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YMCA of Central New York CAMP 'NESEE ARTS & CRAFTS LEADER in Fayetteville, New York

Job Title: Camp 'Nesee Arts & Crafts Leader

Reports To: School Age Child Care Director

Work Location: Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA

FLSA: Non-exempt – Seasonal/Temporary

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:45 am - 4:15 pm

Salary Range: $16.00/hour

Dates: Summer 2023

A Career with a Cause:

We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and grow. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Our purpose is to strengthen the foundations of communities and families through our key areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are committed to these causes because a strong community is achieved when we invest in our children, health, neighbors, and values. Historically founded on the Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; our mission is to put these principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

We are for ALL.

Position Summary:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under the direction of the School Age Child Care Director, the Camp Leader is responsible for the supervision and organization of the assigned group's daily activities, special events, and rainy day activities that are appropriate for campers ages 5 to 12 years old. The Leader assures the well-being for each participant in line with YMCA of the USA guidelines and association policies in accordance with their training.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $16.00/hour, Seasonal Part-time non-exempt

  • YMCA Membership

YMCA Summer Day Camp Quality Service Theme: By acting as role models and building lasting relationships, we make a positive difference in families’ lives.


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • To be available to work daily within the hours of the camp schedule as outlined by the School Age Child Care & Camp Director

  • Work with other staff to develop a full recreational program each week.

  • Develop and maintain a friendly working relationship and act as a resource/support person for the other staff members.

  • Conduct at least one weekly meeting with other staff in assigned group to discuss activity plans for the next week. It is mandatory that all staff attend.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of special programs as assigned by the School Age Child Care & Camp Director

  • Keep track of all children in the assigned group and be aware of safety issues to eliminate accidents. This includes supervising the application of sunscreen 2-3x daily.

  • Complete an accident report should a camper receive a minor injury and to follow procedures to notify parents of such injuries.

Experience, Education and Qualifications:

  • High school graduate with some college experience preferred but not required.

  • Have prior experience working in a camp or recreational setting/environment, and supervision of children.

  • Experience working with children in sports, games, music/drama, and or outdoor activities.

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills both verbal and written are essential to the success of this position.

  • Brings to this position maturity, responsibility and a sincere interest in working with people.

  • Possess a general knowledge and understanding of YMCA, its goals, and its mission.

  • Possess knowledge of various resources for programming ideas and the skills to utilize that information in program implementation.

  • Possess knowledge of age appropriate activities and expectations of children ages 3 to 14.

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Must attend and complete YMCA Bloodborne Pathogens, Employee Safety and Child Abuse Prevention trainings, as well as any other related training per the Kids Camp Training Schedule.

  • CPR/AED and/or First Aid certifications preferred (opportunity provided).

YMCA Leadership Competencies:

  • Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause

  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs

Physical Demands:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.

  • Will be exposed to illness-causing bacteria and viruses.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a recreational and/or educational environment. This role routinely uses standard recreation and/or office equipment. At times, employees may be exposed to undesirable working conditions, communicable infectious diseases, and risk of injury from others. All employees are required to always follow the preventative health policies of the YMCA. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.