Why Work at Camp

Working at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA

Working at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA means joining a community of year-round and seasonal staff dedicated to bringing the magic of camp to life. Here, you will grow professionally and personally and do work that is meaningful, challenging, and a lot of fun.

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Current Openings

Interested in joining our team? Click below to see our list of current summer and year-round openings.

Camp Jobs are the Best Jobs!

We hear it over and over from our Alumni – working at camp was the single best preparation for the profession they chose later in life. The top 5 skills our seasonal staff gain from a summer or more with us:

Communication: Making phone calls to families, helping a camper through a difficult time, or working out a conflict with a co-counselor – these are all examples of camp staff learning how to communicate both challenging and positive messages to diverse audiences.

Self-Management: In the heat of a long summer day, the ability to manage one’s own time and know when to take initiative and when to let someone else lead is a valuable skill in any workplace.

Flexibility: Camp folks know better than anyone how to be adaptable and honor disappointment while helping a group adjust and move forward with enthusiasm.

Collaboration: Whether it’s working with a co-counselor to figure out how to best support a camper or planning an all-camp activity with a group, camp staff get plenty of practice negotiating ideas, respecting differing points of view and working towards a common goal.

Conceptual Skills: From planning a month’s worth of activities for small and large groups, to organizing the logistics and supplies needed for an event, camp offers a master class in honing competencies like creating thinking, problem-solving, and resource management.

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