Overnight Camp Counselor

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Job Title:
Overnight Camp Counselor
YMCA Camp Carter
Days & Hours:
June 1, 2018
Education & Experience

1. At least 18 years of age.
2. Certifications: ASHI Basic Life Support (ASHI CPR Pro), First Aid.
3. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
4. Previous experience working with children preferably in a camp setting
5. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.
6. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Required Skills

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. Will require outdoor work during the summer months. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal overnight camp. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

1. Supervises a group of children.
2. Provide a safe environment for children
3. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
4. Dedication to job, camp participants and the YMCA cause.
5. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
6. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
8. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

• Values- Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values.
• Inclusion- Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
• Relationships- Builds rapport and relates well to others.
• Communication- Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
• Developing Others- Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
• Quality Results- Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
• Project Management- Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings.


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