Teen Program Coordinator - Summer Camp

Sheboygan YMCA, Sheboygan Falls YMCA & YMCA Camp Y-Koda
Job Description

Are you looking for a summer job that truly impacts somebody's life? Join our 2021 Summer Camp team! Enjoy the great outdoors while making friendships that'll last for a lifetime!

The Teen Program Coordinator serves as a leader, role model, educator and counselor for approximately 12-18 campers (working with primarily ages 9-16). This role serves as the lead and primary instructor for all off-site adventure tripsresident campsadventure based day camps, and leadership development camps.


  • Dates: June-August 2021
  • Salary: $350.00 per week (about $1,400 per month) with additional compensation provided for camps with multiple overnights (resident camps & adventure trips)
  • To Apply: Please complete our online job application form which can be found on our website's employment page. www.sheboygancountyymca.org/camp-y-koda/employment


  • Minimum of 21 years of age or older (must be 21 before June 14, 2021)
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a current drivers license
  • Preferred, Experience or coursework in childhood education, leadership development, team-building or camp setting
  • Preferred, Experience working with teens with proficiency in team building and conflict resolution
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Lifeguard certification course, which is obtainable in pre-camp training. Current first aid, CPR, AED and lifeguarding certification is preferred.
  • Must possess youth leadership experienceexcellent verbal & written communication skills and the ability to work with and understand the needs of children/teens.
  • Must have previous training or experience in a high ropes course setting and adventure challenge programs.
  • Experience creating and implementing outdoor adventure activities, leadership development curriculum and teaching ranged sports & fishing, is preferred.
  • An appreciation of outdoor living, nature and camp settings.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions such as rain and 70-90 degree weather.


  • Participate in staff training, meetings, all Thursday family programs and overnights, camp activities, fundraisers and promotional events.
  • Mentor and help guide Assistant Counselors/volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.
  • Responsible for the educationleadershipsafety and well-being of the CITs (Counselor-in-training). Trains CIT's in team-building philosophy and practice.
  • Incorporate training programming and education components into the CIT program.
  • Assist the Summer Camp Director in the planning, coordination, implementation and teaching for the CIT program sessionsadventure tripsresident camps, and off-site excursions. Assist with preparation & teach program curriculum, leadership specific skills and activities in accordance with the CIT leadership curriculum.
  • Lead off-site excursions, adventure camps & trips, resident camps.
  • Lead and assist in specialty activities such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking trips, river & lake trips.
  • Maintain a balanced budget for adventure trips, resident camps, & leadership programs by monitoring the inventory, forecasting future needs and purchasing supplies. Submit records & receipts of all purchases to the Summer Camp Director.
  • Assist camp directors in Thursday night sleepovers & Friday morning breakfast.
  • And more.

**YMCA Camp Y-Koda is a licensed day camp, therefore we do not provide room & board for "day camp" weeks. For the weeks of the resident camps & adventure trips, we provide room & board.

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