What is Dugma?!

Dugma, the Hebrew word for role model, is a standard that we hold all of our counselors to each summer at the JCC Camps at Medford.  The goal of the JCC Camps at Medford Dugma Fellowship is to build a team of dedicated, enthusiastic counselors to serve as camp leaders and role models for younger camp staff and campers. We want to build our future leadership team from within!

Participation Requirements:
  • Employed at least one year as a JCC Camps at Medford staff member
  • Must at least be entering 12th grade during Summer 2020
  • Complete online application
  • Submit short essay (max 500 words)
  • Commitment to FULL Summer 2020 camp employment
  • Applications due March 15
  • Acceptance letters will be sent by mid-April.
  • Participants will meet for the first time in May.
What will I do as a Dugma Fellow?:
  • Gather with an exclusive group of strong JCC Camps at Medford counselors, selected from all three camps
  • Spend a special day training, exchanging ideas, planning for the summer, and learning new skills
  • Develop unique skills to make a positive, exciting impact at the JCC Camps at Medford
  • Be a part of an Orientation Welcome Team to greet staff at camp orientations
  • Serve as a mentor for younger JCC Camps at Medford staff and LITs
  • Meet for a weekly lunch with the Camp Directors for ongoing training, sharing of ideas, and to discuss summer progress
  • Become a lead for special ruach filled camp moments such as Shabbat, flag pole, Israeli dancing, and more
  • Provide feedback to the Camp Directors on staff training
  • Assist with planning of special theme days, Carnival, Israel Week, Ruach Week, and Maccabiah Color War
What are the perks of the Dugma Fellowship?:
  • Connect with others who are PASSIONATE about Jewish camping and the JCC Camps at Medford
  • Build valuable, life-long leadership skills
  • Include this PRESTIGIOUS fellowship on your resume
  • Build stronger relationships with JCC Camps at Medford leadership team
  • A special Dugma t-shirt
  • A $100 stipend upon completion of the FULL 2020 camp season
Questions? Email Sara, Associate Camp Director, at ssideman@jfedsnj.org