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Why Work at Camp?

Make a difference in your life by making a difference in the life of a child! Apply now to be a Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor or Specialist.

“As counselors, we have an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children while also having the best summers of our lives. The J is a place where true relationships are built while at the same time- learning how to lead, inspire, and become better people overall.“- Nick F.

  • Be a mentor and be mentored each day.

  • Build your resume for your future.

  • Practice time management skills.

  • Make new friendships.

  • Improve communication skills.

  • Learn flexibility and creativity. 

We're Hiring for the Summer!

At J Camps, our staff is the backbone of the camp program. Each year we hire a diverse staff whose personalities, backgrounds and talents serve as positive role models for our campers.

The J Camps staff is carefully selected from a large pool of applications from throughout the Houston area.

We are looking for staff members who are entering their junior and senior year in high school in September (Junior Counselor) and students graduating high school in May or older (Senior Counselor).

What are Your Specialties?

The J Camps staff application process is highly competitive, and we look for a select group of individuals with a deep commitment to providing children with a safe, warm, and engaging camp experience. We also encourage applicants to come forward with experience or certification in recreational or arts activities which will be of real benefit in the camp environment. Examples of this are Red Cross certification, teaching experience in the classroom or in the areas of theater, dance, music, song leading or sports.

While J Camps staff do not have to be Jewish, it is important to remember J Camps is a Jewish camp with distinct Judaic components. It is important that all of our staff approach these components with an open mind and are willing to be active participants in all Judaic programming.

Camps Seeking Staff

Art, Aquatics, Bami, Dance, Theatre, Tennis, Kaleidoscope, Sports, Specialties, Kinder, Teens and more!

Staff will be expected to complete CPR/First Aid and general training prior to the start of summer camp.

Staff must be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM. Additional AM Care (7:00 AM-9:00 AM) and PM Care (3:30 PM-6:00 PM) staff is needed.

4 Essential Qualifications for Any J Camps Job

The Four Most Important Qualities You Must Possess

  • Tons of energy (and we mean tons!)

  • A willingness to make a fool of yourself for the sake of making a kid smile

  • The ability to give “warm fuzzies” on a daily basis (ask if you are curious)

  • A desire to have fun!


For more information please contact the Camp Office at 713.551.7208.