Program Specialists help further the mission of YMCA Camp Bernie through planning and delivery of program activities and events. Design and deliver assigned program activities that are safe, fun, ACA compliant, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist in the management of the overall camp operation under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. Primary supervision areas include Aquatics, Highropes, Mountain Bikes, Nature, and Arts/Crafts. Housing can be arranged if necessary.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Water Skills


Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have previous 2 years of camp leadership experience at minimum, and must demonstrate superior leadership abilities.
First Aid/CPR

Required Skills:

Must have experience in High-ropes/Climbing, Swimming, and Biking.
Must be able to work with children ages 5-16 from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Preferred Skills:

Lifeguard Certification
Basic backpacking, outdoors skills
Teaching and/or lesson plan development experience

About YMCA Camp Bernie

YMCA Camp Bernie’s Overnight Camp is a traditional, co-ed program for kids entering grades 2-10. Campers are grouped into Units by gender and age, with each Unit divided into cabins composed of 8-10 campers and 2-3 counselors. Our traditions and camp spirit unite our overall camp community as campers are engaged in instructional activities, structured free play and memorable all-camp events each session.

Application Instructions

Please visit https://www.campbernieymca.org/job-opportunities to view full job description, compensation, and application instructions.