Camp Counselor – Camp Create at the Merrimack YMCA

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Camp Counselor - Camp Create at the Merrimack YMCA

Learn, Grow and Thrive with a Career at the Y
Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives and health of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.


Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Counselor is responsible for leading small and large group activities for the full summer at Camp Create.  This position works directly with children ages 6 – 12 years old up to 15 children.  This position is directly responsible for the safety and supervision of their assigned group at all times.  The candidate must have the ability to work with people of all ages in both formal and informal settings.  They should be knowledgeable in the camping programs they are programming for, and should be creative in bringing new ideas to the program.  The candidate should be energetic and have a positive attitude, looking for the best in themselves and in the people around them.  They must be able to interact with parents, and represent the YMCA of Greater Nashua in all aspects of YMCA Camp Sargent.  They must also be positive and nurturing to children, and should be able to set consistent limits for the children.


Work Season/Hours:

  • This is a summer seasonal position.
  • Hours are between 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • As a Counselor you may be needed during Pre (7-9am)/Post (4-6pm) Camp hours.
  • NO day off requests will be approved as this is a summer seasonal position.



  • Attend all pre-season staff training sessions.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Plan and lead activities with small and large groups according to the daily schedule.
  • Provide daily supervision to the program participants.
  • Keep the Camp Director informed of any concerns and/or behavior issues within the program.
  • Keep the Camp Director informed about scheduled activities and any changes.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with campers, parents, and staff.
  • Promote the values of the YMCA by being a positive role model for all campers.
  • Care for and maintain all camp property and equipment used.
  • Promote good personal relationships among campers.
  • Act as your group’s immediate health care responder for all reasonably anticipated health-care concerns based on the individual, location and activity. Examples: tick removal, sunburn, dehydration, scrapes etc.
  • All health care supplies are available in the first aid station and it is the responsibility of the employee to ensure they are equipped to handle all reasonable and common injuries.
  • Preventative measures to avoid illness and the spread of infection for both yourself and others are to be used through the use of CPR barrier, masks or gloves.
  • Submit a doctor’s physical form dated within two years of first day of summer camp. Employment cannot begin until a copy of this physical form is submitted to the camp director. No exceptions.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have prior experience in child care, day camp, or recreational leadership with children.
  • Proven experience in teaching/leading camp activities including (but not limited to) songs, crafts, games, nature, sports, and the importance of fair play.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


YMCA Competencies:

  • Communication: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of children, families and staff.
  • Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Relationships: Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the mission of the Early Childcare program and the work of the Y.
  • Innovation: Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the childcare programs’ mission and work.
  • Self-Development: Is dedicated to the improvement of own capabilities and demonstrates this through the continual expansion of knowledge and skills.
  • Developing Others: Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop the staff teams’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance.



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