Jewish Camps in the USA are calling to you!!
Be part of the Camp America 2015 Summer Programmes.
- May change your life forever!
- Gives you great work experience and is a CV builder
- May be your best summer ever!
For summer 2014, 96% of all Jewish applicants to Camp America received a placement at camp. Camps hire our Jewish applicants as fast as we get them, and even then we still have hundreds of position not filled.
Click here to read about Jordan's experience of working on a Jewish summer camp!
Some common questions that Jewish apps may have:
What is an American Jewish Summer Camp?
Many of the camps that work with Camp America are run by American Jewish organisations such as Young Men’s (and Woman’s) Hebrew Association (YMHA), Jewish Community Centers (JCC), Young Judea and B’nai Brith (BBYO) . These camps offer American camping at its best in a Jewish, Kosher environment. Most of the campers who attend these camps come from Jewish communities around the USA. They look to hire Jewish staff from around the world to help add to their camping experience!
I am not religious. Would I fit in on an American Jewish camp?
The camps we work with are not religious camps as such and simply promote Jewish values. Any staff member (Jewish or non-Jewish) would feel comfortable and happy working in this environment.
Is it helpful to my application to list my religion as Jewish?
We have found that many Jewish applicants in the past are afraid to mention they are Jewish when completing their application because they are not observant and they fear being placed at an Orthodox Jewish camp. The camps that Camp America work with are not Orthodox but traditional and any Jewish applicant would feel more than comfortable at one of these camps, whether you are religious or not!
Don't just take our word for it; please see testimonials below from previous participants and a March 2013 article from the Jewish Chronicle!
"I was worried that I wouldn't feel comfortable at Crane Lake Camp due the fact I wasn't as religious as I used to be...but the second I set-foot in camp, I knew I was home!" - Jamie, Crane Lake Camp, MA
"I loved the fact that despite Henry Horner being a Jewish camp, there was a wide range of counsellors from all religious and geographical backgrounds...and all who attended learned from each other!" - Sophie, Henry Horner, IL
"Meet the kids from America: March 2013 article from the Jewish Chronicle"
Need More Info?
Hi my name is Allen Langer and I am the Camp America dedicated staff member to help with any questions from Jewish applicants – past or present. I have been with Camp America for the past 25 seasons and have worked on a Jewish camp for 10 summers. Bye the way I am also Jewish and American so I have a great understanding of all aspects of Camp America and working on a Jewish Camp.
If you have any questions concerning Jewish camping in the USA or just need help with your application please do not hesitate to contact me at: 0207 581 7335 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.