Assistant Camp Director

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington DC - Leesburg, VA4.1

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is one of the largest charities in the DC area. The Y serves as an anchor in the community offering programs and services encompassing youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


Position: Assistant Camp Director Salary Range: $12.25 - $14.00

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:
Assists the Camp Director with administrative or supervisory duties
Substitutes for counselors, or oversees a group of campers in addition to other duties
Assist the Camp Director to ensure staff to child ratios, lesson plans and daily schedules are in place and being followed

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures adequate safety procedures are in place for the class being taught
Assists with planning, supervising and implementing the program in accordance with the goals and policies of the YMCA and the day camp curriculum
Assists with supervising day camp staff and ensures that each carries out daily schedule of activites for their specific group of campers
Reviews and discusses with camp director any problems with staff or campers
Ensures documentation of camper attendance, adsenteeism and incidents for each child in compliance with the policies
Ensures that all counselors have daily lesson plans and the appropriate supplies and program needs to deliver a quality program
Responsible for camper’s safety and security; ensures adherence to the policies of the YMCA
Ensures that all staff and campers abide by the Aquatics Policies and Procedures related to camp programs
Communicates with parents regarding their children’s experience
Assists in post-camp evaluation at the end of each camp session
Assist in monitoring the implementation and regulation of hourly head counts of children by group on a daily basis
Ensures all campers emergency records are complete with copies made available to lead counselors
Motivate, energize and encourage counselors to deliver outstanding programming and customer service daily
Supports the program goals of the YMCA as a whole and the branch in particular
Other duties as required

Customer Service Standards:Staff Engagement:
I will greet all children with a smile and by name
I will provide ongoing feedback on the child’s progress and development
I will be proactive and responsive to parents needs when concerns occur with their child.

Facility Excellence:
I will provide a safe and clean environment for all kids
I will be knowledgeable about the other service area programs and offerings.

I will be proactive and responsive to parents needs when concerns occur with their child
I will build lasting positive relationships with parents and their kids

Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience:
High school diploma
Must be 21 years of age
Current CPR and First Aid Certification
Documentation of physical examination and TB skin test
Clear the local jurisdiction requirements for criminal background and/or fingerprinting
Must meet the county/state licensing requirements
At least two summers of experience as a Counselor
Must understand and be committed to working with diverse population and to YMCA character development.

Complete Training for:
Blood Borne Pathogens
Facility Orientation
Child Care Policy/Prevention of child abuse
Day Camp Policies
Staff/Parent Handbook
Camp Curriculum
Emergency Procedures
  • The YMCA requires that all camp staff attend a minimum of 20 hours of training prior to the start of summer camp and that it be documented in personnel files.
YMCA Leadership Certification:

Working Conditions:
Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
Must be physically active to play games and sports with the children
Must be able to effectively communicate with children and parents
Must be able to pick-up at least 35 pounds
Must have visual acuity to observe all children
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
Has serviced the DC area for over 164 years
Is a $50M organization
Employs approximately 1600 individuals
Provides opportunities in healthy living, youth development, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, and more for over 250,000 people through our 17 branches and program centers annually
Is part of one of the largest social service organizations in the country