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Camp Name: Camp Independence

Camp Location: Ingleside, IL

Camp Description: Spend time outdoors and indoors as experienced staff lead adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Going to a summer camp is not only a memory that your child will cherish forever, but it also has the potential to change their life. As our children today are surrounded by modern technology, spending time in the great outdoors can be an eye-opening and rewarding experience. Summer camp allows your child the opportunity to learn new skills, form wonderful relationships with their peers and learn more about themselves.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

YMCA Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description and Required Certifications: 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.

Salary Information: $245-$260 per week

Room and Board Provided: Yes

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Contact: Jennifer Boyd

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