Job Code: WC

Day Camp Lead Counselor

Category: Summer Day Camp
Location: Wolf Creek YMCA

Job Type: Part-Time


Position Description: 

In harmony with the Christian Nature, purpose and goals of the YMCA of Greater Toledo, this position shall:


  • Provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment for young children
  • Maintain and adhere to all YMCA and policies and procedures
  • Work as a team member within the YMCA to provide services to families and children
  • Meet or exceed the job segments listed below


Job Segments:

  • Maintain a professional image at all times.
  • Enforce and follow all safety rules.
  • Help staff plan and lead appropriate activities for children in a specified program area, as part of a daily rotation.
  • Keep all theme teams motivated, and make sure assignments are being completed.
  • Adhere to daily schedule.
  • Help staff to complete lesson plans each week, come prepared to lead activities with the children.
  • Delegate tasks within program area to Day Camp counselors and area Leaders.
  • Set proper examples at all times.
  • Keep the YMCA philosophy in mind with all actions and activities.
  • Adhere to all Total Quality Management standards.
  • Keep areas neat and clean.
  • Work as team member with other employees.
  • Promote values of respect, honesty, caring and responsibility.
  • Maintain accurate accountability of children in the group, including appropriate ratios.
  • Perform tasks as a professional and team player.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services as scheduled.
  • Maintain an appropriate adult relationship with the children, families and staff.
  • Communicate openly with Day Camp Director.
  • Treat the camp site with respect and clean up accordingly.
  • Take leadership in the Day Camp Program when Director is not available.
  • Be available for the parents, staff, and children when the Director is not.


Position Requirements: Lead Counselor will be expected to know how to work with children and their families, successful experience in a Day Camp/Day Care setting and some experience in supervising staff will be preferred.

Please send your resume to Day Camp Director Hannah Koenig at