Staff FAQs


Camp Staff QuestionsWhere is Camp JORI located?
After I submit my application, when will I hear from Camp JORI?
What happens if I am hired to work at Camp JORI?
When do I get paid?
Does Camp JORI have a curfew for staff?
When do I have time off?
Will I have to attend Staff Training?
What if I am a vegetarian or have dietary restrictions?
Will I have access to my e-mail?
How will I do my laundry at camp?
May I bring my vehicle to camp?
What can I expect from my experience on staff at Camp JORI?


 

Where is Camp JORI located?
Camp JORI is located in Wakefield, RI, a beautiful spot just 40 minutes south of Providence.

After I submit my application, when will I hear from Camp JORI?
After your application is received and processed by our office, you will be contacted by our director to set up a time for your interview.

What happens if I am hired to work at Camp JORI?
Upon accepting a position, you will receive a contract. The contract is to be signed and returned to the camp office within ten days. You start receiving e-mails from the camp office updating you on information and forms you’ll need to provide prior to the summer.

When do I get paid?
Paychecks are issued at the end of the summer.

Does Camp JORI have a curfew for staff?
We expect everyone to perform at the peak of their abilities during the day. A good night’s sleep is the best way to keep yourself healthy and on top of your game. All staff are required to be in their living quarters by 12:00am.

When do I have time off?
All staff members are entitled one day off each week. These days are chosen and assigned by the staff member’s direct supervisor. Staff also get one night off each week as well as time during rest hour and after evening activity when they are not on duty in their cabin – this time is worked out with co-counselors.

Will I have to attend Staff Training?
Absolutely! We gather together at camp for a Staff Retreat in May and again the week before campers arrive for Staff Training Week. These sessions provide the tools and skills necessary to guarantee a successful summer for all, and does so within the framework of building a Jewish community. Our goals are for the staff members the chance to get know one another and start building working relationships, as well as to prepare staff members for the challenges of working in a residential camp setting. The program includes a wide variety of activities, such as group-building experiences, training sessions, and program planning time.

What if I am a vegetarian or have dietary restrictions?
Special diets, e.g. gluten free, vegetarian, food allergies, etc. can be accommodated. If you require such assistance, it is your responsibility to make such arrangements in advance with the camp.

Will I have access to my e-mail?
There is free WiFi in our staff lounge area.

How will I do my laundry at camp?
Camp provides laundry service on a weekly basis, where staff turn in the laundry and is dropped off the following day.

May I bring my vehicle to camp?
Yes, you may bring your car to camp. There is a designated staff parking area.

What can I expect from my experience on staff at Camp JORI?
Being on staff at any resident camp is perhaps the most difficult and most fulfilling job you will ever have. A summer at Camp JORI will be challenging, both physically and emotionally, but most of all, it will be fun! As a staff member at Camp JORI, you’ll have the opportunity to experience life in our unique community, positively impact the lives of campers, and create friendships that will last a lifetime.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]