Long before and throughout the pandemic, Keshet continues to
provide new opportunities for self-growth, new friendships, unique
opportunities. However, this impact extends beyond our participants and can
leave our staff with an equal amount of growth and belonging.
Anxious, nervous, and not knowing what to expect are common phrases
that we hear when staff reflect on their first experiences with Keshet. The
great news is that it’s often followed up with comments that those feelings
immediately went away once they saw how meaningful and impactful the programs
were. “Stepping into
Keshet on the first day, I automatically noticed how they make every person in
the room feel included and accounted for,” Alix Eisenberg, who has been a
Keshet staff member for five years, says. “Being
able to be included into such a welcoming environment made my first experiences
at Keshet truly memorable.”
In addition to the impact created for campers involved in the
program, our staff members have equally gained so much from spending their summers
at Keshet. Our staff create bonds with their campers that extend beyond the
eight weeks of the summer and into some of our other year-round programs like
Buddy Bowling, Baseball and Winter Camp. The integration with the staff at our
partner day and overnight camps create long-lasting bonds and friendships that
keep them coming back year after year.
what may be the most rewarding are the skills and experiences that our staff
gain from the experience. “After being able to take part in the many
programs Keshet has to offer, I have gained responsibility, leadership,
teamwork, and confidence,” Alix says. After spending their summers working
for Keshet, many of our staff end up choosing a career path that allows them to
further develop these skills, including Alix, who is now a sophomore at Miami
University in Ohio studying Inclusive Special Education. The passion that our
staff gain for inclusion while working for Keshet is unmatched and even on the
toughest of days, our staff still leave with a smile on their face.
you a summer of fun, and we know you will gain invaluable experiences and
memories that will stick with you long after the warm days of summer end. To
capture all of the reasons in one post is impossible. What we do know is that
Keshet stands for something greater than only one person, and we would love
nothing more than to have you join our family. Apply today at: https://keshet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App
Special thanks to Alix Eisenberg for sharing her story.
You can learn more about Keshet and what we do by visiting us online
Please note: All names of
participants have been changed.