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YMCA Camp Duncan

  • 32405 North US Highway 12, Ingleside, IL
  • https://www.ymcachicago.org/duncan/

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Summer Overnight Camp Activity Director

At the Y, we create an exciting, safe camp environment for kids and staff to have an unforgettable summer. While campers are taking part in unique experiences and adventures, our employees are developing leadership skills and confidence while making lasting friendships and memories. The YMCA achieves its mission one person at a time. The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our staff. Our staff contributes to the advancement of the YMCA's vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities. Guided daily by the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility, our staff creates an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you, simultaneously, build a better future for yourself and for kids, families, and your community? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility? All of this can be found at a YMCA. YMCAs get the job done through staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, skills, and enthusiasm. With over 150 years of experience, YMCAs know that the mission is achieved one person at a time, carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and competent staff member


min experience

salary range

$400 - $400 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Summer Overnight Camp, Activity Director 


Under the direct supervisor of the Camp Director/Program Director, the Activity Director will provide support to the day-to-day camp operation. Responsible for assisting ropes programs, aquatic programs, teaching OEE classes and other program areas in need of support.



  • Organize and implement special programs each day for all age groups
  • Assist in waterfront and pool programs daily
  • Be involved in all aspects of camp life while not running the ropes program
  • Responsible to assist APD in organizing and implementing horseback riding program
  • Serve on management staff, supervise staff and share OD responsibilities
  • Assist in daily organization and implementation program
  • Assist in the implementation of the High Ropes and Climbing Tower programs when possible
  • Teach OEE Classes for skill periods each session
  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers; set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Run and organize morning breakfast meetings
  • 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 morale. Communication is the key!
  • Keep the camp looking nice-pick up litter.
  • 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
  • Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors


  • 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)

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

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.

Minimum Requirements


  • 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 implementation (fire evacuation, illness, injury)

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