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Summer Camp Counselor - Day Camp Youth

Greater Philadelphia YMCA
Pottstown, PA 19464
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Under direction of Senior Counselor, the Counseloris expectedto guide campers throughout the camping experience and assist in planning daily camping activities and programs; ensure safety and well-being of campers; supervise campers and staff to ensure that camper and parent needs and expectations are met.


  • Read and be accountable for YMCA, state licensing standards, and ACA guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Supervise by being able to identify, KNOW, SEE, RESPOND to ensure the safety of each child in your direct care at all times. Adhere to small group/ratio established by DHS and ACA.
  • Assist in the supervision and planning of camp activities; ensure all campers can participate in all activities, no matter varied abilities whether physical, or intellectual. Actively participate in activities to encourage participation.
  • Interpret and maintain safety and health policies and procedures; review and understand your roles and responsibilities in emergency procedures
  • Ensure appropriate behavior of campers and staff to avoid risk of accidents; maintain awareness of camper well-being
  • Counselors should be able to identify, address, and redirect/correct inappropriate behavior
  • Adhere to policies and procedures when caring for injured campers; report all incidents. Ensure asafeenvironment.
  • Serve as role model for campers by arriving to camp, meetings and activities at assigned time; displaying good sportsmanship; following YMCA rules and regulations.
  • Assist in maintaining effective communication with parents/guardians regarding camper and camp activities.
  • Embody the GPY commitment to diversity and inclusion, no matter race, color, creed, or gender identification.
  • Participate in staff training, meetings and conferences as required.
  • Ensure quality of camp by noting any problems, safety concerns, or equipment disrepair.
  • Ensure camp and equipment cleanliness.

        Essential Duties and Responsibility Addition for All Staff:

        In order to ensure the health and wellness of the employees, members, and visitors of the GPY YMCA and all locations where GPY YMCA operates business, in addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed on your current job description, the following are additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned at any time where appropriate during the COVID-19 pandemic or any pandemic/communicable disease where the duties are appropriate.These additions are not tobe construedas exclusive or all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned and required as needed:

        • Enhanced cleaning in areas where the employeeis not directly/normally assignedas well as normally assigned areas. All employeesare expectedto assist in and support the efforts of the GPY YMCA when it comes to health and wellness for the facility and other locations where the GPY YMCAconducts business. All employees are expected to wipe machines, screens, computers, or anything that is used after they use it, all employees are expected to wash their hands on a frequent basis (recommended every 30 minutes if possible), and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available.
        • Temperature Taking/Wellness Questionnaire Taking Assignments
        • Directing Members/Visitors in areas where the employee is both normally and not normally assigned
        • The employeemay be assignedto areas other than their normally assigned area as needed to meet organizational needs. Examples of this include, but are not limited to,being assignedareas to count people, help direct flow of traffic in an area, being assigned to a specific area to assist with doors, and any other duty as needed by the organization.
        • All other duties as assigned as it relates to COVID-19 or other communicable disease and/or pandemic.


            • At least 18 years old
            • High school graduate or equivalent
            • Orenrolled in a minimum of 2 years of child development coursework approved by state licensing requirements.
            • Have experience working withchildren and at least six months experience working as a Y Camp Counselor or as a counselor in a comparable program.
            • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and experience working with children.
            • Ability to deal effectively with inappropriate behavior and recognize hazard situations.


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                Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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                Pottstown, PA 19464

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