YMCA of Superior California


Bear Valley Resident Camp Counselor

Job Type: Seasonal

Category: Camp


Multiple Branches

Job Description

Under the direction of the Resident Camp Supervisor the Y‑Resident Camp Counselor will provide leadership and implementation of the summer program which consists of cabin and community camp activities, morning gathering, special events, and twilight and camp fires. This position will also be responsible for developing positive cabin relationships with a group of 8 to 12 children in a safe environment. Read more about Bear Valley YMCA Camp: ymcasuperiorcal.org/BearValley.

Job Requirements


  • Attend all orientation sessions prior to camp.
  • Understand and attend to the needs of campers.
  • Guide, direct and Participate with your cabin group in activities.
  • Develop group cohesiveness.
  • Assist in the social, mental, and emotional development of the children
    using values clarification techniques.
  • Maintain control of the children in your care at all times.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of the children under your supervision.
  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, facilities, and
    the natural environment.
  • Support and Assist other camp personnel in all areas of program operation
    and development.
  • Manage personal time in accordance with camp policies.
  • Maintain standards of conduct.
  • All other duties as assigned by your supervisor


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Operational

Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • One year or more of college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a camp setting
  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living,
    archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational
    games, etc..
  • At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on
    state law and YMCA policies.)


Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary for the achievement of the YMCA’s goals and objectives.

Submit your employment interest by sending your resume and cover letter to resumes@ymcasuperiorcal.org to be considered for a position.

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