Summer Day Camp Unit Leader - 2024

at YMCA of Metro Chicago in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Are you looking for a summer job where you can grow as a leader and have fun? The YMCA is hiring Summer Day Camp Unit Leaders for 2024! Join us for the experience of a lifetime!
At the Y, we create an exciting, safe camp environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable summer. While campers are taking part in in unique experiences and adventures, our Summer Day Camp - Unit Leaders are developing leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories.
Summer Day Camp Unit Leaders receive comprehensive training, a Monday-Friday work schedule that leaves your weekends free, field trips to fun places, the chance to meet and work with an amazing diverse group of people, a free Y family membership, discounted programs and lots of opportunity for growth!
Pay starts at $17.90 per hour, Monday-Friday schedule
The Summer Day Camp Unit Leader serves as professional role model by overseeing and monitoring recreational activities in their assigned groups, guiding campers and counselors, and leading through example.
As a Summer Camp Unit Leader, you are responsible to:
Promote the YMCA, provide excellent customer service and create an outstanding camper experience for children, parents and families
Lead recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to: arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songfests, nature hikes, archery, and other games and hobbies
Instruct campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged
Teach socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies
Communicate consistently with supervisors, team leaders, unit leaders and other team members to ensure everyone is kept abreast of camp activities and schedule
Supports camp activities as assigned by supervisor, including any specialty camp activities
Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of campers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards and critically evaluating situations for potential risks
Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety
Monitors campers and counselors and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary
Set-up facilities and/or equipment for activities and stores equipment appropriately after use and work to keep camp facilities clean at all times
What do you need to be a Summer Camp Unit Leader?
A commitment to and a passion for working with diverse youth
Enjoy being outdoors, are creative and not afraid to work and play hard
Your experience in camping, childcare, education, recreation, sports or related is a plus but not required
You will be 19 years of age or older by the start of camp
Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences
Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide a high-quality of instruction using age-appropriate practices
Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model
Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills
Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description.
The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Child Abuse Prevention - Support the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:
Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
Completing all child abuse prevention training, as required


Leader - Inspires teammates to follow them
Enthusiastic - Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Ability to Make an Impact - Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Growth Opportunities - Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

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Job Posting: 11698524

Posted On: Feb 23, 2024

Updated On: Mar 24, 2024

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