YMCA of Greater Seattle Day Camp Counselor in Bellevue, Washington
Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA summer day camp programs.The Day Camp Counselor serves as a professional role model for our campers by leading through example and guiding campers through recreational activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience. Be part of an amazing team of staff focused on teaching teamwork and social skills, and support children as they grow and learn. Recreational activities with campers, include but are not limited to, arts and crafts, sports, social recreation, songs, nature hikes, archery, and other games and enrichment activities.
Camp Season runs June 17th - August 30th with some trainings in June with shifts ranging from 6:45 am – 6:15 pm.
Supervises a group of children to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each camper.
Implements program activities. May be asked to assist in planning activities.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent program information and share about their camper’s experience.
Ensures that equipment is clean, safe, set up and stored properly.
Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Summer Day Camps include:
Kids on Their Way Camp -Grades: Pre-K entering Kindergarten
Discovery Camp - Grades K-5
Outdoor Day Camp -Grades 1st - 6 th
Sports Camp -Grades 1st - 5th
Trek Camp -Grades 5th - 6th
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you are excited to spend your days impacting the lives of children. You thrive on the energy of groups of children and are ready to jump in and lead activities. You are always stepping up to offer support at the first sign it's needed. You are comfortable with individual and groups of children, can talk to and partner with parents and other adults, and have an interest in and aptitude for learning new ways to work with kids. You have an eye for quality programing and can build a sense of belonging with the groups you work with.
You should have:
Prior experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching. Six months or more previous experience working with children in a camp setting preferred.
Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honest
Experience planning and implementing group activities
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:
Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
Are very adaptable
Have high ownership and strong work ethic
Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
Truly enjoy being of service to people
Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment with career opportunities and enjoy the benefit of a YMCA membership.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.
# of Openings 5
Location Bellevue Family YMCA
Category Day Camp
Address 14230 Bel-Red Road