How do I apply to work at Ramah Day Camp Greater DC?

Click here to find an application to work at Ramah Day Camp!

Montgomery County law dictates that we must receive three written references from non-family members for any individual who will be working at Ramah Day Camp.  When a candidate completes their staff application, they are asked to include the names and emails of these three references.  Our online system will automatically email those three individuals with a link to the recommendation form.  If they do not receive the email or prefer to send a letter of recommendation in another format, please contact our office.

The final step in the application is an interview with one of our directors.  Interviews can be done virtually or in person.

If you have questions at any point during the application process, please contact Rabbi Jill Levy, Director.

Is there a deadline to apply for a position at Ramah Day Camp?

No. Staff applications are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early to secure your spot on our staff!

What is the minimum amount of time a staff member must commit to working at RDC?

Madrichim (counselors) are expected to work at least 2 of 4 camp sessions*.  Menhalim (senior counselors) must commit to working at least 3 sessions* (5 weeks) of camp.  The time commitment for senior staff and specialists will be discussed on a case-by-case basis, but is typically not less than 2 of 4 camp sessions*.

All staff are also expected to attend Shavua Hachanah (Staff Training Week) which will take place at camp in Germantown from Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, approximately 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.  Closer to the time of camp, a schedule with specific start and end times will be shared with hired staff.  If you are unable to attend the entire staff week, please speak with Rabbi Jill directly.

Staff must arrange their own transportation to/from camp during Shavua Hachanah.

* In 2024, the dates of our sessions are:

  • Session A: June 24-July 5, 2024
  • Session B: July 8-19, 2024
  • Session C: July 22-August 2, 2024
  • Session D (Final Week): August 5-9, 2024
What kinds of jobs are available at Ramah Day Camp?

The majority of our staff members work as counselors. However there are several different types of openings available at camp. We are always looking for passionate specialists in the arts, music, dance, sports, Judaics, outdoor education, etc. Also, we are always looking to broaden our camp offerings. Let us know if you have teaching experience, or other skills that would be valued by the camp community.

Click here to see open positions!

Are there any required staff activities?

Staff are expected to participate in training prior to the start of camp.  Training may include virtual sessions on evenings or weekends in the weeks leading up to camp as well as during our Staff Week (Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21) and our Open House on Sunday, June 23.  Once camp begins, staff are expected to attend any special events or family programs, as well as Tuesday night staff meetings, which include dinner.

How do I get to camp?

Some staff serve as bus counselors, riding from a convenient stop to supervise our campers on the bus. Our bus counselors LOVE this daily road trip with their campers! Buses leave from centralized locations in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Alternatively, some staff may choose to drive to and from camp, located in Germantown just off I-270.

Click here for directions.