Cabin/Day Camp 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

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

Job Description

Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp or residential setting. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.



  • 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.


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Child Abuse Training prior to the supervision of children.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Experience working with children ages 7-15 years old preferred.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.


  • 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 problem areas to ensure the safety of participants and keep all work areas clean and presentable.
  • Plan and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Work as a staff team member with all staff.
  • Ensure that all areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Provide quality experience for the children in the Programs.
  • Adhere to schedules and planned activities.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, training, and special activities that are YMCA functions.
  • Complete daily record keeping requirements such as attendance, check in/out system, help administer swim test, and watch children in the pool area.
  • Communicate positively with campers.
  • Work with the Camp Director and ProgramDirector to plan structured activities.
  • Arrive to work as scheduled wearing staff shirt.
  • Notify supervisor of all incidents immediately, and discipline problems 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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