The Day Camp Unit Leader is responsible for providing leadership, oversight and support to one of the Summer Day Camp units and ensuring quality supervision and program execution.
Ensure the health, safety and well-being of program participants and staff by providing appropriate supervision at all times. Understand, maintain, and ensure that staff and participants follow safety procedures.
Maintain hygiene habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Take responsibility for one’s own well-being; Assist with health-related concerns.
Assist Camp Director in working with Day Camp Counselors to plan and implement meaningful activities, lesson plans and special events that are structured, age-appropriate, fun, exciting, challenging, and values based.
Assist in monitoring Day Camp Counselor performance, ensuring performance is aligned with camp goals.
Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all staff and participants; and promotes a positive camp spirit.
Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
Perform specific scheduled assignments, including but not limited to: swimming, arrival and/or departure, and lunch duty.
Support the planning and implementation of all camp activities, including but not limited to summer learning initiatives, field trips, in-camp events, and culminating performances.
Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior reports, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate).
Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the Summer Day Camp program to staff, participants, and care givers.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth.
Support the development and facilitation of required pre-camp trainings. Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
Ensure program, staff and patrons maintain hygiene habits/practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
High school diploma or equivalent required; college credits preferred.
At least 2 years of experience working with youth, preferably in a day camp setting.
Strong communication and relationship building skills.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
HOW TO APPLY:
For immediate consideration, please email a resume if available and/or a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications to the specific contact below at your desired location:
YMCA at Glen Cove, 125 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove – Joseph Furman, Joseph.Furman@ymcali.org
Huntington YMCA, 60 Main Street, Huntington- Marissa Dicpinigaitis, Marissa.Dicpinigaitis@ymcali.org
Great South Bay YMCA, 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore – Robin VanSchaick, Robin.VanSchaick@ymcali.org
Patchogue YMCA, 155 Buckley Road, Holtsville- Darryl Smith, Darryl.Smith@ymcali.org
YMCA East Hampton RECenter, 2 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton- Amairani Hernandez, Amairani.Hernandez@ymcali.org