Adult Application: FAQ
Basic Camp Jenny FAQs
How old are the campers at Camp Jenny?
Camp Jenny campers are grades K-5 (ages 5-12).
Where are the campers from?
The campers who are coming to Camp Jenny are from Atlanta and attend F.L. Stanton Elementary School.
How much does Camp Jenny cost?
Camp Jenny is funded by money that individuals and youth groups raise during the year. Sending one camper to Camp Jenny costs approximately $500. The campers and the teen/adult volunteers do not pay to attend Camp Jenny. Teen and adult volunteers are expected to help fundraise for Camp Jenny and raise at least $200.
Adult Application FAQs
I am an adult and want to apply to be a Camp Jenny volunteer. Where can I find the application and job descriptions?
Is the adult application process blind? How are decisions made?
The adult application process is not blind. Adult applications are reviewed by the URJ staff. The primary role of adults at Camp Jenny is to support our teens in running a phenomenal and safe program for the campers. Adults are chosen with that in mind. In addition, preference is given for:
Youth professionals currently employed at Reform synagogues in NFTY-SAR and NFTY-STR
Parents of current co-directors
Recent alumni of NFTY-SAR, NFTY-STR, and URJ Camp Coleman
I’m interested in volunteering at Camp Jenny, and would like to bring my family with me. Is that possible?
The role of an adult at Camp Jenny is to support our teens. Adults need to be able to commit 100% of themselves to the NFTY teens and Camp Jenny campers at Camp Jenny. Camp Jenny is not a family camp. That being said, we recognize that some adults would be unable to volunteer if they weren’t able to bring their children with them. To that end, we have limited child care available through our Kids Club program. Please read the full Kids Club program description before deciding whether to apply.
What is the application deadline?
Applications (with the exception of the poster) must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 15, 2023. Applications after December 15 will be reviewed if there are open positions available.
What are the dates and times of Camp Jenny 2024?
Teen and adult volunteers are expected to be at Camp Jenny May 23-27, 2024. Some positions require arrival on the 22nd. Times have not yet been finalized. Please don’t make any travel plans at this time. Travel information will be provided upon your acceptance.
I can not attend the entire event. Can I still apply?
In most cases, no. Because of the training that takes place during orientation, it’s important that volunteers attend the entire event. If you have extenuating circumstances, please reach out to email@example.com to discuss! Permission for exceptions is not guaranteed and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
STAFFING NOTIFICATION FAQs
When will I find out if I have been selected as a Camp Jenny staff member?
Camp Jenny applications will be reviewed in December and January. You will be notified of your status by the end of January. Notification emails will be sent on a weekday in the afternoon (after school hours).