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Camp Counselors - Madison, NJ

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High School Diploma/GED
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Full Time Seasonal
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First Shift (Day)
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Job Description



Camp Counselors are a role model and provide direct supervision of campers to ensure a safe, fun and positive camp experience.


Provide positive supervision of camp participants. Facilitate a safe and fun program environment. Respond to emergencies appropriately. Follow schedules and be on time. Provide guidance and discipline to camp participants. Keep program equipment clean and organized. Assist the Camp Lead Counselor in creating and implementing impromptu activities. Lead games and activities for camp participants, including hikes, high adventure and camping. Report areas of concern to Camp Coordinator. Adhere to all safety protocols as outlined in YMCA and Camp policies. YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other persons point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and one season of experience working with youth in a camp setting. YMCA experience preferred. Must be 18 years or older. Attend 40 hours of training as outlined in training schedule and obtain CPR, First Aid and AED certifications which will be provided through the Madison Area YMCA. Must be available mid-June August, 2022 Maintain certifications or become certified in CPR, First Aid and AED, and Lifeguarding. Willingness to participate in high adventure activities, if needed.


Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including heat in excess of 90F and high humidity. Ability to wear a face covering on an as needed basis based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Department of Health. Ability to be in water/pool for extended periods of time. Must be able to sleep outdoors in a tent on hard ground. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, walking and hiking on uneven surfaces. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency. Comfortable administering first aid and exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases is possible.

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The Madison Area YMCA staff and volunteers work in an ongoing partnership to build a healthier, stronger community for children and adults of all ages.

Through our philanthropic, early childhood education, wellness, and youth development programs, we build community and work to assure that Y programs and services are available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances.

We operate with three core priorities:

Youth Development, providing care and education for infants and preschoolers; and development for school-age children and teens through sports, athletics and leadership programs.
Healthy Living, providing classes and programs to promote health and overall wellbeing.
Social Responsibility, engaging the community in activities such as child protection education and philanthropic fundraising to assure broad access to Y programs and services.
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Y operates with a volunteer Board of Directors that, with the president & CEO, provides overall leadership and carries the fiduciary responsibility of the organization.
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
111 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940

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