Join Our Staff
Thank you for your interest in Camp Hatikvah. Please read the following information regarding Camp Hatikvah policies and procedures so that you can make an informed decision about applying to spend your summer with us.
In order to be considered for a position at Camp Hatikvah, applicants must have completed Grade 12 by at least June of 2017. Applicants should be responsible, kind, compassionate and have a passion for Jewish camping. All staff applicants must complete a Camp Hatikvah Application Form and First year staff must participate in an Interview with the Camp Director. Once hired, staff is required to undergo a Police Criminal Record Check and Physical Examination at their expense.
Applicants completing Grade 12 and 1st Year University are entitled to apply for counseling staff positions. In these positions, counselors will be assigned to a particular unit at our camp and will be responsible for the general care and welfare of a designated group of campers. These staff will also be responsible for facilitating camp programming such as sports, dance, crafts, canoeing etc. Staff who hold NLS certification will spend a great deal of their time at our waterfront teaching swimming, sailing, skiing etc.
All applicants who are in 2nd year University or above are welcome to apply for Dock Staff, Program Staff and Unit Staff positions.
All staff are required to undergo a pre-camp training session. During this time, staff are all trained in basic CPR/First Aid, childcare and sensitivity.
Camp Location & Travel
Camp Hatikvah is located in the Okanagan. The closest major airport is in Kelowna. Staff is responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the area. Staff is welcome to drive to camp and park their car in our staff parking lot. Most staff, however, will fly to and from the area. If you are planning to fly, please note that you are flying in and out of the KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT where one of our staff will escort you to the camp.
Staff is required to fill out a Staff Travel Form prior to the beginning of the summer. The form will indicate how you are arriving to camp, so that arrangements are made for your arrival and departure.
Staff is entitled to 3 days off and 2 nights off during the summer. A day off begins at 12:45pm and ends 24hrs later. A night off is from 6:30 to 11:59pm. There is also an additional 1 day off in between sessions.
Camp Hatikvah has strict policies which dictate the appropriate ways to deal with both campers and other staff. These policies will be outlined in a Staff Handbook given to you when you arrive at camp.
If you are interested in applying to Camp Hatikvah for the summer of 2017, please submit an online application form.