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1 Apr 2022

Part-Time Child Care Summer Day Camp Counselor – South Kitsap

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties – Posted by ymcapkc Port Orchard, Washington, United States

Job Description

Why Work for the Y?

The Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening our community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in, and across our communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

Would you like to be a part of THE BEST SUMMER EVER?  At Summer camp you get to dress up, sing songs, participate in arts & crafts, swimming, Gaga, and fun games and activities all while making a huge impact on local children as you act as a role model and help them achieve personal growth.

If hired as a Camp Counselor you will get to know a small group of campers, supervise them through a range of fun activities, all while keeping them safe.  You will also be the facilitator of fun and friendship.  You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in everything from arts & crafts to soccer and swimming.

By the end of the summer you will have great skills in making lanyards, know lyrics to crazy camp songs, trivia to amaze your friends, the ability to speak to anyone about anything, an outfit for every imaginable themed event, an AWESOME camp T-shirt, and an excellent tan.

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:
    • You will think about how your actions affect staff and campers
    • You will help campers learn how to make good decisions
  • Provide quality results by:
    • Providing the highest quality programming to campers
    • Being the best camp leader you can be
    • Setting summer goals not only for yourself, but for your campers
  • Be a role model and teach values:
    • Show empathy for your campers and fellow staff, even in a stressful situation
    • Live the core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility

Are you a good fit?

  • I like to dress up and be crazy and goofy
  • I want to make the difference in the life of a child this summer
  • You are 18 years or older.
  • You have completed High School/Obtained GED or completed 2 Summers as Counselor In Training Program participant

Starting Wage: $14.49+ per hour, depending on qualifications

Dates of Employment: May 1st – September 1st (exact dates will be communicated during the hiring process based on location)

Part Time: Part-Time, up to 25 hours per week

Benefits: Part-Time employees receive a personal YMCA membership, paid sick leave, flexible scheduling, YMCA program and merchandise discounts (up to 50%), training and professional education, employee referral bonus program, the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan and more!

Location: South Kitsap School District

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Camp, Child Care, Outdoors, and youth. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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