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Overnight Camp is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends in a community. Campers and staff alike learn and practice how to be independent and contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Overnight camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
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All cabin counselor positions include living in cabins with children as to foster close relationships and to provide the best staff to camper ratio.
Camp Cabin Counselors - must be 18 years old. This position includes providing for the daily care of campers including their basic needs, but also providing life changing enrichment activities. Cabin counselors will lead the cabin group in team building, adventuring and help the campers to create their own version of the best summer ever. Find additional information Get to Know The Job
Camp Junior Counselors - must be 17 years old. Junior counselors work closely with both cabin counselors to keep our campers safe, happy and engaged.
Camp Leadership Team – Preference of 21 years old and up. The leadership team supports programming and cabin life in positions such as Waterfront Coordinator, High Adventure Coordinator, Operations Director and Village Directors.
College Internships - Mystic Lake is able to offer internships for students needing to complete an internship for credit for their college programs. Reach out to Amiee Woodrow to inquire about how we can tailor a program internship. We can support you while you grow and develop in areas such as operations, program development, community relations and more.
A summer position begins in June with online child safety trainings, certifications in First Aid, CPR, Lifeguarding and High Adventure Programming. To prepare for campers, staff spend an intensive week at camp learning about leadership, program facilitation and child development. Summer commitments are 10 weeks and will include living on site at camp.
In the spring and fall there are Outdoor Education and Retreats positions available.
New staff are invited to apply starting the first of the year and will be promptly responded to. We will offer interviews on a rolling basis. Hiring continues through June.
Why work at Mystic Lake YMCA Camp?
Working at Mystic Lake not only changes the campers' lives- it changes yours as well! Mystic Lake places a focus on hiring team oriented, enthusiastic, dedicated individuals who want to create a memorable summer for the children we work with. The best staff person will be willing to put in long days of playing tag, building forts, making friendship bracelets, singing songs, and creating lifelong friendships with fellow staff and campers. All great camp staff share one trait in common- a desire to positively impact the lives of youth. If you possess the drive to make a positive impact in the lives of others, we can teach you the camp skills.