Camp Lake Helena Day Camp Unit Leader

Job Description


Dates of Employment:  May 1 – September 1 (exact dates will be communicated during the hiring process based on location)
Starting Rate:  $13.50+ per hour
Location:  Camp Lake Helena


Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause

Join us for a new and exciting adventure as we open for our inaugural summer at YMCA Camp Lake Helena! At summer camp you get to dress up, sing songs, participate in arts & crafts, swimming, Gaga, and fun games and activities all while making a huge impact on local children as you act as a role model and help them achieve personal growth. 

If hired for this position you will help plan themed weeks of camp and oversee a group of campers and leaders as they get to know each other and try new things every single day.  You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in everything from arts & crafts to soccer and swimming.  

By the end of the summer you will have great skills in making lanyards, know lyrics to crazy camp songs, trivia to amaze your friends, the ability to speak to anyone about anything, an outfit for every imaginable themed event, an AWESOME camp T-shirt, and an excellent tan. 

In this position you will be able to use your skills to:

  • Build relationships:
    • With your campers and get to know them as individuals 
    • With your staff team, working together to make sure everyone is having fun
    • With parents, letting them know all the remarkable things their campers are doing
  • Make great decisions:
    • You will think about how your actions affect staff and campers
    • You will help campers learn how to make good decisions
    • You will help camp leaders grow in their positions
  • Provide quality results by:
    • Providing the highest quality programming to campers 
    • Being the best leader you can be
    • Setting summer goals not only for yourself, but for staff and campers 
  • Support your team:
    • Be empathetic and try to look at conflicts from every angle
    • Help build a team that functions like a well-oiled machine
    • Always stay calm, no matter how challenging a situation 



Are you a good fit?

  • I am at least 19 years old
  •  I have worked at least one summer in day camp
  •  I am comfortable in front of a group of people
  •  I love to keep things organized and moving forward
  •  I’m comfortable both creating and implementing lesson plans