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


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The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

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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.

Day Camp season runs June 22nd - August 28th (start dates vary by location) with trainings for some positions beginning in early May/June. Shifts range from 6:45am - 6:15pm. Day camp program sites are located throughout the community surrounding our branches at local schools and parks.

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.

Seeking ongoing work after the summer? Our seasonal jobs are a great way to begin your career with the Y, with many staff continuing into our year-round job opportunities.


  1. Provides supervision, guidance, leadership and direction to Camp Counselors as needed.

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

  3. Plans and implements program activities.

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

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

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

  7. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  8. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 21 years of age or older

  2. 1-2 years of experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching

  3. 1 year + experience leading others as a lead or supervisor

  4. Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities

  5. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Immunization records

  9. Current TB test by the Mantoux method.

  • Within 14 days of assuming camp duties

If position requires driving:

  • 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 20 mph 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.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”

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Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (5/25/2021 5:42 PM)

ID 2021-11814

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 1

Location Meredith Mathews East Madison- Thurgood Marshall Elementary

Category Day Camp

Address 2401 S Irving St

Minimum compensation USD $17.75/Hr.