Day Camp Counselor - Weber/Davis, UT

The Camp Counselor creates a supportive, positive atmosphere and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Camp Counselor at the YMCA of Northern Utah maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families.

  • High school diploma or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  • Meets minimum age standards as established by state law and/or the Y.
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required.
  • Previous experience working with children in a camp setting preferred.
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: outdoor living, arts and crafts, hiking, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, or recreational games.
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations.
Essential Functions
  • Supervises a group of children and program activities.
  • Assist in planning daily and weekly activities that will be fun, safe and provide opportunities for skill development. Have a strong hold on program curriculum and care for equipment.
  • Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth; models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.
  • Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; connects families to the Y.