YMCA of Greater Seattle RETURNING STAFF - Day Camp Counselor (outside Seattle) in Sammamish, Washington

Job Information:


The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with each other and our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.


Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp.


  1. Supervises a group of children.

  2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate.

  3. Maintains safety and cleanliness standards.

  4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.

  5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

  6. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Current state approved first aid certification.*

  3. Current state approved CPR certification.*

  4. Current TB test by the Mantoux method. *

  5. Current HIV/AIDS training certification. *

  6. YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training certification. *

  7. High school graduate or equivalent.

  8. One year of college or more preferred.

  9. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games.

  10. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • Within 14 days of assuming camp duties.


  1. 21 years of age or older

  2. Valid driver’s license, with at least three years driving experience.

  3. Driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

Competencies for success at the Y:

  • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.

  • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

  • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

  • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

  • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.

  • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

Note: Minimum wage outside the city of Seattle:

  • Under 21 years = $9.47/hour

  • Over 21 years = $11.00/hour

ID 2017-5158

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 40

Posted Date 2/8/2017

Location Sammamish Community YMCA

Category Day Camp

Address 831 228th NE

Job Locations US-WA-Sammamish




Min USD $12.00/Hr.

Max USD $16.50/Hr.