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Day Camp Unit Director - Woodruff Family YMCA

Company: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
Location: Milford
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


This position supports the mission and work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization. The Day Camp Unit Director directly supervises and effectively leads an assigned age group of campers and staff in a seasonal day camp setting and maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintaining safe conditions in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. This results in a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.


  • Demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in relationships with colleagues, members, volunteers, vendors and guests.
  • Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers.
  • Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.
  • Assists directors with supervision of camp staff, including: recruitment, hiring, training, meetings, evaluation, recognition, coaching, disciplining, and scheduling.
  • Assists with development and implementation of camp programs and risk management in accordance with YMCA guidelines.
  • Supports and directs staff in lesson and program planning and scheduling.
  • Communicates with staff, campers, and parents in a timely and professional manner and answers questions that will support a positive experience with the Y.
  • Maintains physical presence, remains alert at all times while on duty, maintains constant visual attention to campers, and remains aware of camp surroundings.
  • Knows, follows, and enforces all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including those for the prevention of child abuse and the Rule of Three.
  • Follows all Camp procedures and guidelines including those pertaining to health and safety, camper supervision, drop-off/pick-up, attendance, forms, reports, and staff expectations as required by the YMCA, licensing, and the state health department.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings and trainings. Requirements
    • At least 1 year of post-high school education in a related field.
    • One or more years of experience working as a senior counselor or specialty director at a licensed day or resident camp.
    • Demonstrated ability to create, schedule, organize and implement camp activities and staff training.
    • Good role model, with integrity and adaptability.
    • Demonstrates leadership skills in an outgoing, friendly, assertive, professional, and mature manner.
    • Effective communication skills necessary to inform, counsel, motivate, and support campers and staff.
    • Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
    • Must be observant, safety-conscious, and able to react calmly and quickly in an emergency.
    • Must complete new employee trainings and department onboarding.
    • Must possess and maintain valid CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
    • Valid driver's license, and an acceptable driving record preferred.

Keywords: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Milford , Day Camp Unit Director - Woodruff Family YMCA, Executive , Milford, Connecticut

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