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 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 be on hand to meet you and to bring you up to camp. If you plan on arriving by bus or train, please make arrangements to arrive in to 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.

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 with a nice breeze off the lake and the nights are cool, perfect for sleeping.

What are the accommodations for staff?
The majority of our staff lives in bunks with 8-9 campers and 1-2 additional staff. 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. Most cell phones do work at camp and they can be used during your free time in designated areas, out of the site of campers.

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 educational 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!

Time off and Free Time:
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.

Dress
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. http://www.campmicah.com/work-at-micah/staff-faqs/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.

Typical Day

  • 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: Clinics (canceled on Fridays): 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.
  • 7:15: Evening Activity (start times vary by age group)

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