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YMCA of Greater Rochester Senior Counselor- Overnight Camp in Penn Yan, New York

Senior Counselor- Overnight Camp

Penn Yan, NY ( • Camp Cory


This is a Seasonal Position


Under direction of the Village Head and Program Specialists, the Counselor will be responsible for the supervision, programming and safety of campers assigned to their group. Greets everyone by name whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA of Greater Rochester is conveyed.


  • Responsible for the supervision, programming and safety of campers assigned to their group.

  • Counselor will rotate between Traditional Overnight Camp, Sailing Camp and Day Camp

  • Take accurate daily attendance for respective group(s).

  • Keep accurate, detailed records of incident reports and other necessary documentation.

  • Give assistance to the Village Head and Activity Area Specialists with planning, development and implementation of quality camp and unit programming.

  • Assist Program Specialists in presenting their programming to each group.

  • Provide a safe environment and program for all participants.

  • Is familiar with and carries out emergency procedures, building rules and regulations.

  • Attend all required trainings and meetings

  • Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance to campers in daily living skills, with special attention to: Camper personal interactions with respect to others; Camper participation in all camp activities; Camper personal growth, self-confidence and independence.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must have experience with camp and working with children.

  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer required; certifications must be valid/current before the first day of staff training and throughout the duration of your seasonal employment.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Person must possess values consistent with the mission of the YMCA.


  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and transport equipment from one location to another.

  • Ability to visibly observe children.

  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.

  • Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.

  • Ability to hear distress signals even when distracted by noise and activity.

  • Ability to reason, solve problems and make sound decisions even when distracted by noise and activity.

  • Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat and humidity.

  • Observe and promote safety and security procedures.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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