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YMCA Needs Camp Counselor

Summer Camp Senior Counselor

YMCA Buffalo Niagara – Kenmore, NY
Please visit our website to apply:
Senior Counselors are needed at the Ken-Ton Branch camp, Edison Day/Sports Camp and North Tonawanda Middle School camp. All are indoor and outdoor camp environments. Provides leadership and guidance to campers. Plans and implements camp activities and ensures the safety of campers.
BENEFITS: Complimentary YMCA Master Key membership with an employee discount on programs, a selection of voluntary insurance options.
SCHEDULE: Flexible schedule within a 7am-6pm camp day. 25-40 hours are expected depending on placement.

  • Plans and implements camp activities as per the program design.
  • Supervises the assigned group of campers.
  • Identifies and resolves problems. Implements appropriate discipline

    techniques and procedures.

  • Pursues innovative and creative ways to implement camp components.
  • Ensures effective communication between staff and parents of campers.
  • Develops and maintains positive, open communication between

    campers and camp staff.

  • Maintains work rules and regulations as required by YMCA Buffalo

    Niagara and the NYS Health Department.

  • Performs administrative functions as assigned in the areas of attendance,

    parent evaluations and health records.

  • Participates with campers in the pool during swim lessons and free swim.
  • Attends staff meetings, training sessions, overnights, and field trips as


  • Implements ongoing safety checks to assure a healthy and safe camp

    environment. Implements emergency procedures when necessary.

  • Remains with the assigned group at all times and keeps constant, visual track fo all assigned campers unless relieved by a qualified person.
  • Sets up, organizes and cleans up the camp area at the beginning and end of each day.

• Completes additional duties as assigned.


  • Must have at least one year experience as a Junior Counselor, Counselor in Training, or other equivalent position.
  • Must be able to successfully plan and lead activities for children in an camp environment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate.


    The employee will work indoors and outdoors in a normal environment with some exposure to weather conditions. This is a fast paced, active childcare environment.

    The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to: bend, stoop, kneel, twist, sit, reach with hands, grasp, stand, sit, hear, speak, have finger dexterity, walk, run, lift up to 40 pounds, push, pull and have visual acuity. The employee must remain alert at all times.


    New Employee Orientation, Child Abuse Prevention and Bloodborne Pathogen training before beginning work at the assigned location.
    Successfully complete Association Camp Training and all branch camp training modules.

    Job Type: Temporary Required education:

• High school or equivalent Required experience:

• child care: 1 year

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