Sign up for camp!

More Info Here


View Our Schedule

JCC Operating Hours

Normal Facility Operating Hours

Sunday8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Tuesday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Wednesday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Thursday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friday5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fitness Center Hours

Sunday8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Tuesday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Wednesday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Thursday5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friday5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pool Hours

Sunday8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Monday5:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Tuesday5:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Wednesday5:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Thursday5:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Friday5:30 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday8:00 am - 3:45 pm

Membership Office Hours

Sunday9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Holiday Hours 2023-2024

Monday, September 4

Labor Day

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, September 15

Erev Rosh Hashanah

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 16

Rosh Hashanah, D1

Sunday, September 17

Rosh Hashanah, D2

Sunday, September 24

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre

8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, September 25

Yom Kippur

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, December 25

Christmas Day

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 31

New Year's Eve

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, January 1

New Year's Day

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, April 22

Erev Passover

5:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 23

Passover, D1

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 4

Independence Day

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Work At Camp

Join Our Team!

Apply Here
Are you looking for a job that allows you to develop skills to enhance your college application or resume? At camp we provide an environment where you can learn and develop essential work and life skills in a beautiful outdoor setting.  

Communication – You will communicate daily with your supervisor and co-counselors to have a successful day. Learn and practice how to interact effectively with campers to ensure they are having fun and getting what they need.

Collaboration – Specialists and counselors work together to ensure each activity is engaging, safe, and fun. Collaborate with your supervisor to create a cohesive working environment.

Critical Thinking – Think on your feet every day with the ever-changing moments in a day camp setting.

Contribution – Give the campers at Camp Deeny Riback the summer of a lifetime. As a role model, you will make every interaction count and leave an impact on those you meet this summer.

Leadership Skills – All staff at CDR have a chance to improve their leadership skills within a group, during specialized activities, swimming, and our dedicated events, like Color War (Maccabiah.)

Creativity – Staff at CDR are encouraged to be creative in positive ways that make an impact on our campers each day.

Ongoing Professional Development – We offer ongoing professional development for staff at Camp Deeny Riback. Attending staff training before and during camp will help you succeed at camp and beyond. We will support you in working with children, behavior management, conflict resolution, and time management. Through positive assessments, your supervisor will support you in your daily tasks and beyond.


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 our 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, and provide genuine warmth and sound decision-making. Our emphasis is on having our camper build lasting friendships in a supportive community atmosphere of warmth and caring.

Looking for an internship for college credit? 

Internship opportunities include but are not limited to: 

  • Specialty areas include arts, sports, lake, and more!
  • Office Internship-support our leadership team in our camp office
  • Work with our specialist assistants as staff support
  • Work with our Social worker as staff and camper support
  • Work with our Camp Friends Inclusion coordinator as staff and camper support
  • Be creative and reach out to us to create your own internship. 

Please call us for more details: 973-929-2901

Join Our Team!

Apply Here

Available Positions


Unit Leaders
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. They are 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 can communicate with parents about personal situations which may arise.

Head Counselors

A Senior Counselor oversees a group of campers. They work with other group staff and make sure that the group dynamic is positive and that the group is safe and enjoying camp!

  • Expected to fulfill all counselor requirements in addition to head counselor expectations.
  • At least one year of camp counselor or similar job experience.
  • Responsible for the well-being and supervision of camper group.
  • Ability to delegate and problem-solve on a daily basis.
  • Submit daily reports to unit leader along with real-time updates involving group issues.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to “lead by example” and willingness to help guide other counselors in the group.
  • Expected to step in and lead an activity if the specialist is unexpectedly unable to.
  • Ensure that weekly camper update cards are filled out properly and sent home.
  • Must be fully committed to the summer and making every day amazing for their campers.
  • Attend all staff trainings
  • A commitment of at least seven weeks.

Counselors/ Floating Counselors 
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.

  • Enjoys spending time with children and being a positive role model.
  • Not afraid to be silly and have fun with campers, ability to step out of your comfort zone to help campers enjoy camp.
  • Ready to participate in all camp activities daily, including swimming, sports, arts, and general camp activities.
  • Be fun, creative, and compassionate in everything you do.
  • Spend time daily getting to know your campers and what makes each one special.
  • Be a supportive and flexible teammate.
  • Understand that things don’t always go as planned, and the ability to “go with the flow” is important.
  • Attend all staff trainings

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.

  • Lifeguard certification is required and approved by the director of aquatics.
  • Complete commitment to safety.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of the pool and pool deck daily.
  • Provide instruction for both group and individual swim lessons.
  • Working as a team when at the pool and following the instructions given by the aquatics directors.
  • Inservice training weekly during the camp season as well as pre-season training.
  • Ability to guard during late stays and overnights on a rotating basis.
  • Attend all staff trainings
  • If not lifeguard certified, availability on dates of our choosing for lifeguard certification

Specialists are in charge of providing instruction to campers in a specific activity area with the support of the group counselors.

  • Come to camp ready to engage with the campers on “their level” while providing a safe and fun activity for campers to learn and experience.
  • Ability to understand that CDR campers come in a wide range of ages and abilities, and the programs provided are designed to meet their needs, not the other way around.
  • Understanding and implementing the idea of “having fun” makes everything more fun for everyone.
  • Approach your specialty with this thought: The activity is only as good as you make it.
  • Come to work prepared daily.
  • Ensure that any supplies you need are requested in advance and that all lessons are planned and ready to go.
  • Willingness to work with leadership team members to tailor lessons to address the needs and abilities of all our campers.
  • Attend all staff trainings
  • Help cover breaks for other staff
  • Work a shift to help serve lunch to campers
  • A commitment of at least seven weeks.

Our Specialistareas include:

  • Archery
  • Woodworking
  • Ceramics
  • Biking
  • Ropes Challenge Course
  • Art
  • Nature
  • General Sports
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Jewish Education
  • Yoga

Otzmot Staff Specialist Assistant 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 assistant 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
  • Interviewing

Our Team!

Dana Gottfried

Director, Camp Deeny Riback

Shari Weinerman

Office Manager/Registrar

Robin Gold

Assistant Director, Camp Deeny Riback

Jay Faigenbaum

Assistant Director, Communication, Programing, Camper Health and Junior Village

Sara Simon

Operations Director, Financial services, Transportaion, and Aquatics

Carlos Gomez

Assistant Director of Facilities, CDR

Eric White



Protected: Camp Staff Portal