Summer Camp Counselors - Program Services

Location: Austin, TX

Department: Program Services Branch

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

***Extended: Please submit applications by July 20, 2017***


The Program Services YMCA Branch in Austin, TX is seeking YMCA of Austin Summer Camp Site Directors, Assistant Site Directors, & Counselors to join our team for summer programming.

We are looking for Youth Development professionals who are interested in making positive impacts on the lives of children.


Pay rate:
Starting at $10.00 per hour for Counselors to $12.50 per hour for Site Directors, based on experience and job function

Job Description:

Summer Camp runs Monday – Friday, from 7:30 am – 6 pm daily, beginning Monday, June 5th and ending Wednesday, August 16th or August 23rd. Camp staff work the full summer at an assigned summer day camp. Each weekday, camp staff work a 6-8 hour shift, depending on camp enrollment and field trip and swimming schedules.

Staff members lead enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, CATCH organized games, science/math activities, sports, reading, and songs. Camp staff also lead field trips and trips to the pool. Camp staff are required to actively swim with Y campers during free swim and to assist Y swim instructors during swim lessons.

All majors encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include supervision of children, implementation of daily activities in curriculum, and communication with parents.  All staff members receive TDFPS training. Pre-camp training is mandatory and will occur in the second half of May.  At camp, our Summer Camp Staff help campers gain a sense of accomplishment, build relationships, and find their sense of belonging.

Camps will occur across Travis, Hays, and Bastrop counties and include three Kinder Camps (4-5 yr olds), fourteen Theme Camps (5-12 yr olds), two Sports Camps (8-12 yr olds), and two Trailblazer Camps (11-14 yr olds).

Employment includes a free individual YMCA of Austin membership and paid training hours. Enjoy a fun, active, and meaningful summer while making differences in the lives of children!



  • Minimum of 18 years of age upon date of hire
  • High school graduate
  • Become certified in CPR, First Aid, and Basic Water Rescue after hiring
  • Responsible, punctual, creative, and organized
  • Great communicator
  • Child care or camp experience preferred
  • Reliable transportation to attend work
  • Great teammate
  • Interested in contributing to our mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.



  • Paid training hours
  • Free CPR, First Aid, and Basic Water Rescue certifications
  • Steady weekly hours, 30-35 hours/week
  • Valuable leadership experiences
  • Resume builder
  • Individual membership to all YMCA's of Austin (over $600.00/year value);
  • Voluntary 403b Retirement Savings Account
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