YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Resident Camp Program Specialist

Resident Camp Program Specialist

Job ID 
Camp Nawakwa
Posted Date 
13400 Camp Nawakwa Lane
# Positions 
Lac du Flambeau
Day Camp/Camp
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Hours vary based on schedule

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Job Summary:


Under the direct supervisor of the Camp Director/Program Director, the Program Specialist will provide support to the day-to-day camp operation. Responsible for making sure that camp programs are implemented effectively and correctly, as well as providing great customer service to ensure that campers have the best possible experience at camp. 



  • Organize and implement special programs each day for all age groups
  • Assist in putting together program schedule and packets
  • Responsible for assisting Assistant Program Director (APD) in monitoring program quality and program implementation

  • Serve as an example and leader for the camp counselors, modeling what it looks like to run an effective program and provide great customer service

  • Create a new program to implement during the summer

  • Assist in daily organization and implementation of camp program

  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers; set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

  • Provide leadership to staff training

  • Maintain high levels of safety standards and enforce all rules for campers and staff

  • Maintain a positive attitude and refrain from behavior that is detrimental to the staff team and staff moral. Communication is the key!

  • Keep the camp looking nice, including picking up litter – it can be contagious

  • Deal with any staff management issues promptly – You are committing to report any staff issues to the Camp Director immediately. You are expected to not ask your staff do to anything that you would not do yourself

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required 


  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop camp staff
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement camp programs
  • Ability to work with different age and skill levels of staff and campers
  • Ability to identify and respond to hazards in camp; such as emergency plan implentation (fire evacuation, illness, injury)