Unit Leader- Summer Camp

Pay Range:                      

Job Type:                         Full Time- No benefits

Location:                          Dragonfly Forest - YMCA Camp Speers

# of Openings:                5

Dates of Service:            


Basic Assignment

Supervise small group of staff within specific assigned unit and serve as mentor and role model for all counselor staff.  Assist with supervision of campers with varying special needs within assigned unit.  Provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce rules and safety measures, care for all equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the Dragonfly Forest camp community.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Minimum one year experience working with children in a resident camp setting.  Camp leadership experience preferred

  • Experience or aptitude to work closely with children in a positive, supportive manner

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation

  • Ability to independently supervise a group of 3-5 campers ages 7-16, all with varying special needs or medical conditions

  • Know and understand needs of each individual camper within the supervision group

  • Ability to safely and effectively lead participants in activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures


Major Functions

  • Lead and mentor Junior Counselors and Counselors in the supervision of campers.  Provide ample feedback, instruction, and assistance as needed while striving to develop staff skills and abilities.

  • Facilitate professional and personal development with supervised staff and provide documentation of all staff and camper incidents or corrective actions

  • Schedule all rotations of staff responsibilities, including time-off

  • Provide additional in-service training as assigned by camp directors

  • Use good judgement and make conservative decisions to ensure the safety of our campers and staff

  • Employ leadership techniques and demonstrate excellent customer service and work ethic as covered in staff training

  • Follow all rules, operating procedures, instructions, and policies, and know and implement all emergency procedures when necessary

  • Provide exemplary role modeling at all times when participants are at camp, and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership over camp, including cleaning of facilities and care of equipment

  • Supervise campers during mealtimes, during transitional times and during cabin chores or activities

  • Follow specific directives Camp Directors and Executive Directors as assigned. Communicate all work-related issues through Camp Directors.