Do you like to play games, lead activities or are you creative? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to oversee a program area at camp? The camp lead is a great mission to get behind and is a FUN environment.
As a Camp Lead you must enjoy a fun and interactive work environment, live entertainment (camp songs, etc.), and a lot of kid questions! At the YMCA Camp Leads have a passion for having a positive impact on children and families each summer with programming.
As a Camp Lead you can get paid to play with the kids all summer and support camp counselors as a leader. You will help to develop and explore creative and imaginative curriculum, activities and games. You will have fun teaching kids a love of reading, leading art activities, leading a gym activity, teaching being a good sport and social skills. Become a role model and engage with children, helping them discover the fun in playing, learning and making new lifelong friends over the summer.
Our goal at the YMCA summer Camp program is to provide kids with a safe, fun space at the Y to thrive! As a Camp Lead you will interact with camper and parents from a diverse background.
1. Job Summary:
The Camp Lead is responsible for overseeing a designated program area, acting as a unit lead and/or providing program administrative support at camp. Examples may include but is not limited to arts and crafts director, ropes course director, waterfront coordinator, paddling director, sailing director, nature director, activities and scheduling coordinator, admin coordinator, teen leadership coordinator, counselor coordinators, youth advocate, etc. The Camp Lead may support camp counselors as a unit lead as well as direct service to campers. The incumbent provides high quality experiences for campers that focus on the YMCA care values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
2. Essential Functions:
Oversee the setup, up-keep, and staffing of program area.
Assist in training staff in using equipment and lesson planning for the program area.
Prepare, lead, and evaluate programs which may include theme/special camp activities.
Maintain and inventory all equipment necessary for the program area.
Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized.
Provide support to Camp Counselors as counselor coordinators to coordinate programming among small groups.
Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities.
About YMCA of the North
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
YMCA of the North team members exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values – caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility – as well as the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for those within and outside of the organization. Team members demonstrate cultural competencies and respect for all people’s backgrounds and incorporate cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into programming and organizational culture.
The YMCA of the North is committed to developing plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of communities being served, as well as providing team members with opportunities for learning and development to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion competencies.