92nd Street Y

  • Camps Activity Instructors (Summer 2018)

    Posted Date 8 months ago(11/28/2017 7:08 PM)
    92Y Camps [4]
  • Position Summary

    The Camp Activity Instructor is responsible for the planning, leading, and implementing of age-appropriate instruction for his/her specified activity.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants that attend his/her specialty program.  The incumbent will provide high quality educational and recreational experiences for participants.


    Camp runs from Monday to Friday, for 7.5 weeks from June 27 until August 17, 2018. There will be mandatory staff training in June.

    Essential Functions

    • Daily supervision of campers, including meeting campers at the 92nd Street Y, West Side, Downtown Manhattan, Riverdale, or Northern New Jersey sites, supervising campers while in transit to and from Camp
    • Create and implement age appropriate curricula for your specialty activity (jewelry making, ceramics, tennis, nature, crafts, cooking, etc)
    • Lead and direct up to 6 group lessons each day at camp for groups of 15 to 18 campers ranging in age from 5 to 11; both typically developing campers and campers with special needs.
    • Provide support and assistance to campers while respecting their privacy and sense of self-worth so that they can meaningfully engage in your activity
    • Assume responsibilities for the health, safety and well-being of campers while they are present at your activity area
    • Communicate regularly to Program Director observations and concerns with regard to the needs and problems of individual campers and/or counselors
    • Actively seek to incorporate STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) practices and concepts into the learning objectives of your activity area
    • Actively seek to incorporate Jewish values including: compassion, leadership, courage, mindfulness and being a mensch into the learning objectives of your activity area
    • Come prepared every day to fully participate in the Camp’s activities including responsibilities outside your activity area for special events or inclement weather (rain or extreme heat)
    • Participate in staff orientation program and read and understand the policies of Camp as set forth in the Staff manual and at all times comply with its rules and regulations, including dress code and emergency procedures
    • Exude enthusiasm for Camp life and activities including participation in two “Parent Visiting Evenings”

    Education, Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Experience teaching specialty activity in a school, camp, or youth program environment
    • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities
    • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks independently
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • We are also interested in fluent Hebrew speakers to work at camp Ilanot, 92Y's Hebrew immesion camp


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