Description

Resident Camp Counselor 
Camp Kern 
Oregonia, Ohio 
Seasonal Employment May 19th-August 2nd 
$480/ Weekly   
*Room and Board provided during summer camping season as this position is required to live on site. Must be 18 years of age or older * 
 
 
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 Staff
  • Learn and teach camp songs around a camp fire
  • Participate in dining hall set up
  • Effectively 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.

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