Operations Counselor-Summer 2023 Resident-Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer


Under the supervision of the Personnel and Operations Directors, the Camp Operations Counselor is provided leadership development opportunity in a residential camp setting that provides mission critical operations support that ensures life changing experiences for the entire community.

They are responsible for managing these functions in accordance with the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees, and Board of Directors of the YMCA.

  • Responsible for "front of the house" execution of meals for the community of over 1,000 individuals at a time, three times a day, which includes setting tables, delivering food to tables, and end of service clean up to include wiping, sweeping and mopping
  • Provide leadership to cabin staff & campers rotating in to support meal service
  • Attend Staff Training to clearly understand and learn functions of the job
  • Provide an environment of physical, mental, and spiritual safety for all campers and participants
  • Mentor and model responsible behavior
  • Mange time according to daily schedule
  • Oversight of cleaning and sanitation responsibilities within specific program areas to protect health and safety of camping community
  • Per Association policy, drive camp vehicles on medical, mail or supply runs
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.

  • Minimum 16 years of age at time of application. 1-2 years' experience working with children or in service industry
  • Strong work ethic
  • 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
  • Ability to commit to the entire summer on site preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or have special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds, as well as stand, walk, kneel, stoop, bend, and climb.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change, work under stressful conditions, be responsible for others, and communicate clearly through written and verbal communication, and work long hours as needed
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Compliance with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.