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Tired of boring summer jobs?  


Want to be the COOLEST person in the entire world???
Work at Camp!
Camp Y-Owasco hires 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 a week.  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 camp 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 you have any questions about working at Camp Y-Owasco, please feel free to contact the Camp Director at 315-253-5304 or email at We typically start hiring new staff for next summer in February.  
Join our family!

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.  

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.  

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

Contact Greg Rider, Camp Director at 315-253-5304 or  
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The YMCA is committed to the protection and safety of all children.  
We take child abuse prevention seriously. 
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