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3 Feb 2023

Temporary Overnight Camp Lead Camp Northern Lights – Daily

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Babbitt, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

The Overnight Camp Lead is responsible for leading a designated program or activity, acting as a unit lead and/or providing program support at camp.  Examples may include but is not limited to arts and crafts lead, climbing lead, nature lead, trail lead, canoe lead, archery lead, etc. The Camp Lead may support camp counselors as a unit or activity lead as well as direct service to campers.  The incumbent provides high quality experiences for campers that focus on the YMCA core values: caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.

2.      Essential Functions:

  • Develop and deliver programs that are appropriate for the age/ability of the campers while following safety and educational procedures.

o   Write lesson plans and implement schedules for the program that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers in small and large group activities.

o   Prepare, lead, teach, and evaluate the success of the program which may include theme/special camp activities.

o   Provide a progression of programs within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities that align with mission and outcomes.

o   Evaluate abilities of campers and staff and ensure they are following safety and educational procedures.

  • Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, continued learning, and meetings.

o   May assist in the implementation of staff training and train staff in their responsibilities in specialized program areas.

o   Assist in training staff in using equipment and lesson planning for the program activity.

o   Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures.

o   Provide work direction to camp counselors as needed.

  • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers and staff in their groups within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.

o   Apply Social Emotional Learning concepts and basic youth development principles in working with campers and staff through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment.

o   Ability to communicate and work with groups (all ages and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

o   Assures campers are properly supervised at all times.

o   Helps assure staff are properly supported at all times.

o   Be aware of and implement safety guidelines within all of camp.

o   If applicable, properly supervise campers in cabin sleeping arrangements.

  • Maintain high standards for health and mental health in all activities for campers and staff.

o   Provide daily care for every camper and staff within your program.

o   Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers and staff in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers and staff. You will be looked to as a leader during emergency procedures.

o   Ability to identify and respond to camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques in alignment with camp training and proactive response.

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Job Types: Temporary.

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