Summer Camp Counselor

Come Make a Difference and join the Y this summer!!
Job Description

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is currently seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and dedicated candidates for our Summer Camp 2024 programs!

Come join us and have an exciting and challenging summer job, and make this a fantastic experience for the kids, families and communities we serve!

We are currently recruiting for summer positions for all four of our YMCA branch locations:

  • Centennial Hills YMCA
  • Durango Hills YMCA
  • Heinrich YMCA
  • SkyView YMCA

At the YMCA of Southern Nevada, we’re committed to providing a superior work environment that offers challenges, flexibility, and fun. We help employees maximize their strengths and develop new skill sets so they can build successful careers while making a meaningful impact in the community. As one of Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit community service organizations, we offer many ways for individuals to use their talents to make a difference. We welcome you to come join our Y Family this summer!


GENERAL FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Youth & Family Director the position supervises groups of children and implements YMCA activities.



(1) LEADS and PARTICIPATES in group activities and PERFORMS related skills

(e.g., crafts, STEAM, sports, reading, and games).

(2) FOLLOWS specific YMCA Camp Standard Operating Procedures

(e.g., check-in/out of participants, parent greeting, cleaning and straightening of supplies in the area).

(3) IMPLEMENTS program activities and special events.

(4) PROMOTES and EMBRACES Character Development in curriculum.

(5) SERVES as a positive role model for program participants.

(6) BUILDS and MAINTAINS a high-standard of member service for all program participants.

(7) PROMOTES safety as an overriding objective in all programming efforts.

(8) PERFORMS all other duties as assigned.


  1. Adhere to policies related to boundaries with children.
  2. Attend required abuse risk management training.
  3. Adhere to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising children.
  4. Report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  5. Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or one to three months of related experience and/or training.
Required Certifications


  • Summer Camp Training - Mandatory training May 18th - May 23
  • Working with Children training within 30 days of hire
  • Current American Red Cross Certifications in CPR and First Aid within 30 days of hire