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Camp Counselor Opportunities

Like many Y programs, camping is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends. But few environments are as special as YMCA Camp Leif Ericson, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

Camping teaches 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. Counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.


Junior Counselor (ages 16-17)

Junior Counselors are responsible for assisting camper groups at activities such as boating, fishing, archery, horses, arts and crafts. View the full Junior Counselor job description here.

Senior Counselor (ages 18+)

Senior Counselors are responsible for the direct supervision of up to 12 campers on a daily basis during their two week camp session. View the full Senior Counselor job description here.

Program Specialist (ages 18+)

Program specialists are responsible for developing an age appropriate activity curriculum prior to the start of camp and then delivering the program on a daily basis to campers. View the full Program Specialist job description here.

  • Nature Program
  • Music Program
  • Arts and Craft Program
  • Horse Program
  • Outdoor Cooking Program
  • Biking Program
  • Wall Lake
  • Lifeguard

*All Leif Ericson Day Camp staff positions are seasonal, end of May through mid-August


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