An exciting opportunity to work with kids, develop your leadership abilities, and have fun!


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Step Up to a New Challenge

Working as a counselor at Camp Twelve Trails is so much more than simply being part of an engaging day camp team. Camp Twelve Trails provides you the opportunity to assist in creating one of our five neighborhoods: Play (Sports & Fitness), Explore (Outdoor Adventures), Grow (Farm to Table), Discover (Science & Technology) and Create (Performing & Visual Arts).

At Camp Twelve Trails, we want you to inspire the same spark in campers that you felt when your discovered what you were passionate about. We have ambitious expectations of you for helping kids make appropriate choices, problem solve, and navigate relationships. You’ll help build a vibrant camp community, strengthened by universally accepted Jewish values which include welcoming others and accepting differences, caring for the earth, caring for your body, being a positive role model and Shabbat (Rest and Reflection).  

Seeking enthusiastic people

Camp days generally start on the bus around 8am, arriving to camp by 9am. We are seeking counselors who understand the camp day truly begins as soon as the first camper gets to the bus stop, and who is prepared to lead them in songs, games and conversation, engage them in the Neighborhood activities during the day, and maintain your enthusiasm on the ride home at 4:30 pm. You may also participate in occasional trips, overnights, and special events during the seven-week camp program.


You’ll receive extensive training and participate in an orientation where you’ll learn to work in concert with other staff and set high standards for yourself. You’ll collaborate with supportive, like-minded co-counselors eager to give kids a rich summer experience and a lifetime of memories. You’ll develop “camp people,” so like you, they become kids whose experience at camp leaves them with the desire to return as staff and give back.  

What Do You Have to Offer Camp?

Every individual brings unique skills, attributes, and personality that contributes to the vibrancy of the camp experience. Show us what you have, and how you can help to create extraordinary experiences for campers. 

We seek women and men with the maturity and experience to enjoy the distinctive balance between fun, skill, and responsibility. Camp is a special place, and one that we hope you can return to year after year. We expect you to be dedicated beyond most jobs you would consider, and be committed to our mission and core values. 

Join Us

Be a part of the camp experience. If you’re up to the challenge, then Camp Twelve Trails is your summer home!




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  • ATHLETICS: Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Gaga, Yoga, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Flag Football
  • VISUAL ARTS: Painting & Drawing, Animation, Pottery, Photography, Filmmaking, Fashion
  • PERFORMING ARTS: Music, Dance, Theater, DJ/Scratch Lab
  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Archery, High Ropes, Canoeing, Camping & Hiking, Rafting, Orienteering, Geocaching
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Rocketry, Robotics, 3D Printing, Green Sciences, Dark Room Photography, Lego Engineering, Astronomy, Geology
  • FARMING & CULINARY ARTS: Organic Farming, Culinary Arts, Eco Spa, Gardening, Nature Art, Outdoor Cooking