Boating/General Counselor - Camp Sloane YMCA


Job Description

We are looking for counselors with sailing, kayaking, canoeing and/or rowing experience. In the mornings these staff members will organize and lead activities down at our waterfront for campers, prepare lesson plans and be responsible for making sure that each camper sets goals, makes new friends, tries something and has fun.

In the afternoon, counselors live with and are responsible for the supervision of 5-7 campers in their platform tent. Staff will direct campers in daily tent and village activities including clean-up, rest hour, tent time, meals and fun evening programs.

Apply by: May 10 2019


Camp/Organization: Camp Sloane YMCA (ACA Accredited)

Location: Lakeville, CT

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $25/day for 66-day contract, negotiable DOE


At least 18 years of age, high school graduate or GED and completed at least first year of higher learning or on a gap year.

Willing and able to pass a lifeguard certification and boat driving certification course.

Lift as much as 25lbs

Function at all times as a role model for campers and other staff members

Attend and participate in the staff training prior to the first camp session


Significant child care or camp experience or training and ability to teach and supervise campers

Have experience teaching one or more of the following activities: Rowing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing

Willing to commit to a 10-week contract which includes lifeguard certification, boat driving certification and staff training.

Additional Information

Camp Sloane YMCA is an 85+ year-old independent, non-profit charitable resident and day camp. Camp Sloane YMCA is a member organization of the YMCA of the USA, licensed as a Youth Camp by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the American Camp Association. Our Mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practices through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our campers come from the New York City metropolitan area and beyond, and represent a large diversity in socio-economic, religious, racial and ethnic background. Our staff members pride themselves on being positive role models whom our campers will remember for the rest of their lives.


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Lisa Thatcher

124 Indian Mountain Rd.
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039