Make Your Summer Job Impactful

For the summer of 2021, YMCA Camp Collins will offer Overnight Camp for grades 1-8, Overnight Camp for Grades 9-12, and Family Outings on Saturdays. The state of Oregon has agreed to allow overnight camps to proceed this summer. We anticipate specific health & safety guidance to be available by mid-April. 

Our goal is to provide children and families with fun and exciting activities, while offering opportunities for new friendships, learning and personal growth during their stay. We are looking for staff with the ability to communicate honestly and openly, to stay positive when challenged, to problem solve creatively and to participate energetically.

YMCA Camp Collins is accredited by the American Camp Association. The camp meets hundreds of standards for program quality, health, safety, administration and facilities. These guidelines are the most widely recognized standards in the camping industry.

Seasonal Summer Camp Staff

YMCA Camp Collins staff work up to six days week, Sunday noon to Friday late afternoon, with a 24-hour break or more each weekend. Additional break times are allotted each day depending on the position. Housing and meals are provided by the camp.

YMCA Camp Collins is a drug, alcohol and smoke free workplace for all summer staff. Mandatory random drug testing will happen during the summer.

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Camp Counselors for Grades 1-8

Work with overnight and/or day campers that come to camp each week. Day to day supervision of a group of children in grades 1st to 8th. Includes leading group games, team building, archery, climbing tower, crafts, nature exploration, swimming, and horseback rides. Implement health and safety protocols around COVID-19 guidelines. Overnight Camp & Day Camp are primarily outdoor programs.

Dates: June 20, 2021 to August 28, 2021 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Sunday noon to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 17 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid 
Pay Rate: $300 per week plus room and board
Number Positions Available: approximately 20

Camp Counselors for Teens and CITs

Day and overnight supervision of a group of youth in grades 9th to 12th. Includes leading group games, team building, archery, climbing tower, crafts, nature exploration, leadership development, and more. Implement health and safety protocols around COVID-19 guidelines. Throughout each one-week session, counselors act as parents, friends, teachers and role models for campers. Cabin Counselors are the primary caretakers of the campers in their cabin and are responsible for the safety and well-being of each camper.

Dates: June 20, 2021 to August 28, 2021 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Sunday noon to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 20 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid 
Pay Rate: $325 per week plus room and board
Number Positions Available: approximately 6

Aquatics Coordinator - Position Filled

Plan, organize, and implement the Aquatics program and serve as a lifeguard. Responsible for overall aquatics operation: safety, activity development, scheduling, quality of activities, and leading other lifeguards. Aquatic activities at Camp Collins consist of pool, tubing, and river swims.

Position Filled

Equestrian Coordinator

Plan, organize and implement the Equestrian program. Responsible for overall equestrian operation: safety, activity development, scheduling, quality of activities, animal care and maintenance, and classification of riders. Activities at Camp Collins consist of arena, lead rides, and trail rides.

Dates: May 24, 2021 to September 10, 2021 (16 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Monday morning to Saturday evening
Job Requirements: at least 19 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, experience working with horses and horseback riding
Pay Rate: $400 per week plus room and board
Number Positions Available: 1

Challenge & Activities Coordinator - Position Filled

Plan, organize and implement Challenge Course and other Specialty Activities. Responsible for overall operation: safety, activity development, scheduling, quality of activities, and supervising staff facilitators. Activities at Camp Collins consist of low and high challenge elements, team building programs, climbing tower, and archery.

Position Filled

Leadership Team Coordinators

Supervise the counseling and program staff. They are responsible for planning, training, conducting observations and evaluations, and ensuring the safety and well-being of staff and campers. Directors support staff in planning, organizing and implementing value-based programs for their age group or program area. Directors do not reside in cabins with campers. They are responsible for fulfilling tasks and duties to help create an intentional community and summer camp program.

Dates: June 20, 2021 to August 28, 2021 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Sunday noon to Friday late-afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 21 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, experience working at camp or similar customer service experience 
Pay Rate: $400 per week plus room and board
Number Positions Available: 4

Program Leads: Lifeguard, Challenge Course Facilitators, Equestrian Staff

Lifeguard - Challenge Course Facilitators - Equestrian Staff. Do you have a special skill or certification that you would like to use at camp this summer? Spend your day supervising our specialized activities and hang out with a group of campers overnight.

Dates: June 20, 2021 to August 28, 2021 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Monday to Saturday
Job Requirements: at least 17 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, certification in specialty area 
Pay Rate: $300 per week plus room and board
Number Positions Available: 3 to 6

Health Officer

The Health Officer works to maintain a safe and healthy camp environment using preventive care and risk management techniques that is consistent with the staff code of conduct and the philosophy, goals, and objectives of YMCA Camp Collins. Manage the day to day needs of campers by managing medications, responding to injuries and illness, and supervising camp sanitization efforts.

Dates: June 20, 2021 to August 28, 2021 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Sunday noon to Friday late-afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 21years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, professional license as: RN with Oregon endorsement, LPN, EMT, or Physician 
Pay Rate: $700-750 per week plus room and board
Number Positions Available: 1

Interested in working for camp? Watch this video to hear first hand what it's like to work at YMCA Camp Collins!