Camp Counselors

Calling all Role Models, come be part of a dynamic camp leadership team that is committed to delivering the best camp in Piscataway NJ!
Camp Description
Camp Lenape provides campers with opportunities to build lasting friendships, learn valuable lessons and build memories that will last a lifetime.
Job Description

Under the supervision and guidance of the Camp Director and/or Unit Leader, the Summer Camp Counselor is responsible for the guidance and safety of all the children in the summer camp program.  The Summer Camp Counselor will implement programs, behaviors and activities that embrace the four core values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility.


·         Must have excellent decision-making skills, the ability to be a strong role model and an excellent communicator.

·         Must have a positive attitude, enthusiasm and be able to work as part of a team.

·         Must be at least 18 years of age.

·         Previous experience working with children in a day or resident camp setting, childcare or related setting. 

·         Be able to demonstrate skills in motivating, games, athletics, crafts, songs, storytelling.

·         Must have current CPR and First Aid - we'll help you obtain these!

Essential Functions

1.    Set examples in conduct and personal habits.

2.    Assist with daily arrivals, dismissals and announcements.

3.    Responsible for all equipment and supplies of the program, especially those in your use.

4.    Knowledge of emergency procedures.  Report all accidents/incidents to Director as soon as possible.  Accurately complete and submit an accident form immediately.

5.    Supervise children during activities, trips, and lunch, when in pool area and/or locker room.

6.    Have complete knowledge of where all children in group are at all times.

7.    Submit a daily activity plan and adhere to it.

8.    Report difficult or unusual situations to your supervisor as soon as possible.  If those concerns impact safety or the well-being of a camper, fellow staff member or yourself they must be reported immediately.

9.    Implement activities for group including setting up, acquiring materials and clean up.

10. Accurately record daily attendance.

11. Participate with enthusiasm and motivate all children in group.

12. Discipline children in an appropriate manner when necessary following the Positive Discipline Guidelines.

13. Meet, greet, discuss and promote program content and children using parents in a manner that reflects a “Family Friendly” YMCA.

14. Adhere to YMCA “House Rules”.

15. Attend all department and/or YMCA staff meetings and trainings.

16. Be aware of your daily trip and have appropriate dress (ie:  trip t-shirt, swimsuit and towel, etc.)  *all staff are required to swim during swim trips.

17. Buddy checks

18. All tasks will be carried out in a safe manner for employees/staff.