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Day Camp Lead Counselor I-Lake Houston

YMCA of Greater Houston


**Position Summary:**

Provides direction for the program and staff and implements day camp program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on youth development, including the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, and faith.

**Essential Functions:**

1. Implements curriculum within the established guidelines.

2. Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.

3. Lead staff in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities.

4. Maintains communication with parents and engages parents as volunteers.

5. Facilitates both formal and informal play in an outdoor environment.

6. Maintains the program site and equipment, assists with the set-up and breakdown of activity centers and cleaning of the program area.

7. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.

8. Maintains required program records.

9. Makes sound decisions in alignment with YMCA and state standards.

10.Acts as a role model to campers and staff by exemplifying the YMCA's five core values.

11.Maintains positive relations with children, parents, school personnel, and other staff.

12.Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff trainings.


1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

2. At least 18 years of age.

3. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention trainings.

4. Minimum one year previous experience working with children in a day camp.

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

6. Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities

7. Previous experience with diverse populations.

8. Current record of tuberculosis examination and/or current local health department regulations, examinations, and/or immunization as required by the local or State Department of Health.

**Posting ID** 82021858823

**Location** Houston,TX

**Job Category** Day Camp

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