YMCA of Central Ohio

Outdoor Education Naturalists

Camp Willson, the 500 acre memory maker in Bellefontaine, is hiring for Fall!  We are seeking energetic and super enthusiastic leaders to provide entertaining and informational outdoor education programming to school-age children.  Want the full camp experience?  Room & board can be provided!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Research, develop, and deliver the established curriculum, based on the needs of the students’ age level and school-chosen curriculum.
Develop, maintain and improve program materials and supplies for the betterment of the program
Share in the necessary job responsibilities of the staff team on a rotating basis. (table setting, food waste etc.)
Lead and assist in the leading of daytime and evening recreational programs
Actively participate in staff meetings, staff trainings and in-service activities
Participate in any outreach programs or exchanges as necessary for the program operation
Report facility, student, leader or teacher concerns to the immediate supervisor as necessary
Provide a positive atmosphere for teachers, leaders and students; allowing them flexibility to meet their needs and program goals.
Keep chaperones and teachers informed of any child concerns related to health, safety, discipline and the program.
Provide a safe and responsible atmosphere for children to learn and grow.
As skill level dictates, provide emergency care to all participants.
On a rotating basis, assist the Conference Director on weekends (~ once every two months)
Responsible for maintaining the overall daily and weekly cleanliness of the facilities

Interested folks from all areas of study and camp experience are welcome to apply. Our biggest “requirement” is that our staff genuinely enjoy spending time with and teaching kids. We of course appreciate degrees in related fields and significant camp experience.
That being said typically the instructors that flourish here: Can manage groups big and small. Are willing and ready to go that extra mile to give the kids a great experience. Are more than willing to give up personal time off to help their fellow staff members.
First Aid/CPR certification preferred
Willingness to live on-site or off-site.
Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.

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YMCA Camp Willson