Camp is a unique environment where our biggest goal is for everyone to be happy – the staff, the campers, and the parents. We’re convinced that a happy staff is the foundation of it all! If the staff are happy, the kids are happy, and if the kids are happy, the parents are happy.
Every summer we survey our staff to hear more about their experience at camp. Here are some of the things they told us after the summer of 2018:
It’s been incredibly rewarding working here for four summers. Four years ago, one of my campers couldn’t go up on the slackline. She cried because she couldn’t do it. We made a commitment (four years ago!), that she was going to try hard, train a lot, and we’d work together to help her find her balance. And she did! She did amazing. She’s grown into a completely different young lady, confident and accomplished. And she’s amazing on the slackline!
You guys rock the kindness value so hard! Thank you for living Jewish values in a true, meaningful way.
Camp Zeke is my home away from home, it wouldn’t be able to happen without the amazing leadership team, head staff, and the wonderful camp staff. I am looking forward to summer 2019!
The most rewarding part of the summer was getting to work one on one with campers on their specific areas of interest, whether that was in the culinary teaching kitchen or planning song sessions or new songs for Shabbat services. My favorite part of those moments was establishing closer relationships with these campers and helping them to become leaders in this community.
I’ve watched teens who were my campers become counselors. I’ve seen kids with self confidence issues become confident young people. Those experiences make it so worth it!