Camp Cabin Leader

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Job Description

Would you like to change lives by making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper?  At Camp Seymour you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.

If hired as a Cabin Leader, you will live and work at Camp in a cabin/yurt.  Along with a co-leader, you will provide constructive, responsible leadership and guidance for a cabin group of 10-12 children ages 7-13. You will develop camper character and values; foster cabin community, encourage group leadership, and develop stewardship.  You will also instruct 1-2 skills classes (“Camptivities”).

You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in everything from campfire to canoeing and archery.  By the end of the summer you will be the adult role model who encourages creativity, instills confidence, self-esteem, a life of adventure, and a sense of belonging. 

In this position you will be able to use your skills to:

Build relationships:

With your campers and get to know them as individuals. 

With your staff team, working together to make sure everyone is having fun.

Between campers, helping them meet new people and get out of their comfort zone.

Make great decisions:

Recognize individual and group situations and effectively resolve conflicts based on camp values and procedures.

Help campers learn how to make good decisions.

Provide quality results:

Provide the highest quality programming to campers. 

Facilitate cabin overnights – ensure campers’ supervision, comfort, and safety

Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. 

Be a role model and teach values:

Promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety and meaningful experiences for campers.

Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities inside and outside of the cabin, participating 100% with activities; enjoy playing, and not "sit on the sidelines."  

 Starting Wage: $360+ per week, depending on qualifications

*This is a Residential position that includes room and board.*

Date of Employment:  June 13th – August 25, 2023 (dates are approximate)

Everyone is Welcome

The Y stands for nondiscrimination, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We welcome all people regardless of ability, age, background, ethnicity, faith, gender identity, gender expression, race, or sexual orientation. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism.


Are you a good fit?

  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have worked at a camp or have related experience in child leadership.
  • You have experience working with children and diverse populations.
  • You have or am willing to get First Aid and CPR certifications. (Lifeguard certifications preferred)
  • You want to make a difference in the life of a child this summer.