Camp Seneca Lake is seeking creative, energetic, down to earth individuals with a passion for the outdoors to support the Summer Tiyulim Program!

Camp Seneca Lake is seeking creative, energetic, down to earth individuals with a passion for the outdoors to support the Summer Tiyulim Trip Program!

Camp Seneca Lake (CSL) has provided children entering grades 3-11 with nearly 90 summers of fun, friends and cherished memories. The camp’s 200 beautiful wooded acres in the Finger Lakes region of New York provide the ideal backdrop for camp programs. Campers participate in a variety of exciting areas, including waterfront (skiing, sailing, wakeboarding and more!), high and low ropes courses, most land sports, overnight hiking, nature, drama, and arts and crafts. CSL offers these activities in a wholesome Jewish camp community full of ruach to promote the physical, social, and emotional development of each of the campers. CSL is the home away from home each summer for nearly 500 children (ages 7-16) and over 100 staff.

It nourishes everything about these kids physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. CSL feeds their sense of self, their leadership skills, their teamwork and camaraderie. —Jocelyn Goldberg-Schaible

Summer Tiyulim Program Job Openings

Team Adventure at the Summit.

Tiyulim Program Trip Leaders
All Tiyulim staff is needed starting in early June with work through the end of August.

The Tiyulim Program (outdoor adventure in Hebrew) will take campers on a single adventure spanning from a few hours to an overnight trip that will allow them to view the outdoors in a way they have never seen before. While learning the basics of camping, each camper will also be exposed to an outdoor education curriculum as a means to increase their knowledge of the natural world. It will be the role of the Tiyulim staff to work together to build a nurturing, supportive environment for the campers to learn in.

At the Climbing Wall!Through character enrichment and leadership development, the Tiyulim staff will provide a wholesome environment that allows campers to be their goofy selves, grow personally, learn about the importance of selflessness and teamwork, while educating them on the hard and soft skills necessary to survive in the backcountry. CSL hopes to make their adventure not simply a summer experience, but a life experience with value and resonance that extends far beyond the boundaries of a single summer.

Each summer CSL hires five Tiyulim Trip Leaders, including one Tiyulim Director, to lead a variety of trips in both front country and backcountry settings. The Tiyulim staff will most often work in teams of two leading small groups (up to 15 people) on trips, and lead activities such as, but not limited to backpacking, outdoor living skills, canoeing, biking, environmental ethics, Leave No Trace awareness, team building, rock climbing, outdoor education, and orienteering, among others.

Summer Tiyulim Director
Now seeking a creative, energetic, down to earth leader with a passion for the outdoors to oversee the Tiyulim program.

Responsibilities include planning all aspects of the summer program, assisting with hiring and training trip staff, maintaining camping equipment and ordering new equipment as needed, managing emergency procedures and plans for each program/overnight, taking Inventory of equipment and planning for shared equipment use with other camp programs. The Tiyulim Director should also expect to travel to scout campsites and check in on trips as needed.

Minimum of 1-2 years work experience and prior supervisory and leadership experience in the camping, adventure or outdoor education field
Proficiency with standard office software and various online media platforms
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and strong work ethic
Ability to work as both part of a team and independently, and manage projects and team members
Willingness to take on any necessary roles and responsibilities to accomplish a task
Willingness to see self as an educator and a learner
Highly motivated, organized, detailed and a responsible self-starter
Confident in conflict management and problem solving

This is a seasonal position and the Tiyulim Director will be required to live at camp in the summer from June 1st through the end of August. Compensation starts at $4,000 based on experience, plus room, board and paid WFR. To begin the application process, email your cover letter and resume to Aaron Cantor.

Perks & Rewards

Benefits include a competitive salary (starting at $2,500), paid Wilderness First Aid/CPR with the option for lifeguard certification, and room and board while training and working. Staff will be provided with extensive leadership training in the field as well as an in-camp orientation.

CSL offer incredible trips, new equipment, a fun atmosphere, and the experience you want to push your career forward.

The Essentials

At the docks — life is good!

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college, have a passion for working/living in the outdoors and sharing that with children, be a team player, and have a positive attitude. Prior experience leading trips is preferred, but not required.

Connections & Application

Canoeing - Mission Accomplished!!

To begin the application process, email your resume, the names and contact information of three references, and the answers to the short essay questions (found below) to Aaron Cantor. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Land a summer job with Camp Seneca Lake!CSL Tiyulim Trip Leader Application Questions:

  1. Tell us about yourself. What makes you you?
  2. Describe your experience working with children.
  3. Have you been in a position of shared leadership? How would you describe the dynamic of your Co-leader(s)? What did you learn from leading with someone else?
  4. What do you think you could contribute to our Tiyulim Program?
  5. Why is this opportunity a good fit for who you are and who you want to become?

Aaron Cantor
Camp Director
Camp Seneca Lake
1200 Edgewood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 461-2000 x263

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