YCC is a great place for leaders
Although the Y Country Camp has a wonderful facility and a broad spectrum of innovative programs, it is ultimately our camp staff that makes YCC such a special place. We encourage our staff to lead by example – to provide a safe and fun summer camp experience for everyone.
This exceptional group of men and women – the Director and Associate Director, our supervisors, bunk counselors and specialists, doctors, nurses and our support staff in the infirmary and office – all work together to make our campers feel great about being at YCC.
Most of our staff have been at YCC since they were young campers. They are passionate about passing on their love of YCC to today’s campers.
Apply for a Summer Camp Job
If you are interested in a summer camp job at the Y Country Camp for this coming summer, please look below for the appropriate online application form. Once received, we go through each application, and will contact you shortly after. At YCC, it’s more than just a summer camp job – it’s an experience that will last a lifetime!
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Summer Camp Job Descriptions
At YCC, we strive to nurture the development of all campers by helping them build strong relationships, strengthen self-confidence and skills, and take on new challenges. Our caring staff work long hours to make sure our campers are taken care of all the time. Most of our staff live with campers - therefore they are working or on-call around the clock. There are mandatory staff trainings and orientation dates prior to the start of camp that all staff members must attend.
We have a drug-free, alcohol-free and non-smoking work environment with a zero-tolerance policy.
Bunk/Unit Counselors are enthusiastic, nurturing individuals who care for and assist a group of campers of a particular grade level. They work closely with their campers throughout each day and night to ensure that all campers have their needs met and are having a positive experience. Counselors help to ensure campers' well-being, build self-esteem, foster new friendships and to make their camp experience as fun and rewarding as possible. Counselors are with their group at all times including clean-up, rest period, shower hour and free play. Counselors are responsible for taking their campers to and from activities, participating with them and encouraging them to try new things. Counselors eat meals with their group; ensuring that all campers are fed, managing clean-up and making sure campers are attentive during announcements. Counselors also assist in the preparation and planning of evening programs throughout the summer.
Some of the many responsibilities that fall under the role of a counselor include:
- Having knowledge of each camper’s social, physical and emotional well-being at all times
- Knowing where your campers are at all times
- Being the timekeeper of the bunk. This includes waking up your campers, making sure they are on time to Mercaz, meals, activities, programs, putting them to bed etc.
- Making sure your campers feel unique through attention, care and bunk/unit programs
Specialists work with children between the ages of six and fourteen years old and spend the majority of their day at an activity, leading the campers in a specific skill. When specialists are not working at their specialty, they spend their time with an assigned bunk, building relationships and creating bonds with their campers in their cabin or tent, at meals, rest hour, evening programs and bedtime. Specialists are energetic, enthusiastic and creative individuals who are experts in their activity. They are committed to teaching and helping campers to build skills and self-esteem while having fun. Specialists must have a strong knowledge of their activity and experience teaching or coaching.
Some of the many responsibilities that fall under the role of a specialist include:
- Preparing your area with all the necessary supplies and equipment
- Ensuring the safety of all campers and staff at your activity
- Training the CITs at your activity and modeling positive staff behaviours
- Planning creative and challenging activities that meet the needs and varying levels of your campers
- Creating back-up programs for rainy days
- Identifying and building connections with campers who show interest in your specialty
- Engaging campers at all times while at your activity
- Outdoor Adventure
- Rock Climbing
- Floor Hockey
- Gaga Ball
- Ping Pong
- Water Aerobics
- Arts & Crafts
- Cooking & Baking
- Jewelry Making
- Swim Instruction