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get a lifetime of experience this summer

Working with children and peers at camp can change your resume! Develop and strengthen vital 21st-century skills like:

  • Communications & Listening
  • Empathy & Support
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Flexibility & Resilience
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership


If you want a summer full of laughter, s’mores, friendship, shabbat sha-raps, all in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, APPLY TODAY! Gain invaluable leadership, problem solving, time management, & conflict-resolution skills that will help you shine on your resume for future jobs & internships!

“I can’t recommend this job enough. This staff becomes family and everyone is so supportive during the summer. I had never been to camp before being on staff and I felt right at home. I also felt like I made a positive impact on my campers. It felt good to be a role model and someone they felt comfortable with to come to with any issues they had.”

– Former Counselor



“Just do it! You won’t regret it! I have been on staff for 10 years now!! Each summer is magical and brings new experiences, challenges, friends, and fun!

– Current Leadership Team Member



Since 2007, the URJ Camp Kalsman has served the Pacific Northwest Jewish community. It provides the opportunity for all ages to learn and grow.

Camp Kalsman offers a fine balance between education and recreation. As a Jewish camp, we seek to enhance the camp experience with the richness of our Jewish values and culture. Camp Kalsman places a strong emphasis on personal growth, finding your passions, and leadership skills. It is important for our campers and staff to feel empowered in what they do and supported by the greater camp community.

At Camp Kalsman, a great deal of pride is taken in the members of its staff. Our superstar staff is comprised of college students, graduate students, and professionals in various fields. Staff members provide an unforgettable experience for campers all summer long. Ready to join the team??

we have a place for you!

Previous experience isn’t the key to success at Camp Kalsman: you are! Training is provided at the start of the summer season, and is ongoing throughout the summer. We seek to ensure that staff members have a meaningful and fun experience just like our campers.

Counselors live in bunks with campers and have the most direct influence on their summer experiences. Involved in every aspect of camp life, counselors strive to provide for the campers the best that camp has to offer. Most importantly, counselors serve as role-models! The “bunk” is an essential part of the camper experience and we do all we can to ensure that our campers feel a part of their bunk community and that starts with YOU!

Specialists also live in cabin with campers and provide programming in their specialty area whether that be ropes, waterfront/sports, art, music, or teva (nature)! Specialists offer campers the chance to develop new skills and talents, empowering them to challenge themselves and grow!


As a staff member, you will spend your summer:

  • gaining valuable experience in positions of leadership and responsibility.
  • utilizing, expressing, and developing your creative skills and talents.
  • enriching your campers’ lives and your own by gaining an understanding of Jewish culture, traditions, and values.
  • learning the keys to successful teamwork.
  • developing public speaking skills.
  • enhancing problem-solving skills.
  • developing program ideas from concept to reality.
  • being a positive influence in the development of children.
  • working under professional guidance and direction.

For more information about a summer job at the URJ Camp Kalsman, email us at We will send you more information, or you can apply now!


You could spend your summer working outside while at the same time developing the skills and experience that you can take with you forever and BEYOND.

YOU can make a positive difference in the life of a child by being the spark that ignites the flame of fun, growth, and learning. Take the challenge! Be a staff member at THE URJ Camp Kalsman!