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Camp Name: Camp Seymour

Camp Location: Tacoma, WA

Camp Description: YMCA Camp Seymour occupies 160 acres and a half mile of Puget Sound shoreline on the Key Peninsula, 30 minutes from Tacoma. We build self esteem and encourage collaboration through activities such as kayaking, canoeing, climbing on our 37 foot climbing wall, archery, swimming in our heated pool, arts and crafts, soccer, basketball, trip and paddle programs, and so much more. Additionally, Seymour boasts spectacular environmental learning opportunities, with a garden, marine touch tanks, almost 80 acres of evergreen forests and a reptile room. Our recently renovated cabins have heat and indoor plumbing. Since 1905, Camp Seymour has provided and continues to provide opportunities for staff and campers to learn and grow together in a beautiful setting where the water, trees and mountains come together.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

YMCA Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Description and Required Certifications: Actively supervises and maintains safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate sport, creative writing, dance and performing arts programs and events. Supervises sports and creativity instructors. Provides resources and support to leaders, ensuring that instruction in creativity and sports classes are progressive. Works with leadership staff and program director to organize & implement overall camp program. Provides a quality experience to campers & families focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. Represents the YMCA and self in a professional manner of safety and fun. • Creativity and Sports Director Responsibilities: Support and provide resources to sports and creativity camptivity leaders. Organize and maintain coop shed and ball court supply closet. Ensure that camptivity leaders have the right supplies in the right location for their classes. Organize and maintain Kiwanis Lodge and/or Rich Lodge and their respective supplies and storage areas. Organize and maintain the Prop Shed. Along with Unit Leaders, support cabin rotations at the ball field, Kiwanis Lodge, ball courts, and other recreation (non program areas). Support leaders in creating fun and exciting PYP (Pick your Pleasure) activities and occasionally lead PYP activities. Work with leadership staff & all staff to coordinate and implement overall camp program. Add creativity and variety to the camp program, with the help of all staff. Help campers who need extra support. Assume an active and supportive role with Theme Days. Monitor adventure equipment and supplies, resupply as necessary. Remain flexible with daily schedule to assist with cabin coverage and programming. Serve as a secondary cabin leader in a cabin, if needed. Support all camp programs with training, delivery and planning for the climbing wall and beyond. Take active leadership role in staff orientation. Supervision of staff instructors will include coaching, teaching, modeling, reinforcing, and correcting behavior. Establishing, communicating and positively reinforcing performance standards for staff. Maintain weekly observations on staff performance; give staff positive and constructive feedback; communicate significant observations to direct supervisors. Listen to staff ideas; with leadership staff and Camp Director actively work to improve the all camp program and camp culture. Maintain open communication and proactively work to build strong relationships with all staff. Be accessible and available to staff; let staff (post) know where to find you. Make a conscious effort to get to know staff as individuals: interests, working style, strengths, and areas for improvement. Develop and maintain expectations and systems for reserving the ball field, courts, etc. (trips, cabin rotations, day camp). Create a resource for the next Creativity and Sports Director to aid in smooth program transition and development. QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum age of 20. • One season related experience or equivalent in sports and/or camp programming • Specialized and practical knowledge of/ experience in: typical summer camp programs, child behavior, peer leadership and supervision; staff management & motivation. • Outstanding ability to work both independently and as part of a team. • Integrity, patience, adaptability, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth. • Ability to train, motivate, support, share insights & ideas with, and supervise staff guards and instructors; communicate openly with supervisor; organize, facilitate, and evaluate activities; support and connect with campers; perform duties as specified in job description and by supervisor; behave as an appropriate positive role model in all camp activities. • Sensitivity to the needs of families including adults and children. • Current 1st aid & CPR for duration of the season. • YMCA required trainings including Child Abuse Prevention training (within 60 days) and Blood borne Pathogen Training (within 90 days). • Physical Demands: Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.

Salary Information: $225-300/week

Room and Board Provided: Yes

How to Apply: Apply online only.

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Contact: Alyssa Dunivan
4717 S 19th St Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98405-

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