The Overnight Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, leading, coordinating, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting in daily program and in the overnight cabin setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in their group.  The incumbent will provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on the YMCA core values of caring, equity, honesty, respect, and responsibility.  

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff


Minimum age of 17 years  
Upon Hire, First Aid and BLS certification provided by YMCA or other certified organization.
Lifeguard certification may be required for some Counselor positions and can be obtained after hire. The YMCA recognizes and accepts certifications from the following institutions: American Red Cross, YMCA, Star Guard, and Boy Scouts of America
If applicable, valid DOT Medical Examiners Certificate
Valid US Driver’s License and ability to pass both external driving background ch

Required Skills:

Minimum age of 20 to drive a camp vehicle in state
Minimum age of 21 to drive a camp vehicle across state lines
Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.
Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities with all age levels.  
Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
Strong organizational and communication skills. 

About YMCA of the North

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

YMCA of the North team members exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values – caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility – as well as the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for those within and outside of the organization. Team members demonstrate cultural competencies and respect for all people’s backgrounds and incorporate cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into programming and organizational culture.

The YMCA of the North is committed to developing plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of communities being served, as well as providing team members with opportunities for learning and development to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion competencies.

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