Madrichim Staff – Summer 2024At Perlman

Posted Dec 15, 2023 Job Length Summer


Pre-Leadership Training Experience | Teen Supervisory and Program Roles & Responsibilities

Responsible to the Madrichim Supervisor

Organization Summary: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for nearly 100 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. Learn more about BBYO’s summer and travel programs at

Perlman Summer is a 7-week program which includes the International Leadership Training Conference (ILTC) and Kallah. ILTC is designed to hone leadership skills for teens serving (or aspiring to serve) as regional BBYO position-holders in their home communities. ILTC participants often become the top leaders of the BBYO teen movement, gaining skills in recruitment, program planning and civic engagement. Kallah is a Jewish learning and spirituality institute that inspires teens to explore their Jewish identities and interests in a diverse, pluralistic setting encouraging questioning and experimentation. Kallah participants gain important Judaic skills and come away feeling a deeper connection to Jewish study, Israel, and community. Both programs are expected to reach a minimum of 200 teens.

Location: Lake Como, Pennsylvania
Work Commitment: ILTC/Kallah | June 18 – August 8, 2024 – $2,200
Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is a 13-day program designed to develop and strengthen the leadership skills of BBYO chapter leaders. At CLTC, teens from across North America will form mock chapters and learn specific skills that help them lead their chapter at home. CLTC builds on a curriculum based on teens focusing on leadership development, program planning, and hands-on experience. CLTC is expected to reach 600 teens across 4 sessions throughout the summer.

Location: Poyntelle, PA
Work Commitment: Choose one of the below
CLTC 1&2 – June 4, 2024 – July 7, 2024 – $1440
CLTC 3&4 – July 9, 2024 – August 13, 2024 – $1525
Minimum Qualifications:

General Responsibilities:

Serve as a role model for participants as a young Jewish adult and an exemplary BBYO alum, translating past BBYO experiences into learning opportunities for participants. Display how the AZA and BBG movement meaningfully expands beyond high school years. General responsibilities include:

Craft, implement and evaluate teen-appropriate camp and leadership curricula to enhance leadership and learning experiences.
Take the lead in planning and executing camp-wide activities, ensuring every teen can be included and excited.
Infuse BBYO leadership richness into the summer leadership experience through meaningful activities and BBYO rituals and ceremonies.
Foster and monitor appropriate discussions on timely issues, social justice, and societal topics, creating and meeting our teens for an intellectually stimulating camp environment.
Support international teen delegates, fostering integration and ensuring a cohesive and thriving camp community.
Specific Responsibilities:

To manage Teen Life:
Manage daily bunk clean up and inspection
Setup for programs (supplies and environment)
Lead camp clean up (organize office, reset all rooms, etc.)
Ensure that all teens are actively involved in activities
Ensure that all teens are accounted for and involved out of the dorm and in the regular daily schedule of the program
Actively involve, and sometimes create, lead, and evaluate programs at CLTC
Support ‘Dorm of the Day’ responsibilities
Ensure all teens are provided appropriate mental and physical care.
Ensure all teens are active and involved at cabin cleaning or camp clean up zones
Supervise the teens during free time and in the evening (this means staying in the dorms once the teens are in for the night)
Provide, and document daily feedback on the teen behavior successes and challenges.
Adhere and report up regarding the Code of Conduct to ensure our teens and staff are following it.
Create, implement, and evaluate intentional rituals and programs in dorms.
To manage Teen Life in program:
Assist with set up and assist with operations of the registration.
Welcome teens off buses.
Support moving of luggage and check-In.
Potentially assist with the airport team (welcome and departure)
Work with Operations Team to ensure clean, and intentionally filled dorm at the beginning and ending of the CLTC experience
Provide supervision to teens in programmatic areas
Supervise teens during chofesh
Provide nighttime supervision in the bunks when teens have “lights out”
This role includes sleeping in the same space as camp participants. For safety reasons, Madrichim are expected to be present in living spaces during bed checks, sleep, and shower time. Madrichim are expected to do so in a manner that respects that privacy of our participants.
Staff are required to interact, work, and live with mixed genders
To be actively engaged, and supervising teens in programming
Support, attend, sometimes lead all special events & evening programs
Support coordinator-led programming
Assist with and/or build and implement a chug (camp activity)
Assist with and/or lead shabbat electives
Support coordinators with Friendship Circle programs
Plan bunk bonding experiences
Assist with camp opening, closing and transition days
Welcome Teens off buses.
Support moving of luggage and check-In.
Potentially assist with the airport team (Welcome and Departure)
Moving and unpacking/packing boxes
To be able to lift boxes, and or items of 40 lbs., and sometimes heavier.
To actively partake in pre-leadership training experiences
Participate, engage and complete all mandatory virtual and onsite trainings.

Every madrich(a) will have specialty areas at camp—some that change between ILTC and Kallah and others full summer.

Operations (job description to be explained)
Lifeguard (job description to be explained)
Rock Wall (job description to be explained)
Big Swing (job description to be explained)
Program Experiences
Videographer/Photographer (job description to be explained)
Jewish Enrichment

What skills will you gain during your time as Madrichim?

Madrichim alumni tell us not only did they have FUN at camp, but they also gained career building skills they can use in the workplace! These skills include:

Teamwork in a Fast-Paced Multigenerational, International Work Environment
Time Management, Event Planning, a variety of Wellness and Youth Care Skills
Leadership Development Training and Mentorship (for you and those you train)
Program Development, Curriculum Planning, and Group Facilitation
Budgeting, Public Speaking, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Conflict Resolution
Opportunities to Immerse Yourself in a Variety of Timely and Meaningful Content Topics
Responsibilities that Encourage Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Taking Risks
Prioritizing Self-Care, Extensive Time Outdoors, Recreation, and Having Fun Everyday
While taking charge and leading teens, you will also get a chance to think critically, be creative, build a positive culture and fine tune your time management skills.

But do I explain to my family that spending the summer outdoors is beneficial for my career?

At the end of the summer, we will show you how to leverage your Madrichim experience for the future by teaching you how to:

translate your job at camp onto your professional resume and LinkedIn profile
articulate your experience to future employers and help you land your next job
think through the skills you used and how they apply to your future career endeavors
All positions are seasonal.

Please be sure to specify your availability when prompted. Include all sessions/dates you are available.
For more information, please contact or call 202-857-6549.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.




Have attended CLTC, ILTC, and/or Kallah or equivalent.
One year post high school graduation
Have experience and can demonstrate supervisory expertise with multiple professionals and departments.
Have experience and can demonstrate program design, vision, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Can commit up to 10 hours from January – June for training, planning, implementation, and supervisory purposes.

How to Apply

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Job Title

Madrichim Staff – Summer 2024

Camp Address

661 Rose Hill Rd, Lake Como, Pennsylvania, 18437, United States