A Day In The Life


Testimonials from our CMC Families

The staff act as a community that works together. They made feel camp as though it was a second home for my son - Camp Parent, Las Vegas

The Camp Mountain Chai staff make camp a really fun and enriching place for campers to spend their summers - Camp Parent, Tucson

The CMC Staff did an incredible job engaging my very athletic teenage son in Israeli dancing, Jewish songs and prayer! - Camp Parent, San Diego

There is an amazing collection of staff at Camp Mountain Chai - Camp Parent, Orange County


Ask anyone who has ever worked at any summer camp and we guarantee that their answer, regardless of the camp worked at, will sound similar: being a counselor at camp is a difficult but extremely rewarding job. Trust us, our staff at Camp Mountain Chai will tell you the exact same thing.

The opportunity to be a role model and mentor for our campers is an incredible experience. Working in our camp environment will strengthen your leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

As a cabin counselor, you’ll have two main responsibilities during the day. First and foremost is your responsibility as a cabin counselor. You and your co-counselor(s) lead the group of campers living in your cabin. Campers and counselors eat meals together, maintain a clean cabin, and participate in cabin activity periods and evening activities together. You and your campers will form a bond unlike any you’ve previously had.

Your second responsibility is the role of specialist in your assigned Chugim or assistance to a specialty area with the specialist staff during cabin activity periods. In this role, you have the opportunity to instruct campers – both yours and others – and help build their skill levels in all of our camp activities.

As a specialist, your responsibilities will be similar to that of a cabin counselor during the day, with the exception of cabin activity periods. Rather than travel with your cabin to their assigned cabin activities, you will instead instruct campers of all ages in an activity that you have been specifically hired to teach. All specialists will be assigned to a cabin and will eat with the cabin they are assigned to.

Our staff is very important to us. Everyone works diligently to teach, supervise and counsel our campers.


We, as Directors, recognize our counselors efforts and plan a variety of staff activities to make the summer experience enjoyable and exciting for everyone.

Anyone who has worked at camp can tell you what an incredible experience you will have. You will make friends and influence children in a way that can only be done at summer camp. It is important for you to know that this is more than just a full time job. Days can be long and exhausting. We start bright and early at 7:45 in the morning and staff curfew isn’t till 1 am. However, we will include in your daily schedule 1-2 hours off for you to recharge yourself. This is your time to take care of personal needs: check e-mails, make phone calls, and, most importantly, get some rest. Though you will work harder then you have ever worked before you will be rewarded in ways that cannot be explained in writing.