Camp Shai Sumer Staff

If you are interested in joining us this summer as a member of the JCC Camp Shai team, we would love to hear from you!

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Meet the Team

JCC Staff Courtney Jacobson

Courtney Jacobson

Director of Camp Shai and Youth Programs

Email Courtney  |  303.316.6392

Bio for Campers:
2021 is Courtney Jacobson’s fourth summer at Camp Shai. Courtney’s favorite parts of camp are Survivor and Sports (especially dodgeball). Her favorite camp song is “Ravioli”. In her free time Courtney enjoys hanging out with her dogs Amaya and Zuri, hiking, and skiing 

Bio for Parents: 

JCC Staff Daniel Siegel

Daniel Siegel

Associate Director of Camp Shai

Email Daniel  |  303.316.6418

Bio for Campers:
This is Daniel’s fourth summer with Camp Shai! Daniel’s favorite parts of camp are STEM projects and teambuilding games. His favorite camp song is “Boa Constrictor”. In his free time, Daniel enjoys mountain biking, camping, and cooking. 

Bio for Parents:
Daniel is no stranger to summer camp! Daniel has a history staffing both overnight and day camps. A bulk of his experiences comes from his eight summers on staff in various positions at Camp Young Judaea Midwest in Wisconsin where he created innovative a and outdoor adventure programming. Daniel is originally Overland Park, Kansas and has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas 

Our Summer Staff

Our summer staff are typically college students, high school students, and master’s degree students. Our Unit Heads are typically teachers (who love having a summer out of the classroom with us) who oversee the counselorsand our Inclusion Staff have significant experience working with children with identified needs. We are committed to hiring only the BEST counselors and all staff are rigorously trained and invested in your camper’s social-emotional growth, safety, and overall experience.