92nd Street Y

Camp Leadership (Summer 2018)

3 weeks ago(11/28/2017 7:09 PM)
ID
2017-1500
Department
92Y Camps [4]

Position Summary

Join the 92nd Street Y Camps staff team! We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to work in a leadership role at one of our summer camps. Available positions include summer directors, unit supervisors and head counselors.  As part of 92Y Camps you can enjoy the best of both worlds: live in New York City while traveling to your "office" in the country (all campers and staff travel together on coach buses each day). 92Y's team philosophy creates a stimulating work environment in which every staff member is valued. Camp runs from Mon-Fri, for 7.5 weeks from June 27 until August 17; with a pre-camp orientation. Some spring pre-camp work may be required for all leadership positions.

 

 

Essential Functions

  • Pre-camp planning which may include spring retreats, hiring of staff, correspondence with camp families, and camp programming
  • Leading and planning June staff orientation
  • Guide camper group in participation in group activities commensurate with the abilities, limitations and needs of campers
  • Supervision of staff, including counselors and counselors in training (CITs).
  • Maintain communication with parents of campers, including phone calls, letters home, and website updates
  • Assist individual campers with personal needs as is necessary
  • Maintain enthusiasm for camp life and activities
  • Full participation in the Camp's swim program
  • Familiarizing with all aspects of the camp program including, but not limited to camp cheers, procedural protocol, etc.
  • Creation, distribution and analysis of mid-summer and end-of-summer staff evaluations.
  • Help incorporate Jewish values including: mindfulness, compassion, courage, being a leader and being a mensch into the staff and camper experience.
  • Ensuring that all safety procedures are strictly enforced and any incidents are both handled in a timely and appropriate manner

Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in field of education and/or social work
  • Prior camp experience (camper or staff) preferred but not required
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment for long hours, outdoors and still smile
  • We are also interested in fleunt Hebrew speakers to work at camp Ilanot, 92Y's Hebrew immersion camp

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