Camp Counselor

April 6, 2021



Essential Functions Of This Role

Expected Hours

Camp is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Counselors usually work a 5 hour shift within that time period.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Camp Counselors are responsible for building relationships with and between groups of 6-15 children ages 3-12. Position responsibilities include:

  • Provide a safe camp program that fosters children’s social, spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth
  • Coordinate with other counselors to implement innovative programming
  • Learn and use age-appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Use your emotional maturity, flexibility, and problem-solving skills to effectively communicate with children, parents, and staff.
  • Sing, dance, swim, and play with campers and staff

It is preferred that Camp Counselors have:

  • Practical work experience with children
  • The ability to obtain: CPR and First Aid certifications and other required day camping training prior to the start of camp.

Physical requirements

  • Sing, dance, swim, and play with campers and staff

Position Summary

Camp Counselors are responsible for building relationships with and between groups of 6-15 children ages 3-12.

YMCA Staff REquirements

Mission advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience.

Personal growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.