For Our Counselors
Are you interested in being a Jefunira Camp counselor?
We pride ourselves on the superb reputation we have built over the past twenty-one years, and we owe much of our success to the strength of our staff. We are glad that you are interested in joining our group of creative, energetic, compassionate, and talented counselors.
Jefunira Camp is committed to providing a diverse and supportive community where children can develop and strengthen their self-esteem and self-confidence through non-skill based and non-competitive play. We offer a wide array of activities and an exceptional staff to camper ratio (of approximately 1:7) to help achieve our goal of meeting the individual needs and interests of all children. As a staff we are committed to making the summer entertaining and memorable for a diverse group of children, but we also want to work with people who are looking to have a fun-filled and rewarding summer experience for themselves. Additionally, we view the camp experience as an excellent opportunity for individuals to strengthen and build upon their understanding and appreciation of young children.
We suggest that you visit all the sections in our website to help give you a better idea of the type of program we provide, as well as the kinds of skills, talents and interests we are searching for in our staff. In general, we are seeking energetic and experienced individuals who enjoy working with children in a wide variety of settings.
We have a rolling interview and hiring process, so I encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you have any further questions about Jefunira Camp or the job positions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Again, thank you for your interest.
ABOUT JEFUNIRA CAMP:
Below you will find some logistical information about Jefunira Camp that might help you decide if this is an opportunity you would like to pursue. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Jefunira Camp is located in Palo Alto at Escondido Elementary School. We provide a wide range of activities including unusual sports & games from around the world, cooking, messy art projects and more. We seek campers and counselors of all shapes, sizes, colors and textures with a sense of adventure and a desire for fun. Come join us for the summer of a lifetime!
Everything you already love to do - exercise, tell stories, take hikes, finger paint, play water games and much more. Primary responsibilities include daily organization and supervision for our day camp. You will also be responsible for working with the rest of our staff to plan activities and to organize weekly schedules of events. The summer is divided into four two week sessions. Staff members will be paired with two other counselors and will lead a group of 22 to 25 campers. Camper groups are divided by ages with each group spanning two grade levels.
We are looking for energetic, caring people with experience, ability and interest in working with young children. Special skills and/or talents are a plus. (Nature lovers, artists, storytellers, athletes, jugglers are welcome to apply.) We provide on the job training, entertaining co-workers, and an incredibly supportive clientele. You provide daily enthusiasm, unbridled creativity, and a passion for working with children.
We are looking for people with:
- Ability to relate to peers and co-workers
- Ability to accept guidance and supervision
- Ability to lead/assist in leading an activity
- Experience working with children
- Good character, integrity, and adaptability
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
- High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age
Our camp season is eight weeks long. The camper's daily schedule runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Campers range in age from 4 to 12. Camp begins June 10 and ends August 2. Counselors will be paid according to experience. Because we are a day camp, we do not provide housing for staff members. This should be a consideration for anyone who is interested in the job but does not live in this area.
Thanks for your time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone or email. If you know someone else that might be interested, please forward this along.