Senior Summer Camp Counselor - Day Camp Youth

Audubon, NJ 08106, USA Req #9230
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Greater Philadelphia YMCA Employment Opportunity!

Flexible Schedule, Fun Summer Job, and Make an Impact!!

Do you want to make a positive impact on children, spend time outdoors and meet new people?  If so, then you need to join the Greater Philadelphia YMCA Summer Camp Counselor team! We are hiring for Senior Summer Camp Counselors in our Specialty and Traditional Camps.  If you have a passion to help provide children with a safe and fun summer camp experience, please apply now!

Position Purpose:

Senior Camp Counselor is responsible for the activities and personnel in providing a positive camping experience for a group or site.  Planning and implementing programs and activities appropriate for a specific group or site.  Ensure safety and well-being of campers.  Supervising campers and staff to ensure that camper and parent needs and expectations are met.

What You Will Do:

  • Planning camp activities.  Actively participate in activities to encourage participation.

  • Ensure all campers can participate in all activities, no matter varied abilities whether physical, or intellectual.

  • Ability to identify, address, and redirect/correct inappropriate behavior.  

  • Ensure appropriate behavior of campers and staff to avoid risk of accidents.

  • Assist in maintaining effective communication with parents/guardians regarding camper and camp activities.

  • Embody the GPY commitment to diversity and inclusion, no matter race, color, creed, or gender identification.


  • At least 18 years old

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Or enrolled in a minimum of 2 years of child development coursework approved by state licensing requirements.

  • Have experience working with children and at least six months experience working as a Y Camp Counselor or as a counselor in a comparable program.  

  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and experience working with children.


Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word to impart oral information and to convey detailed, spoken instructions to staff, members, children, and volunteers accurately, quickly, and loudly. Ability to perceive the nature of sounds by ear; ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds; ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling. Ability to move about on foot quickly; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are and clearly see at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more. 



The physical environment requires the employee to possibly work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure such as hearing protection and rubber gloves. 


Acquire and maintain the following certifications:  

  • CPR/AED/O2 (valid 2 years with exception of Aquatics to renew annually), First Aid (valid 2 years) obtained through the American Red Cross  

  • Requisite OSHA online trainings (valid 1 year unless otherwise noted) 

  • Mandated Reporter Training (valid 5 years) 

  • Additional training and development specific to your role as reference in onboarding packet. 



At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission 



To improve lives by connecting people to health, well-being, and to each other. 

The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is an equal opportunity employer. The Y considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable laws.

Other details

  • Job Family Child Care/Day Camp
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $14.75
  • Max Hiring Rate $15.50
Location on Google Maps
  • Audubon, NJ 08106, USA