Summer Day Camp Counselor


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Summer Camp Counselor at the McCook YMCA maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families for the McCook YMCA Day Camp. This position has the potential to work a part-time or full-time schedule, with part-time shifts available from 8:30am-12:30pm, and 12:30pm-4:30pm.


  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children and group activities.
  • Encourage appropriate behavior through positive reinforcement and/or redirection.
  • Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth; models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Ensure a clean and safe environment is provided for all program participants. Responsible for care of all equipment and supplies.
  • Lead and actively participate in activities and games with children. Encourage youth participation.

Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.

Attends and participates in program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.

Other duties as deemed necessary by the Youth Development Director.


16 years old or older.

Available to work Summer Day Camp dates, May 22 through August 4. Management is flexible.

Must be able to stand, remain outdoors and maintain continued physical endurance for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

Must be mentally alert and be able to process and follow directions. Watch, listen, and facilitate group activities.

Must be able to supervise and instruct large groups of children.

Integrity and ability to work independently with attention to detail required.

Demonstrated leadership and dependability.

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Operation of 12-person passenger van for transportation purposes. (18 and older only)

Background checks will be performed.

CPR and First Aid preferred. CPR and First Aid certification required to be completed by the first day of Summer Day Camp.

Prior experience working with children preferred.



Applications can be picked up at the YMCA of McCook Service Desk or printed online at

Submit Completed Applications in person at the Service Desk or mail to: YMCA of McCook, PO Box 408, McCook, NE  69001. Email completed applications to

Deadline for submission: May 12, 2023

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time, Full-Time, Seasonal

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