Trailblazer Counselor

Job Description

As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a difference.  The Y is looking for energetic, enthusiastic servant leaders to uphold the mission of the YMCA, and demonstrate behaviors that reflect a determined, nurturing, genuine, hopeful, and welcoming nature. 

  • Preferred Age: 21+
  • Previous backpacking experience preferred
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain a lifeguarding certification
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain a Wilderness First Aid certification
Essential Functions
  • Lead off-site backpacking and camping trips with a group of teenage campers
  • Assist in planning routes, travel, and menu
  • Inspect equipment before/after each trip
  • Safely transport campers to/from campsite and trails
  • Team player with personal commitment to YMCA Mission, Philosophy & Character Development Values
  • Ensure the emotional, mental, and physical safety of all participants
  • Complete required paperwork in timely manner
  • Work in tandem with other camp staff to create a safe and welcoming experience for all
  • Effectively manage camper behavior and homesickness
  • Inform leadership staff of any camper concerns
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control, maturity, responsibility, sound judgment, and good decision-making skills
  • Be of good character, and in sympathy with the goals and objectives of YMCA Camp Piomingo
  • Other duties as assigned 

STARTING SALARY:  $450+/week (DOE)

STATUS: Part-time; Non-exempt, Seasonal

SHIFT: Sunday – Friday, daily hourly breaks, housing and meals provided