The Staff Experience
Looking for an unforgettable summer experience? Want to be part of something great? Then read on…!!
It has been said that a camp is only as good as its staff and we at Kayitz Bakibbutz know how true this is. That is why we take our staff hiring and training so seriously. If you are looking for a “laid back” or what is called in Hebrew a “sababa” summer job - the chances are that we are not the place for you. If you love working with children and are excited about working/living in an amazing environment then the summer camp for you is “Kabak” (Kayitz BaKibbutz). We are the only summer camp which is more than just a camp - we are also a religious kibbutz.
Who We Are
More than half of our staff is comprised of former “Kabak” campers and the rest of our staff are “Bnei Meshek” - children of the kibbutz. This combination takes the best from the “city” and the best from the “kibbutz” to provide our campers with creative, compassionate and energetic staff.
So what is it really all about??
A madrich’s day begins at 7:30 with Hashkama and continues until lights out. You will live in a bunk with – eat with - and participate in activities with your kvutzah. Throughout the day you will follow the schedule of your campers while monitoring the social, emotional and physical well being of the kids. Your concerns will be: Are my campers properly equipped for today’s activities? (i.e. sunscreen water hat - etc.) Are they getting along? (not isolating an individual) - Are they all accounted for? Your second job will be: To motivate the campers to participate in all activities. At “Kabak” we believe that the “dugma Ishit” method is the best educational model and the most effective method to motivate campers in general. Your participation as a referee at basketball or as an “extra pair of hands” at yetzira can bring those skeptical/insecure or homesick camper right into the activity.
We believe so strongly in staff participation as a motivational factor that it is not uncommon to see your camp directors participating in arts and crafts, floating down the teelah along with the camper, leading zmirot in the chadar ochel or helping with toranut. If you approach the activity with energy and good humor your campers will be “infected” with your enthusiasm.
All staff is required to participate in an intensive fun-filled educational seminar hadracha. The Seminar Hadracha runs from July 2- July 4 2017 and all madrichim must attend.