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 in COVID-19 wellness screenings and 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.


  • 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.


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: