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Day Camp Youth Development Counselor

  • Type:Westland Works
  • Posted Date:03/21/2017 1:34 P.M.

Multiple YMCA Locations
Day Camp Youth Development Counselor

This is a Part Time position.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is seeking positive role models who are caring, outgoing, creative, love to have fun, enjoy being outside, and want to make a positive impact in the lives of youth in our day camp programs. The primary responsibility of a Day Camp Youth Development Counselor is to watch kids to ensure their safety and fun while at day camp.


  • Serve as a role model for all youth participating in the day camp program by displaying exemplary behavior at all times.
  • Plan, assist, and implement program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA core values for campers.
  • Be willing to dress up, save the world, sing a song and lose the game when needed.
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers at all times.
  • Be welcoming to all campers, parents and other staff.
  • Consciously create a climate in camp to foster the goals and objectives of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.
  • Supervise a group of 6 – 12 children.
  • Foster positive relationship opportunities amongst the campers in your group and within the whole camp.
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings.
  • Assume equal responsibility of general housekeeping tasks.
  • Following YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical situations and behavior management, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

Daily camp activities include: creating memories, building friendships, increasing confidence, fostering smiles and developing the leaders of tomorrow through swimming, games, arts & crafts, science, literacy, and much more! If you believe in the YMCA core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, and want to make a difference in the life of a child, please apply.


Position Requirements:


Ideal candidates will be available for training in May through the final day of camp, September 4


How to Apply:

If interested please download and complete the application and contact your local Y branch for interviewing dates and times.

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