Seasonal Leadership-Summer 2020

YMCA Camp Silver Beach is the place to be!

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA Camp Silver Beach


Jamesville, VA 23398-0069

Camp Information

Camp Silver Beach
6272 YMCA Lane
Jamesville, VA 23398

Camp Description

Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, YMCA Camp Silver Beach is an overnight summer camp for ages 8 to 16, set on 151 amazing acres filled with forests, trees and wetlands and surrounded by the seriously beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

Job Description

Located on Virginia’s EasternShore, YMCA Camp Silver Beach is an overnight summer camp for ages 8 to 16, set on 151 amazing acres filled with forests,trees and wetlands and surrounded by the seriously beautiful ChesapeakeBay.

Senior Camp Counselors / Seasonal Leadership andprovide direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal resident camp.Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring and faith.

This is a seasonal, stipend-pay position at $200-$230/week depending on experience. Seasonal Leadership (Administrative) positions at $280-$360/week; lodging and meals included.

YMCA of South Hampton Roads' Culture:

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred
2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a resident camp setting
3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: Archery, Riflrey, Climbing, general sports, arts and crafts, martial arts, outdoor living, dance, drama, water skiing, sailing, boat driving, skating, etc
4. At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on state law and YMCA policies.)
5. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
6. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred


1. Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.
2. Ability to work long hours outdoors while maintaining focus and energy levels
3. Ability to walk considerable distances and spend significant periods standing
4. Some activity areas may require ability to lift up to 50lbs and/or be flexible enough to perform the duties required – Sailing, Motorboat Driving, Alpine Tower


An offer of employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory results to meet minimum requirements of the position. They may include criminal background and reference checks, E-Verify, drug test, driver’s license record, and/or a Child Protective Services Check (CPS). Additional driver’s license check, CPS, criminal background check, alcohol, and/or drug testing may be required to be processed in the future in order to meet and/or maintain the requirements of this position.

Essential Functions

1. Responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of a cottage of campers.
2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
3. Responsible for being an active participant in the activity area assigned
4. Practice good role-modeling by acting in a way appropriate to mold young lives, both on and off duty
5. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
6. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
8. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
9. All other duties assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop program-level staff.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Room and board provided


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