Rotating Junior Counselor

YMCA Camp Wapsie


The Rotating Junior Counselor assists the Senior Counselor in supervising a cabin of twelve campers.

  • Live with and assist in supervising the activities of twelve campers at all times.
  • Keep the camper’s safety, health, hygiene, and cleanliness foremost in mind.
  • Assist with nightly cabin devotions.
  • During all activities follow the policies and philosophies of Camp Wapsie and assure that the campers are also following them.
  • Plans, with a committee, one world service activity and one special day.
  • Participate in all of the courses, activities, classes, training, and planning sessions during the week of pre camp.
  • Lead or assist in an activity area.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the living area, grounds around it, and the activity area.
  • Lifeguard in the pool guard rotation as directed.
  • Assist the senior counselor in programming activities for campers during cabin activity.
  • Attend the weekly 1:00 PM Sunday staff meeting and share your ideas and distribute any organizational material for an activity that you are programming during the week.
  • Create and maintain a harmonious, positive working relationship with fellow staff, YMCA


  • Must be at least 17 years old by the start of summer and must have completed their Junior year of High School.
  • Must possess the ability to work with and motivate children between the age of 5 and 18.
  • Must possess strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Must possess a willingness to learn.
  • Must be willing to learn or have some experience or basic knowledge about working in a kitchen.
  • General knowledge of cleaning.
  • Must be lively, enthusiastic, and energetic when interacting with the campers and staff.
  • Must be able and willing to follow directions.
  • Enjoys working and interacting with people of all types and ages, with a special emphasis on children, modeling and utilizing the important core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Certification in (CPR/AED/First Aid/PDT/Safety Training)- CPR course must be CPR for the Professional Rescuer or ability to acquire by the start of Summer Camp.


Seasonal Position late May-Mid August.

Apply soon – closes when positions are filled.

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