Camp Counselors

Camp Oakcrest comes life on our 14 acre summer campus consisting of camp, an outdoor pool, sports fields and so much more!
Camp Description
Oakcrest gives children and teens the opportunity to have the best summer ever by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests and so much more. Our traditional camp combines S.T.E.A.M. activities with the fun of traditional camp on a premier outdoor camp site, featuring a large outdoor summer pool, sports fields and more!
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 be role models and ensure campers are engaging in activities designed to promote a healthy spirit, mind and body while learning valuable lessons, building lasting friendships and creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Camp Oakcrest is a place where every camper is provided with the tools to be the best they can be in a safe, fun and welcoming environment for all!


The ability to be a strong role model and an excellent communicator.

Must have excellent decision-making skills.

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 secure this!


Essential Functions

Ensure the safety of all campers in your care and that all health guidelines are followed.

Supervise and engage with groups of children in a fun but professional manner, having knowledge of where all campers are at all times.

Plan, organize and lead daily camp activities.

Create a positive experience for all campers.

Maintain the appropriate staff-to-camper ratio.

Responsible for the maintenance of equipment/supplies, and cleanliness of campsite.

Communicate with Camp Director or Unit Leader regarding group activities, bringing any concerns to Director or Unit Leaders attention immediately.

Accurately report all incidents or accidents immediately.

Attend all trainings and meetings are required by Director and/or YMCA leadership.


Required Certifications

First Aid and CPR - The Y will train!