Summer Camp Counselor - Residential Camp

Camp Linwood MacDonald invites you to join our caring and committed team at our beautiful 200+ acre camp in northwest New Jersey.

Sponsoring YMCA

Linwood-MacDonald Enviro. Edu & Conf. Ctr


Branchville, NJ 07826-5109

Camp Information

Camp Linwood MacDonald
1 Flatbrook Road
Sandyston, NJ 07826

Camp Description

Camp Linwood MacDonald is located in the breathtaking landscape of New Jersey's Sussex County with 200+ acres of pristine lake, ponds, fields, and forests providing an inspiring setting for youth, adults and families. This is a residential position. Camp Staff lives in cabins with campers or in a shared staff cabin. Counselors enjoy a minimum of one 24-hour day off per week and one hour off per day. Weekly salary of $ 326 - $ 356. Meals and staff t-shirts are provided. Summer Seasonal Position: June 11 – mid/late August 2020

Job Description

You will be a facilitator of fun, ensuring safety and adherence to Camp Linwood MacDonald YMCA values, traditions and guidelines. You will lead sports, boating, arts & crafts, dance, music, hiking, outdoor skills, swimming, climbing, zip line, and other activities. You will guide campers in all aspects of camp life. You’ll engage with our diverse camper population which varies each session and includes youth from urban, disadvantaged communities; youth & adults with developmental disabilities and youth with cancer. All staff will be required to model the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in their work each day. The YMCA’s recruitment process includes comprehensive training and background checks including a pre-employment drug test and criminal background check.

Physical Demand

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor locations (depending upon the programs).


  • High school diploma or Equivalent.
  • Experience working with children/teens.
  • Prior sleepaway camp or similar program experience as a staff member or camper.
  • Ability to understand at-risk youth populations.
  • Ability to provide instruction in a variety of outdoor recreation activities – training & curriculum provided.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to positively motivate & lead others.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member.

Required Certifications

  • Certified in 1st Aid / CPR or able to become so during onsite training
  • Preferred: Certification as a Waterfront Lifeguard or ability to be certified during onsite training

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

May 1, 2020

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