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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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STAFF

A camp is only as strong as its staff. 

Expect excellence at YMCA Camp Harrison. Our resident camp staff represents the most qualified men and women in the camping field. They serve as mentors and role models who focus on the needs of campers both in the cabins and activity areas. Head counselors, senior counselors and junior counselors all work together. Our cabin leaders meet daily, one-on-one, with each camper to ensure that they thrive at camp. 
 
Our staff team selection and training sets our camp apart and makes your camper’s experience a phenomenal one. We focus on education, experience, training and good character in our selection criteria. We screen all applicants through an in-depth interview, reference check and background check through state and national authorities. 
 
Eighty percent of Camp Harrison staff are Senior Counselors who have completed at least one year of college, attended an extensive orientation and uphold the YMCA values of responsibility, respect, caring, honesty and faith. All staff are trained in First Aid, CPR and AED. The majority of our staff are also trained lifeguards. All administrative staff have college degrees and/or exemplary camping backgrounds with a combined years of experience in the residential camp setting.
 
YMCA Camp Harrison fully complies with American Camp Association standards. We exceed the standard ratios by striving to staff 1 counselor to every 4 campers in each cabin.