We’re Hiring!

J Camps, located at the JCC of Greater Baltimore, is looking for energetic, dedicated staff members who are interested in working in a fun, creative camp environment this summer.

Our programming has a variety of focuses including aquatics, arts & culture, athletics, nature, science and more with a foundation of Judaism. In addition, our training includes child development workshops, skill sharing, and certification in Basic Water Safety and CPR. We hire on a rolling basis. Our main summer season is June 24 – August 16, 2024, and we offer excellent camper discounts for summer staff. While most of our positions are full-time, we do have a few that run for only select weeks.

Noah’s Ark Preschool camp season begins June 17 and ends August 16, 2024. Lead Counselors (must be a certified preschool teacher) and Assistant Counselors needed. Both full and part time positions available.

Receive a free JCC membership for the remainder of the year, incredible discounts on summer camp for your children, referral bonuses, and competitive pay.

For more information, contact us at jcamps@jcc.org.

Top 8 Reasons to Work at J Camps

Camp Counselors have the best summer job! Combining the best of both worlds, counselors get to play alongside the campers at the pool and try new activities while also gaining professional experience, life skills and a paycheck! Here are some of our top reasons to work at J Camps:

Camper reading a book with her counselor

Make Life-Long Friends

J Camps has been in the business of friendship for years! You will be amazed at the amount of connections, stories and inside jokes you will have after two months!

Two campers, a counselor and a counselor in training smiling

Boost Your Resume

Improve your resume with hands-on experience and build your professional network for a jump start towards your successful career.

A J Camp staff member and a camper.

Impact Children’s Lives

Counselors are one of the most important and favorite aspects about camp. Staff are a big reason campers show up every day with a smile and the reason leaving camp is so hard.

A boy learning archery.

Enhance Leadership Skills

Being a camp counselor allows you to work on skills such as problem solving, patience, time management, communication, and empathy. The campers will look to you to help them navigate the ins and outs of camp.

Camper in the Inclusion program learning with his one-on-one counselor

Learn About Yourself

Whether you step outside your comfort zone to try the ropes course or find your passion in music or arts, every day at camp is a new adventure.

Inclusion Camper and Counselor walking down hallway

The Perks!

Receive a free individual membership with full access of our state-of-the-art gym facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts and more, all summer long! Amazing staff courtesies, send your child(ren) to camp for free and/or reduced rates.

A group of J Camps CITs.

Get Paid to Have Fun

Nothing is better than spending a summer day swimming, enjoying nature and being around friends, other than getting paid to do it!

A camper working on an activity with a staff member.

Safe Work Environment

Feel at ease coming into work knowing your health and safety are our number one priority.

Campers swimming.


Full facility access to swimming pools, fitness center and more — through December 31, 2024, to include spouse and dependents.

FREE Camp Enrollment

Staff courtesies for one child, with reduced rates for siblings.

Staff FAQs

J Camps staff work Monday-Friday each week of the summer program. On Mondays and Fridays, staff arrive at 8:00am, whereas Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, staff arrive by 8:30am. We dismiss all general staff by 4:45pm, except for Tuesdays when we run professional development and staff appreciation programming until 5:30pm. Early drop, late stay, and bus counselors schedules will vary appropriately.

Our first year staff members can be 16 and entering 11th grade. From there, we have staff of all ages and backgrounds who work with us during the summer!

All J Camps staff are given three J Camps t-shirts, and are required to wear a camp shirt every day, with some exceptions. Every Wednesday is a themed dress-up day (pajamas, superhero, etc) and Thursdays are Throwback Thursdays. Other than that, we just ask for general appropriate dress, and close-toed shoes are required everywhere except for the pool area.