Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
  • 01-Mar-2018 to 01-Apr-2018 (MST)
  • Camp Lakeside
  • Lincolnton, GA, USA
  • Seasonal

Located at YMCA Camp Lakeside 

1238 Dogwood Dr

Lincolnton, GA 30817


This is a seasonal position beginning May 2018 and ending August 2018.



This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Resident Camp Lead Counselor lives with and creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while guiding campers throughout their experience and creating a learning environment for campers in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. The Resident Camp Counselor is responsible for supervising Assistant Counselor(s); providing direction and support.

OUR CULTURE:  Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Live in a cabin with all campers assigned to your group
  • Assume responsibility for leadership and guidance over campers in daily living, with special attention to: personal hygiene and safety, camper participation in all-camp activities, camper participation in the cabin group and cabin activities including cabin closings, meal time behavior and habits
  • Assume responsibility as activity specialist, including developing and facilitating curriculum in assigned activity area
  • Assume responsibility for interpreting the rules, policies, and traditions of the camp to the camper
  • Serve as supervisor and mentor to Assistant Counselor under his/her supervision, and act as a good role model in personal language, appearance, communication skills, and health habits. Sit down for bi-weekly performance reviews with Assistant Counselor, to evaluate their performance.
  • Assume responsibility for health/welfare of campers entrusted to his/her charge
  • Communicate verbally with campers individually each day
  • Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities
  • Be able to communicate verbally with campers, and provide instructions
  • Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting and the auditory ability to respond appropriately to those hazards
  • Follow all camp rules and guidelines as indicated in Code of Conduct
  • Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with the improper behavior


  • Inclusion
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Emotional Maturity


  • High school diploma or GED required or in process, some college preferred
  • Experience working with children, preferably as a leader in a camp setting
  • Experience teaching or advanced knowledge in a designated specialty camp activity area
  • Ability to relate to one's peers as well as children effectively
  • Good character -- positive role model
  • Flexibility and maturity, with ability to accept supervision, and supervise others
  • CPR and First Aid certified, can be obtained


  • Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.
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