YMCA Metro Atlanta

Counselor Resident Camp

YMCA Metro Atlanta
Cartersville, GA 30120
Posted 60+ days ago

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we're looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

At the Y, we're an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Commitment to Health and Safety

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination requirement for all Full-Time positions. For further information, please visit our Vaccine Hub, or speak to your recruiter. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.

Nature and Scope:

Under the direction of the Resident Camp Program Leader, the Camp Counselor will be primarily responsible for supporting the Camp program and for the successful achievement of providing guidance, safety, leadership, values education and enjoyment for children served by camp.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years in a resident camp setting.
  • Required certifications current First Aid/CPR; must obtain any other certifications required for the position.
  • Complete PPE and safety protocol training prior to first shift.
  • A working knowledge of computers: MS Word, MS Excel, data base management.
  • Exemplify YMCA ideals, leadership qualities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, problem solve and possess effective time management skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and personal commitment to service and hospitality.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Knowledge of the outdoors and environmental education.
  • Pass a criminal background and drug screening check.
  • Pass a Motor Vehicles Record and have own transportation.
  • CPR within 30 days of employment and maintain throughout employment.


  • Perform COVID 19 safety procedures and all other necessary protocols before, during, and post camp.
  • To include: Personal temperature checks, camper and parent temperature checks and prescreen questions, sanitation of camp areas.
  • Develop social distancing activities as needed.
  • Implementation of programming that promotes social distancing and Safety Protocol
  • Carry out daily program tasks related directly to the position's scope and responsibility.
  • Stay updated on current issues regarding day camp programs.
  • Promote, monitor, evaluate and ensure that all day camp programs run smoothly with a high level of service to participants.
  • Maintain branch and association certifications in CPR, Metro Atlanta YMCA New Staff Orientation and Branch off-site Emergency procedures and any other required certifications and/or training required by the Metro Atlanta YMCA.
  • Assist as needed in all aspects of the YMCA and its community.
  • Responsible for maintaining and reporting incident/accident paperwork.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Be able to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and children.
  • Be able to provide sound, caring and positive leadership for children.
  • Able to maintain a safe and fun environment for children.
  • Provide, to everyone, extraordinary customer service to parent(s).
  • Be able to recognize and implement safety standards in all program activities.
  • Be able to participate effectively with other staff in implementing creative and fun camp activities for camp.
  • Have a good understanding of the mission and values of the YMCA and be able to demonstrate and teach based on those values.
  • Communicate positively with parents and staff as required.
  • Attend all staff camp trainings.


This position has a primary impact on the overall effectiveness of the Resident Camp program and the success of services to the community. The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and ensuring a safe, clean, controlled and fun environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Philosophy.


Ability to work actively while supervising children. Ability to climb, walk, run, stoop, squat or kneel. Ability to lift and carry equipment to appropriate destinations or affect the carrying of such equipment. Ability to use senses which enable safe supervision including seeing and/or hearing. It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing!

Employment Requirement:

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check including Criminal Record check, Drug Screening and motor vehicle record (MVR) according to company policy.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without current or future sponsorship.

This job posting is subject to change at any time.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta offers excellent benefits and career opportunities as part of our culture of excellence. The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY to join us and do their best work.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.


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