Program CoordinatorAt Camp Chi

Posted Jan 24, 2020 Job Length Year Round


Here for summer. Home for life.

Each and every summer, the magic happens for over 1,200 campers. Camp Chi’s 600 acres become a place where the shy walk away from their shadows. The cool learn to be warm. The uncertain seize adventure. And strangers become lifelong friends.

For nearly a century – Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug them from the stress and technology of their daily lives and plug them into life-changing moments. A soccer player takes the stage. An artist reaches the high ropes. Everyone becomes fluent in kindness and friendship. And the camp becomes a community as they celebrate Shabbat and discover the spirit of Israel has a home in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for working with theCamp Chi management team in creating the vision for and the development and implementation of programs that shape and define the Camp Chi experience for children ages 13-16.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing year-round positive, meaningful opportunities for Jewish association and continuity, socialization, recreation, and learning providing for children, teens, and families.

September through May (Northbrook or Lake Zurich, IL): M-F 9:00am-5:00pm, plus evenings and weekends as needed

June through August (Camp Chi, Lake Delton, WI)


• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Recreation, Education or related field • Previous experience working in a camping environment required; resident camping experience preferred. • Experience working with school age kids and teens required. • Experience developing and implementing new programs helpful. • Strong customer service background preferred. • Experience working with/on social media for an organization preferred • Ability to demonstrate and lead with JCC Chicago’s Four Core Values: Self-Leadership and Accountability, Creativity and Innovation, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Customer Service. • Strong written and oral communication skills required. • Knowledge of Judaica with a familiarity and comfort level in working with a diverse Jewish community. • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required with the ability to learn other software packages as needed; experience with CampMinder helpful. • Must be highly organized and detail oriented. • Must be able to problem solve quickly and effectively. • Ability to work independently yet have the ability and enthusiasm for fostering a strong team environment.

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Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Chi

Job Title

Program Coordinator

Camp Address

300 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL, 60062, United States