Early Childhood Education Unit Head -- Summer Position

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp
Date Posted: 06/06/2018
Salary / Wage: $5,000 - $5,500
Location: New York, New York
Job Type: Other


Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp, located in Red Hook, is a Hebrew dual-language camp for children entering Pre-K through 4th grade. No previous Hebrew experience is necessary to be part of the Sprout Brooklyn community.

Sprout Brooklyn is a place where children from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds join together to create a joyful, diverse community built on Jewish values, a connection to Israel and the Hebrew language.

We are looking for a mature, responsible, energetic and nurturing person for our Early Childhood Unit Head position. Camp runs from the July 2 – August 17. Staff training is June 22 – June 29 with Camper Orientation on July 1. The camp day runs from 8:00am - 5:30pm, Monday – Friday. There is approximately 40 hours of pre-camp work.



  • Supervise 12 – 15 counselors
  • Manage staff performance and well-being
  • Perform ongoing staff training, as necessary
  • Oversee writing of camper reports
  • Report directly to Director regarding staff issues and support
  • Coordinate and oversee substitute coverage for absent staff members


  • Support the well-being and quality of experience of all campers
  • Know each group’s daily schedule and provide additional staffing support, when needed
  • Address camper behavioral and social/emotional issues with counselors
  • Report directly to Director regarding camper behavioral and social/emotional issues
  • Call parents regarding any issues with campers
  • Oversee camper arrival and dismissal

Camp Leadership

  • Serve as part of the camp Leadership Team along with the Director and Assistant Director
  • Help plan and implement Staff Orientation


  • BA required, MSW or other Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an early childhood educator
  • Experience working with children ages 3 – 5
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience attending or working at a summer camp

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://sproutlakebrooklyn.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App.

Additional Information:

We are looking to hire this position immediately.