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Camp Name: Camp Wa Wa Segowea

Camp Location: Southfield, MA

Camp Description: Camp Wa Wa Segowea is embarking on the next chapter in its 100 year history, as the Northwestern CT YMCA takes over the operation of this historic program. Utilizing its setting on nearly 500 acres of scenic property, including a 30-acre private lake, we look forward to providing an exceptional camping experience. Camp Wa Wa Segowea values the development of every child in Spirit, Mind, & Body; we incorporate the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in everything we do. Every child is unique, yet every child has the same critical need to discover who they are, stretch their wings and prepare for life ahead. We seek staff members that share our vision of helping campers grow through their camp experience. Learn more at

Sponsoring YMCA: Northwestern Connecticut YMCA

YMCA Location: Torrington, CT

Job Description and Required Certifications: JOB DESCRIPTION: The Cabin Leader/Sailing Instructor provides safe and quality camp experiences for all, by leading a camper cabin and by providing safe sailing classes. Provides a quality program to children, staff, and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, consistent with the YMCA Mission and the YMCA Cause. The Cabin Leader/ Sailing Counselor will provide a safe and nurturing environment for everyone and will be actively involved and have a positive attitude about all camp activities. QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS: 1. At least 18 years of age. 2. At least 2 years of skills & experience in the area of sailing, other waterfront skills preferred. 3. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness. (for lifeguard certified candidates) 4. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA Standards. (for lifeguard certified candidates) 5. Certification in US Sailing Counselor or other recognized certification in sailing or the equivalent skills ( 1-2 yrs experience teaching sailing) 6. YMCA Lifeguard Certification or the equivalent*, if having an equivalent certification, must crossover to YMCA Lifeguard prior to the arrival of the campers. (Highly Preferred) (Training available at camp) 7. Small Craft Certification(s) or training preferred. (Training available at camp) 8. Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Emergency Oxygen & First Aid Certifications. ( (Training available at camp) 9. Previous experience working with children preferred. *Equivalents accepted from any National Recognized Certifying Agency such as American Red Cross, Ellis & Associates, US Sailing, American Sailing Association, Royal Yacht Association, & Royal Life Saving Society, etc.

Salary Information: Depends on experience and qualifications

Room and Board Provided: Yes

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