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Summer Day Camp Unit Leader

Sprout Westchester is a Jewish day camp located on beautiful campgrounds in Croton on Hudson in Westchester County and enrolls campers entering Pre-K through 6th grade.
Camp runs from June 29th-August 20th Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm with staff training beginning at the end of June.

Position Summary

Sprout is seeking mature, responsible, and nurturing unit leaders for its camp groups. The unit leaders will work with the camp leadership team to supervise all campers in his or her assigned division along with the associated group counselors. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work collaboratively with a passionate team at a new Jewish day camp.

Responsibilities Include

Attend and participate in activities with camp groups

Support the well-being and quality of experiences of all campers

Responsible for all campers in unit—including allergies and medical backgrounds, behavioral issues, sensitivities, etc.

Address camper behavioral and emotional/social issues

Communicate with parents about routine matters

Build strong relationships with counselors and supervise staff performance and well-being while providing ongoing staff training as necessary

Be a source of knowledge and a leader for group counselors with regards to camper behavior management techniques, ideas for filling time with fun games and activities, and ways to encourage camper participation and excitement

Serve as part of the camp leadership team to execute and carry out a camp program aligned with our mission of providing a Jewish camping experience that builds a joyful community where everyone participates and supports one another

The hours for this position are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, with some later days until 6:00 pm

Attend all leadership and staff training workshops prior to camp season

Position Requirements

Available for the entirety of the camp and training season

Bachelor's degree

Experience working with young children

Experience in education, camping, or parenting preferred

Leadership experience and the ability to work positively with other staff members

Serve as a positive role model for campers and other staff members

Passionate about Jewish education and camping

Aligned with Sprout Westchester’s mission

About Sprout Westchester Day Camp

Sprout Westchester, a Young Judaea day camp, is a place where children and staff join together to create a diverse, joyful community based on fun, Jewish values, friendship, personal growth, and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Sprout Westchester provides campers with an inclusive and supportive community, an opportunity to participate and grow, and a place to develop a connection to Israel and one another.

Complete the online application on our website or e-mail us at

Duration full-time
Benefits Barter for camp tuition as an option
Ad Posted On 2019-11-13
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Ad is posted for 120 days
Categories Other
Focus Camps & Camping, Education & Schools, Youth
Organization Name Young Judaea Sprout Westchester Day Camp
Job Location 500 Yorktown Road
Croton on Hudson, New York
United States
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