Day Camp Activity Specialist - Basketball (McBurney YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


McBurney YMCA
125 West 14th Street
New York, NY, 10011



Job Type:


Minimum age:

18 years old


Part Time



Number of Available Positions:


Public Transportation:

Bus (M7, M14, ADM20), Train (L, 1, 2, 3, F, M)

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma

Area of Focus:


Job Description:

The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The McBurney YMCA is seeking a Day Camp Activity Specialist who, under the supervision of the Camp Director, will play a critical role in providing academic enhancement and enrichment in the Summer Day Camp program. The Day Camp Activity Specialist will be responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school-aged children, to provide opportunities for learning, interaction, and academic/ personal growth. Specifically, the Day Camp Activity Specialist will prepare and provide age-appropriate Basketball instruction for Ages 7-12 in Summer Day Camp.


  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program by providing appropriate supervision at all times.
  • Understand, maintain, and ensure that participants follow Risk Management and safety procedures.
  • Plan and implement meaningful activities and special events that are structured, age-appropriate, fun, age-appropriate, exciting, challenging, and values based in the area of Basketball.
  • Teach participants the fundamentals of Basketball, including activities that build their level of skill and confidence.
  • Perform specific scheduled assignments, including but not limited to: swimming, arrival and/or departure, and lunch duty.
  • Support the planning and implementation of all camp activities, including but not limited to summer learning initiatives, field trips, in-camp events and culminating performances.
  • Coordinate and present a culminating performance at the end of the program cycle, if applicable.
  • Work cooperatively with Afterschool Counselors, professional staff, teachers, and other program and school staff.
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
  • Create and maintain a strength-based, youth-focused atmosphere that is consistent and sensitive to the needs of participants with learning, emotional, or behavioral differences.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (attendance, sign in/out forms, behavior reports, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate).
  • Serve as a positive role model for participants.
  • Work with the Day Camp Director to secure and maintain all equipment or supplies needed for Basketball.
  • Understand and communicate the YMCA’s core values and the goals of the Summer Day Camp Program to participants and care givers.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth.
  • Prepare the learning environment, lessons, and necessary supplies for Basketball activities.
  • Attend all required pre-camp trainings.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.  College credits and formal education in Athletics preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with youth, specifically in the sport of basketball.
  • Formal certification related to Basketball preferred.
  • General knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop preferred.
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promote participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.   If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Day Camp Activity Specialist – Basketball”  to or to:
McBurney YMCA
Attn:  Jacquelina Bravo
125 West 14th St.
New York, NY 10011

How to Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume with subject line “Day Camp Activity Specialist – Basketball” to Email:
125 West 14th Street Attn.: Jacquelina Bravo
New York, NY, 10011
United States

To the Attention of:

Jacquelina Bravo