microsoft word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint and database skills. Preferred knowledge of Zoom and ShulCloud a strong plus.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Kayetz

Job Title

Camp Director (Day Camp)

Camp Address

3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos, CA, 95003, United States