Cabin Counselor

Work on beautiful Lake Guntersville in Alabama’s countryside with endless wilderness recreation opportunities right outside your door.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Chalakee Branch YMCA


Guntersville, AL 35976-7706

Camp Information

Cam Cha-La-Kee
4380 Cha-La-Kee Rd
Guntersville, AL 35976

Job Description

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee Camp Counselors livein the cabin with campers ages 7 to 14 (5 to 12 for mini-camp) and provide care for camper physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being. Overnight Camp Counselors are also responsible for providing a fun and enjoyable experience for campers and leadingcamp activities.



  • Willingness to carry out the mission of the YMCA and its programs.
  • Ability to see that all business and safety records and procedures set up by the corporation are completed accurately within the defined time schedule.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain all personal certifications needed to serve in this position.
  • Ability to interpret, as well as, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and utilize initiative, ability to be organized and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to learn and utilize other software programs.
  • Work to continue personal competency through education, outside literature, seminars, etc.


  • Demonstrated record of individual development.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Child Abuse Training prior to the supervision of children.
  • Be certified in First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding (in-house training available).
  • Have specific land and water activities skills as needed for program type.


  • Able to work as a team leader and builder/member.
  • Has a leadership presence in all situations.
  • Able to work with diverse populations.
  • Professional appearance and behavior.
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Able to research, analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Adhere to drug free/tobacco free workplace policy.
  • Desire to work in a YMCA setting in accordance with the YMCA mission.

Essential Functions


  • Communicate and promote the YMCA mission, goals and objectives to employees, volunteers and the community at large.
  • Promote a safe and positive atmosphere during scheduled working hours.
  • Identifies and resolves problem areas to ensure member/camper satisfaction and maintain the highest quality of programs and services.
  • Enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of each camper.
  • Supervise campers at all times.
  • Inform Supervisor of any incident with staff or campers.
  • Provide guidance and structure based on Camp Cha-La-Kee policy.
  • Lead a cabin chat (devotion) every night.
  • Insure campers attend all camp functions on time.
  • Facilitate all camp activities as needed.
  • Responsible for any other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.



Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

June 30, 2019

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