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Resident Camp Counselor

Company: YMCA of Greater Dayton
Location: Oregonia
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Resident Camp CounselorCamp KernOregonia, OhioSeasonal Employment$480/ Weekly Room and Board provided during summer camping season as this position is required to live on site. Position Summary:Responsible for providing a quality camp experience for children; ensuring their safety and growth. Also responsible for the physical and emotional safety of children participating in activities.At the YMCA, We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.Essential Functions:Effectively assists in implementation of weekly lesson plans that fit the children's needs, interests and developmental levels at camp.Work effectively as a team with all Camp Kern StaffLearn and teach camp songs around a camp fireParticipate in dining hall set upEffectively lead large group activities such as games, campfires, high ropes course, climbing wall, hayrides, canoeing, night hikes, campfire gatherings, and more.Ensure safety by firmly and tactfully enforcing all aquatic rules, policies, and guidelines.To implement all ACA and Camp Kern rules and regulation.Responsible for the welfare and safety of children enrolled in the group and in the program including always maintaining appropriate ratio and supervision with heightened awareness on field trips.Effectively communicates verbal and written reports to parents.Possesses working knowledge of child abuse and neglect laws and follows proper reporting procedures including confidentiality in regards to children and families participating in camp.Implement set standards, guidelines, and programs.Monitor and maintain accurate records including attendance, absenteeism, transitions, minor disciplines, and incidents for each child in counselors' group.Ensure safety by checking for hazardous conditions and making sure all safety equipment is properly placed and in proper working condition.Provide excellence in program service and delivery.Qualifications:High school diploma or GED required. 2-year college degree preferred.Must be over the age of 18.One or more years of related childcare experience required.Must know how to actively engage children in activities that will enhance their self-esteem.Creativity, initiative, flexibility, eagerness to serve, ability to involve others, strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with guests are necessary.

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Dayton, Dayton , Resident Camp Counselor, Other , Oregonia, Ohio

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