YMCA Alaska, Anchorage, Mat-Su, Fitness, Community Center, Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility


Why be a camp counselor at any camp when you can be one at the YMCA of Alaska?

Are you energetic, enthusiastic and fun with a great attitude? Are you willing to step out of the box and let your creative side shine? Y summer camp counselors help promote positive character values in a caring environment while learning how to lead youth activities such as sports, swimming, arts & crafts and indoor and outdoor games.

Regardless of your future goals, working at the Y summer camp is an invaluable life opportunity. As a summer camp team member, you will learn how to work with and lead others, be a role model for kids and have an action-packed summer job, all while having fun and making a difference in the community.


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp.  Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall camp experience.


    1. Supervises a group of children.
    2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
    3. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
    4. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
    5. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
    6. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents, children and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
    7. Performs other duties as assigned

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