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Camp Name: YMCA Camp Silver Creek

Camp Location: Salem, OR

Camp Description: We serve youth grades 2-10 over an 11-week summer session. We are located within Oregon's Silver Falls State Park.

Sponsoring YMCA: Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties

YMCA Location: Salem, OR

Job Description and Required Certifications: Age 18 or over by June 1. Prior leadership with groups of children at camps, youth groups, community groups. Posses desire and ability for working with children. Ability to understand the needs of campers and place campers' needs and camp's needs ahead of personal needs. Ability to relate effectively to one's peers, supervisors, and children effectively. Find enjoyment in outdoor living and have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment. Possess flexibility, maturity, and the ability to accept supervision. Good character and ability to act as a role model for youth. Current First Aid & CPR Certification. PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES Live in a cabin with 6-8 campers, serving as their counselor and leader. Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance to campers in daily living with special attention to: safety, personal hygiene, and camper participation in camp activities. Assume responsibility for interpreting the camp rules to the campers and guiding camper behavior. Serve as a good role model for camp behavior, especially in areas of: safety, communication, language use. Provide vigilant supervision of campers at all times with the health, welfare, and safety of campers as a first consideration. Leadership in one or more program activities. Participate enthusiastically in the planning and implementing of camp programming. WORKING CONDITIONS Physically able to accompany campers to and participate in all camp activities including horseback riding. Able to communicate verbally with campers and to provide instructions. Possess visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations. Able to observe camper behavior, respond to health and safety concerns and deal appropriately with camper behavior. Able to work long hours including nights and weekends. Able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions (rain, heat, etc) and live in a rustic outdoor setting. Able to follow all camp rules and YMCA policies and procedures as outlined in the Staff Handbook. May work at another camp location as needed.

Salary Information: $140/week plus room & board

Room and Board Provided: Yes


How to Apply: Applications available online at: www.youry.org/camp. Email applications to: knoel@youry.org

Apply Online: http://www.youry.org/camp

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Contact: Katey Noel
knoel@youry.org
685 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301-3844

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