Overnight Camp Unit Leader

Looking for a fun job to build your leadership skills in an outdoor setting?

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of San Diego County


San Diego, CA 92123-1641

Camp Information

Camp Marston
4761 Pine Hills Rd
Julian, CA 92036

Job Description

The Overnight Camp Unit Leader is responsible for the overall management and supervision of a specific unit of the overnight camp program, providing leadership and stability for program continuity.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, or related field OR equivalent education and experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ working with youth in Overnight, Day Camp or like setting
  • Ability to lead campers in at least 4 of the following areas: recreational games, drama, crafts, outdoor education, songs, sports, aquatics, team building, or science
  • Staff supervision experience preferred
  • Must be able to live on-site during program season
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation
  • Physical ability to lead, teach, and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills including: standing, hiking, and/or climbing for long periods of time
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR- must be from one of the following:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute

Essential Functions

  • Plan and implement summer programming, ensuring the environment is inclusive, nurturing and welcoming for all staff and participants
  • Provide staff support and supervision
  • Lead professional development of the team in a positive, supportive and motivational way
  • Contribute to planning and implementation of the daily program in accordance with YMCA policies, and ACA standards
  • Create an age-appropriate environment, which allows for and fosters creativity and individuality in the campers and staff
  • Ensure program areas in camp have adequate supplies and are in good safe operating condition
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of investment in camp by actively supporting the cleanliness of facilities, care of equipment and supplies, and stewardship of the natural environment



Other Compensation

$70.00/Day PLUS Room and Board at our Camp Location.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

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