Summer Camp Aide Assistant

Summer Camp Aide Assistant

Part-time (15 hours per week), seasonal, weekdays, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM or 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Summer Camp Director, the Camp Aide (CA) provides direct supervision of children for an 8-week summer day camp. CA will assist in activities for an assigned age group and will promote safe and healthy behavior in order to provide an active learning environment and a quality experience for children in a seasonal day camp. Under the direction of the Summer Camp Director, the CA will prepare for and assist in the implementation of camp activities. Preparation will include both setting up and tearing down of activities. In addition, CA will assist with checking camper in and out of camp, preparing snacks daily and helping with overall care of the camp facility. The CA will assist to promote safe and healthy behavior in order to provide an active learning environment and provide a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The CA will assist the Summer Camp Director with summer special events and the promotion of Y Summer Camp.

Essential Functions:

1.    Directs and supervises children and the organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp in order to meet the intended outcomes
2.    Serves as a role model to campers and builds relationships with youth and families that will deepen their connection to the Y
3.   Assists the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director with program and administrative work

4.    Leads and participates in all camp activities and special events
5.    Fills in for instructors as needed
6.    Assists in running and implementing i-Ready software curriculum
7.    Maintains over all upkeep of camp facility by cleaning up after activities including putting equipment away, sweeping, mopping, etc.
8.    Prepares for and cleans up after snack daily
9.    Communicates with parents daily
10.    Acts as a positive role model to campers and staff in attitude and behavior
11.    Maintains high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff
12.    Works as a team with fellow camp staff and attends and participates in all staff training and meetings

13.    Controls access to Summer Camp facility
14.    Maintains program space and equipment
15.    Maintains required program records
16.    Provides parents with accurate camp information
17.    Resolves camper and parent concerns and informs Summer Camp Director of unusual situations or unresolved issues
18.    Maintains a basic knowledge of all YMCA programs, departments and membership information
19.    Consistently demonstrates positive interaction and discipline with all children
20.    Expresses clear expectations and holds children accountable to adhering to them
21.    Helps children develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth
22.    Consistently demonstrates and reinforces the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility
  Assists with proper medication administration skills to safely handle and administer medication to campers and organize and maintain all required medication records at camp


1.    Passion for working with youth and helping youth develop
2.    College degree or currently pursuing college degree (emphasis on education preferred)
3.    At least 18 years of age
4.    Previous experience working with children (in a developmental setting preferred)
5.    Previous experience with diverse populations preferred

Physical Demands:

1.    Ability to lift 50 pounds using proper technique
2.    Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities
3.    Ability to swim 50 yards preferred
4.    Currently have excellent health and be free of communicable diseases

Trainings/Certifications Required:

1.    CPR, First Aid, AED certifications (available through the Y)
2.    Redwoods Institute safety trainings including Child Sexual Abuse Prevention completed prior to summer camp start date (provided after being hired)
3.    Mandatory Reporter training (available through the Y)
4.   EARN MORE MONEY! Drive a Camp bus and make as much as $10 MORE per hour. If you have your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement or would be willing to get this license, please note this on your application or contact
Ryan Dunkel.

Please note: Must submit copy of physical, completed within the past 6 months and required certifications prior to Summer Camp start date (Monday, June 5).


Fill out an Employment Application and e-mail it to or mail it to us at 601 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City, Nebraska 68776. You can also stop in at the Y and complete an application in person at any time during normal business hours. Please include current certifications.

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