YMCA Rochester Camp Gorham
  • 18-Apr-2018 to 17-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • Camp Gorham
  • Eagle Bay, NY, USA
  • Seasonal

Under the direction of the Village Head, directly supervise a group of up to 12 campers in a resident camp setting, providing a safe and fun environment. Leads activity areas throughout the day. Greets everyone by name whenever possible. Extends thanks whenever appropriate. Makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values or the YMCA of Greater Rochester is conveyed.



  • Directly responsible for the daily safety and program schedule for cabin group.
  • Follow and model established guidelines in regard to safety and emergency procedures and document accidents/concerns as required.
  • Practice safety awareness at all times (including hydration and sun protection)
  • Teach specialty classes as assigned following the provided lesson plans and activities.
  • Oversee dining hall table family group at each meal, ensuring all children are well fed. Oversee food allergies at table as needed ensuring children follow doctor or parent dietary restrictions.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining behavior management in assigned group and serve as a role model for good behavior.
  • Be dedicated to creating a camp atmosphere which consists of the elements of safety, friendship, Adirondack experiences, character development and fun.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, safe cabin daily.
  • Begin each day rested and prepared for the day's program. This may include: advance preparation (e.g. stories, skits, games, crafts, and nature projects)
  • Maintain camp supplies and equipment in a clean, neat manner.
  • Assist with the supervision and positive growth of all assigned Counselors-In-Training.
  • Communicate with Village Head in regard to camper concerns and issues.
  • Always participate in songs, skits and camp program with enthusiasm.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Ensures all areas of camp are kept clean at all times by participating in regular cleaning duties including end of summer clean up.
  • Will be assigned to kitchen work as needed.
  • Attend all required training and meetings.
  • To carry out other duties as assigned to assure the overall success of the camp



  •  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology associated with the job.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have appropriate background and training in program area (to be determined by Program Director)
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer before the first day of training and throughout the duration of your seasonal employment.
  • Current certification in Waterfront Lifeguarding preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Person must possess values consistent with the mission of the YMCA.



  • Ability to visibly observe children.
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and transport equipment from one location to another.
  • Ability to hear distress signals even when distracted by noise and activity.
  • Ability to reason, solve problems and make sound decisions even when distracted by noise and activity.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat and humidity.
  • Observe and promote safety and security procedures.


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