Position Description

Unit Leader I - Summer Camp
Location Offered at multiple locations
Pay Range Starting at $17/hour
Job Type Seasonal
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Job Status:
Accepting Applications

Looking for a fun job to build your leadership skills?

Would you be a positive, enthusiastic role model to campers?

Are you 18 or older?


Join us as a Camp Unit Leader!



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Y would I apply?

  • FREE Complete Gym Membership
  • FREE Workout Classes
  • FREE Pool Access
  • Work with Your Friends - Text them the link to this page now!
  • Build Your Resume
  • Opportunities for Growth
  • Community Involvement


Sound good? (We think so, too!) Here’s what you would do:

  • Contribute to planning and implementation of the daily program in accordance with YMCA policies, and ACA standards under the direct supervision of the Camp Director
  • Plan and implement lesson plans in areas of outdoor education, arts & crafts, cooking, sports or recreational games, drama, singing, team building and science
  • Create an age-appropriate learning environment, which allows for and fosters creativity and individuality in the campers
  • Provide constant supervision of assigned campers at all times
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with staff and parents
  • Coordinate activity schedule, field trips and supplies for camp
  • Overall management and supervision of a camp unit, staff and campus


“OK, I’m sold!” What do I need to qualify?

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have 2 years of experience working with youth in a Day Camp or like setting
  • Staff supervision experience preferred
  • Sincere interest in and ability to work with groups of campers ages 5-16, as well as parents and staff of diverse ethnic populations
  • Ability to lead campers in at least 4 of the following areas: recreational games, drama, crafts, outdoor education, songs, sports, aquatics, team building or science
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid, must include both Adult & Child/Infant, certified within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute







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The YMCA of San Diego County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer