Winter Camp CounselorAt Camp Urban Adamah

Posted Oct 3, 2023 Job Length Other


This winter, Camp Urban Adamah is offering three sessions: two three-day sessions and one four-day session designed for children ages 3 – 10 (PK – grade 4). Campers will explore the ways in which farm life intersects with practices and traditions from both the Jewish and Gregorian calendar, rooted in social justice. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding the experience, Winter Camp introduces primary-aged children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.

We rely on an experienced and talented group of Camp Urban Adamah counselors to create loving, inspiring, memorable, and transformative experiences for children. Our counselors ensure that children of different ages can have wonderful experiences both as part of a large group, and in smaller age-based groups. A Jewish background and/or prior Jewish knowledge is not necessary for this role.


On-Site Staff Training & Site Setup
November 16 10:00 – 3:00 PM
November 17 10:00 – 3:00 PM

It’s imperative we have staff on-site to review the procedures in-person at camp. However, if you have an extenuating circumstance and are unable to join us in person, we will have a virtual staff training that will take place on November 15, 10:00 – 3:00 PM. Please note, additional materials will be sent prior to the virtual training to be reviewed beforehand.

Camp Sessions
November 20 – 22, 2023
December 26 – 28, 2023
January 2 – 4, 2024

The camp day is from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, which includes the camper hours (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM) and set-up, clean-up, daily debrief, and prep time. Staff time includes a 40-minute mid-day break.


$25 per hour


We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you:

Enjoy spending time with children aged 3 – 10
Are enthusiastic and creative
Engage children with respect and model awe, compassion, and curiosity
Believe that all children have a right to be in relationship to nature and other human beings

Are a creative problem solver and are adaptable in the presence of strong emotions and/or needs
Can navigate urgent situations, identifying and tending to physical and emotional safety priorities

Demonstrate patience, compassion and understanding while maintaining strong boundaries and communicating clear expectations
Enjoy listening to, and offering, feedback
Are flexible and are generally willing to try new things

You have a special skill or knowledge set you are excited to share with colleagues and young children
You have a desire to explore and share Jewish environmental wisdom and spirituality. That said, a Jewish background/prior Jewish knowledge is not necessary
You are excited about collaborating with colleagues to maintain a positive work environment

The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities.
Reading, hearing, and speaking in English
Use of hands, fingers, and feet to operate program materials, activities, and after school program set up
Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, and lifting up to 25 lbs

How to Apply

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian people, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.


Two professional references
Answers to two questions. Bullet pointed lists are welcome as responses to the short questions, if preferred by the applicant (max 200 words for each).
Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission and why you want to work at our Winter Camp.
Please describe your experience in working with children aged 4 – 10.

All applications are due by October 20th, 2023 and will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. If you have any questions about applying please contact the Youth Educational Programs Manager, Hannah Halpern at

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Urban Adamah

Job Title

Winter Camp Counselor

Camp Address

1151 Sixth St, Berkeley, California, 94710, United States