Join Our Staff


Working at camp is an experience unlike any other job. Join us to gain experience and skills you can't anywhere else.

Work outside, meet people from around the world, and play with kids while helping them learn life’s most important values. We hire enthusiastic people for spring and fall Outdoor Education and Summer Resident Camp. Find out more about joing our staff below.

Be A Counselor at YMCA Camp Pinewood

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.


Apply for open positions at the YMCA of Metro Chicago site

 Instructions for applying:

  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Select "US-MI-Twin Lake" in the location box and click search
  3. Click on the position you wish to apply for.
  4. Click on "Apply for this job online" at the bottom of the page
  5. Completely fill out the application and submit.


To apply for Summer Camp position, follow the above instructions and select available resident camp position you wish to apply for; you may also send a cover letter and resume to:

Joanna Otis,




4230 Obenauf Rd


Twin Lake, MI 49457


Phone: 231.821.2421


Fax: 231.821.0487