YMCA Camp Wakonda Seasonal

Overnight Camp Counselor

Position: Seasonal Overnight Camp Counselor

Reports to: Camp Executive Director

Location: YMCA Camp Wakonda (22237 Lawrence 2080, Ash Grove, Mo)
Approximate Dates of Employment: May 19-August 10 

Wage Range: $250-$300 per week with room and board

Deadline: May 1

Camp Counselors at Camp Wakonda are the primary caregivers for our campers.  They are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities, as well guiding campers in their personal and daily living skills.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assume full responsibility for all the campers in assigned cabin 24 hours a day (excluded assigned time off)

  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers

  • Be a positive role model to campers and staff in all aspects of their work – set a good example to campers and other staff in regards to general camp procedures and practices including:  sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions

  • Provide outstanding and consistent customer service to all camp guests

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings

  • Responsible for strict adherence to policies and procedures related to safety and other regulations



  • Must be 18 years old with high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must become certified in First Aid/CPR before the summer session begins (may be provided)

  • Able to observe camper behaviors and assess its appropriateness and apply appropriate management techniques, as well as enforce appropriate safety and emergency procedures to the situation

  • Must be able to assist campers in the event of an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)

  • Exemplify the YMCA core values of “Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility”


How to Apply:

Please complete a job application, or contact:

Dean Maczka

Executive Director - Camp Wakonda



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