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At Camp Deeny Riback, we aim to create an environment for campers that fosters social and emotional growth. Our primary way of doing this is through out staff. We look to hire skilled and qualified staff who have a passion and desire to have kids believe in themselves and who want to see kids be the best possible versions of themselves.
We are looking for special individuals who feel comfortable being a child’s role model, provide genuine warmth and sound decision making. Our emphasis is on having our camper build lasting friendships in a community atmosphere of warmth and caring. Out camp community nurtures social skills, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.Apply Here
Unit Leaders are teachers and adults who supervise an entire age group/ unit. They are responsible for everything in the unit and directly supervise the counselors and campers in every aspect of their camp experience. Unit Leaders meet with the Directors before and after camp each day to review all pertinent information that arises regarding group dynamics, food issues, and scheduling.
Unit Leaders also serve as the liaison between the camp and camp families. Unit Leaders are also responsible for all contact with parents from the pre-camp phone call through the last day of camp. Because Unit Leaders are always around their campers, they know everything about them and are able to communicate with parents about personal situations which may arise.
A Senior Counselor is in charge of a group of campers. They supervise the staff working under them and make sure that the group dynamic is positive and that the group is safe and enjoying camp! All Senior Counselors are college-age students.
Every camp group has a counselor(s) who are active participants in every aspect of every camper’s day. The bond formed between camper and counselor is extremely important and often dictates how a camper likes camp. Counselors are active, patient, warm, friendly, fun, energetic, and responsible. They also must demonstrate good listening skills and be able to relate to children and sincerely care about their needs. Counselors must be a minimum of 16 years old.
Lifeguards teach swim instruction each morning to campers in small groups. In the afternoon, lifeguards are in charge of guarding pools. Lifeguards must be certified through the last day of camp.
Specialists are in charge of providing instruction to campers in a specific activity area with the support of the group counselors.
- Ropes Challenge Course
- General Sports
- Jewish Education
Otzmot Staff Specialist Program
8-week vocational program for individuals with disabilities at Camp Deeny Riback. For individuals ages 16+
Participants will be hired as full CDR staff to fill specialist positions around camp with an added training component focusing on work readiness. Each week a new topic will be addressed by the program supervisor, and a workbook will be compiled by each participant to take with them as a resource at the completion of the summer. Topics will include:
- Interacting with Co-Workers
- Interacting and taking feedback from supervisors
- Personal Hygiene and Dressing for a Job
- Work Culture
- Being a Team Player
- Advocating for Yourself
- Resume Writing