Summer Camp Counselor

Come work outside on the coast of Maine this summer spending your days at the lake! Join us as a Summer Camp counselor.

Rockland YMCA Program Center

Rockland, ME 04841-

Rockland Harbor Y Summer Camp
Day Camp
61 Limerock Drive
Rockland, ME 04841-

A day camp experience for children ages 6 to 12. Each week campers will enjoy activities such as sports, games, arts & crafts and a weekly field trip all while making new friends and gaining self-confidence.

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp.  Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.

  1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  2. Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting
  3. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
  4. At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on state law and YMCA policies.)
  5. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  6. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

  1. Supervises a group of children.
  2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.  
  3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.  Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  5. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff.
  6. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Summer Camp Counselors are paid a day rate. The amount of the day rate is higher when the counselor successfully completes the Lifeguard Certification course.


How to Apply

Susan Howland, PO Box 840, Rockport ME, 04856-0840

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