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Summer Camp Counselor - Overnight

Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road , Kilmarnock, Virginia, United States of America Req #1545
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Imagine being part of one of the most respected human services organizations in the world—a place where your work positively influences the lives of others, a place where you thrive in a values-based environment, a place where you are building a better future for yourself and your community.
Weekly Stipend Rate Starts at $300.00 Per Week

General Function:

Under the supervision of the designated supervisor, and in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Resident Summer Camp Counselor shall be responsible for living with a cabin group of 10-12 campers and carry full 24-hour supervision of assigned campers. The Resident Camp Counselor shall lead the campers in a safe and respectful manner through approved games, activities, special events, arts and crafts, and field trips while fostering the four core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. With an emphasis on ensuring the highest quality service to members and guests, the Resident Summer Camp Counselor will work with all staff to welcome, connect, support, and engage all members, guests, and staff.


1. Minimum of 18 years of age.
2. High School diploma or equivalent required.
3. One year of experience working with children in a supervised setting preferred.
4. Proof of a negative TB test within the last two years.
5. Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 required prior to first day working camp.
6. Medication Administration Training (MAT) Certification may be required upon hiring.  Training will be provided upon hiring.
7. Complete and maintain required trainings to include but not limited to: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment upon hire and annually thereafter.
8. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and Child Protective Services check.

Essential Functions:  

1. Support the mission, vision and goals of the YMCA.
2. Promote a professional work environment through character development by modeling the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
3. Lead in a manner that advances our cause to strengthen the foundations of our community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
4. Assume full responsibility for a group of 10-12 children on a 24-hr. basis. Be responsible for the supervision, behavior management and safety of an assigned group of campers.  Maintain sight and sound supervision.
5. Following all the rules of camp and employing conservative judgment to ensure the safety of all participants. Work effectively and cooperatively with team of other camp counselors and directors.
6. Lead camp activities. Employ good teaching and leadership techniques. Take responsibility for the equipment and develop rules and procedures for that activity. Observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
7. Follow closely the policies and guidelines set forth by the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas and Camp Kekoka.
8. Maintain a positive and respectful manner of communication with campers and Camp Director.
9. Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 
10. Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements.
11. Promote and participate in YMCA fundraising efforts to include Annual Support and United Way Campaigns.
12. Follow department Association standards.
13. Wear staff uniform and name tag, or professional attire when appropriate.
14. Act as a leader in emergency situations. Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan. 
15. Ensure all members, guests, and program participants are in a safe environment and actively follow center Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
16. Carry out other related duties as deemed necessary by the Camp Director and center administration to assure the overall success of the program and safety of the children and staff.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

Engaging Community, Communication & Influence, Inclusion, Collaboration, Functional Expertise

Skills and Ability Requirements:

1. Ability to communicate and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to campers.
2. Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
3. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.
4. Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and those situations requiring first aid.
5. Physical strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
6. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Effect on End Results:

1. A positive image of the YMCA is portrayed to members, staff, volunteers and the community.
2. A pleasant and comfortable working environment is maintained for all staff.
3. Relationships are strengthened through intentional interactions.
4. The facility will be safe, clean and an enjoyable place as measured by Q Checks and Risk Management Audits.
5. Superior quality standards are met as evidenced by department’s Association Standards Audit Score and maintaining licensure.

Excellent benefits, including 12% retirement upon meeting the requirements of the National YMCA Retirement Fund.  Includes YMCA Adult Membership.

Other details

  • Job Family Day Camp
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road , Kilmarnock, Virginia, United States of America