Camp Teen Adventure Counselor - The Dancel Y in Ellicott City

4331 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043, USA Req #2939
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Overwhelmingly, people who decide they want to be a part of the Y in Central Maryland tell us they do so because it reflects their values and a conscious decision, they’ve made about how they choose to live their lives. The happiest and most fulfilled Y associates are those who are motivated to help others and who want to be a part of something larger than themselves.   If this speaks to your heart, then we invite you to join our team. Be a part of a charitable, mission-driven organization that works for individual and community well-being for all, for a better us.


Responsible for the supervision and safety of a group of campers. Assists with the planning and implementation of activities to meet the camp curriculum requirements. Is a proactive and supportive team member in meeting quality and customer service initiatives.  Demonstrates the Y's commitment to its core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring in all actions to serve as a role model. Position is seasonal but will require up to 40 hours of pre-season training.



  • Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times.
  • Assist with daily pre-camp set-up, clean-ups through the day, and post-camp breakdown.
  • Assist with planning of daily activities to meet all curricula and scheduling requirements.
  • Implements activities, participating and engaging with campers, (including being in the pool during designated swim times) creating a quality experience.
  • Reports to work on time, and in uniform for all scheduled shifts, including weekly and/or other designated meetings
  • Promotes positive character values in a caring camp environment
  • Assist in special program areas and activities including but not limited to: waterfront, pool, nature, camp-wide activities, arts and crafts, ropes, marksmanship, homestead and horses as directed. (as applicable by camp)
  • Works to maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Drive Y minibus for teen camp field trip purposes as applicable/needed
  • All other duties as assigned.



The candidate will be

  • a highly energetic team player,
  • able and willing to fully participate in all aspects of the camp day and activities
  • able to learn and follow all policies and procedures in order to provide a safe program
  • good with communication skills
  • at least 21 years of age
  • At least one camp season working with youth, or related experience
  • Attend all training and meetings within designated time frame
  • be eligible to complete the Y in Central Maryland drivers training to operate mini bus
The Y in Central Maryland provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Moreover, the Y is firmly committed to celebrating and achieving diversity and inclusion in all we do. We strive to be an anti-racist organization and expect all associates to treat others with respect, kindness and dignity, at all times. Thank you for considering working for the Y in Central Maryland. If being a part of our cause feels right for you, we hope you will join us.

Other details

  • Job Family Summer/Residential Camp
  • Pay Type Hourly