YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Camp Counselor

Job Location US-KS-Overland Park
Req No.
2018-3032
Location Site
Youth Development Services
Category
Camp
Type
Seasonal
Minimum Salary
USD $8.00/Hr.
Midpoint Salary
USD $10.30/Hr.
Position Hours
Varies Mon-Fri, may include evening and Saturday trainings
Additional Location Information
Multiple locations in the following Districts: Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, North Kansas City, Piper, Platte, Olathe
Location : Location
US-KS-Overland Park

Overview

Y Summer Day Camps are full of learning, adventure, active play and friendship.

 

Camp Counselors actively supervise and engage in activities with the campers to provide a safe and positive camp experience.  

Responsibilities

  • Encourages physical, emotional and spiritual growth and positive character development in all campers.
  • Guide groups and individual children in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.
  • Carry out established roles for supervising the children’s health and enforcing YMCA safety regulations.
  • Maintains positive relationships with campers, parents and other associates.
  • Develop group activity plans with participants as appropriate.
  • Help children choose their camp activities.
  • Identify emergency situations then respond quickly and appropriately.
  • Ensure the safety and well being of participants and instruct children in emergency procedures.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • At least 16 years old in Kansas or 18 years old in Missouri.
  • Currently enrolled in high school or has a GED or high school diploma.
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
  • Ability to lead a group in an activity.
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

Preferred:

  • Previous summer camp experience.
  • CPR/First Aid/Lifeguard certification.
  • Spanish dominant or highly conversational in Spanish.
  • Previous experience working with school age children (may include working as a babysitter, nanny or other childcare program).

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