Camp Counselor

Seeking a motivated individual to be a part of our expanding Camp Team. Join us at the Y, where work is rewarding and fun!

Sponsoring YMCA

Greater Waterbury YMCA


Waterbury, CT 06702-2005

Camp Information

Greater Waterbury YMCA - Camp Mataucha
270 Smith Pond Road
Watertown, CT 06795

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Camp Counselors at the Greater Waterbury YMCA provide a safe and rewarding camp experience for each and every child and to provide opportunities for campers to grow in spirit, mind, and body through a variety of fun camp activities.


· Have a positive approach to working with campers, staff and parents.

· Cannot begin work until all required paperwork is completed; including 2 forms of government issued ID. If under the age of 18; A Statement of Age (Working Papers) is needed.

· During Pre-Camp Training; complete of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, medication administration, EPI pen and Bloodborne Pathogens training.

· Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Essential Functions

1. Maturely and competently supervises children and is a positive role model.

2. Plans and implements camp activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values.

3. Manages child behavior, child needs, and daily schedule, with flexibility as needed.

4. Adheres to program standards including safety, cleanliness, timeliness, and proper dress.

5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

6. Exercises proper judgment when dealing with children other staff and camp parents.

7. Helps in promoting summer camp at various pre-camp events if possible.

8. Arrives at camp by 8:30 a.m. and stay until 3:30 p.m. or until busses have cleared. hours may vary

9. Participates in all planned activity areas, including swimming.

10. Prepares for and teach/lead activities, arts & crafts, nature hikes, etc…

11. Assists/leads camp wide activities, rainy day activities, field trip activities, opening/closing activities.

12. Be proactive, not reactive regarding all issues related to safety, planning, and counseling.

13. Responsible for communicating to the Camp Director/Assistant Director/Unit Director any conflict situations with children, staff, and/or families, and seek help when needed.

14. Maintains rules as required by State license and assume role in camp emergency procedures.

15. Keeps all areas used clean, maintained and suitable for use by staff, campers and families.

16. Attend daily staff meetings at 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

· Communication & Influence

· Developing Self & Others

· Inclusion

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

June 1, 2020

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