Rosh Etgar/Adventure Sports Specialty Track DirectorAt Camp Ramah in Northern California

Posted Mar 3, 2022 Job Length Other


Part time year-round/full time during the summer

Camp Ramah in Northern California (also known as Ramah Galim, “Ramah of the Waves”) is an innovative Jewish summer camp located along the beautiful shores of Monterey Bay, California. Ramah Galim offers an overnight camp experience that combines the excitement of specialty programming in ocean exploration, performing arts, and adventure sports with the cherished traditions, nurturing environment, and community-building of a traditional Ramah Camp.

Position Purpose: The Rosh Etgar (Adventure Sports Specialty Track Director) is a member of the camp senior leadership team (Hanhallah) and possess previous experience in biking, rock climbing, hiking and wilderness skills. They are responsible for overseeing the program, education, logistics, safety, and staff for the Adventure Sports Specialty Track and offsite trip planning, as well as supporting year round recruitment and engagement for Ramah Galim’s specialty programs.

NON-SUMMER DUTIES (10 hrs/week)
– Oversee four-week Bike Intensive program in partnership with Camp Directors and Business Manager, including curriculum and Jewish content integration, facility use plan, and equipment purchasing
– Participate in Foundation for Jewish Camp’s trainings and coaching sessions as part of the implementation of the Bike Intensive and other Intensive programs
– Plan offsite trips (masaot), book campsites and outside vendors for campers and staff in consultation with Camp Directors
– Arrange transportation, travel, and logistics prior to the summer for staff and camper travel to camp as well as offsite trips under the direction of the Business Manager
– Oversee targeted recruitment and marketing efforts for specialty programs and intensives through the implementation of a marketing plan, creation of marketing materials and participation in recruitment events with prospective families
– Lead year round in-person and/or virtual programs for camper populations as part of our year round engagement and community partnerships with synagogues, JCCs, and other Jewish organizations in the Western region
– Plan summer Adventure Sports (Etgar) program and integration of different sub-program areas (rock climbing, horseback riding, outdoor skills, and biking) and Intensives
– Design staff training and accompanying materials for Adventure Sports staff and staff going on offsite trips (masaot)

SUMMER DUTIES (full time seasonal during summer)
– Deliver a fun and engaging program to campers
Write and implement lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and abilities of campers
– Evaluate the success of programs and the development of campers’ abilities and skills
– Expand the camp’s activities with new games and initiatives
– Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures
– Develop and facilitate the implementation of staff training for Etgar staff and any staff leading masaot
– Supervise, support and evaluate summer Etgar staff
– Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures
– Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment
– Conduct daily check of program area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
– Maintain equipment and elements




Qualifications: (Minimum Education and Experience)
– Must be a minimum of 21 years of age or College Graduate
– Current certification or documented experience in adventure sports activities
– Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR (WFR Highly Desirable)
– Bike handling and bike maintenance experience
– Knowledge of Hebrew and competency in Jewish education
– Must submit health history record, vaccination records, and examination form prior to first day of work
– Ability to interact with all age levels
– Must be able to pass a background check as required by the state of California

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Understand the development needs of youth
– Staff Supervision
– Training, Certification and Experience in Specialty Area
– Desire and ability to work with children outdoors

How to Apply

Interested applicants can email Rabbi Sarah Shulman at

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Ramah in Northern California

Job Title

Rosh Etgar/Adventure Sports Specialty Track Director

Camp Address

969-G Edgewater Blvd. Ste 804, Foster City, California, 94404, United States