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Job Title: Camp Counselor

Hiring Period: Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $12.75 | Hours per week: 20-40
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Non Work-Study

Job Description: Camp Prospect Staff

Not just another summer job, but a chance to make a huge impact!

Today more than ever, we need our youth to be surrounded by positive role models – if that’s you- join our team!

Gain invaluable experience from working with children, to learning interpersonal skills, organization and commitment; all skills that will help you in any future role. Be a part of an international organization while making a difference on a local level.

Camp Prospect staff will lead campers through a day that centers on recreational sports as well as other camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, physical challenges, and dance & movement. The Camp Prospect staff will create a positive, energetic, and safe environment where children have a fun time, make new friends, and will have an experience to remember for children ages 5 - 14. Camp Prospect staff have the option to work Gymnastics camp, which occur the second half of the summer.

Camp Sessions: 4 – one week sessions
I: 7/6-7/10
II: 7/13-7/17
III: 7/20-7/24
IV: 7/27-7/31
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Morning Care 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Job Duties:
• Be imaginative and creative in designing and implementing recreational activities for children.
• Always maintain a positive attitude and show your enthusiasm for camp activities.
• Have access to reliable mode of transportation and communication.

Job Qualifications:
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Education and/or experience in childcare and related fields.
• Must possess an interest in a wide array of creative and physical activities.
• Must possess a basic knowledge of sports, including basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, and football.
• Enjoy working with children and families.
• Must have a clear understanding and commitment to the purpose and mission of Camp Prospect and the YMCA. Attempt to incorporate these values into camp activities.
• Must have good interpersonal skills and a willingness to serve children of Camp Prospect and their families.
• Must possess current certifications in Standard First Aid of Massachusetts Child Care, First Aid for Children, and Infant/Child CPR or willingness to obtain one.

Benefits include a free membership to the Y

1. HRYMCA application, which can be found on our website:

Please email your application, resume and cover letter to sovina.mansfield

Or mail/in person,
Attn: Sovina Mansfield

How to Apply: See Website

Employers Website:
Name/Company: Sovina Mansfield
Phone: 413-584-7086
286 Prospect St.
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Job Number: 38610