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YMCA of Greater Seattle Summer Day Camp Counselor KOTW-Lake Forest Part Elementary (Part Time) in Lake Forest Park, Washington


Hiring Range: $20/hr. - $22/hr.

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Kids On Their Way – Entering Kindergarten

Every day campers participate in fun and engaging YMCA summer day camp programs. Counselors will co lead a group of 10-15 youth in various activities throughout the camp, including group games, crafts, STEM projects, cooking projects and more. Spend your summer full of fun with kids all summer long! To learn more aboutKOTW visit –www.seattleymca.org/kidscamp

We have camps that serve campers from preschool-early high school. From theme-based camps, to environmental explorations at Outdoor Day Camp to sports, swimming, STEM and more-we have something for every camper but also for every counselor.

When you join our team of summer staff, you're signing on for a summer of adventure with energetic coworkers, and plenty of perks like a free Y membership and paid training for certifications like First Aid and CPR. Seeking ongoing work after the summer? Our seasonal jobs are a great way to begin your career with the Y, with many staff continuing into our year-round job opportunities.

Day Camp season runs June 24th through the end of August, (start dates vary by location) with training the week of 06/15 - 06/21.

Shift Information:

Shifts vary during Day Camp Hours Monday-Friday Between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Individual membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Free access to mental health resources

  • Rapidly accruing paid time off (PTO)


What you'll be doing

  1. Oversees a group of up to 15 children to ensure their health, safety and to provide a positive experience for each camper.

  2. Implements program activities. May be asked to assist in planning activities.

  3. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  4. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent program information and share about their camper’s experience.

  5. Ensures that equipment is clean, safe, set up and stored properly.

  6. Attends staff meetings and training programs as required.

  7. Other duties as assigned.

MMR Vaccination May be Required : Camp programs require Mumps, Measles and Rhubella immunization in accordance with Department of Children, Youth and Family requirements.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Code of Conduct for Applicants


What we're looking for in an applicant

  1. 16 years of age or older

  2. 0-1 years’ experience with children; camps, childcare, tutoring, or nannying.

  3. Experience planning and implementing group activities.

  4. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values: caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

  5. TB test by Mantoux method.*

  6. Completion of minimum STARS required training, CPR/First Aid Training*

  7. Cleared Portable Background Check in the statewide registry MERIT.*At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 30 days after employment.)At hire, or during onboarding for position.

Preferred Education/Experience

  1. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.)

  2. High school diploma or the equivalent of one.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.

  • Are very adaptable.

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

We have a strong commitment to equity!

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Locations US-WA-Lake Forest Park

Posted Date 2 months ago (3/29/2024 4:35 PM)

ID 2024-16097

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 2

Location Lake Forest Park Elementary 18500 37th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Category Day Camp

Address 18500 37th Ave NE

Minimum compensation USD $20.00/Hr.