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Join Our Staff


Working at camp is an experience unlike any other summer job.

Work outside, meet people from around the world, and play with kids while helping them learn life’s most important values.

Apply for open positions at the YMCA of Metro Chicago site

5 Reasons to Join our Camp Staff

  1. Be a role model – there are few more positive influences in a child’s life than a camp counselor. Why not you?
  2. Meet people from around the world -- in the past, counselors have come from all over the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia.
  3. Advance your career – having worked as a counselor demonstrates an extraordinary ability to organize and manage teams.
  4. Learn new skills – from archery to CPR, you will gain knowledge that will enrich your life and help others at the same time.
  5. Because you can – unlike most jobs, the chance to be a counselor usually only happens once in a lifetime.