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Summer Camp Leader

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Buchanan YMCA
Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA
Chinatown YMCA
Embarcadero YMCA
Marin YMCA
Mission YMCA
Peninsula Family YMCA
Presidio Community YMCA
Richmond District YMCA
Stonestown Family YMCA
Urban Services YMCA
Full time
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Camp Director
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Start date: 
Jun 10, 2024 to Aug 16, 2024

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

The YMCA of San Francisco is committed to providing quality youth programming and exceptional summer camp experiences to our Bay Area families.  As a Summer Camp Leader, you can be a part of this experience and make this the BEST SUMMER EVER for the youth and families we serve.

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Unit Leaders, the Camp Leader is responsible for all aspects of the supervision of children and implementation of camp activities and curriculum.

Camp Dates – specific program dates dependent on site:

  • San Francisco: June 10th – August 9th, 2024
  • Marin: June 17th – August 16th, 2024
  • San Mateo: June 17th – August 16th, 2024

Association Camp Training will be on May 18th

No camps on June 19th or July 4th

Camp locations by branch:

  • Bayview Y: Crane Cove Park - 18th St and Illinois St, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Buchanan Y: New Traditions Elementary - 2049 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Central Y: 246 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Chinatown Y: 855 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Embarcadero Y: Treasure Island Community Y - 749 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94130
  • Marin Y
    • Lu Sutton Elementary - 1800 Center Rd, Novato, CA 94947
    • Wade Thomas Elementary - 150 Ross Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960
    • Tomales Elementary - 40 John St, Tomales, CA 94971
    • West Marin Elementary - 11550 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
  • Mission Y: Dolores Huerta Elementary - 65 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131
  • Peninsula Y: Fiesta Gardens International School - 1001 Bermuda Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Presidio Y: Letterman Gym - 1151 Gorgas Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129
  • Richmond District Y: Argonne Playground - 463 18th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Stonestown Y:
    • Jose Ortega Elementary - 400 Sargent St, San Francisco, CA 94132 (June 10-July 19)
    • Stonestown Y Annex - 3150 20th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 (July 22-August 16)
  • Urban Services Y: Creation Station @ HumanMade - 150 Hooper St, Ste 400, San Francisco, CA 94107

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Be highly motivated to provide quality programming to youth
  • Be a team player and comfortable working alongside 5 or more fellow staff
  • Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for youth development work
  • Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be available to work Monday-Friday during program hours; Shifts may vary, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • CPR & First Aid certified (may complete upon hire)
  • TB Test clearance if working at SFUSD site
  • Fingerprint background check clearance

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • 1+ years of experience working with youth
  • Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, or other language skills







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees