Sababa Beachaway is a co-ed residential summer camp for rising fifth through twelfth graders, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sababa immerses campers in the magic and majesty of the beach, adds the right amount of Jewish spiritual practice, and provides a fun, non-competitive yet challenging camp experience.
Sababa meaning “no worries” inspires us to be in the moment and fully present in all we do. We believe that surfing, sailing, scuba, ocean arts and ocean science promote wonder, awe, and curiosity - the cornerstones of Sababa Judaism. We celebrate that campers come from all different Jewish backgrounds, and that is what makes the Sababa Beachaway community so awesome!!!
Counselors play a critical role at camp ensuring a safe and fun environment our campers. They are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Our counselors also serve as a big brother or sister to campers and live in a college dorm style setting with campers. Counselors should enjoy the outdoors and ocean activities and be a good role model for kids.
Enjoy working with children and capable of leading camp activities such as kickball, yoga, arts and crafts, etc.
Responsible for the daily well-being of campers in assigned activities
Ensure campers engage appropriately in all camp activities
Plan and lead age-appropriate games and activities throughout the day
Provide emotional support and guidance to campers
Ensure campers’ medical needs are met through monitoring, and utilizing onsite infirmary staff
Foster growth in the areas of: life skills, self care, and interpersonal skills
Write daily reports for each camper to help evaluate their needs, goals and progress during their camp experience
Engage campers with positivity, including participating in cheers, talent shows, and other activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, surfing, etc.
Take ownership of the use and care of camp equipment and facilities
Foster character development consistent with Sababa philosophy
Other duties as specified by direct supervisor
Previous experience in supervising and developing youth
Extremely reliable self-starter with excellent communicators with youth and adults alike
Ability to adjust their teaching and communication style to various personalities/learning styles
High energy and ability to have fun a must
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting
Experience with one or more of the following: surfing, sailing, scuba diving, photography, oceanography, arts and crafts
Time: June 20, 2023 - August 7, 2023
Compensation: $2,100 - $2,400 for the summer; meals and housing included