Day Camp Counselor
Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 15, 2022
This position is for our West Ottawa Schools location in Holland,
MI for summer 2022.
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!
The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design
framework, which is a member involvement and community building
model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line,
management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play
in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six
Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to
enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually about
their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses,
listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent
with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and
Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly, and
approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and
volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and share
their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its
mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the
Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create
opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest,
and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the YMCA,
using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions that
match those words) to include members as well as staff and
The Day Camp Counselor is responsible for leading and implementing
engaging and fun activities for youth grades Kindergarten to 7th,
in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the
general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of
the participants in his/her group. The Day Camp Counselor will
provide high quality indoor/outdoor educational and recreational
experiences for youth that focus on the YMCA core values of caring,
honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusion. This is a seasonal
position that runs from the end of May through August. Day camp
programming operates Monday - Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm. Staff shifts
Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities
each week. Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games,
opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, archery, canoeing. This
includes time spent on the bus.
Accompany campers along with
Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
Ensure that identified camp spaces are kept clean, organized, and
free of litter.
Communicate with parents about participant's experiences and report
concerns to camp leadership.
Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident
reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the
Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the
camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to
being responsible for your campers' safety and their whereabouts at
Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient
operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Association
$12.27 - $15.33 hourly; Seasonal; Non Exempt
Free YMCA individual membership!
Must be 18 years of age or older
Education classes or experiences in camp, youth programs,
recreation, working with children, or in a related field.
Ability to lead, organize, and implement program activities.
Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish
tasks with the little direct supervision.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp
activities which include, but are not limited to swimming, team
building initiatives, physical games, and activities.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (required)
First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
Blood Borne Pathogen training
State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job
at a high level of accomplishment.
Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a
framework to improve performance.
Developing Self & Others
Supports members, participants, or project teams in achieving their
Reflects on and learns from successes and mistakes.
Proactively shares information, experiences, lessons learned, and
suggestions to help others be more successful.
Volunteers for challenging tasks or projects in an effort to grow
Solicits and is open to informal learning opportunities to gain
insight (e.g., performance feedback, coaching, and stretch
Embraces all dimensions of diversity (i.e., ability, age, culture,
ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, income, national origin,
race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) by
treating all people with dignity, compassion, and respect.
Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work environment and physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
0-5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional
out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or
Keywords: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids , Day Camp Counselor, Other , Holland, Michigan
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