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Camp Counselor

Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Middleville
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

This is for our YMCA Camp Manitou Lin location Few environments are as special as camp! YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin has over 100 years of camping experience and is located on beautiful Barlow Lake in Middleville, Michigan. Our beautiful, natural setting provides an excellent opportunity for all who visit. We are committed to providing a camp experience rich in tradition centered on our core values, with a Christian emphasis, and allowing all who participate to gain 21st century skills, independence and life long memories. OUR CULTURE Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances, irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE -We grow staff and volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources, and opportunities. We OWN -We think long-term and act on behalf of the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME -We are inclusive of all people and all communities. We SERVE -We provide timely and excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each other. We LEARN -We are never done learning and always seek to improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore them. We UNITE -We work together to achieve big goals and speak as one voice. We RESPECT -We treat others with kindness and speak positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY -We celebrate, appreciate, and have fun! POSITION SUMMARY The Camp Counselor provides direct supervision of a group of up to 10 children, grades K-8th, in a summer camp outdoor setting. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: direct supervision of campers in either the Day Camp or Overnight Camp setting and leading activities focusing on values and 21st century life skills each day. Must be at least 18 years of age. Overnight counselors are required to live on site. Day counselors, on site housing is optional. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant
  • Be a positive role model for all campers and fellow staff
  • Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp
  • Guide cabin or trail groups in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  • Supervise all assigned aspects of the campers' day, including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, activities, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duties as assigned
  • Help campers plan their participation in unit-wide or camp-wide programs, special events, and activities
  • May be required to teach and lead activities based on certification or skill level in that area (lifeguarding, boating, adventure, skating) Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids COMPENSATION
    • Overnight Camp counselors are required to live on site, housing is provided. Meals are provided Sunday - Friday. Staff are allowed to remain on site during the weekends throughout their seasonal employment if they choose. Scheduled time off will be granted each day.
    • $60.00 - $65.00 per day; Seasonal; Non-Exempt
    • Free Individual YMCA Member .Requirements:
      KNOW HOW
      • At least 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent
      • Previous experiences in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field
      • Organizational skills to plan, schedule, and facilitate programs
      • Ability to give supervision and guidance to staff
      • Ability to plan, lead and/or assist in teaching an activity
      • Ability to teach leadership skills
      • Ability to teach and role model the Core Values of the YMCA and use of 21st century life skills CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
        • Cardio Pulmonary Recitation (CPR) for rescue required
        • First Aid certification required
        • Blood borne pathogens training required upon hire
        • State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT) WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PI175234006

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Camp Counselor, Other , Middleville, Michigan

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