Sports Camp Counselor – Westwood Park YMCA

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Sports Camp Counselor - Westwood Park YMCA


Earn an extra $1000 over the course of the summer when you get hired and work throughout the summer. The Summer Bonus is for ALL CAMPS & POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY positions. This also includes a FREE Y membership.

  • The first $500 will be included in the employees first pay of the season
  • The second $500 will be included in the employees last pay of the season


Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Sports Camp Counselor is responsible for leading small and large group activities for the full summer camp season. This position works directly with children ages 6 – 14 years old up to 9 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.  They must also be positive and nurturing to campers, and should be able to set consistent limits for the children.



  • Must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Must have prior experience in child care, day camp, and/or recreational leadership with children.
  • Proven experience in teaching/leading activities including (but not limited to) sports, and the importance of fair play.
  • A commitment to working with youth in an indoor/outdoor day camping environment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.


Performance Responsibilities:

  • Attend all preseason staff training sessions.
  • must be CPR/First Aid certified, training is provided by the YMCA for all counselors
  • 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.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with campers, parents, and staff in accordance with the YMCA of Greater Nashua employee handbook.
  • Promote the values of the YMCA by being a positive role model for all campers.
  • Keep a “Rainy Day Kit” (cards, coloring books, board games, group games etc.) handy.
  • Care for and maintain all camp property and equipment used.
  • Promote good personal relationships among campers and camp staff.
  • 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.



  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to act and move around the Westwood Park YMCA facility fast enough to keep children safe.
  • ALL applicable local and state safety guidelines will be in effect as it related to COVID-19. A full staff training on this will take place prior to camp starting.


This is a summer seasonal position (June – September). Hours are between 8:00am-5:30pm. NO day off requests will be approved as this is a summer seasonal position.


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