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Disabilities & Inclusion Staff

We are seeking highly qualified, compassionate, and energetic camp counselors to be a part of the Tikvah Staff at Camp Ramah Darom!

If you are looking for a fun and enriching opportunity to grow in a Jewish living and learning environment this summer, we are looking for you!

“I have worked with kids with disabilities in the past, both in schools and summer camp, but I never fully understood what supporting someone meant until I was invited to staff the Tikvah Support program at Camp Ramah Darom.”

-Ali Katz, Tikvah Counselor

The Tikvah Support Program at Ramah Darom is focused on providing a traditional, immersive, Jewish summer camping experience to Jewish children with disabilities.

Ramah Darom’s Tikvah Support Program is a summer experience for campers diagnosed with Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, communication disorders, ADHD, and anxiety disorder. The program is fully integrated into a community that is steeped in Jewish celebration, learning, and ritual. Campers benefit from meaningful formal and informal Jewish learning opportunities specifically designed to foster their emerging Jewish identity. Through individualized programming supported by highly-skilled staff, campers in the Tikvah Support Program build friendships, gain a sense of autonomy, develop independent living skills, learn problem-solving skills, have fun and grow as members of the Ramah Darom community.

Tikvah Support Counselors & Inclusion Specialists:

  • Participate in all Camp activities organize and manage daily schedules and activities
  • Facilitate camper friendships
  • Provide a positive and enriching community where campers can build self-confidence, self-esteem, and independence as well as strong group relationships
  • Ensure that campers’ daily needs are met

We are looking for people who are available to work at Camp Ramah Darom, late May through the first week of August and Camp Yofi, in early August.

Preference will be given to those with camp experience and those in the fields of education, child development, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, speech therapy and related fields.

  • Camp Ramah Darom runs June 9-Aug. 3, 2020
  • 2, 4, and 8 week sessions
  • Partial and full summer positions available

Summer benefits include lodging, meals, and professional development in addition to salary!

Why work at Camp Ramah Darom?

  • Be a mentor
  • Gain valuable experience
  • Explore your Jewish identity
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Build your community
  • Create life-long friendships
  • Develop your skills
  • Give back
  • And so much more!

Ready to Work at Camp?

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions? Contact Dr. Audra Kaplan, Associate Camp Director and Head of Community Care & Tikvah Support for more information.

Download and share a Disabilities & Inclusion Staff Flyer.