Teen Adventure Camp Counselor

Join our Teen Adventure Camp team, and help local campers have their best summer ever!

Sponsoring YMCA

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA


Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Camp Information

YMCA Camp Kresge
382 Camp Kresge Lane
White Haven, PA 18661

Camp Description

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA owns and operates YMCA Camp Kresge, a beautiful 1,100 acre facility located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Situated on the banks of Beaver Lake, YMCA Camp Kresge offers a wide variety of programs for the families, children, adults, school groups, corporate retreats and team building, facility rentals, and other organized groups.

Job Description

Make a difference in local campers' lives! This position will supervise/facilitate daily activities of the Teen Adventure Camp (campers ages 13-16) along with a co-counselor. Each week, TAC goes on one community service trip and one high adventure trip. Trips include horseback riding, whitewater rafting, Knoebels, and more. Every other week, TAC has an overnight camp out. While at camp, TAC participates in activities like archery, high/low ropes, swimming, boating, and other camp activities.


  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • Experience in working with children (camp, coaching, babysitting church etc) strongly preferred

Essential Functions

  • Be a positive role model for all campers at all times.
  • Supervise and engage with campers in your group, helping them have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Facilitate scheduled camp program areas in a safe and enjoyable way. Assist campers with skill-building throughout their summer.
  • Maintain a clean camp environment, including bathrooms, dining hall, program areas and grounds.
  • Uphold YMCA character values (caring, honesty, respect and responsibility) and good sportsmanship in the camp culture.
  • Promptly report incidents, accidents and facility issues to Directors.
  • Provide a daily report on your group to the Camp Director.
  • Supervise before care/after care sites as scheduled.
  • Maintain a clean, neat and professional appearance at all times. Wear a clean Staff Shirt on Mondays and Field Trip Days.
  • Maintain a drug and alcohol free body at all times while working.
  • Arrive at work on time and prepared for the day. Ensure your group is on time for scheduled activities.
  • Complete duties as assigned by your supervisor or Camp Director as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience for all participants.
  • Apply disciplinary needs in a manner appropriate with YMCA standards. There is a zero-tolerance policy for bullying from staff OR campers.


$8.00 - $9.00

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

Opens in a new window https://wbymca.org/camp-kresge-employment/

Apply by Email


Resumes Accepted Until

June 1, 2020

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