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Archery Program Specialists - Stratford YMCA Summer Camp

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

Job Description:


The Camp Program Specialist provides various camp programs in their area of specialty, for a group of children 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.
  • Implements energizing, fun, safe, and educational programs, as directed by the supervisor, in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans and curriculum accordingly with room for flexibility, and supports campers in achieving and celebrating their goals.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and/or supplies. Assists with placement of orders in accordance with camp procedures. Maintains proper attendance, records, and reports as directed.
  • 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
    • Certification in specialty area assigned, if required; and, at least 1 year of training and/or experience in specific specialty area assigned.
    • At least 1 year of experience working as a senior counselor or specialty director at a licensed day or resident camp.
    • At least 1 year of implementing camp programs preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to create, schedule, organize and implement camp activities, special events, and staff training.
    • Good role model, with integrity and adaptability.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate, supervise, and work with assigned ages and skill levels, and provide necessary instructions.
    • Must be observant, safety-conscious, and able to react calmly and quickly in an emergency.
    • Must complete new employee trainings and department onboarding.
    • Current First Aid, Adult and Child CPR, AED, and O2 administration certifications required by start of camp.
    • Valid driver's license, and an acceptable driving record preferred.

Keywords: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Stratford , Archery Program Specialists - Stratford YMCA Summer Camp, Other , Stratford, Connecticut

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