Summer Day Camp Counselor Job at YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, Taylorsville, NC

  • YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
  • Taylorsville, NC

Job Description

Job Details

Job Location
Alexander County Family YMCA - Taylorsville, NC

Position Type

Salary Range
$10.00 - $10.00 Hourly

Job Shift


Apply by August 31, 2024


Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper. Counselors are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out daily activities related to weekly themes that fulfill the mission of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina and our Summer Day Camp. Counselors exemplify and foster our core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith which promote healthy youth development through strengthening campers' spirit, mind, and body.


Professional role models wanted! Be a part of #SuperSummer team this summer season. You will be tasked with helping kids have the best summer of their lives in a safe environment. In the process, you'll gain job skills, a fun work environment, and the personal satisfaction of knowing you are shaping the future.

As a counselor in our Summer Day Camp for grades K-8, you will help campers make new friends; keep them safe both physically and mentally; build positive relationships with their families; lead large and small group games; teach reading lessons, STEM, and character development; sing songs; swim; encourage personal fitness, and lead devotions. Occasional extended and/or non-traditional hours and/or other duties may be required.

  1. Coordinates the site in accordance with YMCA guidelines, ensuring all program curriculum and materials are prepared accordingly and accessible.
  2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with staff, students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  3. Maintains records as required (i.e. site checklist, attendance, food service, staff & student forms, etc.).
  4. Attends staff meetings and training as scheduled. Selected candidates must be able to attend the Association Camp Training on Saturday June 1, 2024.
  5. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes discipline, incident, and accident reports as necessary.
  6. Ensures that the site is kept organized and all supplies are put away daily. Reports damaged equipment.
  7. Required to Participate in Aquatics Activities (Including Swimming, or Deck Supervision).

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Ability to demonstrate responsibility, dependability, patience and understanding, good decision making, and receive and follow instructions
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time (including outside and in the pool)
  • Appreciate diversity and practice inclusion
  • Ability to attend required training and be available for a variable schedule, usually between 6:45 am and 6:00 pm, as well as event coverage on select nights and weekends

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Summer work, Seasonal work, Immediate start, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work, Saturday,

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