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Make Your Summer Job Impactful

Our goal is to provide children 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

Are you looking to make a positive impact on the life of a child at camp this summer? Working alongside other summer camp leaders, you will have the opportunity to help kids with resilience, independence, communication, caring for others, and becoming their best selves.

YMCA Camp Collins is a traditional summer camp located in Gresham, OR along the banks of the Sandy River. Camp Collins serves youth from grades 2-12 and provides activities such as equestrian, challenge course, aquatics, crafts, and much more.

Why You Should Apply?

  • Weekly salary of $400-$600 per week
  • Room and board for the summer
  • A full two weeks of training will prepare you to be at your best for the youth
  • At least two hours off each day
  • Friday evening through Sunday morning off each week
  • Weekly fellowship time with other staff
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Work with your friends
  • Make a difference in the life of a child

What would you be doing?

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and personal growth of campers
  • Guide campers and/or staff in working with children and leading them in activities
  • Be an active and supportive member of the summer camp team
  • Demonstrate positive, professional role modeling at all times, acting in a manner that is consistent with the staff code of conduct and the philosophy, goals, and objectives of YMCA Camp Collins
  • Remain on-site from Sunday morning staff meeting to Friday check-out
  • Commit to 10 weeks of work from June 12 to August 20, 2022

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

Apply Now   Questions? Email Brian White

 

Cabin Counselors, Grades 2-9

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 12, 2022 to August 19, 2022 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 16 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid 
Pay Rate: $400 per week plus room and board

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Cabin Counselors, Teens

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 12, 2022 to August 19, 2022 (10 weeks)
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 20 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid 
Pay Rate: $400 per week plus room and board

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Program Counselors

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, hang out with a group of campers overnight, and support the cabin counselor.

Positions: Lifeguard, Challenge Facilitator, Equestrian Team, Crafts, Mountain Biking, Environmental, Photographer

Dates: June 12, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 17 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, certification or ability or obtain
Pay Rate: $425 per week plus room and board

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CIT Coordinator

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.

Dates: June 12, 2022 to August 19, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 20 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid
Pay Rate: $500 per week plus room and board

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Aquatics Coordinator

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.

Dates: May 23, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 19 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, lifeguard certification
Pay Rate: $500 per week plus room and board

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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 23, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 19 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, lifeguard certification
Pay Rate: $500 per week plus room and board

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Challenge Coordinator

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.

Dates: June 12, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 19 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, lifeguard certification
Pay Rate: $500 per week plus room and board

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Activities Coordinator

Plan, organize, and implement a variety of camp activities for the summer. Responsible for overall activities operation: safety, activity development, scheduling, quality of activities, and leading other lifeguards. Camp activities include crafts, archery, mountain biking, sling shots, environmental, outdoor living skills, weekly overnight, etc.

Dates: May 23, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 19 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, lifeguard certification
Pay Rate: $500 per week plus room and board

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Day Camp Coordinator

Plan, organize, and implement a variety of camp activities for the summer day camp program. Responsible for overall activities operation: safety, activity development, scheduling, quality of activities, and supervising other day camp staff.

Dates: June 12, 2022 to August 19, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 19 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, lifeguard certification
Pay Rate: $500 per week plus room and board

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Unit Leaders

Supervise, coach, and provide daily feedback to 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. Unit Leaders 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 8, 2022 to September 5, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning 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: $600 per week plus room and board

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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 12, 2022 to August 19, 2022
Hours: weekly from Sunday morning to Friday late afternoon
Job Requirements: at least 21 years old, pass YMCA background check, CPR/EAD/First Aid, professional license as: RN with Oregon endorsement, LPN, EMT, or Physician 
Pay Rate: $750-850 per week plus room and board

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