Camp Program Leader

Would you be a positive, enthusiastic role model to campers?
Job Description

This position is responsible for leading campers ages 5-16 in a variety of YMCA programs daily, ensure safety and well-being of campers, participate in planning and implementation of quality YMCA programs and objectives, and serve as a positive role model. The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of experience working with children preferred         
  • Ability to lead campers in at least 2 of the following areas: recreational games, drama, crafts, outdoor education, songs, sports, aquatics, team building or science
  • Ability to supervise and interact with campers
  • The physical ability to lead in group activities and to perform related physical skills
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time and repetitive hand motion is required
  • CPR/AED and First Aid, must include both Adult & Infant/Child, certified upon hire and must be from one of the following:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • Contribute to planning and implementation of the daily program in accordance with YMCA policies, and ACA standards
  • Plan and implement lesson plans in areas of outdoor education, arts & crafts, cooking, sports or recreational games, drama, singing, team building and science
  • Create an age-appropriate learning environment, which allows for and fosters creativity and individuality in the campers
  • Provide constant supervision of assigned campers at all times
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all campers in the group and entire camp
  • Maintain a positive and responsive relationship with staff, campers and parents
  • Encourage positive social skills and appropriate behavior by example