Program Staff/Instructor

Fairview Lake YMCA Newton, New Jersey
Deadline 08/10/2018
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Program Delivery

  • Follow risk management guidelines at all times. Follow all camp rules and regulations.
  • Lead camp like activities: archery, boating, climbing wall, lead hikes, team building, campfire programs, science classes, and seasonally appropriate activities.
  • Have lessons prepared for all classes assigned which communicate accurate knowledge of the subject area to participants.
  • Provide opportunities so that each individual participant can experience success during an activity.

Guest Services

  • Provide excellent customer service as demonstrated by positive remarks on guest surveys.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner including wearing provided staff shirts, nametag, and being responsive and helpful to guest questions.
  • Set a good example for participants including cleanliness, language, and sportsmanship.
  • Provide dining hall facilitation for visiting groups

General Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates cooperation, support and flexibility toward fellow staff, programs, and the goals and philosophies of the Fairview Lake YMCA Camps.
  • Punctual to work and program areas. Prepare in advance for assigned activities.
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities. Communicates concerns and all supply needs to the appropriate director in a timely manner.
  • Set-up and clean-up of camp areas for group needs: including mopping, carrying wood, moving tables, and litter sweeps.


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions which includes walking on uneven terrain, the ability to carry 20 pounds, sustained standing in various indoor and outdoor settings.

Effect on End Result:

Program staff fill a vital role for the Fairview Lake staff team. The effectiveness of the incumbent will be determined by the degree to which the following goals are met:

  • Highest quality environmental education and conference programs.
  • Highest marks on programming evaluation.
  • Participants will leave with a larger sense of community.
  • High return rate of participants.
  • No accidents will occur.
  • Equipment and facilities will be in top order.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least two (2) seasons (CAMP) working with children in an active setting, including
  • knowledge of recreation and environmental activities.
  • Strong problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Effective oral and communicate skills. Ability to communicate in various venues, i.e., public speaking, presentations.


CPR and First Aid certifications will be required

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