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Effingham YMCA - Summer Camp Leaders

Job Type: Seasonal

Category: Part Time


Effingham YMCA
1224 Patriot Drive
Rincon, GA 31326

Job Description

Are you interested in “building strong kids”? Are you experienced, enthusiastic, and creative with a great attitude? We are looking for caring summer camp counselors who want to serve as role models for youth in our community. You’ll help promote positive character values in an outdoor environment while leading youth in activities such as sports, swimming, arts & crafts and So Much More! Seasonal employees are able to work up to 39 hours per week.


Summer Camp Counselor

Location: Effingham YMCA

Status: Part Time or Seasonal Full Time - Monday through Friday, times will vary


Position Summary:


Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a day camp. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.


Essential Functions:

*Effectively supervises groups of children.

*Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.

*Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

*Attends staff meetings and trainings.

*Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

*Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.





All YMCA of Coastal GA summer camp positions come with a free seasonal membership for the staff member and a reduced rate seasonal membership for their family.  Discounts are also provided for staff members on childcare, youth sports and most other branch programming. 

Job Requirements


Satisfactory Bright From the Start fingerprint letter and clean back ground check

High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.

Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp or after school setting. 

Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games,

At least 18 years of age

CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.

Must be able to attend ALL training dates.


For more information, please contact Heather Smith, Childcare & Camp Director.

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