Located on nearly 1500 forested acres in the Town of Becket, MA which is nestled within the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA operates multiple programs serving hundreds of campers and staff at a time. Boasting over a century of tradition, our industry leading accredited programs include the Becket Day Camp, Camp Becket for boys, Chimney Corners Camp for girls, the Travel & Service Programs, and the Berkshire Outdoor Center.
Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA (BCCYMCA) is seeking fun, flexible, and motivated Camp Counselors who are passionate about giving youth a memorable and socially rewarding experience outside this summer. If you are willing to meet our youth’s needs after a challenging year during the pandemic and are excited about being a part of an energetic and fun camp community, we want to hear from you!
The Becket Day Camp serves 85 campers, ages 6-14, for 8 one-week sessions and strives to continue making a positive impact in social and emotional learning through a diverse array of activities, including swimming and canoeing, archery, low-ropes course adventures and team building initiatives, gardening, arts, hiking, nature discovery, and more—all amidst a small group of camper peers and friendly enthusiastic counselors!
Camp Counselors will work within a supportive team environment of 12 camp counselors, a dedicated nurse, office support staff, and dedicated waterfront staff. Mentorship is provided by a seasoned Day Camp Director, Assistant Director, and an experienced Executive Director, who has over 14 years’ experience directing camps. Camp Counselors work in pairs with groups of 12 to 16 campers, bringing a can-do attitude while providing positive guidance as a role model that seeks to understand and meet the needs of each camper. The Becket Day Camp relies on a culture that believes success is highest when accomplished together by a focused team that deeply believes in a camper centered, flexible, and enjoyable summer experience.
Qualifications & Experience:
• Prefer prior experience in a camp setting as a camper or staff
• Current enrolled to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, or related field preferred; HS Diploma & prior relevant experience will be considered.
• Be 18+ years old
• Be able to work with staff and children in the outdoors, in varying weather conditions, facilitating, leading, and participating in all camp activities, some of which may be physically demanding.
• Prior experience working with youth ages 6-14 and possess confidence and willingness to interact in a positive and motivational manner with staff, campers, and families.
Dates and Pay:
We encourage all applicants who can be on-site from June 14th to August 20th to apply. Weekly salary is competitive. On-site housing is available.
About Becket Chimney Corners YMCA
Located on nearly 1500 forested acres in the Town of Becket, MA which is nestled within the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA operates multiple programs serving hundreds of campers and staff at a time. Boasting over a century of tradition, our industry leading accredited programs include the Travel & Service Programs, the Becket Day Camp, Camp Becket for boys, and the Chimney Corners Camp for girls.