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Camp Staff Job Value

Here is a job that has value!!

Most of our staff policies are guided by the simple principle that staff are hired to help the children in
their care to grow and learn.

More than having fun at camp; activities, trips and sports are all opportunities designed to help kids
learn Jewish values that are also valuable life skills like sharing, helping, team work and sportsmanship.

Teaching a child how to hold a bat or score a goal is great, but we want to do more; we focus on
teaching kids how to pass the ball, how to be happy for someone on the other team who just scored a
goal for the first time in their life.

We use time at art to teach kids how to share and trade supplies with others. We use lunch time to
help kids sit with the kid that no one wants to sit with and help start a new friendship.

In order to accomplish all this and more, a few basic values are needed:

• Counselors who are always focused on their kids and participating with them.

• Counselors who lead most of the activities for their kids, so the counselor who knows the kids best can help them learn important life skills as they play and have fun.

• Counselors who are committed to the session or full summer and show up every day on time to show the kids that they care about them and can be relied on.

• Counselors who can spot positive behavior in kids, so they can praise it and reinforce it.

• Counselors who praise positive behavior immediately when they see it to show kids they noticed it.

• Counselors who are specific in their praise of positive behavior, and also label the behavior as something positive that kids want to be. This shows kids what they need to do to be a good person.

Why we pay you more?

As a camp, we want to show our appreciation for the hard work our awesome staff put in every day and the
commitment they make to the kids in their bunk. We feel that the best way to do that is to pay our
staff well.

While some programs will spend a lot of their budget on staff trips and other fun things for staff which

results in a smaller check, we think that staff would rather get paid better and decide on their own
what to do with their money.

FLJDC still makes sure that staff are well fed at staff meetings, have surprise breakfasts at camp for
staff, and other treats to show appreciation for effort and participation of the awesome staff, and encourages parents to tip at the end of the session.

At the end of each summer counselors come to us and say they did not realize how much of an
impact they had on their kids, they did not realize how much their kids loved them and looked up to
them. Counselors tell us they had so much fun working with us and have even made money to show for it.

To summarize:
Working at Fair Lawn Jewish Day Camp requires skills like hard work, commitment and responsibility.
You will earn money for showing these skills, you will have the time of your life, and you will positively
impact the life of the children in your bunk by teaching them skills they will use for the rest of their life.

Now that's a job that has value!!

Sun, April 11 2021 29 Nisan 5781