Camp Jobs

If you want to earn money and have fun while doing it — why choose? Join our Camp Team and have the time of your life while mentoring kids of all ages!

We are looking for hardworking, fun men and women who are willing to spend their summer job at camp, changing the lives of deserving children! Working at camp is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have, but also the most fun and rewarding!

Our focus is on friendship-building, fun, safety and character development. Our tight-knit camp community employs nearly 90 staff as camp counselors and other support positions (Maintenance, Kitchen, Office, etc). We are proud to have diverse staff from all backgrounds and from around the world to be part of a summer that will change their lives.

Hoping to get more information before submitting an application? Fill out the Staff Interest Form to schedule a meeting with Liz Early, Program Director!

Note: Most positions are seasonal, starting in June and ending in August. Staff must be a minimum of 17 years of age and have graduated high school by the start of the summer season. The only exception for this requirement is for those who have successfully completed the Camp Weaver Counselor in Training (CIT) program or equivalent.

Why Work at Camp Weaver?

  • Make an impact on children
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Build your resume
  • Spend the summer hanging out with people from around the world
  • Learn skills that are transferable to your future career and personal/professional
  • evelopment including problem solving and communication skills
  • Learn new skills like archery, pottery, climbing or skateboarding
  • Use your summer job to create meaningful change in a child’s life through camp!
  • Obtain valuable certifications like First Aid, CPR, lifeguarding and archery
  • Gain an experience that truly lasts a lifetime!

Benefits for Part-Time Team Members

  • Free individual membership (valued at $35-$51 per month / $420-$612 per year)
  • 50% off program fees (swim lessons, youth sports, summer camp, personal training and more)
  • Flexible work schedule to help with work-life balance.
  • Professional development opportunities through YMCA USA trainings.
  • Start at 403 (b) smart savings account through YMCA Benefits on day one of employment (optional)
  • Retirement plan eligibility: After completing 1000 hours of service over two, twelve-month periods and at least 21 years of age, part-time and full-time associates are eligible for the YMCA of Greensboro to contribute up to 12% of your earnings to a 401(a) account. Once enrolled, the associate is immediately vested.
  • On-Demand Payments to access a portion of the money that you have already earned when you need it most.

Benefits for Full-Time Team Members

  • Free family membership (valued at $77 per month / $924 per year for two adults and dependents)
  • 50% off program fees (swim lessons, youth sports, summer camp, personal training and more)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Flexible work schedule to help with work-life balance.
  • Supplemental accident and critical illness coverage (optional)
    Paid Annual Leave or also known as paid time off.
  • Start at 403 (b) smart savings account through YMCA Benefits on day one of employment (optional)
  • Retirement plan eligibility: After completing 1000 hours of service over two, twelve-month periods and at least 21 years of age, part-time and full-time associates are eligible for the YMCA of Greensboro to contribute up to 12% of your earnings to a 401(a) account. Once enrolled, the associate is immediately vested.
  • On-Demand Payments to access a portion of the money that you have already earned when you need it most.
Applicants go through a careful screening process that includes interviews, reference checks, background checks and a drug screen. We strive to hire only those individuals who are caring, positive role models and are dedicated to putting our campers’ needs first. Working as a counselor is rewarding as well as physically and mentally demanding.
For a summer camp job, all of our staff are required to go through an intensive one-week training session to prepare them for the summer and teach them about topics such as bullying prevention, homesickness, character development and more. Some of our activities require further certifications and training such as archery, BBs, climbing and aquatics. During the summer, weekly in-services are held to ensure the safety of our campers. Of course, you must be comfortable working outdoors and with children for the majority of each day. Residential and commuter positions are available.

Positions Available

If you love working with kids and being outdoors look no further than a job at YMCA Camp Weaver! Serving 1st through 11th grades, our Outdoor Education program revolves around teaching kids natural science through experiential learning and helping to create the leaders of tomorrow. Hours vary weekly, ranging from 8am until 10pm with the program running for both fall and spring seasons. The daily rate starts at $70/day ($350/week), plus onsite shared housing (3 bed, 2 bath) with full kitchen and laundry service, and all meals are provided while groups are onsite.

Apply Now

Daily Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching Team-building and Leadership classes on the ground and with low ropes
  • Teaching Environmental Education classes
    Belaying at our climbing tower
  • Facilitating our High Team Adventure ropes course
  • Running Meals
  • Assisting with our Group Services Programs
  • Program-related general camp maintenance

Requirements

  • Work with kids of all different ages
  • Be professional with all participants
  • Work independently
  • Follow course design

Desired Skills

  • Experience with teaching with children
  • Leadership experience
  • Ropes course experience
  • Works well in groups and independently
  • Passion for helping children become better people

If you love working with kids, connecting with peers and just having fun and acting silly then a job as a Summer Camp Counselor at YMCA Camp Weaver may be just what you are looking for! Our Summer Camp experience serves children aged 7 to 14 years old. Camp staff work form Sunday at 11am to Friday at 6:30pm. The weekly rate starts at $270, plus onsite shared housing, and all meals are provided.

Apply Now

Daily Responsibilities May Include:

  • Ensuring campers are supervised and safe.
  • Providing excellent customer service for campers and parents.
  • Promoting and practicing Camp Weaver Code.
  • Peer to peer relationship to support the mission of camp.
  • Assisting or running camp programs and activities.

Requirements:

  • Work with kids of all ages
  • Provide excellent customer service to campers and parents
  • Work independently and with a group
  • Follow all safety procedures and camp guidelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Exhibit a positive attitude, enthusiasm and flexibility with all programs throughout the summer
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Of course, being able to act silly and connect with kids!

Desired Skills:

  • Previous camp experience as an employee or camper
  • Experience working with children
  • Leadership experience
  • Ropes course experience
  • Lifeguard experience
  • Passion for helping children become better people

Work at a fun and inclusive environment while meeting your educational internship requirements at Camp Weaver. The structure for our Camp Weaver internships are outlined below. Internships are customizable based on your interests, experiences and desired outcomes.

  • Interns must provide 350-400 hours per season
  • Start with a meeting with the intern to create goals for their internship and begin creating a “capstone” project
  • Provide regular meetings with the program coordinator to give feedback and assess progress on program goals
  • Internships at Camp Weaver are ideal for education, social work, communications, parks and recreation and marketing majors

We seek to instill our four core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty in young professionals through on-the-job training and continual coaching in an environment that encourages personal growth and emotional intelligence.

If you are interested in an internship, fill out this form to connect with the internship program coordinator.

Do you have any useful skills you would like to share such as photography, video editing, marketing, landscaping, gardening, kitchen work or office work? We can always use an extra set of hands! Whether you can dedicate a small amount of time or a large amount, we would love to get you connect at Camp Weaver.

We currently are in need of a camp videographer! If you would like to help Camp Weaver with video editing and creating engaging video content for campers and parents please contact Jessica James.

If you are looking for other ways to get involved with the YMCA of Greensboro, please visit the YMCA of Greensboro volunteer page.

Outdoor Education Instructor

If you love working with kids and being outdoors look no further than a job at YMCA Camp Weaver! Serving 1st through 11th grades, our Outdoor Education program revolves around teaching kids natural science through experiential learning and helping to create the leaders of tomorrow. Hours vary weekly, ranging from 8am until 10pm with the program running for both fall and spring seasons. The daily rate starts at $70/day ($350/week), plus onsite shared housing (3 bed, 2 bath) with full kitchen and laundry service, and all meals are provided while groups are onsite.

Apply Now

Daily Responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching Team-building and Leadership classes on the ground and with low ropes
  • Teaching Environmental Education classes
    Belaying at our climbing tower
  • Facilitating our High Team Adventure ropes course
  • Running Meals
  • Assisting with our Group Services Programs
  • Program-related general camp maintenance

Requirements

  • Work with kids of all different ages
  • Be professional with all participants
  • Work independently
  • Follow course design

Desired Skills

  • Experience with teaching with children
  • Leadership experience
  • Ropes course experience
  • Works well in groups and independently
  • Passion for helping children become better people

Summer Camp Counselor

If you love working with kids, connecting with peers and just having fun and acting silly then a job as a Summer Camp Counselor at YMCA Camp Weaver may be just what you are looking for! Our Summer Camp experience serves children aged 7 to 14 years old. Camp staff work form Sunday at 11am to Friday at 6:30pm. The weekly rate starts at $270, plus onsite shared housing, and all meals are provided.

Apply Now

Daily Responsibilities May Include:

  • Ensuring campers are supervised and safe.
  • Providing excellent customer service for campers and parents.
  • Promoting and practicing Camp Weaver Code.
  • Peer to peer relationship to support the mission of camp.
  • Assisting or running camp programs and activities.

Requirements:

  • Work with kids of all ages
  • Provide excellent customer service to campers and parents
  • Work independently and with a group
  • Follow all safety procedures and camp guidelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Exhibit a positive attitude, enthusiasm and flexibility with all programs throughout the summer
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Of course, being able to act silly and connect with kids!

Desired Skills:

  • Previous camp experience as an employee or camper
  • Experience working with children
  • Leadership experience
  • Ropes course experience
  • Lifeguard experience
  • Passion for helping children become better people

Summer INTERNSHIP

Work at a fun and inclusive environment while meeting your educational internship requirements at Camp Weaver. The structure for our Camp Weaver internships are outlined below. Internships are customizable based on your interests, experiences and desired outcomes.

  • Interns must provide 350-400 hours per season
  • Start with a meeting with the intern to create goals for their internship and begin creating a “capstone” project
  • Provide regular meetings with the program coordinator to give feedback and assess progress on program goals
  • Internships at Camp Weaver are ideal for education, social work, communications, parks and recreation and marketing majors

We seek to instill our four core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty in young professionals through on-the-job training and continual coaching in an environment that encourages personal growth and emotional intelligence.

If you are interested in an internship, fill out this form to connect with the internship program coordinator.

Volunteers

Do you have any useful skills you would like to share such as photography, video editing, marketing, landscaping, gardening, kitchen work or office work? We can always use an extra set of hands! Whether you can dedicate a small amount of time or a large amount, we would love to get you connect at Camp Weaver.

We currently are in need of a camp videographer! If you would like to help Camp Weaver with video editing and creating engaging video content for campers and parents please contact Jessica James.

If you are looking for other ways to get involved with the YMCA of Greensboro, please visit the YMCA of Greensboro volunteer page.

Employment Frequently Asked Summer Employment Questions

Length and Commitment

We run a one-week, on-site staff training, starting on May 28, 2023, followed by nine weeks of overnight camp (120 kids a week) and 11 weeks of day camp (150 kids a week). Our overnight serves 2nd-10th graders, and day camp serves 1st-9th graders.

Location and Setting

We are located between Greensboro and Burlington, about 15 minutes from downtown Greensboro. We are surrounded by pine woods and Beaver Creek, but the majority of the space that we use on a regular basis is hilly fields and trails around our lake, garden, large pavilion, dining building and cabins.

Staff and Pay

We hire 80-90 staff to work overnight or day camp; typically our day camp staff are local to Greensboro or
students who live in Greensboro year-round, as day camp staff return home at the end of the day. We have a mix of high school and college students working for us; our youngest staff are rising high-school students who have previously been through an intensive three-week training program at camp. Our starting counselor rate is $275 a week for both overnight staff and day camp staff.

Weekly Schedule

All camp staff work from Sunday at 11am to Friday at 6:30pm. Overnight camp staff are onsite this whole time, living with their campers, running activities and devotions, assisting at meals and providing general round-the-clock supervision for campers. Day Camp staff work from 11am Sunday to approximately 4pm, then Monday-Friday from 7:15am-6pm. Friday at 6pm, everyone meets at camp for a quick staff meeting, then is free from about 6:30pm on Friday to 11am on Sunday.

Our Culture

We stand by the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty. We focus on life
skills in our activities and through relationship building in cabins and groups. We have a “Challenge by Choice” mentality, where we encourage everyone to try their best, and cheer them on no matter what. We like to sing at meals, have dance parties, take time to reflect on our experiences, and show gratitude and friendship to everyone at camp.

Meals

Camp provides all your meals while you are working. We eat in our dining hall with our campers. Occasionally some cabins or groups will eat outside under our covered terrace. We eat family style, which means dishes are passed around the table and everyone serves themselves; when the dish is empty, you take it to the kitchen for more. Our kitchen staff are very familiar with all dietary restrictions, from kosher and halal to gluten-free, dairy-free and everything in between. *We are a nut-free facility.

Activities

Campers participate in 2-3 activities throughout the day under the supervision of staff. These staff (you!) are trained during our staff training to teach the curriculum we have developed at Camp Weaver to provide campers with a structured skills development route, whether they want to achieve mastery in Archery or Ceramics. We want you to teach something you are passionate about or interested in, so tell us what that is!

Swimming

We have a wristband system to differentiate between good swimmers and those who we need to watch, which all staff and campers must wear. If you chose not to participate, you receive the red swim band that restricts which portions of the pool and lake you have access to (there are plenty of kids to play with in those areas!)

2022 Covid Protocol

Currently, we are planning on masking in shared indoor spaces (excluding overnight camp cabins.) We sanitize doorknobs and handles, light switches, and high-traffic areas regularly, observe social distancing with our table and bunk organization, and take daily temperature checks. We DO NOT require vaccinations, however, we will test all unvaccinated staff weekly and test anyone who is showing symptoms.

Sleeping Arrangements

Our cabins are sealed, heated and air-conditioned! We have 8-10 bunk style beds in each (for a maximum total of 18 people), spaced so there is 6 feet between individuals. All of the cabins have some cubby-type space for belongings, as well as bathrooms with toilets and showers, a small closet and porches. Staff typically take bottom bunks, and there is plenty of room for a trunk or small set of plastic drawers, as well as some space under the bed.

Laundry

We do have some laundry facilities onsite; however over weekends we use it to do any weekend camper
laundry, so we recommend you take dirty laundry home with you. If you do need it, we have a washer and
dryer and we provide specific detergent for it. We recommend putting your name on all your items in sharpie, and bringing a mesh laundry bag or basket with you!

Time-Off

Our overnight camp staff get two hours off a day from 12:30-2:30pm or from 10pm-midnight. This is not a time to leave site (unless specific permission from the director is obtained), so staff typically hangout together, take naps, watch TV or spend some time alone in nature.

You have questions, we have answers!

Contact Camp Weaver by mail, email or phone — or better yet, come see us! We would love to hear from you and help answer your questions

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6/21/24 as of 11:20am