Day Camp Counselor (Flushing YMCA - Beacon 194)

Job Type

Full Time Temporary


Details: $13.50 P/H




154-60 17th Avenue
New York
United States


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

Summer Camp season is quickly approaching and we are currently accepting applications for Day Camp Counselors to work at Summer Camp. Our camps are seeking the “best of the best” candidates to ensure that our campers have the best summer of their lives.

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?ag

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 is 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.


Want more information on Camp? – click here.


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 – click here.



  • 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!


Key dates

The summer day camp season begins July 2nd and ends on August 24th. You must also attend, and successfully complete, 40 hours of pre-camp training.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

How to apply?

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 have the fun, caring and engaging personality to be a part of our Y Day Camp family, please send your cover letter and resume, with subject line “Day Camp Counselor” to or to:


Flushing YMCA – Beacon 194

Attn:  Amanda Gorham

154-60 17th Avenue

Whitestone, NY 11356


Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities