Residential Day Camp Staff

Would you like to change lives by making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper? 

YMCA Camp Seymour

Gig Harbor, WA 98329-

Camp Seymour
9725 Cramer Road KPN
Gig Harbor, WA 98329-

YMCA Camp Seymour occupies 160 acres and a half mile of Puget Sound shoreline on the Key Peninsula, 30 minutes from Tacoma. We build self esteem and encourage collaboration through activities such as kayaking, canoeing, climbing on our 37 foot climbing wall, archery, swimming in our heated pool, arts and crafts, soccer, basketball, trip and paddle programs, and so much more. Additionally, Seymour boasts spectacular environmental learning opportunities, with a garden, marine touch tanks, almost 80 acres of evergreen forests and a reptile room. Our recently renovated cabins have heat and indoor plumbing. Since 1905, Camp Seymour has provided and continues to provide opportunities for staff and campers to learn and grow together in a beautiful setting where the water, trees and mountains come together.

At Camp Seymour you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.


If hired for this position you will live and work at Camp in a cabin/yurt.  You will directly supervise, support, and mentor a group of 10-12 campers throughout their program day.  You will develop camper character and values; foster cabin community, encourage group leadership, and develop stewardship.  You will develop and run activities with your group of day campers and support unit and all-camp activities.


You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in everything from campfire to canoeing and archery.  By the end of the summer you will be the adult role model who encourages creativity, instills confidence, self-esteem, a life of adventure, and a sense of belonging. 


Are you a good fit?

  • I am at least 21 years old.
  • I have worked at a camp or have related experience in child leadership.
  • I have experience working with children and diverse populations.
  • I want to make the difference in the life of a child this summer.


In this position you will be able to use your skills to:

Build relationships:

  • With your campers and get to know them as individuals. 
  • Between campers, helping them meet new people and get out of their comfort zone.

Provide quality results:

  • Lead a variety of program areas including but not limited to; Swim teaching, Archery, Climbing wall, Natural Wonders and Boating. Training and certification in program area's will be provided.
  • Support day camp staff team and objectives. Manage, supervise, and support day campers throughout their program day.

Be a role model and teach values:

  • Maintain open communication and proactively work to build strong relationships with Co-leaders & Leadership staff. 
  • Recognize individual and group situations and effectively resolve conflicts based on camp values and procedures.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities inside and outside of the cabin, participating 100% with activities; enjoy playing, and not "sit on the sidelines." 

Starting Wage: $225+/week, depending on qualifications

This is a Residential position that includes room and board.


How to Apply

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