YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 22-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Camping Services
  • Fawnskin, CA, USA
  • 510/week
  • Other
  • Seasonal

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!


To further the mission of the camp through the planning and delivery of a programs that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers' ages and abilities. Assist in the care and maintenance of the specific program and related equipment. Must be available beginning June 1, 2022 through August 16, 2022.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • AGE: Minimum age of 18.
  • EDUCATION: High School Diploma
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: 1-2 years' experience in related field preferred
  • CERTIFICATIONS: Current certification in first aid and CPR (or willing to obtain during employment).


  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.


  1. Develop and deliver a program that is appropriate for the ages and abilities of the campers.
  • Evaluate abilities of campers.
  • Deliver progressive activities.
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the success of the program.
  1. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed
  • Maintain the program equipment
  • Conduct daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies on a daily basis as well as at the end of the season.
  1. Reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
  2. Plays an active role in continuing to identify ways to improve safety standards.
  3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with members, participants and other staff.
  4. Continuously monitors program area for hazardous or unsafe conditions. Immediately reports all hazardous or unsafe conditions to management and takes appropriate action.
  5. Uses problem solving skills to make quick decisions, instruct, evaluate, supervise, and recognize the potential for danger or injury.
  6. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  7. Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning, and leading those as assigned.
  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.
  • Assist in the planning of any special events.
  • Assist in the day to day upholding of camp and dining hall procedures
  • Assist in maintaining housekeeping standards and assigned duties
  • Assist in the duties such as cabin night watch, kitchen patrol or office help
  • Assist in the maintenance of program areas
  1. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
  2. Demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness) as well as the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
  3. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.
  4. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
  • 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 the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Requirements for eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/program and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available.
  • Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat.


The Y's Leadership Competency Model is comprised of 18 leadership competencies (leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors required for success in the Y), organized by the four disciplines of cause-driven leadership:

  • Mission Advancement- advancing the Y's promise to strengthen community

Competencies include: Values, Community, Volunteerism, Philanthropy

  • Collaboration- working with, understanding and developing others

Competencies Include: Inclusion, Relationships, Influence, Communication, Developing Others

  • Operational Effectiveness: ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability

Competencies include: Decision Making, Innovation, Project Management, Finance, and Quality Results

  • Personal Growth- developing continually to adapt to new challenges

Competencies include: Self Development, Change Capacity, Emotional Maturity, and Functional Expertise

While all competencies are significant the following are critical to success in this position:

  • Community
  • Inclusion
  • Decision-Making
  • Emotional Maturity
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