There's nothing like summer at the Y! We're here to make kids feel welcome, try new things and make new friends. We help kids grow and show them all they can accomplish when they believe in themselves.
Week long. Summer long. Life long. Y Summer Camp is about FRIENDSHIPS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND BELONGING. And about making this...the BEST SUMMER EVER!
Help positively impact children in our community and SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT YOUR OWN LIFE - experience, knowledge, satisfaction and joy are just some of the ways you'll grown, learn and thrive this summer. Be a Summer Day Camp Leader.
Apply online and begin your life changing Y journey TODAY!
To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.
VALUES - Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times. Shows a genuine concern for the needs, feelings, and well-being of others, even under stress. Acts with integrity and credibility in all situations.
COMMUNITY - Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it.
PHILANTHROPY - Values and supports the many facets of philanthropy as an essential component in achieving the Y’s mission.
INCLUSION - Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Displays ease and comfort with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Seeks out and includes others in order to gather new and different points of view.
RELATIONSHIPS - Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y’s work. Proactively assists others in meeting goals by sharing information and resources.
COMMUNICATION - Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Listens actively by asking open-ended questions.
INNOVATION - Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better Camper experience. Improvises quickly and appropriately, when faced with unexpected circumstances, to better meet the needs of others. Asks lots of questions and explores differences of opinion with grace and curiosity.
EMOTIONAL MATURITY - Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships with others. Recognizes the needs of others and responds appropriately to what they are feeling, based on their choice of words, tone of voice, expressions, and other non-verbal behavior. Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
EFFECT ON END RESULT: Assist the YMCA of Greater Des Moines in providing transformational day care programs that provide opportunities for campers to grow, learn, thrive and positively impact their lives.