YMCA Work Study 5 opening | Washington D.C


Our Story & Yours

Every day, your YMCA makes a positive and lasting impact on thousands of people in the DC region. For 160 years, we’ve been creating experiences that help children and adults grow – summer camp, child care, basketball, warm embraces, swim lessons, connections in classes, meaningful volunteer work, and so much more. At the Y, we empower our members and neighbors to Do Good, Be Good, and Feel Good each and every day.

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility:

  • Provides leadership to a group of children in the day camp program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists other staff members with planning and carrying out activities with a particular small group.
  • Promotes good personal relationships, teaches planned activities, and stays alert to potential health or safety dangers to campers.
  • Supports the Camp Director in planning and leading camp activities.
  • Ensures all supplies and program needs are available at the time necessary for the campers and ensures that the camp site is clean and neat when activities are over.
  • Attends all staff trainings, staff meetings , and participates in family events and activities .
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the campers:conduct hourly head counts throughout the day and in accordance with the Day Care / Day Camp Policy.
  • Interacts with the children at all times, Taking Part in each activity in which the children are involved.
  • Assists and participates in all camp-wide activities and special events.
  • Encourages respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
  • Maintains good public relations with parents.
  • Supports the program goals of the YMCA as a whole and the Branch in particular.
  • Other duties as required.

Education, Certification, Skills, and Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • must be 18 years old
  • 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
  • Prior experience in supervision of children or one season’s experience as a junior counselor or have competed the CIT program
  • Skilled in teaching a variety of crafts, songs, stories, games, sports, aquatics and relate camp activities.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with children and parents
  • Must understand and be committed to working with diverse population and to YMCA character development
  • Complete Training for: Plod 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 21 hours of training prior too the start of summer camp and that it be documented in personnel files.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work from the week before camp begins for training to the end of the final week of the season.
  • 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 pick-up at least 35 pounds.
  • Must have visual acuity to observe all children.

To Apply:

Please come to see Candace Denning on 11F Student Fair office.


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