Working at a summer camp is a special (and skill-building) experience, and we're so glad you're thinking of joining our community in 2019! Check out the positions we're hiring for in Summer 2019:

We're Looking for Lead Instructors and Assistant Instructors for:

  • Robotics
  • Video Game Design
  • Digital Film Production
  • 3D Animation
  • Operation Impact (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • BioZone M.D.
  • Programming & Coding: Swift & iOS development
  • Earth & Sky (Environmental Studies)
  • The Science of Food

Sci-Tech East is looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about STEM and education! Instructors will teach campers aged 9-15 who will have beginning to intermediate knowledge of the STEM subject they're learning at camp. Lead Instructors should have at least a bachelor’s degree in Education or a field relevant to the workshop they're teaching and must have experience teaching or working with children. Assistant Instructors should either have completed their degree or are in the process of completing their degree in Education or a field relevant to the workshop they're teaching. Curriculum writing experience is preferred but not required. If you want to spend the summer working with inquisitive children in an exciting environment, this is the experience you’re looking for!

Check out our Workshops to learn more about what you could be teaching in 2019!

Instructors will:

  • Teach three 2-week program blocks during the summer, adjusting teaching styles for various ability levels and ages of campers. By the end of the two-week workshop, campers should have a preliminary working knowledge of their workshop area and have created a project around their interests.
  • Develop and edit the curriculum, which will include curriculum development prior to the summer. Instructors will be expected to plan their lessons prior to the beginning of camp for approval by the Director and Assistant Director. This will allow the team to work together to incorporate Jewish concepts into the lesson and allow for any necessary coaching and/or preparation the instructor needs to feel comfortable teaching these concepts. 
  • Attend a mandatory staff training prior to the beginning of summer camp. 
  • Teach four blocks per instructional day: 1.5 hours in the morning with both upper camp (8-10th grade) and lower camp (5-7th grade) and 1 hour in the afternoon, again with both upper camp and lower camp, totaling 5 hours of instruction each day. Each set of blocks will be with the same set of campers who chose the instructor's workshop focus at the time of their enrollment. 
  • Be a positive role model who enjoys being with and providing guidance to children. 
  • Understand the nature of camp life and can adjust plans accordingly and maintain a level of flexibility.
  •  See themselves as members of the greater camp community and participate in activities beyond teaching responsibilities. 
  • Help advise the assistant lead instructors and/or counselors assisting in workshops to ensure camper goals and outcomes are being achieved. 
  • The Instructor Team is responsible for the planning and implementation of TECHTalks, the showcase that happens at the end of each session, with the assistance of the Program & Logistics Team. 
  • Room and board are included as part of working at camp, and there is also the opportunity for those who live locally to commute.

General counselors are integral to the running of camp, taking care of campers and ensuring that they have successful summers. General counselors build strong bonds with their campers and are involved with many program areas throughout camp. General counselors make the memories that keep campers coming back, from birthday celebrations to nighttime rituals that turn camp into a home.

General counselors will:

  • Create and assist with camp programming, including hall activities, evening programs, sports/athletics, Shabbat programming, field trips, and many many other fun and exciting camp activities!
  • Be a positive role model who enjoys being with, and providing guidance to, children.
  • Have a well-developed sense of responsibility, good judgment, and common sense.
  • Partner with other counselors (both specialists and other general counselors) to ensure full camper supervision during all scheduled activity blocks, meals, free time, rest hour, shower-time, night-time activities, and after lights-out.
  • Live in dorms, where they’re directly responsible for all campers living in the dorms.
  • See that every individual camper makes friends and becomes acclimated to life at camp.

Spend your summer sharing your deep passions for STEM (or STEM adjacent hobbies) with campers in a unique and engaging way! A counselor/specialist serves two roles – caring for campers and teaching. By creating their own lessons and activities, or by assisting in workshops, counselor/specialists let their own imaginations fly as they inspire campers to explore their own interests.

Counselor/Specialists will:

  • Create and lead electives (chugim) in a STEM (or STEM adjacent) field, or assist in a workshop related to their specialty. When leading an elective (chug) this includes creating the activities and goals and ensuring campers are achieving the intended outcomes (with the help of the Assistant Director and the Programming & Logistics team, of course!). This will include doing some activity planning before the beginning of the summer.
  • Create and assist with camp programming outside of their chug, including hall activities, evening programs, sports/athletics, Shabbat programming, field trips, and many many other fun and exciting camp activities!
  • Be a positive role model who enjoys being with, and providing guidance to, children.
  • Have a well-developed sense of responsibility, good judgment, and common sense.
  • Partner with other counselors (both other specialists and general counselors) to ensure full camper supervision during all scheduled activity blocks, meals, free time, rest hour, shower-time, night-time activities, and after lights-out.
  • Live in dorms, where they’re directly responsible for all campers living in the dorms.
  • See that every individual camper makes friends and becomes acclimated to life at camp.
  • Help campers develop their passion for science and technology and help them share that passion with the camp community!

Specialty areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Robotics
  • Digital Film Production
  • Food Science/Food Chemistry
  • 3D Animation
  • Medical Science
  • Programming (especially Swift & Python!)
  • Video Game Design
  • Entrepreneurship/Business
  • Environmental Science
  • Boker Big Bang (aka Science Demonstrations)
  • Fencing
  • Fashion Tech/Wearable Technologies/Cosplay
  • 3D Printing
  • Audio Technology or DJing
  • Aviation (both drones and rocketry)
  • Biology
  • Board Games/Card Games
  • Chemistry
  • White Hat Hacking/Cyber Defense
  • Photography
  • Forensic Science
  • LARPing
  • Magic/Illusions
  • Dungeons & Dragons/Tabletop RPGs
  • Minecraft & Minecraft Modding
  • Physics
  • Ropes Course
  • Legos
  • Gardening
  • Chess
  • Circus Arts
  • Comics/Illustration
  • Rockstar (Ukulele/Guitar)
  • Forecaster of Everything (aka Statistics)
  • Cartography/Map Making
  • Puppetry
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Twine/Creative Writing
  • Web Design
  • Toy Making
  • Athletics
  • Popular Fandoms (Pokémon, Star Wars, Steven Universe, etc.!)
  • Have a specialty area you want to teach that would be a smash hit at camp? Let us know!

Inclusion Coordinator/Social Worker

TThe Inclusion Coordinator is a talented, caring individual who is passionate about working with children (and passionate about helping others who work with children)! The Inclusion Coordinator is a key partner to the Camp Director, working in tandem on issues that relate to the emotional well-being and mental, emotional and social health of campers and staff at camp. The Inclusion Coordinator should come with experience working with children in a formal setting as well as experience interacting with other adults or parents. A degree in Social Work, Special Education, Counseling, or other related field is required for the position. Professional experience working with children in a classroom setting or similar environment is strongly preferred.

Inclusion Coordinator/Social Worker will:

  • Create an environment where inclusiveness and acceptance are part of the fabric of camp and camp culture, supporting campers with their needs as well as empowering staff by providing tools for them to best support their campers.
  • Have contact with camper parents prior to the summer, who have indicated needs related to social, emotional, or mental health. This includes:
    • - Direct liaison with parents, teachers, and other professionals including medical professionals if necessary.
    • - Review questionnaires with Inclusion consultants prior to camp and speak with parents as camp approaches.
  • Maintain parent contact before and during the camp session regarding preparation for summer session and implementation of the program.
  • Develop and provide a pre-camp inclusion training module for staff.
  • Design modifications to programs and activities to accommodate children with special needs which could include a learning disability, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Executive
  • Functioning Issues, social cues difficulties, behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, homesickness, mild cognitive disabilities, selected emotional difficulties, and minor physical limitations.
  • Provide ongoing training and support to other staff members including counselors who work with children with indicated needs.
  • Document all aspects of the inclusion program and maintain ongoing written accountability regarding information gathered, anecdotal notes, scheduling, programming, outside contacts, responsibilities, and follow up.
  • Provide short and long-term support of staff members of campers with mental health needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the camp director around several camp issues including inclusion, health and safety, camper issues, and staff morale.
  • Model and advocate acceptance and understanding for campers and staff with indicated needs, especially as it relates to mental health.
  • Attend a mandatory staff training prior to the beginning of summer camp.
  • Understand the nature of camp life and can adjust plans accordingly and maintain a level of flexibility.
  • Participate in all areas of camp that are within the scope of the role of a leadership team member, which may include night-time watch, Shabbat supervision, the organization of opening/closing day, etc.

 

Camper Care Coordinator

The Camper Care Coordinator is a talented, caring individual who is passionate about working with children. The Camper Care Coordinator should come with experience working with children in a formal or informal setting and experience interacting with other adults or parents. The Camper Care Coordinator is a key partner to the Camp Director, working in tandem on issues that related to the physical and emotional well-being of campers at camp, as well as responding to parent needs. Some experience with children with indicated needs/special needs is required.

The Camper Care Coordinator will:

  • Be responsible for the health and welfare of campers.
  • Ensure attention to detail with regard to camper hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Review and organize daily bunk logs, making sure counselors complete them. Daily review of the logs is essential to making sure camper needs are met. This includes material needs (i.e. new toothbrush, soap) as well as behavioral and emotional needs.
  • Respond in a timely manner to parent phone calls, which may include calls related to homesickness, camper-to-camper interactions, letters home, etc. This will involve communication on a daily basis. 
  • Work in partnership with the office staff to ensure that all campers are writing letters home 3 times each session.
  • Be a part of the Camper Care Team. The camper care team will address certain behavioral challenges requiring additional attention. Certain behavioral challenges may fall under the work of the Inclusion Coordinator and there may be some overlap as well. This person will work with staff and campers to address issues related to homesickness, camper-to-camper interactions, etc.
  • Work with staff and unit heads on building counselor skills so that the counselors can do their jobs effectively.
  • Ensure campers receive their roommate requests each session to the best degree possible and create housing for each session in dorms, halls, and rooms.
  • Liaison to the camp’s health center, understanding and assisting with the needs of the medical team that relate to the functions of the camper care coordinator. This may include informing the medical team of needs discussed prior to camp with parents, facilitating visits to the doctor, or helping with an ill camper’s emotions while they are staying in the health center.
  • Be responsible for laundry pick-up and delivery and ensuring all lost items are returned.
  • Camper Care Coordinator will also be the liaison for faculty living at camp.

 

Inclusion Counselor

6 Points Sci-Tech Academy is a place where campers thrive with support from caring counselors and staff. Inclusion counselors receive extra training to specifically support campers who have indicated/special needs, whether physical, behavioral, or emotional. Inclusion counselors will work under the supervision of both the unit heads and the inclusion coordinator.

Inclusion counselors will:

  • Provide extra support to campers with special needs, as determined by the inclusion coordinator.
  • Be positive Jewish role models who enjoy being with, and providing guidance to, children.
  • Have a well-developed sense of responsibility with good judgment and common sense.
  • Live in the dorms on camper floors, where they will be directly responsible for all campers living in the dorms and have day-to-day involvement with campers.
  • See that every individual camper – especially those with indicated needs – makes friends, becomes acclimated to life at camp, helps campers develop their passion for science and technology, and allows them to integrate into the total camp community.
  • Assist lead instructors in core workshop areas, providing extra support and camper management.
  • Assist other counselor/specialists in their elective areas, providing extra support and camper management.
  • Create and assist with other camp programs, including hall activities, evening programs, Shabbat programming, trip days, and other community-building activities.

 

Camper Care and Inclusion Office Staff

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of inclusion, special needs education, and mental wellness
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in the Inclusion Office
  • Knowledge and expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Assist the Inclusion Coordinator and Camper Care Coordinator in organizing the needs of campers, staff, and visitors and distributing supplies and info to the appropriate locations and people
  • Assist the Camper Care Coordinator in making the camp a warm and welcoming place to be, including helping with Nikayon (clean-up time), preparing board games and dorm signage every session, making sure that linens and laundry get completed in a timely manner, and other small touches that make camp comforting for everyone there
  • Keep detailed records of camper and staff issues
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all parents and visitors
  • Keep confidential information confidential, including information regarding campers, staff, or families.
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

The Unit Head will:

  • Supervise and mentor the counselors.
  • Communicate daily with each counselor to ensure campers are having an engaging and positive experience.
  • Work with co-counselors to create strategies for a cohesive dorm group and a cohesive group of co-counselors.
  • Provide constant and ongoing positive and constructive feedback to counselors and be the person responsible for evaluating counselors at the end of each session. 
  • Help in the dorms during Nikayon (clean up time) and during transitional times.
  • Play an active role in camp life with campers and staff.
  • Offer professional development to counselors 1-2 nights per session.
  • Monitor and schedule time-off for staff as well as plan staff functions, staff development, and programming at night for staff.

Description coming soon!

Program Director

The Program Director will:

  • Coordinate with the leaders of each of the specialty and elective areas, ensuring that there are appropriate supplies and spaces
  • Oversee counselor/specialists in their chug (elective) areas, helping them to develop appropriate lesson plans
  • Give feedback to counselor/specialists to help them teach and inspire at the highest levels
  • Create and implement daily schedules, including special events like July 4th, special games, Shabbat activities, and evening programs
  • Work with counselors to create and implement dynamic and fun evening programs.
  • Organize guest visitors, including technology speakers and musicians.
  • Be part of a program team, led by the Assistant Director, to ensure the smooth production of each program and event at camp.

 

Summer Business Manager

Description coming soon!

 

Programming Staff

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the program director to ensure that all programs are running smoothly
  • Read and provide feedback to staff about evening programming
  • Help to gather and distribute program supplies for programs, including, but not limited to, evening programs
  • Work closely with the Logistics Staff to produce materials needed for programming
  • Help support special events and liaising with appropriate people
  • Work with the Staff Engagement Specialist to help support staff programming
  • Act as a liaison to staff, leadership team, CITs, and operations/logistics staff
  • Develop and facilitate all-camp programming, including Saturday afternoon, Shabbat Shelectives, the July 4th festival, as well as evening programs. 
  • Other as needed responsibilities

Logistics Staff

Qualifications:

  • Ability to organize a large amount of information into usable data
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs without assistance
  • Ability to maintain calm and composure in times of stress
  • Ability to walk moderate distances

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain inventory of all camp supplies and distribute camp supplies as necessary.
  • Coordinate with other camp staff on supply requisitions and ensure that all supplies are purchased in a timely manner.
  • Play a role in managing set-up/clean-up tasks for daily camp activities.
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all camp programs
  • Responsible for the health, safety, and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all Judaic programming, including Shabbat programming
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety

Logistics/AV Specialist

Responsibilities

  • Act as primary individual responsible for the set-up and operation of Audio and Video (AV) systems used by Sci-Tech at Governor's Academy
  • Test and set-up AV equipment, including but not limited to, overhead projectors, microphones, radios, podiums, lighting, cameras, speakers, etc
  • Perform regular equipment maintenance
  • Account for inventory of A/V equipment before and after each event
  • Provide service and technical support throughout programs; assist staff and clients in proper use the of equipment
  • Assist team with proper security, storage, transportation and maintenance of equipment
  • When not performing AV roles, assist Logistics and Programming team with other logistical needs
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by supervisor

 

Driver

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Drivers Licence (International Drivers Licence if from outside the United States)
  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience in driving for long periods of time in unknown areas.
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in driving

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain camp vehicles and make sure they remain clean and safe
  • Be the primary camp driver both in camp and out of camp for all of our driving needs.
  • Drive in a safe manner at all times.
  • Complete all driving needs, including making airport runs, taking campers and staff to doctor’s visits or the emergency room as required, purchasing supplies and making shopping runs, or picking staff up from their days off in the nearby cities.

Director of Jewish Life

Director of Jewish Life will:

  • Supervise the Jewish component of each program.
  • Plan and lead Shabbat services on Friday night and Saturday morning.
  • Be a member of the program team which consists of the logistics director, assistant director, and program assistant.
  • Create Jewish ritual moments and traditions throughout the summer along with the director. These moments include, but are not limited to the morning ritual, opening/closing ceremonies, t’filah, tikkun olam programs, dining hall teaching moments/rituals. Will also work to create sacred spaces that campers will be a part of creating (i.e. creating, decorating, designing elements of the sanctuary).
  • In partnership with the head counselor(s), plan leadership opportunities for the oldest campers.
  • Serve as the liaison to faculty with regard to camp programming. The camper care coordinator will partner with the faculty on housing and other personal needs while at camp. Additionally, the Director of Jewish Life will serve as a liaison to any visitors from the professional staff of local congregations.
  • Develop Jewish educational curricula in conjunction with year-round staff before the summer starts.
  • Serve as the Supervisor and point person for the Israeli Mishlachat. This includes the planning of Israel programs but also includes the care and attention to the well-being of the Israeli staff.
  • Attend an April education seminar in Israel with other URJ camp educators.
  • Have a passion for science and technology as well as Judaism in order to bring an immersive Jewish experience to campers whose interests lie in science and technology.
  • The Director of Jewish Life will be a key member of the camp’s leadership ensuring that all programming and general camp procedures are implemented successfully. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the director. Examples of these duties may include nighttime duty, regular meetings, safety/security manager, airport liaison, trip day leader, administrative work, etc.

 

Songleading Specialist

Our song leader organizes song sessions and services, and brings the joy of music, including teaching a music-based elective, to campers.

The song leader will:

  • Lead Shabbat services (along with Director of Jewish Life), providing musical expertise
  • Lead song sessions throughout the session, including teaching new music to campers
  • Coordinate with guest musicians to bring new Jewish music to camp
  • Teach a music based elective period, including creating the lesson plans and goals and ensuring campers are achieving the intended outcomes.
  • First and foremost be positive Jewish role models who enjoy being with, and providing guidance to, children.
  • Have a well-developed sense of responsibility with good judgment and common sense.
  • See that every individual camper makes friends, becomes acclimated to life at camp, helps campers develop their passion for science and technology, and allows them to integrate into the total camp community.

Nurse

Our camp nurse is a talented, enthusiastic individual who is passionate about working with children and providing high-quality medical care in a camp setting. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly motivated, will work hard, and is committed to health and wellness. 6 Points Sci-Tech is seeking RN’s for 2, 4 or 6-week positions for the summer of 2019 for late June through early August.

A camp nurse will:

  • Oversee camper and staff health and wellness throughout the summer
  • Care for sick or injured campers on a daily basis, including dispensing medication and responding to emergencies.
  • Ensure well-stocked inventory for all health center supplies and stock medications. 
  • Follow all health standard and local operating procedures. 
  • Establish regular communications with the camp supervising physician. 
  • Review camper and staff health records and address relevant health concerns in consultation with the camp director. 
  • Maintain health logs and perform routine health checks on campers and staff. 
  • Perform health checks on opening days and assist with any necessary treatment. 
  • Communicate with campers’ parents about health concerns. 
  • There are options for both nurses in-residence at camp and local nurses to be able to commute. Room and board are included in these positions.

 

Health Center Office Staff

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of health and wellness
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in the Health Center
  • Knowledge and expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Assist the Health Center Director in organizing the needs of campers and staff and distributing that info to nurses and other leadership team members as needed
  • Keep detailed records of camper and staff issues
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all parents and visitors
  • Organizing all the needed medications and health needs of campers for off-campus trips
  • Keep confidential information confidential, including information regarding campers, staff, or families
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

Communications Specialist

The communications specialist is an essential role at camp, helping to bridge our community both inside camp and across the world. Our communications coordinator is a creative, organized person who knows the ins and outs of social media and communications. The communications coordinator manages photography, blogging, newsletters, video clips, and overall communications to help bring the magic of camp to our partners in the community.

The communications specialist will:

  • Document camp activities in digital photographs, videos and archive for future use.
  • Write and edit the camp’s online blog 3-5 days per week.
  • Manage the camp’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram presence throughout the summer, contributing engaging, compelling and creative content.
  • Compose weekly parents’ e-newsletter.
  • Assist in the production of future camp marketing materials.
  • Coordinate with the photographer and videographer to make sure appropriate content is being captured.
  • Serve as a role model for campers.
  • Serve as a member of greater staff community.

 

Photographer

The Photographer will:

  • Document camp activities in digital photographs and archive for future use.
  • Upload 100 photos daily to the parents’ photo website.
  • Create highlight slideshows for the end of each session.
  • Assist in the production of future camp marketing materials.
  • Serve as a role model for campers.
  • Serve as a member of greater staff community.

 

Videographer

The Videographer will:

  • Document camp activities in video and archive for future use.
  • Create highlight videos for important days at camp, including Opening Day, Shabbat, special guests, Trip Day, and Closing Day – 4 videos per session.
  • Organize video clips for the end-of-session slideshow.
  • Assist in the production of future camp marketing materials.
  • Serve as a role model for campers.
  • Serve as a member of greater staff community.

Main Office Staff

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in the Main Office area
  • Knowledge and expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Sort and distribute mail and packages to campers and staff
  • Manage sign in and out of campers
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all visitors
  • Keep confidential information confidential, including information regarding campers, staff, or families
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

 

Health Center Office Staff

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of health and wellness
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in the Health Center
  • Knowledge and expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Assist the Health Center Director in organizing the needs of campers and staff and distributing that info to nurses and other leadership team members as needed
  • Keep detailed records of camper and staff issues
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all parents and visitors
  • Organizing all the needed medications and health needs of campers for off-campus trips
  • Keep confidential information confidential, including information regarding campers, staff, or families
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

 

Inclusion Office Staff

Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of inclusion, special needs education, and mental wellness
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in the Inclusion Office
  • Knowledge and expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Assist the Inclusion Coordinator in organizing the needs of campers and staff and distributing that info to Inclusion Staff members
  • Keep detailed records of camper and staff issues
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all parents and visitors
  • Keep confidential information confidential, including information regarding campers, staff, or families.
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor