Working at Beber allows you to put the camp’s beliefs of Spirit & Fun, and Pride & Ownership into practice. Staff work to inspire and enrich the lives of young campers, while gaining valuable experience and lifelong friendships, all in an ideal natural setting. Make the most of your summer by joining our team!
THE BEBER BELIEFS
Pride & Ownership
Spirit & Fun
Culture of Gratitude
Health & Wellness
Authentic Beber Jewish Life
Every day at camp, you’ll be demonstrating responsibility and initiative as you look after campers and inspire them to meet new challenges. There’s no better skill for predicting lifelong success than leadership; you’ll get a chance to shine at Beber.
Everyone at Beber works together to make the best summer possible. Learning how to communicate and cooperate with people from all over the world develops the skills that will make you an important member of any team.
Summer Spent Outdoors
The best part of Beber is the people. You’ll be spending the summer with a staff that shares your passion for the outdoors, education and adventure. The friendships made at Beber Camp last a lifetime.
Being at Beber isn’t just about what you can get, but what you can give. You’ll be there to guide campers through their first time away from home, helping them to find confidence and strength.
When you work at Beber you’re not just a part of the staff, but a part of the community. The summer camp experience you help create will become memories that children cherish their whole lives. Many campers are inspired to come back to work at Beber themselves, creating a legacy that lasts long after the summer is over.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Thinking of applying to work at Beber Camp for the summer? Here are a few things you might need to know while preparing your application. Beber Camp is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs. All responses will be handled with strict confidence.
Nestled conveniently between Chicago and Milwaukee, Beber Camp offers 300 acres of lakefront property with wooded areas and program spaces. Staff accommodations include counselor living quarters within camper cabins and dorm-style living for operational staff and leadership. Enjoy kid-free spaces like a well-equipped weight room, TV room, and game room during your downtime. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi, and savor diverse food options from our Kosher kitchen. Join our vibrant camp community for a unique blend of nature and city accessibility.
Onsite Time Off
At Beber Camp, our team enjoys a vibrant array of evening staff recreational opportunities, including off-campus adventures like paintball and movies, as well as on-site programs featuring silent discos, tie-dye sessions, pool parties, exhilarating night ziplining, and more. Our Staff-Life Coordinators are here to assist with time-off logistics and provide agency support, ensuring your summer experience is both rewarding and worry-free.
At Beber Camp, you’ll receive comprehensive child care and activity training before and during the summer, gaining valuable 21st-century skills like problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and leadership. You’ll also meet campers and colleagues from around the world, learn about Judaism in our inclusive community (no religious requirements), and have access to camp clinicians. Join us for field trips to local waterparks and events, and embark on a summer of growth, cultural exchange, and adventure.
Summer camp sessions start on the third Sunday in June and run until the second week of August. Staff spend about a week preparing before campers arrive, so your commitment would be for nine weeks.
Staff get four days off and two evenings off during the eight weeks camp is in session. Your days off are considered a full twenty-four hours in length. We provide transportation to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.
Beber Camp offers excellent salaries that match or better those offered at other summer camps. Room and board is included. Pay ranges are determined by the job position and the experience you bring to the team.
A Very Rewarding Challenge
If you asked our staff they would say “most days are totally amazing, exhausting and full of fun. You do get the odd day that will challenge you, but the pay off is worth it.”
DATES TO REMEMBER
Our First Staff Arrive In
Campers Arrive In
Operational Staff Arrive
Leadership Staff Arrive
Lifeguard / Challenge Course Trainers Arrive
General Staff Arrive
First Session Begins!
First Session is Over 🙁
Second Session Begins!
Second Session is Over 🙁
That’s a wrap on the summer!
General Staff Leave
Leadership / 1st Year Operational Staff Leave
Returning Operational Staff Leave
Frequently Asked Questions
Who works at Beber Camp?
Each summer we have a terrific staff. Some of them grew up at Beber while others found us as adults. Our staff is made up of college students, educators and people who just want to try something different. They travel from all over the world to spend their summers in Wisconsin. Even with all of their different life experiences, interests, religions and nationalities, they all have one thing in common: a commitment to providing kids with the most positive, fun and rewarding summer experience.
Do I have to be Jewish to work at Beber?
Staff are not required to be Jewish or practice the religion at camp
– We look for great people who want to work with children. The best staff are compassionate, enthusiastic, good listeners, patient, nurturing and trustworthy. We look for staff who are team players with leadership skills, easy-going and know how to have fun.
What are the campers like at Beber?
Beber Campers are looking to have the best summer possible! Our campers come from all over the world and their goals include making new friends, trying new activities, and learning independent life skills. Our campers are a diverse group of kids who are looking to their staff to help them have a meaningful and memorable summer.
Where do I live at camp?
If you are hired to be a counselor, you will live in a cabin with your campers. There are typically 3-4 counselors in a cabin with 14-16 campers. All cabins have electricity, bathrooms, and fans.
If you are hired to be support staff, you will live in dorm style room with 2-3 other staff members. All dorms have electricity, wifi, en-suites, and the building has air conditioning.
What is the Time Off Policy?
Staff are awarded 4 days off (a full 24 hour period) and 2 evenings off (from 6pm-1am) during the summer. Staff receives breaks during the day to make phone calls, check email, relax in the staff lounge or rest! Beber also provides staff recreation opportunities during time off such as pool parties, campfire circles, game nights (Catan, anyone?!), staff tie-dye, and much more!
Is there a staff lounge and what does it include?
Beber’s staff lounge is furnished with a pool table, computers with free wifi, Youtube TV, and DVR for recording favorite shows and movies. We also have a coffee machine, refrigerator, shelves to store personal snacks, and lots of comfortable furniture – all in the comfort of an air-conditioned room!
Are there specific certifications that are required?
If you are hired for a job that requires certification (ie. lifeguard or Ropes), Beber will provide that training for you.
Who will be my supervisor and how will I be evaluated?
You will be notified of whom your direct supervisor will be once you are hired. All counselors report to a Division Leader and specialists will report to an Area Director. As a staff member, you will participate in weekly divisional and all staff meetings and will provide ongoing, mutual, real-time feedback to your supervisor. Your supervisor will do a written evaluation on your performance twice a summer and review it with you.
How do I apply?
Click here to access our staff application. Once you submit the application, you will contact the office to schedule a phone interview. Most of our staff hiring occurs between October and January.