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Day Camp Counselor

Camp Carter, 6200 Sand Springs Road, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America Req #466
Thursday, May 21, 2020
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Employment Application
Do you live the camp life? Are you a self-proclaimed S'mores master? Can you make a wicked cup of cocoa? Can you canoe faster that a speeding mallard? Do you feel like you are ready for the FIRST step in your camp career? Are you the cause-driven leader we have been looking for at YMCA Camp Carter? If so, don't wait take charge of your adventure and apply today!


YMCA Camp Carter is a 360 acre outdoor adventure camp and conference center that facilitates programs for various groups of youth throughout the summer.  We are the ultimate camp experience, providing high quality programs including canoeing, archery, challenge course, horseback riding, rifles and so much more!


Our summer camp staff will help support the work we do at the YMCA, by helping create a positive, nurturing environment for all of our campers and staff.  They will also help each camper reach their fullest potential and deepen their connections as part of their overall camp experience. 


All Candidates will exhibit the following qualities; Model our core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.  Have an attitude of service and be passionate about nurturing the potential of our youth.  Be committed to upholding a high standard of integrity at work daily.  Being a member of the Summer Camp Staff team at YMCA Camp Carter can be extremely rewarding knowing each and every day you are making a difference.  So are you ready to take the challenge and join us as we make a difference this summer!



  • Supervises a group of children. 

  • Provide a safe environment for children

  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values. 

  • Dedication to job, camp participants and the YMCA cause. 

  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards. 

  • Attends staff meetings and trainings. 

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

  • Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Have fun!


Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Values- Models and teaches the Y’s values.

  • Inclusion- Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives.

  • Relationships- Builds relationships to create small communities.

  • Communication- Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience.

  • Developing Others- Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

  • Quality Results- Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

  • Project Management- Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team.



  • At least 18 years of age.

  • Certifications: ASHI Basic Life Support (ASHI CPR Pro), First Aid.

  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.

  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp setting

  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, archery, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.

  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. Will require outdoor work during the summer months. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is understood that the employee will also perform other reasonable association duties and will be responsible for implementation of the policies, procedures and standards established by the Metropolitan Board, the branch Board of Managers and the Association Leadership. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically and may be revised at the discretion of management. This job description is not a written or implied contract.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Job End Date Friday, August 14, 2020
  • Camp Carter, 6200 Sand Springs Road, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America