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Winter Camp Counselor - the most exciting and highest paid counselor position at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA - is one of the most memorable ways to spend your winter school vacation week.
There are two types of Winter Camp Counselor:
Positions are competitive.
Read the Job Description then click on APPLICATION - below.
Commences Friday before Massachusetts School Vacation Week at 6pm
Ends Saturday after Massachusetts School Vacation Week at 3pm
Be highly motivated to work in a variety of roles, particularly in the outdoors
Have at least 1 season of camp experience and/or equivalent leadership experience working with children in a community setting
Have a preference for working with children in the outdoors during the winter weather.
Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid
Winter sports experience - Cross-Country Skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating
*Additional Advantages can be trained by us (and we pay you for the training) if the candidate does not possess each of them, providing they are highly motivated and physically capable.
Serve as a counselor and leader - helping campers have safe, happy experiences that help them grow. Residential Counselors are required to live in a lodge with campers, providing overnight supervision.
Plan, implement, lead and supervise camper activities for mornings and evenings, afternoon skill-based activities and all-camp activities
Develop and ensure a safe environment where campers are protected and encouraged physically and emotionally
Function as an effective team member; be flexible with schedule changes and customer needs
Maintain open communication with all Winter Camp staff
Serve as a host/liaison to a group, which may include serving as the on-call personnel on a rotating or stand alone basis
Develop strong guest relationships with campers and camper families.
Assist in training other staff in areas of expertise
Fully participate in meetings, trainings and inservices
Participate in trainings, meetings and other professional development opportunities
All employees earn a salary plus room and board
Thank you for your interest in working seasonally with Berkshire Outdoor Center.
Indicate your interest in working for us by completing the Expression of Interest in Employment form (continue below)
We will contact you for an interview if you satisfy our criteria as an applicant and if we have positions available. We will not contact you if you fail to qualify or if we have filled all positions.
We will invite you to formally apply for a position by sending you a link to My Staffing Pro - our third-party employment application vendor.
You must contact 3 References who will complete an online reference form for you. After they submit the reference, we will contact them to verify.
You will not be permitted to work unless you can verify your identity.
You must be willing and able to bring original forms of ID as listed on page 9 of the USCIS I-9 , in person on your first day of employment.
You can use any combination as listed on page 9 of the USCIS I-9 , but typical ID combinations include:
- USA Passport
- Foreign Passport AND Unexpired, Endorsed I-94
- Driver's License AND Social Security Card
- Driver's License AND Birth Certificate
5. PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT
We only pay via direct deposit. We do not issue payroll checks or pay in cash.
You will need to provide us with either a voided check, OR:
- Bank Routing Number
- Bank Account Number
Please bring these numbers with you on your first day of employment. If you do not have these details, we will issue you with a Rapid Pay Card.