Organization: YMCA of Northern Utah
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Junior Counselor at the YMCA of Northern Utah maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals, promotes the potential of all youth, and provides a quality experience to both youth and their families. Junior counselors are a temporary volunteer position. You would attend two weeks of staff training with everyone on staff, and then volunteer for two weeks to evaluate your performance (during this time you will of course be housed and fed during training and while camp is in session.) At the conclusion of the second week of the volunteering you may receive an official offer letter and be hired for the duration of the summer.

 This is a seasonal position.


 Supervises a group of children and program activities.
 Role model YMCA of Northern Utah professional standards.
Follows all policies, procedures, and standards as established by the law or the Y (e.g., safety or emergency procedures, behavior guidance strategies, child abuse prevention policies); makes ADA accommodations where appropriate; maintains the program site, equipment, and required program records.
Nurtures children through purposeful programming; plans activities that are intended to achieve program goals and outcomes, are culturally relevant, are developmentally appropriate, and are consistent with the Y’s values.
 Creates a positive rapport and shared interest with all youth; models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
 Provides opportunities for youth to lead, problem-solve, and make decisions and choices within the program and provides daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences.
Provides and welcomes ongoing dialogue with parents and caregivers about their child’s needs and progress; connects families to the Y.
Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
Performs other duties as assigned.

*This is not an exhaustive list of job duties. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned.



Be in or going into the final year of secondary school, or gone through the Leadership Program at camp.
Meets minimum age standards as established by state law and/or the Y.
CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications required.
Previous experience working with children in a camp setting preferred.
Previous experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: outdoor living, archery, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, or recreational games.
Previous experience working with diverse populations.
Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).



50% off Childcare programming
Employee & Employer Retirement Contribution Options
Professional Development Assistance
Health Benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision
Paid Vacation
12% Funded Employer Retirement Plan (Once Eligible) 



Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.  We are welcoming: we are

Job Details

Open Date: 12-14-2022
Close Date: 02-03-2023
Job Status: Volunteer
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