Kindergarten Camper Care SpecialistAt Cherryvale Day Camp

Posted Feb 16, 2023 Job Length Summer


Do you enjoy supporting kids as they transition and grow? Are you inspired to create positive change in our local community? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive environment for a values-driven organization that cares deeply for its employees? If so, the Boulder JCC might be the place for you!

Our dynamic and community-centered organization is looking to add an empathetic, conscientious, and resourceful Kindergarten Specialist. The Kindergarten Specialist works with the parents, campers, and staff of our Kindergarten bunks to help ensure every camper is happy, healthy, safe, and successful at camp.


Serve on the Camp Leadership team along with the Camp Director, Assistant Director, Program Coordinator, and Camper Care Specialist.
Oversee all Kindergarten bunks and assist counselors in day to day life at camp
Collaborate with Camper Care Specialist
Partner with counselors to help them understand age-appropriate behavior, programming, and effective behavior management strategies of young children
Partner with counselors to meet the individual needs of all campers- especially those who struggle to adjust to the camp community
Observe campers in activities to better understand behaviors and social dynamics in order to support counselors as they navigate and accommodate camper needs
Maintain adequate documentation of Camper Care Team interventions with campers and staff
Communicate with camper parents via email or phone
Conduct camper intake calls prior to campers joining us for the summer.
Provide additional age-appropriate programming for the Kindergarten bunks


This role is in-person, seasonal, and full time during the camp season, May 15 – August 11, 2023.
Camp is operated outdoors unless weather prohibits it. Working conditions include spending full days under the sun in all temperatures.
The Kindergarten Camper Care Specialist will also have an indoor designated space for phone calls and computer work.





Educational or field experience in social work, psychology, special education, or child development
Able to problem solve and manage difficult behaviors
Strong oral and communication skills: must be able to communicate efficiently with staff and parents, as well as maintain proper documentation
Experience or willingness to work with young children (ages 4-6)
Has the ability to think and act creatively, be flexible, demonstrate pride of work, and is caring about the individuals they serve.

Staff members will be required to uphold all current health and safety protocols as listed in the link below. Policies are subject to change.

The Boulder JCC remains committed to maintaining the safety, security, and health of our staff, students, and community. To that end, the Boulder JCC has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all Boulder JCC employees, with certain exemptions for religious and medical/disability. The Boulder JCC will require all employees, including temporary staff (i.e. seasonal), to obtain and maintain up to date COVID-19 vaccinations.


This is a non-exempt hourly position with a salary range of $16.50-17.50/hour commensurate with experience. This is a 40-hour a week position May-August with the possibility of extension through the year. The benefits for seasonal and temporary employees currently include a 403b retirement plan with generous company match, and more.

How to Apply

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Boulder Jewish Community Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about these roles but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification noted above, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other positions.

Applications are accepted online here. Once you submit your application, our Youth & Camp Assistant Director will be in touch if we would like to schedule an interview. An offer of employment in this position will be contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Boulder JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Boulder JCC’s mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow. The Boulder JCC is recognized for its innovative approaches to community engagement with the next generation and families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy.

If you have any questions, please contact Celia Calhoun at or call 303-998-1900.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Cherryvale Day Camp

Job Title

Kindergarten Camper Care Specialist

Camp Address

6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80303, United States