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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Summer Sports Day Camp Counselor in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Make A Difference In Your Community!

The Foglia YMCA is hiring seasonal Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructors! Join us for the experience of a lifetime.

The Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructor, serves as a professional role model for our campers by leading through example and guiding campers through recreational activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience.

The Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructor ensures that each youth has adequate supervision including ensuring that no youth is unsupervised at any time.

The Foglia YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Located in Lake Zurich, IL. The Foglia Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living.

Summer Camp Counselors receive comprehensive training, a Monday thru Friday work schedule that leaves your weekends free, field trips to cool places, the chance to meet and work with amazing co-workers, and a free Y membership!!

Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members

  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities

As a Summer Camp, Speciality / Sports Camp Instructor, you are responsible to:

  • Promote the YMCA, provide excellent customer service and create an outstanding camper experience for children, parents, and families

  • Lead recreational activities with campers, including but not limited to: sports, social recreation, songfests, and other games and hobbies

  • Instruct campers using various teaching methods and modifies activities as needed to ensure that campers of all ages and experience levels are engaged

  • Teach socially acceptable behaviors to campers by serving as a role model and by using age-appropriate positive reinforcement and behavior management strategies

  • Communicate consistently with supervisors, team leaders, unit leaders, and other team members to ensure everyone is kept abreast of camp activities and schedule

  • Supports camp activities as assigned by supervisor, including any specialty camp activities

  • Ensures the physical and emotional health and safety of campers by being safety conscious, following all established YMCA standards, and critically evaluating situations for potential risks

  • Ensures compliance with established rules and regulations to ensure safety

  • Monitors campers and counselors and provides corrective coaching and intervention as necessary

  • Set-up facilities and/or equipment for activities and store equipment appropriately after use and work to keep camp facilities clean at all times

Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • A commitment to and a passion for working with diverse youth.

  • Enjoy being outdoors, are creative, and not afraid to work and play hard.

  • Your experience in camping, childcare, education, recreation, sports, or related is a plus but not required.

  • You will be 16 years of age or older by the start of camp.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to multiple audiences

  • Passion for working with diverse youth and ability to provide high-quality instruction using age-appropriate practices.

  • Proven ability to establish constructive relationships and interact as a positive role model.

  • Continuous learner who leverages opportunities for learning and applies new knowledge and skills.

Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in the job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor

  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Be a part of our mission - The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment, and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.

Street: 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd.

Days and/or Times Needed: 40+ hours/week

ID: 2021-13476

Full-time/Part-time: Part-time