Position Information

Mar 14, 2022

Apr 14, 2022



General Function: Under the supervision of the designated supervisor, and in harmony with the mission and purpose of the established policies and goals of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, the Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision, health and safety of an assigned group of children who are ages 5-12 years old. With an emphasis on ensuring the highest quality service to members and guests, the Summer Camp Counselor will work with all staff to welcome, connect, support, and engage all members, guests, and staff. Essential Functions: 1. Support the mission, vision, and goals of the YMCA. 2. Promote a professional work environment through character development by modeling the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. 3. Lead in a manner that advances our cause to strengthen the foundations of community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 4. Be responsible for the supervision, behavior management, and safety of an assigned group of campers. Maintain sight and sound supervision. 5. Maintain accurate attendance records and other records as assigned. 6. Assist in implementation of the camp program under the direction of the Camp Director or designated supervisor. 7. Maintain discipline and safety within group. 8. Prepare and clean up needed supplies and materials for daily activities. 9. Actively participate in organized games and activities, including but not limited to, swimming, teambuilding activities, and arts and crafts. 10. With the assistance of the Camp Director or designated supervisor, communicate with parents regarding camper’s needs and report daily activities. 11. Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 12. Follow Virginia Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers and department Association Standards. 13. Wear staff uniform and name tag, or professional attire when appropriate. 14. Act as a leader in emergency situations. Report any accidents or incidents according to Emergency Communication Action Plan. 15. Ensure all members, guests, and program participants are in a safe environment and actively follow center Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). 16. Carry out other related duties as deemed necessary by the Youth and Family Services Department and center operations to ensure an excellent member experience.



  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • One year of experience working with children in a supervised setting preferred.
  • Proof of a negative TB test within the last two years.
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED/O2 prior to first day of working at camp.
  • Complete and maintain required trainings to include but not limited to: New Employee Orientation (NEO), Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention (CAP), and Sexual Harassment upon hire and annually thereafter. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and Child Protective Services check

Skills and Ability Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction to campers.
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to assigned activities.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and those situations requiring first aid.
  • Physical strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. 

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Employer Information

Samone Solomon



41 Old Oyster Point Rd, Newport News, VA, 23602

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