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We’re proud of the passion and talent of our amazing staff members. Our counselors love working at CBF. Working at CBF means that staff members join a tight-knit community and can count on their teammates to have passed the same high-level screening and training criteria.

We love our camp staff!

We care deeply about our staff and their welfare. Due to the manageable size of our camp, our camp leadership team members are accessible and have positive relationships with the counselors. We have a culture of continuous improvement and we actively seek input and feedback from our counselors to help improve the overall quality of the working experience at camp.

Before working with campers, staff members at CBF Overnight must:

  • Pass an extensive, 2-4 interview process

  • Pass a thorough reference check

  • Pass a background check

  • Complete 15-20 hours of pre-camp online training (also eligible for US college credit)

  • Complete two weeks of training on site

 

Our counselors and staff proudly participate in the following leadership training programs:

  • The Cornerstone Program by the Foundation For Jewish Camp

  • The Mental Health and Wellness Internship by the Foundation For Jewish Camp

  • Masa Leadership and Impact Center’s Jewish Camp Gap Year Track

  • The American Camp Association National Conference

  • The JCamp180 Annual Conference

  • Songleader Boot Camp

  • Camp Ben Frankel internships

Our Staff Love Working at CBF!

We care deeply about our staff and their welfare. Due to the manageable size of our camp, our camp leadership team members are accessible and have positive relationships with the counselors. We have a culture of continuous improvement and we actively seek input and feedback from our counselors to help improve the overall quality of the working experience at camp.

Testimonials from CBF staff after the summer of 2020:

  • CBFO has changed my life forever and I am eternally grateful for the new family that I have built over the past 9 weeks and the worldwide love and unity that CBF has brought to us all. I can't wait for summer 2021

  • This has been one of the most amazing summers of my life, working with these kids has been one of the most fulfilling experiences and I will never forget it. thank you :)

  • The best, warmest, most amazing camp, full of wonderful people whose only goal is to spread joy and compassion throughout its community. Nobody does it like CBF.

  • Camp Ben Frankel has been the most amazing experience. It turned what I thought could be the saddest summer into the best summer of my life!

  • Deciding to join camp as a mini-year off turned into a life changing experience. Every time I have had a low moment, camp have stepped in to build me back up, one way or another. I have joined into a community that spreads across the world. I will forever be grateful that I have CBF and all it's people in my life, because my life is now ten times better.

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