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Tired of boring summer jobs?  

Want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE??

Want to be the COOLEST person in the entire world???
Work at Camp!
Camp Y-Owasco hires 39 Professional Role Models every year to work at "The Greatest Place on Earth" and "Owasco Lake's Best-Kept Secret" to provide "Adventure Every Day" for over 100 kids.  Working here is more than just another summer job!  

As a Camp Y-Owasco Counselor, you will:  
* Care
* Teach, Lead, and Lift others
* Grow
* Have Fun
* Make a potentially HUGE difference in the life of a child, thus changing the world for the better.
* Automatically be the coolest person in the world to your campers from day one JUST for being their counselor.
This isn't your typical summer job. 
We'll be straight with you:
Counselors get dirty.  Counselors deal with bugs.  They work long hours. They work in all types of weather.  They have to have a weird nickname.  They are expected to be prompt and at work every day camp is in session. During resident camp and sleepovers, they live at camp.  Time off is short.  They may have to do things that people who are their age typically don't even think about doing--from eating pasta with their faces to staying up extra late to cure some homesickness.  It's a big sacrifice and a lot of work, and, to top it all off, the pay isn't even all that great.  
The rewards aren't typical either.
But it pays off!
Even with the dirt, bugs, hard work, long hours, and paint on their faces, in the end, our staff say it's worth it!  They go away missing camp and wanting to come back. They have the time of their lives and make new friends to stay in touch with for years to come.  They work for a purpose and make a difference in the future.  They learn new skills.  They leave with invaluable experience that has prepared them for hundreds of new challenges that life may throw at them.  Confidence, self-esteem, and social skills all improve, paving the way for a lifetime of good friends, better grades in school, and more successful job interviews.  Best yet, many notice a difference in their personalities, and they like it.
Still Interested?  Curious? 
If have any questions about working at Camp Y-Owasco, please feel free to contact the Camp Director at 315-253-5304 or greg@auburnymca.net. We typically start hiring new staff for next summer in February.  
Join our family!
C u r r e n t   O p e n i n g s

Application Instructions:   
Download the Camp Y-Owasco application packet using the link below.  Please print out the form, fill it out completely, and return by mail or in person to the Auburn YMCA-WEIU, 27 William St./Auburn, NY 13021.  

References:  
Included in the application packet are 3 reference forms.  Applicants will not be hired until three reference forms have been received and reviewed by the Camp Director.  Please follow instructions on the forms.  References may include 1 adult family member and should have at least 2 people who are not related to the applicant.  

Note:
We take child abuse prevention seriously.  All applicants will subjected to multiple background checks.  

Questions?  
Contact Greg Rider, Camp Director at 315-253-5304 or greg@auburnymca.net.  
Click the icon below to download the application packet.  
Auburn YMCA-WEIU
Summer Camp Cabin Counselor
Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU and Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center is seeking enthusiastic, energetic, creative, caring, honest, respectful, and responsible professional role models to serve as Cabin Counselors for summer 2014! THIS IS LARGELY RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST JOB ON THE PLANET!! Cabin Counselors are responsible for the complete safety and entertainment of 8-12 children. Other duties include, but are not limited to: Planning and teaching lessons for activity periods, facilitating smorgasbord activities, planning and implementing cabin activities, maintaining a positive attitude, leading by example in ALL situations, responding quickly and appropriately to emergencies and emergency drills, greeting campers and parents, assisting with all-camp games and events, using appropriate discipline techniques to manage children’s behavior, assisting with maintaining the cleanliness of camp, and singing, dancing, and playing frequently.  Click here for more information. 
Summer Camp Food Service Director
YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and responsible individual to fill the position of Food Service Director for summer 2014! The Food Service Director is responsible for leadership of the camp kitchen, including planning, preparing, and serving all meals during resident camp and specialty camp sessions and staff training, preparing pack-out dinners for day camp sleepovers, organizing and cleaning the camp kitchen, training and supervising the kitchen staff, maintaining all sanitation standards for food service establishments as set by the New York State Department of Health, and receiving and storing all foodstuffs and related supplies.  The Food Service Director will place all food stuff orders and manage the kitchen budget and supplies.  He/she is responsible for cooking and preparing food for at least half of the camp kitchen time and trains the Assistant Food Service Director to take the lead in his/her absence.  Click here for more information.
Summer Camp Kitchen Staff
YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU and Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center is seeking 3 enthusiastic, responsible, and team-oriented individuals to fill the positions of Kitchen Staff for summer 2014! Kitchen staff are responsible for the preparing and serving all meals during resident camp sessions and staff training, potentially preparing pack-out dinners and supplies for day camp sleepovers and off-site trips, organizing and cleaning the camp kitchen , dishes and supplies, training, assisting in maintaining all sanitation standards for food service establishments as set by the New York State Department of Health, and assisting in receiving and storing all foodstuffs and related supplies. All staff will be scheduled and supervised by the Food Service Director or his/her assistant. Click here for more information.
W O R K   A T   C A M P
Summer Camp Waterfront Director
YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and authoritative leader to fill the position of Waterfront Director for summer 2014! YMCA Camp Y-Owasco is located on 60 acres with more than a half mile of shoreline on beautiful Owasco Lake just south of Auburn, New York. The Waterfront Director is responsible for safety and supervising all happenings on the waterfront, including campers and staff. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising lifeguards and waterfront instructors, dealing with discipline issues at the waterfront (campers and staff), waterfront inventory, coordinating with the Program Director to schedule staff for aquatic programs, conducting swim tests, overseeing swim lessons, implementing lost swimmer drills, checking the waterfront areas daily for safety, and generally being responsible for everything that happens at the waterfront. Click here for more information.
Summer Camp Assistant Program Director
​YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic leader to fill the position of Assistant Program Director for summer 2014! Camp Y-Owasco is located on 60 acres with more than a half-mile of shoreline on beautiful Owasco Lake just south of Auburn, New York. The Assistant Program Director is responsible for supporting the Program Director in every facet of his/her position. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scheduling, planning, and coordinating smorgasbord; managing the camp store; assisting with camper discipline and guidance; coordinating the camp time table; assisting with the scheduling, assignment, evaluation, and supervision of staff; and filling in for the Program Director in his/her absence.  Click here for more information. 
Summer Camp Assistant Food Service Director
YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and responsible individual to fill the position of Assistant Food Service Director for summer 2014! Camp Y-Owasco is located on 60 acres with more than a half-mile of shoreline on beautiful Owasco Lake just south of Auburn, New York. The Assistant Food Service Director is responsible is leading the kitchen staff team in the absence of the food service director and backing up the duties of the Food Service Director as assigned. A typical day will include supervising half of the day in the kitchen (including 1-3 other staff) while preparing and serving assigned meals during that shift. The Assistant Food Service Director works during resident camp and specialty camp sessions and may be assigned to work during sleepovers and may oversee and manage deliveries if the Food Service Director is not available. Other duties may include organizing and cleaning the camp kitchen and maintaining all sanitation standards for food service establishments as set by the New York State Department of Health. Click here for more information.
Summer Camp Leadership (LIT & CIT) Director 
YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and independent role model to fill the position of Leadership Director for summer 2014! Camp Y-Owasco is located on 60 acres with more than a half-mile of shoreline on beautiful Owasco Lake just south of Auburn, New York. The Leadership Director is responsible for planning and implementing a 5-week day and resident camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program to train the future staff of Camp Y-Owasco as well as designing and facilitating 3-week day and resident camp Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program. This person will be held responsible for the physical and emotional safety of the LIT and CIT campers and will help lead the LITs on a canoe trip off site at a regional river! Other duties include, but are not limited to, documenting the LIT and CIT activities and curriculum for future use, being flexible enough to adapt the program to the needs of camp, mentoring CITs, LITs, and Junior Counselors, supervising the CITs and LITs, evaluating the CITs and LITs, providing teambuilding, challenge course and appropriate programming to the CITs and LITs and other campers, teaching program areas as necessary and as available, and assisting other individuals and/or filling in as camp requires, especially after CIT graduation. Applicants should be competent in their outdoor living skills. 
Note: There are TWO positions available: one male and one female.  Click here for more information.
The YMCA is committed to the protection and safety of all children.  
We take child abuse prevention seriously. 
Summer Camp Medical Director
YMCA Camp Y-Owasco of the Auburn YMCA-WEIU is seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate medical professional to fill the position of Medical Director for summer 2014! YMCA Camp Y-Owasco is located on 60 acres with more than a half-mile of shoreline on beautiful Owasco Lake just south of Auburn, New York. The Medical Director (commonly called the “camp nurse”) is responsible for assisting staff in maintaining the health and safety of campers and staff. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administering first aid as necessary, responding quickly and efficiently to emergencies and emergency drills as they occur, dispensing medicine as directed by a doctor, signing in or out campers who arrive late or leave early, consulting campers and staff on medical issues as qualifications permit, documenting all medical activity, assisting with check-in and check-out, assisting with training staff in first-aid procedures, answering phone calls to camp as availability allows, and maintaining the camp infirmary.  Click here for more information.