Job: Summer Camp Counselor

Job Title: Summer Camp Counselor

Reports to: Childcare Director/ Summer Camp Coordinator

Seasonal Position: May – August

Compensation: $9.25 per hour


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The summer camp counselor provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp and creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Camp counselors promote and support the potential of all youth in programs and facilitate peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience providing a nurturing, fun, dynamic experience focused on the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.


  • Possess the ability and desire to work with school age children.
  • Facilitate morning check-ins and afternoon check-outs, ensuring that parents sign campers in and out each day.
  • Supervise groups of children, program spaces, and all activities.
  • Lead and participate in all camp activities ensuring staff-camper interaction is achieved during all camp activities, field trips, and aquatic activities.
  • Prepare and teach specific skills as they relate to the daily and weekly goals of camp.
  • Plan and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and training. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred
  • Ability to engage with diverse populations
  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
  • Able to obtain CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications and complete Child Abuse Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogen, and all other program specific training within 30 days of hire
  • Background Check and TB test required


Email cover letter and resume to Rachael England:

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