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 day 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.
High school student or equivalent.
Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting, preferably as a CIT.
Interest preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.
At least 16 years of age.
Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
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.
Keeps campers focused and engaged in camp activities.
Assist Specialist during activity periods.
Consistently greet campers with a smile and treat them with enthusiasm.
Develop positive relationships with member families and learn why they come to our Y.
Learn camper’s names. Respond to campers needs.
Assist Senior Counselor, Specialists, and all camp staff in carrying out themes, special events, trips, and all camp activities.
Encourage camper’s youth development progress.
Help group maintain camp
About METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES
We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.