YMCA Camp Letts Counselors | YMCA DC

YMCA Camp Letts Counselors

What it Takes to Be a Summer Camp Counselor 

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day builds a bridge to the future. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a summer job—you’ll learn and grow, live and work with people from around the world, and make a lasting difference in the lives of youth. While a summer camp position may conjure images of kayaking and ziplining by day and roasting marshmallows around a campfire at night, you’ll leave with one prevailing memory: the time spent living with, teaching, and inspiring your campers. 

YMCA Camp Letts is seeking highly skilled, qualified and responsible individuals whose warmth, consideration and companionship will shape our campers’ experience. All staff go through an extensive screening process including interviews, multiple character references and fingerprinting by state police and the FBI. Once you are welcomed to our summer family, you will undergo an extensive two-week training for safety, certifications and basic operations. 

Activities & Logistics Director 

  • Oversees all Overnight activity
  • Schedules all program areas  

Behavior Coordinator 

  • Assists with behavioral needs
  • Manages behavior and Incident reports 

Photographer 

Manages all camp cameras and Social Media 

Hero 

Manages Store, Snack, Water Coolers 

Boys Unit Director 

  • Assists with cabinizing
  • Schedules Overnight boy cabins 
  • Helps run evening activities 
  • Supervises Boys unit 

Girls Unit Director 

  • Assists with cabinizing
  • Schedules Overnight girl cabins 
  • Helps run evening activities 
  • Supervises Girls unit 

Day Camp Director 

  • Cabinizies Day Camp groups
  • Schedules Day Camp activities 
  • Helps run Check in/out 
  • Supervises Day Camp 

Crafts Director 

  • Plans all crafts, Oversees Tye-Dye 
  • Manages program supplies 

Land Director 

  • Plans and oversees sports and archery, along with sheds
  • Manages program supplies
     

Pool Director

  • Manages the pool and Pool binder 
  • Manages pool chemicals and cleaning 
  • Runs in-service for all lifeguards
  • Helps manage lifeguards 

Waterfront Director 

  • Manages the Waterfront and Certs binder 
  • Manages the docks and beaches 
  • Assists with in-service for all lifeguards
  • Helps manage lifeguards 
  • Supervises the Sailing Director 

Ropes Director 

  • Oversees the ropes course, zipline, and TDC
  • Oversees ropes and equipment log 
  • Supervises Assistant Ropes Director 
     

Sailing Director 

  • Oversees all sailing programs
  • Assists the WFD with managing the beaches 

Assistant Ropes Director

  • Assists in overseeing the ropes course, zipline, and TDC
  • Assists with managing the ropes and equipment log 

Assistant Boys Unit Director 

  • Helps oversee cabins, Teaches chants and cheers 
  • Helps run flagpole, evening activities, and meals 
  • Help run rainy and red day activities 
  • Helps lead Boys unit 

Assistant Girls Unit Director 

  • Helps oversee cabins, Teaches chants and cheers
  • Helps run flagpole, evening activities, and meals 
  • Helps run rainy and red day activities 
  • Helps lead Girls unit
     

Assistant Day Camp Director 

  • Helps oversee DC groups, Teaches chants and cheers 
  • Helps check in/out 
  • Helps create rainy and red day activities 
  • Helps run Day Camp 

Counselor 

  • Reports to the Director overseeing the program their working 
  • Follows the program schedule 
  • Follows all safety rules 
  • Leads campers in games and activities 
  • Participates in all activities 
  • Manage camp cleanliness WITH campers 
  • Documents all incidents and behavior in a timely manner 
Staff training starts: May 31st for Leadership, June 5th All Staff
Camp will end: August 25th
More information will be coming soon. If you are interested in applying, please email emily.gilmore@ymcadc.org.

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