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Gesher Gan Internship (12th)

Gesher Gan is a challenging eight-and-a-half week leadership program that offers participants the opportunity to develop skills as interns at Gan Alonim Day Camp and is open to entering 12 graders.

Prior Alonim experience is helpful but not necessary, and we welcome applications from a variety of individuals.

Gesher Gan is not just “another year at camp.” Gesher Gan requires a great amount of commitment from participants. It is animated by the philosophy of learning through experience. Participants spend weekdays with campers, receiving ongoing practical training and guidance. All Gesher Gan Interns will be guided and supported by the Gan Alonim Day Camp Administration, as well as by experienced staff members serving as Gesher Gan Mentors. Participants focusing in specialty areas will also work closely with the Alonim staff members who head up those areas for camp. All Gesher Gan Interns will have time regularly set aside for training, collaborating, program development and execution, and reflecting. Just as the Camp Alonim staff is “One Staff,” with people performing a variety of roles that each require caring for kids and leading activities, all Gesher Gan Interns will work together as one Gesher cohort to help create the Gan Alonim Day Camp experience.

In addition to their responsibilities at Gan Alonim Day Camp, the Gesher Gan Program will be expanded for the first time in Summer 2021 to include a week-long Kavanah Intensive that will enrich the participants’ summer through a new experience that teaches a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of the land of Brandeis-Bardin, its environmental space, and its operation. The Kavanah Intensive will also provide participants with new opportunities in advanced team building, nature/camping skills, and much more. On a rotating weekly basis, Gesher Gan Interns will participate in the new Kavanah Intensive for one week in lieu of their daily responsibilities at Gan Alonim Day Camp.

Below are various potential Gan Alonim Day Camp internship positions for which you may apply:

  • Art
  • Counselor
  • Dance
  • Horses
  • Lifeguard/Pool
  • Music/Songleading
  • Performing Arts
  • Ropes
  • Sports
  • Teva

In order to support the programmatic expansion of Gesher Gan, ongoing activities and leadership training throughout the summer, there will be a $1,395 fee to participate in Gesher Gan. Room, board, programming, and supplies including the end-of-summer t-shirt are provided. Upon successful completion of the program, Gesher Gan Interns receive 300 hours of community service credit.

Applications must be submitted online by the end of the day on Sudnday, February 21, 2021 to be considered. After we receive your application, you will be instructed on how to set up an interview. Decisions regarding the Gesher Gan program will be emailed directly to applicants at the end of March or beginning of April.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jacob at 877-2-ALONIM or jraizman@aju.edu. Please be sure to read the full Gesher Gan Welcome letter for additional details.

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