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Assistant Camp Director- Oratam Camp

Company: Metro YMCA of the Oranges
Location: New Milford
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Assistant Camp Director- Oratam Camp
Greater Bergen County YMCA, 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford, New Jersey, United States of America
Req #1468
Thursday, April 4, 2024
We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.
Sign on bonus may apply
Under the general direction of the Camp Director, the Assistant Camp Director will be responsible for the safety of campers, and assist in implementing high quality camp programming. As a member of the Camp staff, the Assistant Camp Director will be responsible for building relationships, foster achievement, and encourage belonging by providing a friendly, healthy, and fun atmosphere for all campers through development of personal growth, maturity and socialization.
YMCA of Greater Bergen County operates traditional day and resident camps in Harriman State Park, NY, along Lake Kanawauke, providing a beautiful natural setting. The camp is 45 minutes from Hackensack, where our YMCA is located; all counselors and campers are bused to camp from the YMCA. Camp activities include swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, sports & games, archery, nature, hiking, rock climbing, and challenge/low ropes course.

  • Ensure, above all else, campers are safe and well supervised.

  • Provide leadership to camp as a whole, including programming, safety and activities.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Staff Orientation schedule and program.

  • Oversee the scheduling of program activities, theme days, and family nights, in conjunction with the Activity Specialists and Counselors.

  • Oversee logistics and schedules for off-site trips.

  • Communicate performance standards, supervise, evaluate and motivate staff including coaching, teaching, modeling, reinforcing and assisting with difficult situations and correcting behavior.

  • Connect with staff, campers and parents, making all feel welcome and included.

  • Review regularly with Camp Director all concerns, priorities, progress, problems, reports and all matters dealing with camp and programs.

  • Oversee, effectively monitor and follow all safety guidelines associated with camp and all program areas.

  • Identify and report maintenance concerns in a timely fashion.

  • Assist in family nights and special events as needed.

  • Work with Camp Director and other leadership to develop consistent communication practices and program initiatives.

  • Work in cooperation with all staff and other programs on the property.

  • Attend all staff meetings, special events and training events as scheduled.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Camp Specialist, Senior Counselors, Jr. Counselors and Counselors

    • Desire to work with children and understand the development needs of youth.

    • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.

    • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in nursing.

    • Possess organizational skills, patience, maturity and dependability.

    • Sound character, strong morals, values and personal ethics.

    • Ability to communicate and work with groups of different age and development levels, and to provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

    • Ability to communicate with parents.

    • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.


      • Minimum five year's experience working at a camp or related experience working with children in a leadership capacity.

      • Must be able to independently lead and actively participate in a variety of activities.

      • Experience in supervision.

      • Ability to create and deliver activities.

      • Excellent communication skills.

      • First Aid & CPR certifications.

        PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the programs).

        • Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat and humidity.

        • Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid.

          INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.
          Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.
          We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.
          Other details

          • Pay Type Hourly

          • Greater Bergen County YMCA, 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford, New Jersey, United States of America

Keywords: Metro YMCA of the Oranges, Tenafly , Assistant Camp Director- Oratam Camp, Executive , New Milford, New Jersey

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