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Camp for Teens


Teens: There’s so much for you to experience at our camps this summer!

Please note: An application and interview process are required for all leadership training and staff opportunities.

Teen Camps

MJCCA Day Camps

Teens in rising 6th-8th grades will find fun and adventure at our Barbara & Sanford Orkin Teen Camps! They’ll grow as an individual while creating friendships and memories worthy of a thousand smiley face emoticons and have the experience of a lifetime!

Camp Barney Medintz

Camp Barney Medintz offers specialty programming for teens! While participating in hiking trips, high adventure activities, ceramics, glass fusing, and more, teen campers build lifelong friendships, gain independence, challenge themselves, and strengthen their Jewish identities, all while having the best summer. Campers completing 10th grade in our JIT (Junior-in-Training) unit experience the ultimate in outdoor adventure!

Leadership Training Opportunities

Rising 8th graders: Jr. Counselor at Camp Marie Benator

Rising 8th graders can apply to be a Jr. Counselor this summer! Jr. Counselors have the opportunity to work with preschool campers ages 2-4 years old. General responsibilities include interacting with children and helping manage their safety, changing the campers before and after swim, and more. Community service hours can be earned for this position. Please note: applications for Summer 2024 are now closed. Please contact Claire Friedman at for more information.

Rising 8th graders: Leaders-in-Training program at MJCCA Day Camps

Becoming an LIT is the perfect introduction to learning to be a camp counselor! It’s your 8th grader’s first taste of a leadership role, where they can bring enthusiasm and exciting camp moments to a regular camp day. LITs will have hands-on experience working with Camp Isidore Alterman campers. These individuals will focus on the Jewish value of ruach (spirit), bringing positivity to the camp community. LITs participate in weekly cohort meetings featuring leaders from the community to focus on leadership development, team building, and best practices for working with children. They are eligible to receive hours of community service.

Please contact Taylor Bashuk at for more information.

Rising 9th graders: Staff-in-Training program at MJCCA Day Camps

Our Staff-in-Training program helps teens build experience working with kids while training in areas like: camp program planning, best practices for working with children, team building activities, communication workshops, and empowering sessions on personal growth. Participants work with campers that are rising Pre-K-2nd grade.

Please contact MK Alford at for more information.

Staff Opportunities

Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders and Older: Staff at MJCCA Day Camps

Staff members are the heart and soul of MJCCA Day Camps. It is their love, energy, and talent that provide our campers with extraordinary summers and lifelong memories. Our staff members are inspirational teachers and spirited leaders who help campers build skills, form friendships, and have the most FUN imaginable.

We offer lots of flexibility, allowing you to select the weeks that align most suitably with your schedule within our 11 weeks! We have positions available in drama, art, cooking, gymnastics, and our fun theme camps, which range from Mermaids and Unicorns to Graffiti Art to Science and Technology. We’re also looking for coaches and counselors for our many sports camps, including our flag football, soccer, multi-sports, and volleyball! For those who love spending time in the great outdoors, we also have opportunities in our traditional camp, Camp Isidore Alterman, with activities including boating, ropes course, zip line, archery, fishing, and so much more! Please contact for more information.

Rising 12th Graders and Older: Staff at Camp Barney Medintz

As a staff member, you will gain leadership experience, learn invaluable skills, and meet staff from around the world! Working at Camp Barney Medintz is incredibly rewarding and an amazing way to build lifelong connections. Internships in a variety of areas are also available. Please contact for more information.