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Camp Name: Camp Independence

Camp Location: Ingleside, IL

Camp Description: Camp Independence is specifically designed for children and young adults with spina bifida. Campers have fun while climbing the tower, singing around the campfire, paddling a boat, and making new friends. Campers are shown that even though they have a disability; they can be anything they want to be and are provided with an environment where they can be successful.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Independence YMCA

YMCA Location: Ingleside, IL

Job Description and Required Certifications: JOB SUMMARY: YMCA Camp Independence is a camp for children and adults with spina bifida. This is a summer seasonal resident camp counselor position for Camp Independence. This camp will serve campers aged 7-adults who have spina bifida. The resident camp counselor position will be in a 1:1 ratio or a 1:2 ratio with a camper(s). Responsibilities will include some lifting and assisting in personal care of each camper. Examples might include but not limited to; toileting, showering, lifting, dressing, etc. Each week will host 16 campers. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of campers. Demonstrate leadership and actively participation in programs, skill periods, and other camp related activities. Serve as a program instructor and provide campers with a positive and wholesome role model. REQUIREMENTS: Must have high school diploma or equivalent work/education experience. They must also possess a strong interest, maturity, and judgment in working with children. Knowledge and experience in camp related activities. Good moral judgment. Current certifications in CPR and First Aid are required. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background check.

Salary Information: USD $245.00/Wk-USD $260.00/Wk

Room and Board Provided: No

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Contact: Jennifer Boyd

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