Join Our Team


YMCA Camp Watia is more than just a summer camp. We are a home to a lucky few, and home away from home for many more.

You will have an opportunity to see children flourish under your care… to see yourself grow in such a short period of time … this is the profound change that so many staff members experience. Friendships develop between staff here that can last a lifetime. Our staff members come from various local universities as well as out of state and as far as Australia and Europe. Working at camp can truly be life changing!


  • who support the YMCA mission
  • who embody the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, & Responsibility
  • who can be positive role models to their campers and fellow staff members
  • who have a genuine love for positively affecting the world around them
  • who are kind, patient, and have a great sense of humor
  • who have a love for the outdoors and are happy to share that with children

Requirements: All Counselors must be 18+ years old or have graduated high school and hold a current certification in CPR and First Aid (by May 15th). Must be available the following dates: May 31-August 4, 2018


  • Village Director
  • General Cabin Counselors
  • Creative Arts Cabin Counselor
  • Adventure Cabin Counselor
  • Lifeguard Cabin Counselors (must have current Lifeguard Certification)


  • Kitchen Director
  • Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance

Ready to apply? Create an account here to get started.  


For more information, please contact Shannon Raab at 828-209-9600 or by email at [email protected]