POSITION: Overnight Camp Counselor What you’ll do: Ensure campers have the best summer ever. Serve as mentor and role model for campers with various special needs while leading and supervising various recreational activities and provide overnight resident supervision to campers in the overnight camp program. Provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce rules and safety measures, care for all equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the Dragonfly Forest camp community. · Lead a group of campers in cabin activities including but not limited to transitions, mealtimes, morning and bedtime routines, interpersonal conflict, and daily schedule • Use good judgement to ensure the safety of our campers • Employ leadership techniques and demonstrate excellent customer service and work ethic as covered in staff training • Follow all rules, operating procedures, instructions, and policies, and know and implement all emergency procedures when necessary • Provide exemplary role modeling at all times when participants are at camp, and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership over camp, including cleaning of facilities and care of equipment • Supervise campers during mealtimes, overnight in cabins, during transitional times and during cabin chores or activities. • Follow specific directives of leadership team, including Unit Leaders, Program Specialists, Camp Directors, and Executive Directors as assigned. Communicate all work-related issues through the Unit Leaders or Program Specialists of assigned area. • Participate as a member of the staff team and perform any related duties as required. • Participate in staff training, meetings and conferences as required. • Ensure quality of camp by noting any problems, safety concerns, or equipment disrepair. Ensure camp and equipment cleanliness. What you need to succeed: Preferred Qualifications vary: *Position level and compensation varies based on experience and education.• Must be at least 18 years of age with experience working with children and at least 1-3 years’ experience as a camp counselor or as a counselor in a comparable program.• Experience or aptitude to work closely with children in a positive, supportive manner • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation • Ability to independently supervise a group of up to 10 campers ages 3-16, all with varying special needs or medical conditions • Know and understand needs of each individual camper within the supervision group • Ability to safely and effectively lead participants in activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures • Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion for member service, building and maintaining a culture of member service excellence Benefits of working at the Y: Flexible work schedule, a free membership, discounted programming, participation in the Y Retirement Fund, health and wellness benefits, and opportunities for continuing education, professional training and development.*Insurance and time off benefits vary between Full Time and Part time positions. About the Greater Philadelphia YMCA: Every team member at the Greater Philadelphia YMCA is guided by our principle of Connecting People to Healthier Lives. That connection with members and to each other is seen and felt across every department. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to make a profound difference in a cause-driven organization, where social responsibility permeates the culture. As one of the largest YMCAs in the country, serving over 240,000 members and participants in 6 counties with 4,700 employees, we have the size and scope to make real and positive change in the communities we serve. This position supports the work of the YMCA, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. You can find us in the Greater Philadelphia Area with over 80 locations!Visit https://philaymca.org/about-us/careers/ for your next career!