Camp Counselor-NEW-Summer 2024 Resident-Camp Seafarer

This application is for people that have NOT previously worked at Camp Seafarer.


Leadership development opportunity in a residential camp setting that provides a quality experience to campers and participants focused on the YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

  • Attend Staff Training (June 2 to June 8, 2024) to clearly understand and learn functions of the job
  • Provide an environment of physical, mental, and spiritual safety for all campers and participants
  • Understand daily schedule and/or cabin routine
  • Mentor and model responsible behavior
  • Enhance teamwork and character among campers and participants
  • Organize and supervise group activities as needed
  • Teach skills or supervise/facilitate on assigned activity (Aquatics, Archery, Basketball, Climbing Wall, Creative Arts, Environmental Discovery, Golf, Lacrosse, Operations Team, Nanny, Powerboating, Paddle Sports, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis) as certification level permits
  • Assist campers and participants with goal setting and celebrate accomplishments
  • Plan and deliver nightly devotions and "goodnights"
  • Monitor campers' and participants' health and well being
  • Positively participate and serve around Camp, which includes occasionally serving in the Dining Hall
  • Oversight of cleaning and sanitation responsibilities within specific program and/or cabin areas to protect health and safety of camping community

  • Minimum 16 years of age at time of application. CILT (Camper in Leadership Training) experience preferred. 1-2 years' experience working with children
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are available to work the entire summer
  • Exhibit strong communication skills
  • Be dependable, consistent and able to work in a group setting
  • Make decisions and be confident in your abilities
  • Have a genuine interest in children
  • Have a general knowledge and passion for camp, be a creative thinker, be a positive influence and teacher for campers and participants

  • In addition to the above responsibilities, the person in this position must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk at least a mile without assistance, deal with conflict in a positive way, have the ability to work in high-stress situations, and be able to work very long hours in an outdoor camp environment.
  • Counselors are generally required to live in non-air-conditioned cabins with 10-13 campers and 1-2 other staff members.
  • Compliance with all COVID-related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.