Why Work at Camp

Working at camp is not your average summer job.

Working at a summer camp is an incredible experience filled with endless fun and opportunities for personal growth. As a camp counselor, you get to spend your days surrounded by energetic and curious kids, who you have the chance to inspire and positively impact. 

Not only does working at a summer camp allow you to create unforgettable memories, but it also provides a unique chance for self-discovery and growth. You'll develop important life skills like communication, problem-solving, and leadership, all while having a blast!

One of the best parts of working at a summer camp is getting to explore new activities and hobbies. From swimming and kayaking to arts and crafts, there's always something new to try. Who knows, you might just discover a hidden talent or passion that you never knew you had.

In short, working at a summer camp is an incredible adventure that offers the perfect mix of fun, friendship, and personal growth. It's an experience you'll cherish for a lifetime, and the impact you have on the campers will stay with them forever.

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Top 10 reasons for working at summer camp

Working at a YMCA camp is more than just a summer job. It's a rewarding and meaningful opportunity to make a positive impact on kids and teens, develop your leadership and teamwork skills, enjoy the outdoors and have fun.

Here are the Top 10 reasons why you should work at camp:

  1. You’ll help kids and teens grow as individuals and as part of a community. You’ll be a role model and a mentor for them, inspiring them to discover their potential and achieve their goals.
  2. You’ll learn new skills and gain valuable experience, such as training in safety, program development, child development, and more. 
  3. You’ll have the chance to practice your communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. 
  4. The experience will enhance your resume and prepare you for future opportunities.
  5. As part of a supportive and diverse team, you’ll work with other staff members who share your passion for camp and for serving others. At camp you meet people from different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. You’ll form lasting friendships and connections that go far beyond camp.
  6. Imagine experiencing an entire summer full of the beauty and adventure of nature. You’ll live and work in a scenic setting, surrounded by trees, water, and wildlife. 
  7. Outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, swimming, and camping are at your doorstep. 
  8. You’ll appreciate the wonders of nature and learn how to protect it.
  9. Camp is a place to have fun and create memories. You’ll join in the camp spirit of singing, cheering, playing, and laughing as you experience the camp traditions of campfires, cookouts, skits, and games. 
  10. Your camp memories will last a lifetime.

If you’re looking for a summer job that’s rewarding, meaningful, challenging, and fun, then working at YMCA Camp Watia is for you. Apply today and join our amazing camp team!