Summer Day Camp Leader

YMCA of Silicon Valley - Cupertino, CA4.0

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Summer Day Camp Leader will assist with program quality and the planning and implementation of programs.

Plan and prepare specific group activities for each day of camp
Assist in supervising a group of 6-10 campers ages 5-12 years old under the supervision of Day camp and directors.
Facilitate camper development in outdoor living skills, recreation activities, social skill development, values, multicultural and environmental awareness.
Is expected to interact in assigned activities with the campers and be alert to notify supervisor for specific campers' needs.
Practices, demonstrates and instills Project Cornerstone's 41 Developmental Assets.
Create a bully free and safe environment for all staff, campers and parents; Be a positive influence for campers, displaying appropriate behaviors and attitudes during camp.
Maintain good relations with day camp parents.
Enforce and adhere to camp procedures and policies.
Maintain camp equipment and supplies
Follow YMCA incident reporting. Immediately report incidents to camp director (or designated staff).
Performs other duties as assigned.

The physical demands of the position include:
  • Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.
A commitment to the YMCA mission and its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in youth. Value diversity, youth, and have a broad vision of health and wellness that is enhanced by relationship building.
Attendance and successful completion of pre-camp training.
Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention & Risk Management.
Prior work experience in a day camp or similar work environment is preferred.
Minimum 18 years of age.
Available on weekend and evenings as needed.
Core Competencies

Emotional Maturity - Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships with others.
Values - Consistently demonstrates the Y's values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all matters at all times.
Developing Others - Shares experiences and provides training to assist campers and fellow staff with their development.
Decision-making - Takes personal responsibility for decisions and the likely implications of behavior, before acting.
Relationships - Build authentic relationships with participants, parents, and other staff in support of the Y's mission.
Quality Results - Delivers a high-value experience to members and participants.