All Sport Health and Fitness

Day Camp Assistant

Location

Fishkill, NY

Type

Full Time

All Sport Health and Fitness is hiring for a Day Camp Assistant.  This is a seasonal full time position from the middle of June until September.  We are looking for the right candidate to help grow our day camp program.

Qualifications:  (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)

­  Experience in a leadership role as a camp staff member

­  Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar population.

­  Current certification in first aid and CPR.

 

Position Purpose:

Assist in the management of the overall camp operation at the direction of the program/camp director.

To assist in the planning and delivery of program activities and events. To deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Under the direction of the Camp/Program Director, assist with the planning and implementation of a day camp program.

­  Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.

­  Evaluate program delivery abilities of staff.

­  Deliver progressive program activities.

­  Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.

­  Coordinate all camp program and campfire activities with other staff.

  1. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.

­  Monitor and assist in maintaining health & safety practices throughout camp areas.

­  Work with staff to minimize/eliminate health and safety risks.

­  Ensure campers and staff follows safety procedures in all program areas.

  1. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.

­  Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

­  Ensure that program areas are kept fee of hazards and debris.

 

      4.   Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.

­  Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a         successful camp experience.

­   Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive         image of the camp.

 

Other Job Duties:

­  This position may be combined with another position such as Health Care Assistant, Activity Specialist or Counselor.

­  Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.

­  Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

­  Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

­  Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling and activity area staff.

­  Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

­  Training and experience in teaching program to adults and children.

­  Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.

 

Physical Aspects of the Position:

­  Ability to communicate and work with groups participating and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

­  Ability to observe camper behavior assesses its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

­  Ability to observe staff behavior assesses 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.

 

 

The position includes use of the Inside and Outside Health Club.

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