Summer Day Camp Counselor

Posted: 01/24/2024

A Better US starts with YOU! Be a child's hero this upcoming summer! Now accepting applications for 2024.

We are looking for compassionate individuals who want to impact youth, be adventurous, and embrace the spirit of camp.

Our camp counselors are assigned and lead a different group of children (between ages 4-16) each week and follow a pre-planned weekly schedule. We have many activities at Camp Y-Koda including, but not limited to: Archery, BB Guns, Sling Shots, a High Ropes Course, lake with kayaks & canoes, a small swimming pool, arts & crafts center, gaga ball and so much more. Our 80-acre property is a branch of the Sheboygan County YMCA. Our summer program is 95% outdoors rain, shine or snow! For more specific information please read below.

Typical Work Schedule

  • Mondays - Fridays with hour primarily between 8:00am - 4:30pm.
  • June 10 - August 30, 2024 (12 weeks total)
  • Paid Training begins after Memorial Day (Monday-Fridays)
  • We have ONLY one weekly Thursday sleepover which runs into Friday (the only time we bring out the s'mores!)
  • We offer a service to families for “Extended Care” which means some staff could be assigned to additional duties outside of our primary hours. These extra assigned duties start at 7:00am and may end as late as 5:30pm.
  • All Certifications are offered as part of training and we will pay you to take these for your role with us!

Experience, Education and Qualifications

  • Due to being a licensed day camp with Wisconsin, all counselors must be age 18 before working with a group of participants. Minimum of 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or able to provide transcripts.
  • Have a current CPR, First Aid or AED Certification? Awesome! If you do not, no worries as we will get you certified for your role.
  • Interested in leading water-based camps? We will get you lifeguard certified for your role!! (More opportunities within the summer with this certification with us).
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills!
  • A passion for working outdoors and working with children.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions such as rain or 70-90 degree weather.
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but not limited to: row boating, lawn games, building campfires, swimming, team building exercises, physical games and activities.
  • Willing to get a background check with the state.

**Since we are a Day Camp only, we do not offer room, board or transportation to/from work each day.

To get a potential interview with us, the YMCA requires all interested applicants to complete the YMCA Employment application online:


Salary: $450.00 per week, includes FREE YMCA Summer Membership

Questions? Contact us at (920) 467-6882 or Kaitlyn Emmons, Summer Camp Director, at

Type of Position: Part Time Position

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