Program Assistants
Job Details
Camp Widjiwagan - Antioch, TN
Seasonal
Camp Widji/Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center
Description

Please click HERE to watch a short video regarding the experience and expectations of Camp Widji Staff prior to completing the application. 

 

Returning Camp Widji seasonal staff? We’d love to have you back! Complete your seasonal staff agreement today and receive a bonus at the end of summer!

 

Pay:  $95 per day

 

Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Program Director, the Program Activities Staff will assist Camp staff in a variety of tasks required to ensure a positive camper and guest experience. Although not in direct supervision of campers, the Program Activities Staff will prioritize the safety of all campers and staff and ensure the camp’s daily programs are able to run efficiently and with the highest quality.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Ensure safe and risk free environment at all times while meeting the individual needs of the participants
  • Promote the Kids and Guests First philosophy of Camp
  • Assist, teach, and facilitate ropes programs
  • Assist in maintaining program sites
  • Ensure proper use & care of for all program equipment and storage areas
  • Assist with barn duties including caring for, grooming, and feeding animals
  • Set up, tear down, or clean program areas
  • Retrieve or deliver items necessary for program activities
  • Ensure camp programs are delivered to all guests in a safe and fun environment
  • Follow all rules and safety regulations as set forth by the center
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions
Qualifications

Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work on a team and willingness to work outdoors
  • Ability to understand the needs of participants and to place these needs ahead of his/her own
  • Ability to think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, lead others
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Experience with Ropes, Camp, or Ranch activities preferred but not required

 

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation Certification
  • Within two weeks of hire or before 1st shift with children (whichever comes first): CPR/First Aid/AED, Camp Staff Training Orientation

 

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