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Camp Name: YMCA Camp Mason

Camp Location: Hardwick, NJ

Camp Description: 460- acres of ridges, valleys, ponds, streams and trails cover the property of YMCA Camp Mason. We are located in northwestern New Jersey just outside the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, one of the last true wilderness areas in the northeastern United States. This setting affords us almost limitless opportunities to engage in outdoor fun and promote living a conscious lifestyle.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Ralph S. Mason YMCA

YMCA Location: Hardwick, NJ

Job Description and Required Certifications: JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Plan, direct, and supervise a safe and fun waterfront program: - Write (with the help of waterfront specialists) lesson plans that meet camp goals. - Evaluate aquatics abilities of campers and staff. - Deliver creative swim and watercraft program activities. - Provide end of summer report. 2. Train and supervise waterfront staff - Assist in the planning and implementation of staff training. - Train waterfront and counseling staff in their waterfront responsibilities. - Supervise waterfront staff to provide a safe and high-quality program. - Supervise the waterfront staff evaluation process. - Implement the scheduling of waterfront staff. - Directly supervise other aquatic staff. 3. Manage the physical facilities and equipment in the waterfront program area - Set up waterfront area prior to and during staff training. - Teach and monitor proper use of equipment. - Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory, and store equipment for safety. - Check equipment, and make (or file for) repairs. - Conduct a daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair. - Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials. - Survey waterfront area daily, and keep the area free of hazards and debris. 4. Participate as a member of the camp management team to plan, direct, and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions - Work with Program Director and Waterfront Specialists to develop a program curriculum, awards programs, and leadership programs. - Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the waterfront. - Participate in management and staff meetings. Other Job Duties: -Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, planning and leading those as assigned. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: - Previous experience in residential camping. - Current certification in first aid and CPR. - Current lifeguard certification. Lifeguard trainer certification is a plus. - Prior experience in the development and delivery of recreational programs. - Experience in supervising others especially peers is desirable. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Training and experience in a variety of program activities offered at the camp. - Ability to schedule and supervise staff. - Desire and ability to work with children outdoors. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: - 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. - Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate 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. Compensation, Benefits & Housing: Shared housing and cafeteria style meals are provided. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $2,500. Workman’s Compensation Insurance provided to all staff. Application Deadline: March 14, 2013, suggested submission ASAP. Dates of Employment: June 9, 2013- August 18, 2013 Must be able to commit to entire season.

Salary Information: Shared housing and cafeteria style meals are provided. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $2,500. Workman’s Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.

Room and Board Provided: No


How to Apply: For more information, please contact Laura Finkle at (908) 362-8217 ext. 102, or Laura@CampMason.org. To apply, please send completed application with current contact information to Laura@CampMason.org. Additional cover letter and resume encouraged.

Apply By Email: laura@campmason.org

Apply By Phone: 908-362-8217

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