Day Camp Counselor (North Brooklyn YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


North Brooklyn YMCA
570 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11208



Job Type:


Minimum age:

18 years old


Full Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

35 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus (Q56), Train (J, Z)

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma

Area of Focus:

Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater), Leadership/Mentoring, Sports/Recreation/Fitness

Job Description:

The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Y Day Camp:
There is an energy and magic to summer camp that cannot be replicated. Throughout the gyms, classrooms, playgrounds, campgrounds, buses and trains, campers can be heard laughing, singing, playing and learning. Y Camps provide an exciting camp experience in a safe and accepting environment and enhance campers’ self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.
Is this the job for you?
Do you want to work for an organization that continuously strives to make a positive impact in NYC? The Y is in all 5 boroughs. We serve 13,000 campers by providing fun, safe and positive experiences for kids.
Who are we looking to hire?
We are looking for people who enjoy working with youth. People who are creative, have a passion about teaching youth new skills, are enthusiastic and model our four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We are looking for people who can provide a safe and positive environment for school age children, to provide opportunities for learning, interaction and academic/personal growth.
What’s in it for you?
Aside from being a part of a greater movement and actively playing a role in developing our next generation, the Y offers so much more: Build your resume with marketable skills that include teamwork, creativity, communication and leadership. All camp staff receive 40 hours of training which are great to list on your resume.
Work for an organization that consistently raises the bar and always looks towards being innovative – did you know the Y invented basketball?
Have fun – while this a serious job and safety is our number one priority, we conduct our days with all things fun.
A day in the life of a Day Camp Counselor:
The Day Camp Counselor plays a critical role in the successful operation of the Summer Day Camp program. The Day Camp Counselor is responsible for providing a safe and positive environment for school age children and provide opportunities for learning, interaction and academic/personal growth. Day Camp Counselors plan and implement meaningful activities, lesson plans and special events that are structured, age-appropriate, fun, exciting, challenging, and values based in the areas of arts, STEM, character development, literacy, creative expression, community service, physical fitness and/or nutrition. The incumbent will also promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all staff and participants, and promotes a positive camp spirit.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with youth.
  • Must be prepared to go into the pool!
Check out how much fun we have at camp:
What is it like to be at the Y for a day? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at all the amazing programs and activities that take place every day at New York City’s Y. Spend a day with us!
We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community.  As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please send your cover letter and resume with subject line “Day Camp Counselor” to or to:
North Brooklyn YMCA
Attn.:  Dwayne Douglas

570 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208


How to Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume with subject line “Day Camp Counselor” to Email:
570 Jamaica Avenue Attn.: Dwayne Douglas
Brooklyn, NY, 11208
United States

To the Attention of:

Dwayne Douglas