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Tribe Leader (Unit Head), Camp Twelve Trails
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:


At Camp Twelve Trails we are dedicated to universally shared values central to Jewish life. Our proactive integration of these values into everything we do supports children of all backgrounds and helps them grow into better people. Our warm, welcoming culture fosters a vibrant camp community where we all look out for each other and take care of the world around us. Staff are central to carrying out this vision by crafting programs that are in line with our educational outcomes, beliefs, and providing positive, enthusiastic energy every day. We expect staff above all to deliver the wow!


Tribe Leaders supervise a unit of counselors and campers at Camp Twelve Trails, fostering a collaborative environment, serving as an overall leader for the group during all activities, trips and camp programming. Tribe Leaders are the first contact for parent communication.

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Status: Full-time Seasonal, Mondays through Fridays, June 29 - August 21, including Pre summer leadership training beginning in April, and 40-45 hours of staff training in May and June. In addition all Tribe Leaders are expected to work up to 5 hours a week of preparatory work during the months of May and June in the lead up to camp

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm during the summer

Agency Information:

Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan. We welcome people of diverse ethnicities and all ages, from pre-school to older adults, into the Y family with a wide range of educational, recreational and social services and programs that focus on improving the quality of their lives. With a long and distinguished history, the Y is a multi-service community center that is well known for its nurturing environment and non-judgmental philosophy.