Arts & Crafts Day Camp Counselor - Camp Y-Koda

Sheboygan County YMCA
Job Description
Camp Y-Koda is an 80 acre camp located just west of Sheboygan Falls bordered by the Sheboygan River to the north and east. The camp was founded in 1969 by the Sheboygan County YMCA and has been offering summer camp experiences ever since. Camp Y-Koda features a beautiful stretch of the Sheboygan River for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and nature studies. The property has a low and high ropes course complete with a zip line and forty foot climbing wall.
 
Camp Y-Koda also features a swimming pool, four acre lake, bb gun and archery ranges, basketball and volleyball courts, playground, soccer field and more! There are two lodges at camp and four campsites including cabins.
 
General Function
The Arts & Crafts Counselor serves as a leader, counselor, role model and participates in the planning and implementation of the summer camp arts & crafts program. This counselor is responsible for planning and instruction for all arts & crafts projects for all scheduled camp groups and activities, in addition to maintaining and caring for the Jung Family Craft Center. The counselor serves as the lead instructor for all arts & crafts based camps, specialty activity times, developing weekly group crafts and serving as a summer camp counselor. The counselor works with a new group each week for day camps, early childhood camps or specialty camps, which can be found in our Summer Camp Brochure.

This counselor gets paid a flat wage of $385.00 per week, from June 15-August 28, 2020.
 
Work Schedule
  • Mondays - Fridays 8:00am-4:30pm, June 15-August 28, 2020
  • Weekly Thursday Parent Program & Overnight, which begins in the afternoon and into Friday's schedule.
  • Occasional weekly duties beginning at 7:15am and ending at 5:30pm.
  • Pre-camp training is held in May 2020
 
Experience, Education and Qualifications
  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older.
  • Must withhold a high school diploma or GED
  • Current First Aid, CPR, AED and Life guarding certification. These are obtainable through camp after successfully completing the pre-skills life guarding test.
  • Experience creating, teaching, and implementing in art and crafts activities and in the art field, is preferred.
  • Must posses youth leadership experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a cooperative attitude and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children.
  • Ability to relate and communicate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions such as rain or 70-90 degree weather.
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but not limited to: row boating, lawn games, building campfires, swimming, team building exercises, physical games and activities.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in staff training, meetings, all family programs and overnights, camp activities, fund raisers and promotions.
  • Maintain a clean, organized Jung Family Craft Center daily. Collaborate with camp staff to ensure the entire facility is neat, clean, safe and orderly.
  • Create, plan and implement new arts and crafts projects that are developmentally appropraite and within camp objectives for all scheduled groups.
  • Create lesson plans and curriculum for each arts and crafts project in a wide range of areas, have plans ready prior to the week of implementation and communicate effectively with counselors on how to teach them.
  • Assist camp directors with coordintating all arts & crafts activities and supplies, and other specialty programming.
  • Maintain a balanced arts & crafts budget by monitoring supply inventory, forecasting future needs and purchasing supplies. Submit records and receipts of all purchases to the Summer Camp Director.
  • Mentor and help guide Assistant Counselors/volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.
  • Increase camper's understanding of the natural environment and their responsibility to it. Encourage respect of personal property, camp equipment and facilities.
  • Lead, teach and implement curriculum and activities designed by the camp directors.
  • Provide skilled and supervised personal instruction to campers in all areas, such as directing songs, skits, stories, sports, games and activities.
  • Follow pool opening and closing procedures as stated in the YMCA Staff Manual and Lifeguard Certification Course. Remain on duty until relieved by another certified lifeguard. Ensure all doors and gates are locked and secured when closing the pool.
  • Know and follow correct camp procedures, including those for bus, extended care and overnights.
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities and motivate campers to participate in programs to their greatest ability.
  • And more..
**Camp Y-Koda is a summer day camp program, therefore camp does not provide room and board, and transportation to/from camp each day. 

To Apply: Please visit our website's Employment page and complete our Online Job Application Form

For all questions and inquiries, please reach out to Kaitlyn, Summer Camp Director, at krautmann@sheboygancountyymca.org
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