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West Hartford YMCA
12 North Main Street
West Hartford
Summer Camp
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Summer Camp Counselors will be responsible to serve as a counselor to a group of 8-10 campers, serving as their positive role model, leader and friend.  The counselor will also either teach or assist with daily specialty tracks and group activities. Primary responsibility is to ensure the well-being of their campers.  Counselors plan and carry out activities designed to help build campers spiritually, mentally and physically


  1. Is at least 16 years of age.
  2. Has a desire to care for, work with and motivate campers and counselors.  This includes understanding their needs and placing these needs and the objectives of camp before personal needs.
  3. Has a desire to work with campers.
  4. Create a climate in the group that will foster the goals and objectives of the YMCA.
  5. Possess leadership abilities.
  6. Report immediately to supervisor any evidence of child abuse including physical, mental, emotional and/or neglect.
  7. Consistently provide friendly, courteous assistance, exceeding customers’ expectations every day, which includes building and maintaining healthy professional relationships with parents, children and staff. 
  8. Support and contribute to a safe, clean environment for staff and customers.
  9. Is familiar with and carries out emergency procedures, building rules and regulations.
  10. Is able to plan and lead group activities in line with the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility.
  11. Is able to plan and lead specialty tracks based on assignments
  12. Arrive on time for scheduled shifts, wearing appropriate uniform and name tag, and prepared for all assignments.
  13. Provide a safe environment and program for all participants.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have experience with camp and working with children.
  • Person must possess values consistent with the mission of the YMCA.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer required
  • Must meet all state licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.