DAY CAMP SENIOR COUNSELOR
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Camp Name: Ridgewood YMCA

Camp Location: Ridgewood, NY

Camp Description: The YMCA of Greater New York is the largest youth-service organization in NYC. The organization has grown to encompass 23 branches and more than 140 sites throughout the five boroughs of New York City in addition to three camp sites and an upstate conference center.

Sponsoring YMCA: Ridgewood Branch YMCA

YMCA Location: Ridgewood, NY

Job Description and Required Certifications: The Ridgewood YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who will be responsible for the overall supervision of campers and is an influential role model that directly impacts the camper’s overall camp experience. The Day Camp Sr. Counselor is responsible for the planning and execution of the day to day activities at camp for a camp group. Responsibilities: • Provide daily supervision of campers by creating an environment of safe space, encouragement, engagement, structure and fun. • Keep immediate supervisor informed daily of any concerns or problems concerning campers and facilities. • Perform specific scheduled assignments, including but not limited to swimming, lunch duty and arrival and/or departure. • Regularly engage campers in activities based on youth development and age appropriate best practices. • Develop and implement engaging and educational program elements, including but not limited to STEM, Move to Improve and summer reading. • Be knowledgeable in all aspects of the job by keeping him/her-self informed as to what is happening within the groups they supervise. • Be a consistent role model for campers. • Ensure that facility is kept clean and safe, based on the Y standards and Risk Management requirements, so that children are in a safe and comfortable environment. • Ensure that campers know and follow safety procedures during camp programs. Report all incidents in accordance with the Y policies and procedures. • Ensure that the guidelines regarding summer trips and travel are adhered to. • Adhere to all Y Camp, Youth, Teen, HR and Risk Management standards, as well as DOH and OST standards (if applicable). • Participate in planning and implementation of all camp activities, including but not limited to summer learning initiatives, field trips and in-camp events. • Regularly communicate to guardians through clear and positive verbal messages. • Attend 30 hours of pre-camp staff training. Qualifications: • High School Diploma or equivalent. • Minimum of two years of experience working with youth. Supervisory experience preferred. • Must be 18 years of age or older. • Must be prepared to go into the pool!

Salary Information: $9.68 P/H - $12.10 P/H

Room and Board Provided: No


How to Apply: If qualified, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Day Camp Senior Counselor” to cmcginnis@ymcanyc.org or to: Ridgewood YMCA Attn.: Cortnie McGinnis 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 New York City’s YMCA | WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - DRUGFREE WORKPLACE

Apply By Email: cmcginnis@ymcanyc.org

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Contact: Cortnie McGinnis

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