Counselor-in-Training Leader

YMCA Storer Camps has been serving youth and families for over 100 years.
Camp Description
YMCA Storer Camps offers educational programs, character development and team building services to youth and adults through our three core programs: Outdoor Environmental Education, Summer Overnight Camp, and Specialty Programs & Group Retreats. Located in southeast Michigan on 1,200 acres surrounding Stony Lake, our 15 unique ecosystems provide a natural learning environment for campers, students, teachers and families year round.
Job Description

To lend support to the entire Summer Camp staff and structure. To participate in the general planning and delivery of the summer camp program. To ensure the health and well being of each camper in the Counselor-in-Training program.


Must be at least 21 years of age and have had two years working in an organized resident camp setting.  Must have a sincere desire to work with children.  Possess certifications in CPR and First Aid. Lifeguard certification is encouraged.

Essential Functions

·      Develop and implement a two-week curriculum for all Counselor-in-Training participants including lectures, workshops and hands-on experiences.

·      Serve as cabin counselor for CIT participants during first week of program; observe CIT participants during second week (shadowing week) of program when placed in assigned cabin.

·      Check in daily with each CIT participant to discuss program outcomes and desired goals for individual.

·      Communicate with assigned cabin counselors to devise unique plan for each CIT participant during their shadowing week.

·      Conduct written evaluations of each CIT participant at the end of each session to be given to them.

·      Assist with program activities and other activities in the center, working closely with the Summer Camp Director.

·      Organize, plan, supervise and implement recreational activities, special events and evening programs.

·      Assist with check-in and checkout procedures.

·      Implement the camper behavior management policy.

·      Follow all camp policies, rules and regulations.

Any other duties that enhance the camp programs and the experiences of campers.


The CIT Leader is part of a staff team that will work together to provide quality camping programs in an environment that fulfills the YMCA’s mission and Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, Respect and Faith. In addition, this team will also be accountable for working in a manner that will ensure the financial stability, which allows for future growth and development.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to plan, lead and participate in program activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

There has never been a better time to join the YMCA of Greater Toledo! Our employees enjoy a diverse and inclusive environment and the opportunity to do cause-driven work to impact our communities through: helping kids succeed in school, helping people improve health and well-being, and bringing people together. If you are interested and have the skills and desire to make a difference, please continue by completing the application. Thank you for your interest in our Y!