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YMCA of Central New York SUMMER ODYSSEY CAMP COUNSELOR in Baldwinsville, New York

Job Title: Summer Odyssey Camp Counselor

Reports To: Camp Program Director

FLSA: Non-exempt – Seasonal/Temporary

Work Location: Northwest Area Family YMCA

Salary Range: $15.00/hour

Work Schedule: 25 hours/week, M-F varies between 7 am - 6 pm

A Career with a Cause:

We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and grow. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Our purpose is to strengthen the foundations of communities and families through our key areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are committed to these causes because a strong community is achieved when we invest in our children, health, neighbors, and values. Historically founded on the Christian principles of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; our mission is to put these principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

We are for ALL.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement | YMCA OF CENTRAL NEW YORK ( (

Position Summary:

This position supports the mission and work of the Y, a leading nonprofit charitable organization. Under the direction of the Camp Program Director, the Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision and organization of the assigned group’s daily activities, special events, and rainy day activities, such that the objectives of the YMCA will be met and all activities will be appropriate for campers ages 5 to 12 years old. The Camp Counselor provides leadership and assures the well-being for all, in line with YMCA of the USA guidelines and Association policies.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $15.00/hour, Seasonal Part-time Non-exempt

  • YMCA Membership

YMCA Leadership Competencies:

  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence

  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs

  • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations

Experience, Education and Qualifications:

  • At least 16 years old. Candidates must be 18 years old to be considered for 40 hour/week positions.

  • Experience in recreation and/or education is helpful, while a proven desire to work with and be with kids is essential.

  • Skills in sports, crafts, group games, music/drama, nature study, water activities, and other camp-related topics are required.

  • CPR & First Aid certifications are preferred.

  • Competencies in program development.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this position.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, organizational skills, project management, time management, detail orientated.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple demands simultaneously with minimal direction.

  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service, supervising, decision-making, problem solving team oriented, creative thinking and leadership skills.

  • Emotional maturity and ability to observe confidentiality.

  • Enjoyment of the outdoors.