Maywood Summer Camp Counselor

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Sheboygan County YMCA


Sheboygan, WI 53081

Camp Information

Camp Y-Koda
W3340 Sunset Rd
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Camp Description

Maywood is a beautiful 135 acre environmental park where habitat diversity abounds. Prairie, maple forest, wetland, ponds and the Pigeon River provide a haven for wildlife. A stunning nature center features exhibits, program space and laboratories which serve to enhance the experiences and discoveries made while outdoors. The park also has many miles of trails for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Maywood Summer Camp Director and in accordance with the Christian nature and policies of Camp Y-Koda and the Sheboygan County YMCA, the Maywood Summer Camp Counselor serves as a leader and is responsible for the implementation of camp programs. The camp counselor will be a positive role model while providing safe, fun-filled and enriching experiences for all campers.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must withhold a high school diploma or GED.
  • Experience working with children in youth programs or day camp setting is preferred.
  • Must possess youth leadership experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a cooperative attitude and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children.
  • An appreciation of outdoor living, nature and camp settings.
  • Ability to relate and communicate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Must work a minimum of 40 hours or more per week.
  • Within 60 days of hire complete New Staff Orientation, CPR/AED & First Aid Certification, Lifeguarding Certification, and job training modules. Lifeguard training is required prior to the start of staff training and start of employment.
  • Must have a high level of alertness, concentration, and initiative, with the ability to work accurately at a fast pace.
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but not limited to: row boating, lawn games, building campfires, swimming, team-building exercises, physical games and activities.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions such as rain and 70-90 degree weather.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Maywood Summer Camp Counselor is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The counselor is regularly required to stand; walk; run, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position may require the physical ability to lead walks of a mile or more, lift up to 50 lbs., be able to push, pull, hold, handle, or drag equipment up to 60 lbs, bend, squat and kneel frequently.

Essential Functions

  • Participate in staff training, meetings, all overnights, camp activities, fundraisers and promotions.
  • Complete and submit daily attendance records and timesheets in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Report all accidents and injuries to Summer Camp Director and complete accident and incident reports.
  • Increase campers’ understanding of the natural environment and their responsibility to it. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.
  • Responsible for maintaining the quality of supplies, equipment, and materials. Report all unsafe and hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc. to the Maywood Summer Camp Director.
  • Manage personal time off in accordance with camp schedule and policy. Know and follow the established financial, personnel and business procedures for Camp Y-Koda and the Sheboygan County YMCA.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Stay in constant communication with campers, and respond professionally to parents questions and concerns.
  • Provide skilled and supervised personal instruction to campers in all areas, such as general camp activities, sports, games, art and crafts, team-building, overnights, and outdoor skills.
  • Provide a positive and authoritative approach to guiding behavior using age-appropriate limits and choices.
  • Follow established positions for correct pool and lake guarding based on the number of staff on deck, number of patrons in the pool, and the activities being held. Place yourself to view entire aquatic area. Be familiar with the activities that take place during guarding shifts. Do not partake in any activity that would take your eyes off the viewing of the pool or lake such as socializing, reading, studying, or sleeping.
  • Follow pool opening and closing procedures as stated in the YMCA Staff Manual and Lifeguard Certification Course. Remain on duty until relieved by another certified lifeguard. Never leave the pool unguarded. Ensure all doors and gates are locked and secured when closing the pool.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of all campers at all times, including overnights, camp travels/transportation, and extended care. Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines.
  • Identify and respond to campers’ behavior, and assist campers in emotional adjustment and growth toward others.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, daily attendance, and personal timesheets.
  • Know and follow correct camp procedures, including those for bus, extended care, and overnights. Assist campers with emotional adjustments, personal growth, and teach respect toward others.
  • Maintain a clean, neat and safe group campsite and assist in keeping the entire camp facility clean.
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities and motivate campers to participate in programs to their greatest ability.
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment, both physically and mentally, to ensure the operation of a high-quality summer camp and children’s program.
  • Increase and promote the camper’s understanding of the YMCA core values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Caring.
  • Follow standards (safety and programming) set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the camp directors.
  • Uphold and exemplify the YMCA staff code of conduct.

Required Certifications

Current First Aid, CPR, AED and Lifeguarding certification.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

May 31, 2020

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