YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Orkila Adventure Team Program Counselor 2019 in Eastsound, Washington
Thank you for your interest in Camp Orkila's Adventure Team Program Counselor Position!
Apply now to join the Orkila Staff Community as an Adventure Team Program Counselor. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team committed to building safe and inclusive environments for young people. For more information about Camp Orkila and its programs, visit us at
More about the position:
Adventure Team Program Counselors facilitate all of our low and high Challenge Course elements, many group initiatives, and our BMX track! All Program Counselors live in cabins with Cabin Counselors and campers, serving as a Cabin Counselor when not working in their assigned program area. During staff training at Camp Orkila, Adventure Team members complete an intensive challenge course facilitation training led by . We are looking for applicants who have some challenge course experience, even if only as a participant, and who love helping people to push themselves and learn from their experiences. Applicants must be very safety conscious and dedicated to using good practices at all times. The ability to be physically active and spend time 30-60 feet off the ground is also important . Adventure Team Program Counselors perform other duties as assigned and are led by the Adventure Team Unit Director.
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Please note that if you are interested in multiple positions with Camp Orkila this summer it is only necessary to apply to one posting. We will be happy to consider you for all open positions during the interview process.
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Supervises a group of campers and staff. Ensures that all staff are accounting for campers and safety at all times.
Plans, schedules, and facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate and which promote camper skill and character development, e.g. unit and cabin activities and discovery clinics.
Maintains safety and cleanliness standards. Takes special note of individual camper/staff health needs or concerns on a daily basis. Shares cleaning duties with fellow staff.
Ensures that counselors are planning and organizing activities.
Communicates personal or camper/staff needs to supervisor in a timely manner.
Maintains equipment in sound and safe order.
Attends meeting and trainings.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, program and equipment inspection written documentation, and emergencies.
Other duties as assigned.
19 years of age or older.
Current state approved first aid certification.
Current state approved CPR certification.
One or more years of college preferred.
Current Wilderness First Responder strongly preferred. Documented knowledge of challenge courses and current safety standards and practices.
Demonstrate working knowledge of belaying, rappelling, knots, and rescue techniques.
Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting.
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.
# of Openings 20
Location YMCA Camp Orkila
Category Resident Camp
Address 484 Camp Orkila Rd