Overview

If you want to answer the call to provide the experience our youth need after a challenging year during the pandemic and are excited about supporting trip leaders while working outside exploring the Berkshires this summer—we want to hear from you!

Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA (BCCYMCA) is seeking fun, flexible, and motivated Program Assistants who are interested in supporting the administrative team for 2 week programs focusing on leadership development, service-learning, and outdoor/cultural exploration in the Berkshires.

Who We Are:
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.

What You’ll Do:
In summer 2021, the Travel and Service Program is operating four 2-week programs called the Berkshire Adventure and Service Program. These programs will combine day hikes, field trips to cultural opportunities, 2-3 day backpacking trips, and community service projects all in the wonderful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
• Assist in developing and leading a 2 week training program to empower Trip Leaders to succeed in facilitating community service, cultural and outdoor day trips, leadership development, and backpacking trips.
• Coach trip leaders throughout the summer in risk management, youth development, teambuilding, outdoor cooking and backcountry skills, and recreational activities.
• Assist with participant paperwork, organizing trip budgets, confirming community service and field trip logistics, and communicating with families and program partners.
• Organize and prepare backcountry camping/ backpacking equipment, service project tools, and program supplies.
• Provide ongoing support and share on-call responsibilities with another Program Assistant and the Executive Director.

Apply Today if you:
• Are at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license
• Have prior experience with backpacking, service projects, & leadership facilitation and want to gain experience supporting others to succeed in these areas.
• Are able to work with staff and youth in the outdoors, in varying weather conditions, facilitating and participating in all program activities, some of which may be physically demanding.
• Have excellent communication skills, are highly organized, and possess the confidence and willingness to interact in a positive and motivational manner with staff, youth, and families.

Dates and Pay:
Accepting applications to start as early as possible in May but no later than June 1st. Last program session ends on August 20th. Weekly salary is competitive. On-site housing is available.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff

About Berkshire Outdoor Center

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.

Application Instructions

Don’t Wait, Apply Today! https://bccymca.org/employment/summer-positions/tsp

Company Website

https://bccymca.org/