Camp Counselor

By joining, you will have an opportunity to supervise, care for and guide campers through a wide variety of activities to teach life skills.

Sponsoring YMCA

Greater Green Bay YMCA Inc.


Green Bay, WI 54301-5126

Camp Information

Camp Wabsani
1242 Bayshore Road
Brussels, WI 54204

Job Description

As a Day Camp Counselor at YMCA Camp Wabansi, you will supervise, care for, and guide a group of 6-10 campers of like age and gender throughout each camp week. You will lead and participate in a wide variety of camp activities. You will work closely with the leadership team as well as campers to create a positive, engaging, safe, valuable and memorable camp experience for all.


  • Camp Counselors must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED. College courses or credits in child development are preferred. Experience in day or resident camping preferred.
  • Leadershipskills, excellent organizational and communication skills, a cooperative attitude, and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children in a camp atmosphere required.
  • Sufficient visual, auditory, communicative, and cognitive abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to think flexibly and adjust to the unpredictability of camp life.
  • Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certification is required by the start of camp (training available upon hire).
  • You must enjoy working with youth in an exciting outdoor environment, and have demonstrated some leadership abilities in this capacity.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds without assistance; ability to move freely including but not limited to running, hiking, boating, biking, and swimming.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather including precipitation and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Essential Functions

  1. Attend and contribute to all staff trainings, meetings, and events.
  2. Be dressed professionally and be prepared to make all parents, families, and campers feel comfortable with all questions answered on arrival and departure days.
  3. Supervise 6-10 campers per week. Build close relationships, be a positive role model, and facilitate physical and emotional safety ensuring them a pleasant camp experience.
  4. Lead and assist in leading any/all camp activities.
  5. Work with leadership team to manage camper behaviors, use effective/appropriate discipline techniques, and ask for assistance as needed.
  6. Assume responsibility for the safety of all campers. In the event of an emergency you will serve as a first responder (responding, reporting, and preventing).
  7. Serve as a lifeguard as assigned by leadership to ensure safe swimming and waterfront activities.
  8. Work with peers and leadership team to foster a positive and friendly camp culture for both campers and staff.
  9. Assist with camp clean-up after each group departs.
  10. Assist with any/all other camp duties as assigned.
  11. Prepare, plan variety of camp activities for campers.
  12. Assist Camp Director in the set-up, maintenance and upkeep of camp.
  13. Increase campers’ understanding of the natural environment and his/her personal responsibility to it.
  14. Maintain positive public relations and provide superb customer service to parents.
  15. Complete and submit appropriate paperwork accurately and on time.
  16. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities, peers, and leaders.
  17. Provide leadership opportunities and supervision to assigned teen leaders.
  18. Submit program, maintenance, and supply needs to Camp Director.
  19. Uphold the SMART Service pledge and exemplify the YMCA values ofCARING, HONESTY, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITYin all aspects of job performance and in relationships with others.

This job description represents the major functions of the job but is not intended to be all inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for performing other duties as necessary for Association success.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  1. Building Relationships:Connect people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships and collaboration. Create sustainable relationships within the Y. Assist members in becoming more connected to the Y and build small communities.
  2. Emotional Maturity: How we understand and conduct ourselves impacts our relationships. Demonstrate ability to understand and emotions effectively in all situations.
  3. Advancing Our Mission and Cause:As a cause driven leader, you will support Camp U-Nah-Li-YA in its mission toimprove the world through improving peopleby living and teaching the Y’s core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY. This mission and the core values will be a focus of all interactions and aspects of job performance. All staff will demonstrate the desire to serve others and fulfill Camp needs.
  4. Safety:Adhere to and enforce safety policies and procedures for Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya. You must be able to respond in a crisis situation as directed by leadership and outlined in the Policies and Procedures manual.
  5. Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, as well as cultural competence within the camp community.

Required Certifications

  • Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certification is required by the start of camp (training available upon hire).



Other Compensation

$320 per week from June 14th - August 19th. Timing may be longer depending on need.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

May 17, 2021

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