Staff FAQs

Where is Camp Micah?

Camp Micah is located in the towns of Bridgton and Sebago, Maine (the town line runs directly through camp). We are 45 minutes west of Portland and 2.5 hours north of Boston.

How do I know what the job expectations will be?

Nine days before the campers arrive at Micah, staff members begin orientation that will give you the tools needed to be successful as a Micah counselor. You will learn behavior management, daily routine/schedule, activity prep and planning, job expectations, and so much more. The goal of staff training is to bond the staff and get everyone ready to be part of the Micah staff team.

What do I get paid?

Counselors are offered a competitive salary which they receive by check at the end of the summer. You also have the option to receive payment weekly, if requested. Everyone is provided with food, housing, and laundry for the duration of employment.

How do I get to camp?

If you are flying, please secure a flight into either Boston Logan International Airport or The Portland International Jetport. Representatives from Micah will always be available to meet you and to bring you up to camp from the Portland Jetport. If you fly into Boston, you will either be picked up at Logan Airport or you’ll take the bus from the airport to Portland, Maine, depending on your date of arrival. If you plan on arriving by bus or train, please make arrangements to arrive into Portland where representatives from Micah will be waiting.

What should I pack?

A packing list can be accessed by logging into the Camp Micah website. Log in instructions are shared with staff after hiring. Generally, staff (and campers) bring casual, comfortable summer clothing and some personal items. Camp provides sheets, pillows, blankets, and bath towels for staff.

Is there a dress code?

Staff are role models for campers. Micah is not a uniform camp and personal appearance is an individual matter but while contracted by Camp Micah, the Directors decide what is an acceptable “look” for staff members. We ask that you use your judgment about appropriate dress and be particularly aware of the messages that your clothes are sending. No messages about drugs, drunken behavior, or sexual (mis)conduct are acceptable at any time.

What is the weather like?

There is no more beautiful climate than Maine in the summer. Although it varies from summer to summer, the days are warm and the nights are cool.

What are the accommodations for staff?

The majority of our staff live in bunks with 8-9 campers. 2-3 staff members live in each bunk as co-counselors. All our bunks are equipped with electricity and bathrooms with 2 toilets, 2 showers, and 2 sinks.

Is there Internet and Phone Access?

Yes, we have two staff computers available for use during your free time. In addition, we have phones available for your use with a calling card. Your cell phone should work and can be used during your free time in designated areas, out of the site of campers. Wi-Fi is available to all staff.

Is there laundry?

Yes, we send your laundry out every Sunday and it is returned every Tuesday, washed dried and folded.

Camp Micah is Jewish camp, what does that mean?

Judaism is woven into the fabric of Micah life as we appreciate the importance of connecting our campers to their rich Jewish heritage while understanding our collective responsibility to make the world a better place. Our truly unique and spirited Friday night services coupled with our exciting, creative and hands-on Shabbat programs make being Jewish fun! Jewish knowledge is learned in school and at home, Jewish connection through community and spirit is strengthened at Micah. While not all of our staff members are Jewish, there are opportunities to learn throughout the summer. Many non-Jewish staff say that Shabbat is their favorite time of the week!

Is there time off for staff?

To be an effective counselor, we believe everyone needs time to rejuvenate themselves. In order to ensure a happy, well-rested and effective staff, counselors receive at least one activity period off per day. In addition, each staff member receives three nights off per week plus six days off, one per week, during the summer.

What is a typical day like?

The Typical Daily Schedule:

  • 7:30 am: Wake Up
  • 7:50: Move to Flag Raising
  • 7:55: Flag Raising
  • 8:00: Breakfast
  • 8:30: Bunk Clean up
  • 9:30-12:20: 3 Activity Periods
  • 12:30: Lunch
  • 1:15: Rest Hour
  • 2:30-5:20 : 3 Activity Periods
  • 5:30: Free Time Before Dinner (Team practices, play or band practice, special activities or offerings by activity areas)
  • 6:05: Flag lowering
  • 6:15: Dinner
  • 6:45: Free Time for campers
  • Evening Activity (start times vary by age group)

Throughout the week, there are inter-camp competitions, hikes, special events, and surprises around every corner!