New York Federation Seeks 1,000 Students for Summer Camp Counselors

The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York announced today that it was offering a career-building experience to 1,000 college students who wish to work, to serve their community and at the same time to become involved in an educational process by serving as counselors at summer camps.

A special camp placement bureau was opened by the Federation Employment and Guidance Service at its headquarters here to interview college students and others for positions as general counselors next summer at the 52 summer country camps and city day camps sponsored by the Federation.

More than 1,000 openings exist at these camps, which serve some 15,000 persons of all ages, from pre school aged children to the aged, it was reported by Sidney Witty, president of the FEGS. He asserted that the bureau was set up at this time as a convenience to vacationing college students during the coming school recess who are interested in applying now for counselor positions next summer.

To qualify for the camp counselor vacancies, the minimum age for young men and women is 18, with completion of at least one year of college at the time the camps open. However, older applicants with previous camp experience, group leadership or teaching background are preferred. Since most of the openings for the college students are at camps dealing with children, the FEGS is particularly interested in obtaining counselors who are specializing in the fields of education, psychology and sociology.

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