Camp Counselor (23759)
Wauwatosa, WI 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description
Level: Experienced
Job Location: West Suburban YMCA - Wauwatosa, WI
Position Type: Seasonal
Education Level: High School
Salary Range: $10.00 - $11.00 Hourly
Travel Percentage: None
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Education
General Functions

Under the direction of the Day Camp Director, and in accordance with the Association policies set forth by the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County, the Day Camp Counselor must be able to lead and actively participate in games with children, be able to effectively monitor behavior while using appropriate discipline techniques, and develop age appropriate activities. This position is responsible for helping to maintain a safe, clean summer program site, ensuring a high level of program quality and working to establish a positive relationship with all program participants and their families. The Day Camp Counselor will serve as a positive role model to youth and teens within the philosophy of YMCA standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week. Activities may include crafts, nature, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, etc. This includes time spent on the bus.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Communicate with parents about participant's experiences and report concerns to the Day Camp Director.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers' safety and their whereabouts at all times.
  • Help guide CITs (Counselors in Training) to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.
  • Arrive to work on time, as scheduled.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Have full availability for training: Tuesday, May 26-Saturday, June 6, 2020.
  • Have full availability for day camp: Monday-Friday, June 8-August 28, 2020; 7:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • Upon hire, completion of YMCA provided First Aid/CPR certification and West Bend Insurance Online Trainings.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or a related field.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
$10.00 - $11.00 Hourly
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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