YMCA of Greater Seattle Lead Day Camp Counselor in WA, United States


Job Summary

Every day hundreds of children participate in fun and engaging YMCA summer day camp programs.Apply today to become a part of the 2019 Summer Day Camp Team!

Serve as a professional role model for our campers by leading through example and guiding campers through activities that teach life skills, encourage healthy and safe behaviors and create a positive camper experience. You will be responsible for planning, leading, and implementing experiences for children in a small group setting. 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 a training a training mid May and some trainings in June.

Positions available in multiple cities throughout King County. (Shoreline, Edmonds, Bothell, Woodinville, Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tukwila, Seatac, Burien, West Seattle, Seattle)


  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.

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 are 21 years of age or older and should have:

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

  2. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty

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

  4. Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities

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

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 and career opportunities and also 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.

ID 2018-7627

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 20

Location YMCA of Greater Seattle

Category Day Camp