Camp Unit Leader

Lionville Community YMCA, 100 Devon Drive, Exton, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3170
Monday, February 19, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Camp Unit Leader

Branch: Lionville YMCA

Pay Class: Part Time 

Shifts: Monday – Friday/Day 
Rate: $16.00


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.


Position Purpose: Under the direction of the Camp Director, this seasonal position supports the Camp Director in all facets of Day Camp operation including staff scheduling, training and supervision. They will also act as person “in charge” in absence of Assistant Camp Director or Camp Director.



  • Responsible for scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating performance of day camp staff.
  • Oversee and implement day camp curriculum with emphasis of theme week/days and fun activities for campers.
  • Assists with the planning, scheduling, and supervision of Family Fun Events for camp.
  • Assists with scheduled camp staff meetings.
  • Coordinates, develops, and implements plans for themes, lessons, and age-appropriate activities for camp that reflect the philosophy of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.
  • Provide direction and communication feedback to counselors regarding related issues as well as administrative issues and decisions.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with the directors, staff, parents and families by way of open communication, positive problem solving, flexibility, and teamwork.
  • Maintains YMCA requirements/ratios and ensures all staff members do the same.
  • Ensures compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




  • 30 credit hours in childhood education or human services plus one year’s experience with children, preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of YMCA experience with youth programs, preferred
  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of database software preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good judgment and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to effectively use technology for programmatic needs
  • Ability to relate well with staff and public
  • Attend all required pre-camp and camp season trainings and meetings as scheduled
  • Obtain and maintain all new hires certifications and trainings by first day of camp


  •  Making a difference in a person’s life every day. 
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment  
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit 
  • Opportunities for training and advancement 
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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