Summer Camp Counselor

West Chester Area YMCA, 605 Airport Rd, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3328
Monday, April 15, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Camp Counselor

Branch: West Chester

Pay Class: Part Time

Shifts/Availability: Monday-Friday/Day



About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.


Position Purpose: The Camp Counselor is responsible for the safety, well-being and supervision of the campers. All assigned duties will be performed in a manner reflecting the YMCA of the USA character development traits of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.




  • Ensures the safety and well-being of all campers in the group and camp-wide and ensures a risk-free environment for all.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of activities in accordance with the camp schedule, submitting written plans prior to each week or as assigned by Camp Director.
  • Maintains positive relationships with campers, parents, and staff.
  • Organizes and maintains camp equipment, supplies, and property.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of the day camp schedule as assigned.
  • Maintains camp records including, but not limited to accident & incident reports, sign in/out sheets, attendance documents, etc.
  • Maintains expectation of the YMCA requirements/rations and help others do the same.
  • Works collaboratively with Head Counselor for assigned group.    
  • Ensures compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




  • Must be at least 16 years of age and/or have prior experience in working with children in a camp environment.
  • Ability to effectively use technology for programmatic needs.
  • Attend all required pre-camp and camp season training courses and meetings as scheduled.
  • Obtain and maintain all new hire certifications and training before the first day of camp.


  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit
  • Opportunities for training and advancement
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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