Resident Camp Counselor

If you thrive outdoors and are passionate about helping children create memorable experiences, a job at Camp Ocoee is perfect for you!
Camp Description
Since 1923, the spirit of YMCA Camp Ocoee has been more than just a summer camp experience. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ocoee, deep in the Cherokee National Forest in southeastern Tennessee, Camp Ocoee is here to to provide experiences, under a strong Christian emphasis, that will build character and strengthen the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith for all.
Job Description

At the Chattanooga Metropolitan Y, we believe in making a positive impact. As a Resident Camp Counselor, you will have the chance to discover a sense of purpose and contribute to the greater good. Join us and be a part of something bigger!

Camp begins May 27, 2024 and ends July 27, 2024. Required lifeguard and ropes course training is May 20, 2024 - May 24, 2024. 

  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Proven experience working with children as a Camp Counselor or similar role preferred
  • Familiarity with camping and various outdoor activities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • A good understanding of risk management and safety in the workplace
  • Positive, energetic, reliable, self-motivated, and patient attitude

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including hiking, running, crouching, and carrying children
  • Walking, stooping, standing, hearing, seeing, and lifting
Essential Functions


  • Plan and organize outdoor activities and sports for groups of campers
  • Create tailored schedules based on children's age groups and interests
  • Escort and oversee children during camp activities
  • Educate campers through engaging games and explorations
  • Address behavioral issues and ensure safety rules are followed
  • Perform first aid or provide care for injuries as needed
  • Maintain accurate incident logs and attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Assist with other duties as assigned