Senior Counselor

YMCA Camp Wapsie


Under the direction of the Summer Camp Director, the Senior Counselor is responsible for supervising a cabin of twelve campers, and providing an excellent experience at Camp Wapsie.

  • Live with and supervise the activities of twelve campers at all times.
  • Keep the camper’s safety, health, hygiene, and cleanliness foremost in mind.
  • Check to see that the camper’s are getting their medication correctly and per schedule.
  • Plan and lead a designated meal program weekly.
  • Plan for and conduct nightly cabin devotions/taps.
  • In any activity follow the policies and philosophies of Camp Wapsie and assure that the campers are also following them.
  • Participate in all of the courses, activities, and planning sessions during the week of pre camp.
  • Plans, with a committee, one world service activity and one special day.
  • Teach and direct an assigned Junior Counselor and Leadership campers, mostly by being a strong role model.
  • Lead an activity area or be an assistant in that area and be responsible for all equipment.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the living area, grounds around it, and the activity area.
  • Lifeguard in the pool guard rotation when assigned.
  • Write all necessary evals including evals for campers that are old enough to come back as LITs.
  • Program activities for your campers during cabin activity times.
  • Attend the weekly 1:00 PM Sunday staff meeting and share your ideas and distribute any informational material for an activity that you are programming during the week.
  • To create and maintain a harmonious, positive working relationship with fellow staff, YMCA Camp Wapsie campers, parents and participants.


  • 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 strong knowledge of a specific activity area.
  • Must be lively, enthusiastic, and energetic when interacting with the campers and staff.
  • 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.
  • All-In-One Training (CPR/AED/First Aid/PDT/Safety Training)- CPR course must be CPR for the Professional Rescuer


Seasonal Position late May-Mid August.

Apply soon – closes when all positions are filled.

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