Why Join Our Summer Staff

We Want You This Summer!

Thank you for your interest in the URJ Camp Newman. This past summer, Camp Newman provided each of our 1,400 campers with a fun-filled Jewish camping experience. The key to our success, we believe, lies in the quality of the staff that we hire.

If you think camp is only for the campers, think again. At Camp Newman we strive to make the summer experience an amazing one for the campers and staff. Working at Camp Newman is a memorable, social, and transformative experience – where you can hone your skills and learn new ones … all while making a positive contribution to the Jewish community.

Who We're Looking For

Camp offers summer employment opportunities for post-high school Jewish individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the many children and teens who spend their summers with us. Each year we look for responsible and energetic young adults and medical personnel to fill our various staff and faculty positions. If you have a passion for working with kids, for developing programs, for being in the outdoors, and for making Judaism come alive, then a job at Camp Newman is right for you. To see what positions are open, click here.

We Have a Place For You!

Each year, we look for competent and energetic young adults to fill our camp staff positions. Previous experience isn’t the key to success at Camp Newman: you are! Training is provided at the start of the summer season, and is ongoing throughout the summer. We seek to insure that staff members have as great a time as our campers.

Counselors live in bunks with our campers, and have the most direct influence on their summer experiences. Involved in every aspect of camp life, counselors strive to provide for the campers the best that camp has to offer. Most importantly, counselors serve as role-models of responsible, mature, and Jewishly-involved living. The “bunk” is the most essential unit at Camp Newman, and we do all we can to insure that our campers get the most out of it. Great counselors are the key!

Specialists provide the bulk of the programming and activities that campers participate in during every day of their camp experience. Whether their experience is in Jewish education, creative programming, or in one of the other recreational activities that we offer regularly, specialist work to keep the camp going, and offer campers the chance to develop new skills and talents, thereby feeling even better about themselves.

And new for 2015: We’re now looking for dynamic, passionate staff to lead our J.Adventure programs this summer! These programs take Judaism on the road – from San Diego to Costa Rica!

Think About It...

A summer season at Camp Newman lasts 9 weeks, including our staff training program, and is conveniently scheduled to coincide with most school calendars.

You could spend your summer at Camp Newman working in the out-of-doors, while at the same time developing the skills and experience that will enable you to build your present or future career.

And, you can make a positive difference in the life of a child by being the spark that ignites the flame of fun, growth, and learning. Take the challenge! Be a staff member at Camp Newman!

Why Work at Camp?

As a member of the Camp Newman Staff, you will have the opportunity to be a positive influence on the lives of our campers, while developing important life-long skills and having the summer of your life!

Each summer, our staff is comprised of dynamic individuals who spend their days and nights working with children in a fun-filled, ever-changing array of exciting and challenging activities and programs.

As a staff member at Camp Newman, you spend your summer:

  • gaining valuable experience in positions of leadership and responsibility
  • utilizing, expressing, and developing your creative skills and talents
  • enriching your campers’ lives and your own by gaining an understanding of Jewish culture, traditions, and values
  • learning the keys to successful teamwork
  • developing public speaking skills
  • enhancing problem-solving skills
  • developing program ideas from concept to reality
  • being a positive influence in the development of children
  • working under professional guidance and direction

Want to Know More?

To see what positions are available, click here. Or for more information, please email us or call us at our offices: 415-392-7080 or campnewman@urj.org.

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