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Camp Name: Lattof

Camp Location: Des Plaines, IL

Camp Description: Spend time outdoors and indoors as experienced staff lead adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Going to a summer camp is not only a memory that your child will cherish forever, but it also has the potential to change their life. As our children today are surrounded by modern technology, spending time in the great outdoors can be an eye-opening and rewarding experience. Summer camp allows your child the opportunity to learn new skills, form wonderful relationships with their peers and learn more about themselves.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

YMCA Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description and Required Certifications: Under the direct supervision of the Day Camp Unit Leader, assist in planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. Scope of Responsibilities: •Assist the Day Camp Unit Leader responsible for a group of ten to twelve campers. Guide campers through various activities; instruct as needed. Provide sufficient attention to campers with special needs without neglecting any camper. •Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, and respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth. •Assures campers are properly supervised at all times. •Be aware of and implement safety guidelines. •Participate in the development and implementation of program activities for campers within the mission and outcomes. •Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff. •Provide the daily care of each camper within your supervision. •Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior. •Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures. •Set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship. •Assist in the overall program structure of day camp; planning and running of all camp activities, including theme days or other special events; be part of all aspects of day camp life when not directly involved in day camp activities; take part in early drop-off and late pick-up on a rotating basis with Program Staff Team. •Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities. •Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to the director. •Additional duties as assigned.

Salary Information: $8.25-$9.00 Hourly

Room and Board Provided: No

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Contact: Jennifer Boyd

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