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Camp Wise Program Area Supervisors - Arts & Crafts, Horseback Riding, and Environmental Education/Camping (SUMMER ONLY)
Mandel JCC of Cleveland
26001 S Woodland Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Principal Responsibilities:

The Program Area Supervisor is responsible for the development of specialty-specific curriculum and overseeing the daily facilitation of the program and activities. The Supervisor play a key role in creating a vision and defining success for their program area which includes designing the daily schedule for staff as well as evaluating the program and staff on a regular basis. The Supervisor is a member of the broader summer leadership team at camp who are responsible for building strong relationships with campers and staff and ensuring positive outcomes for all in the camp community.

Specific Program Areas Available: Arts & Crafts, Horseback Riding, Environmental Education & Camping


  • Serve as a positive role model in the camp community and represent camp values
  • Participate in required supervisor and staff training prior to camp
  • Develop and implement a progressive program area curriculum that integrates fundamental skill development with our Camp Wise values, and may include special event days, clinics, tournaments, and workshops
  • Responsible for designing accommodations or alternative activities (such as rainy day programs) so campers can learn and grow their skill set at their own pace every day
  • Delegate responsibilities to program area staff in regards to activity creation, preparation, and facilitation
  • Supervise and mentor program area staff by providing them with weekly feedback and support as well as conducting performance evaluations to ensure their success as specialists
  • Create weekly activities and moments of appreciation to encourage high staff morale
  • Facilitate and participate in staff meetings
  • Ensure your program area has necessary supplies and meets accreditation standards in regards to health, safety, and instruction; Organize and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Manage schedules for program area specialists and arrange for time off and planning periods
  • Responsible for creating a fun, supportive, enriching space for staff and campers to learn and refine new skills
  • Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, enforce appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
  • Supervise, contribute to and lead village and all-camp activities such as evening programs and all-camp events
  • Create a binder of all activities and resources to be turned into the Camp Director that includes inventory and recommendations for program enhancements
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years old by May 27th with at least 2 years or equivalent experience working with children ages 6-15
  • Must have experience instructing, teaching, or supervising activities and projects in the program area
  • Must be caring, empathetic, patient, hard working, and diligent professional who takes initiative and is creative, enthusiastic, open-minded and high-energy
  • Must possess strong communication skills and comfort in communicating with children and young adults
  • Must have ability to function both independently and as part of a team
  • Previous experience in a leadership position supervising staff at a camp or similar setting preferred
  • Must be certified in specialty area, where applicable, prior to camp, (i.e. pool/waterfront staff must be lifeguard certified by approved trainer)
  • Must be available for full training and summer: May 27-August 3
  • Agency Information:

    Camp Wise provides a friendly, supportive, and cooperative atmosphere that fosters individual growth at each campers own pace. Campers are encouraged to learn new skills and master old ones, to make decisions, to take responsibility, to be expressive, to live with others, and to have fun. Complemented by our Jewish environment, campers develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Jewish heritage and traditions while also developing a true sense of community. Camp Wise is committed to making sure that every camper leaves with a greater sense of self-esteem and self-confidence; and with memories that will last a lifetime.

    For more information about Camp Wise visit Interested candidates please contact Abby at or (216)-593-6293. To apply online go to