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YMCA of Greater Seattle Camp Counselor, Summer Day Camps in Preston, Washington


Job Summary

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. 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.

Jumpstart your career while you help kids have the best summer ever! When you join our team of summer staff, you're signing on for a summer of adventure with energetic coworkers, and plenty of perks like a free Y membership and paid training for certifications like First Aid and CPR.

Day Camp season runs June 22nd - August 28th (start dates vary by location) with trainings for some positions beginning in early June. Shifts range from 6:45am - 6:15pm.

Locations: Camp Terry, Camp Keller and Coal Creek


  1. Supervises a group of children to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each camper.

  2. Implements program activities. May be asked to assist in planning activities.

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

  4. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent program information and share about their camper’s experience.

  5. Ensures that equipment is clean, safe, set up and stored properly.

  6. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  7. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 18 years of age or older.

  2. Prior experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching. Six months or more previous experience working with children in a camp setting preferred.

  3. Experience planning and implementing group activities

  4. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honest

  5. 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.

  6. Immunization records

  7. Current TB test by the Mantoux method.

  • Within 14 days of assuming camp duties

If position requires driving:

  • 21 years of age or older.

  • Current Driver’s License with a minimum 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards

  • Maximum one minor violation

  • No speeding violation of more than 20mph over the limit

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 and 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.

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  • Honesty

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Job Locations US-WA-Newcastle | US-WA-Preston

Posted Date 1 month ago (7/6/2020 7:55 PM)

ID 2020-10433

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 8

Location Coal Creek Family YMCA

Category Day Camp

Address 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road