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Camp Counselor - Before and After Camp



Before and After Camp Staff are responsible for supervision of campers during before and after camp hours. This includes ensuring a safe and efficient drop off and pick up experience for parents. Before and after care staff will lead games and activities for campers as they arrive and before they depart from camp. This staff is also responsible for the initial set up and final take down of camp each day. This position will cover approximately 20 hours per week.


  1. Provide positive supervision of camp participants.
  2. Facilitate a safe and fun program environment.
  3. Respond to emergencies appropriately.
  4. Check children in and out of camp program.
  5. Where applicable, perform a health check on Campers in the morning, including temperature check and health screen.
  6. Lead games and activities for campers, including arts and crafts and sports.
  7. Work with the Associate Camp Director/Coordinator to create and implement impromptu activities.
  8. Follow schedules and be on time.
  9. Provide guidance and discipline to camp participants.
  10. Keep program equipment clean and organized.
  11. Report areas of concern to Association Camp Director.
  12. Adhere to all safety protocols as outlined in YMCA and Camp policies.  


  1. Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and one season of experience working with youth in a camp setting. YMCA experience preferred.
  2. Must be 18 years or older.
  3. Attend 20 hours of training as outlined in training schedule and obtain CPR, First Aid and AED certifications which will be provided through the Madison Area YMCA.
  4. Must be available beginning June 14, 2021.
  5. Counselors can take up to one week (5 days) of unpaid vacation days and this request must be approved in writing by Director prior to the start of camp.
  6. Maintain certifications or become certified in CPR, First Aid and AED, and Lifeguarding.
  7. Willingness to participate in high adventure activities, when needed.



  1. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including heat in excess of 90F and high humidity.
  2. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  3. Ability to wear a face covering on an as needed basis based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Department of Health.
  4. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  5. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, walking and hiking on uneven surfaces.
  6. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  7. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
  8. Comfortable administering first aid and exposure to bodily fluids and communicable diseases is possible.
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