YMCA Camp Jordan is looking for fun and creative counselors who are looking for a new adventure and have a passion for the outdoors!

Sponsoring YMCA

Bangor YMCA


Bangor, ME 04401-4799

Camp Information

Camp Jordan
101 Camp Jordan Way
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Camp Description

The Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan offers so many choices all summer long, and the common thread is that every program will bring incredible growth, skills, friendship, and fun. Set on a 200 acre campus along the shores of Branch Lake in the beautiful Maine wilderness, our Sleep Away Camp, Adventure Seekers, and Leaders School give boys, girls, and teens of all ages and interests a sense of adventure, belonging, and purpose. These programs allow a child to progress and grow each year in our specially designed age-appropriate adventures. Our goal is to partner with parents throughout their child's life.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director, the counselor will assist the Unit Leader in organizing the total camp programs by following the guidelines and policies of the Bangor YMCA. The counselor will directly supervise, in an enthusiastic manner, the cabin group, encourage campers to participate in activities and guide the campers throughout their stay at camp.


The counselors must be able to meet the physical demands of a resident camp counselor.

Essential Functions


  • Provide a safe environment and to promote cooperation within the cabin.
  • Be a positive role model to campers by setting examples.
  • Maintain discipline within your cabin, with the use of positive reinforcement.
  • Promote proper camper hygiene.
  • Actively know where your campers are at all times.
  • Assist your campers with activity sign-up.
  • Take part in all cabin activities i.e. meals, chapel, cabin-clean up, etc.


  • Take an active part in suggesting new ideas, and expressing them to the Program Director.
  • Approach every activity with a positive attitude.
  • Assist with the evening program and special events.
  • Lead your cabin on one overnight per week.
  • Instruct one or more daily activities.
  • Accept other duties as assigned.
  • Follow the Bangor YMCA mission and YMCA philosophy.
  • Exemplify the YMCA philosophy in teaching to reflect a positive image, promoting the healthy growth and development of all participants.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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