Camper Care Team Member (Yoetz/et)At Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Posted Jan 26, 2022 Job Length Summer


During the Summer:

Providing multilayered care and support for our various camp constituents including campers, staff, and unit heads.*

Supporting the social and emotional well-being of those campers and counselors in assigned edot (units).*

Assisting our campers with supervising birthday calls home, bar/bat mitzvah lessons with their synagogue or school, and remote therapy sessions.*

Serving as a resource to campers throughout the summer in facing mental, emotional and social health challenges, and creating environments where campers can thrive.*

Managing information about camper needs, and communicating those to staff, as well as documenting communication and plans within CRB’s systems.*

Play a role in the implementation of staff training and ongoing staff learning related to mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH);

Creating and implementing programming for small groups of campers focused on wellness and social-emotional learning.

Commit to tracking MESSH-related interactions throughout the summer, submitting reports regularly as part of our camp’s Yedid Nefesh program participation (in compliance with grant funding requirements)

Can commit to spending eight weeks at camp, taking initiative, working collaboratively, and are passionate about Jewish camping.*

During the Year:

Participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Community of Practice as part of our camp’s place in the Yedid Nefesh program, including two or three virtual gatherings and one in-person gathering per year with other Jewish camp mental health professionals.

Commit to regular online reporting.

Assist the Director of Camper Care in June with administrative preparations for camp.

Additional responsibilities as required.

*Also a general Yoetz/et responsibility in summer.




Key Qualifications:

Graduate-level or higher degree in a mental health field. Including, but not limited to: social work, mental health counseling, psychology, youth psychiatry, family therapy, etc.

3-5 years of post-graduate work experience in a related field.

Prior camp experience in working with young children is preferred

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

Proven ability to plan, originate, and organize programs.

Proven ability to provide emotional support to a wide range of ages.

Strong understanding of, and a willingness to be creative with, strategies to ensure campers of varying needs can be part of a mainstreamed program.

Be a leader, self-starter, and strong collaborator.

Ability to accept guidance, constructive feedback, and support from teammates.

The ideal candidate is interested in being in this role for at least 3 years while our camp participates in the Yedid Nefesh program. This relationship will be reviewed on a yearly basis during that time, with the hope that the relationship can continue beyond the 3 year grant program period.

We are looking for new team members with integrity, patience, adaptability, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to our camp’s mission. Please note: all positions include an opportunity for camp tuition discount.

How to Apply


Please email with “Ramah Berkshires Hiring – [Role of Interest]” in the Subject Line and include:

A brief introduction telling us about your experience and interest in Camp Ramah and the specific position (3 paragraphs maximum)

A resume detailing each position you have held, education and licensing when applicable

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Job Title

Camper Care Team Member (Yoetz/et)

Camp Address

91 Ramah Road, Wingdale, NY, 12594, United States