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Thank you for your interest in working at summer camp.

Camp Harrison posts open positions for the upcoming summer beginning November 1. If you are a returning staff member or have questions about applying online, please email campharrison@ymcacharlotte.org BEFORE submitting an application. If you are applying for a cabin position, apply to “Resident Camp Counselor.” If you are applying for a non-cabin position, apply to “Resident Camp Leadership Staff.

Summer openings may include:

YMCA Camp Harrison Seasonal Positions

Junior Counselor - Junior Counselors assist the Senior Counselor in all cabin responsibilities – morning and evening - ensuring a safe and fun environment for all campers placed in their care. They also serve as an activity counselor during land and water activities. Must be a rising Senior in High School or a Rising Freshman in College. Senior Counselor – Senior Counselors are responsible for helping direct the campers in their cabin living - morning and evening. They will be in charge of nightly cabin devotions, cleanliness and overall well-being of each camper. They also serve as the main contact to parents on opening and closing days. The Senior Counselor serves as an activity counselor during land and water activities during the day. Must be 18 years old or older and completed at least 1 year of college.

Cabin Chief - A cabin chief is hired for each cabin to ensure positive, effective communication with parents, leadership staff, peers and campers. This person is not a supervisor of their co-counselors but does phone calls home to parents of first time campers, ensuring check-in/out cards are complete and making sure that the cabin environment is positive, safe and fun. Qualified applicants must have at least one year of Senior Counselor experience and proven ability to demonstrate customer service; communicating in a caring and professional manner.

Worship Leader – The Worship Leader is responsible for working with the Chaplain to organize worship time during each evening Vesper and Sunday morning chapel. They are responsible for facilitating a time of reflection, prayer and focus that incorporates everyone through music and creative arts. This position is in addition to responsibilities as a Junior and/or Senior Counselor. 

Activity Chief - The Activity Chief is responsible for supervising Activity Staff and maintaining a safe environment in their assigned activity area. They also assist in training and evaluating  staff. Additionally, The Activity Chief assists the Program Director with facilitation of the overall program. This position is in addition to responsibilities as a Senior Counselor. Must be a rising Soph. in College and have at least one year of camp experience. (Please Note: certain high-risk activity areas require completion of certifications as required by the ACA). Several positions available, inquire by contacting campharrison@ymcacharlotte.org

Health Center Assistant (non-cabin) – Under the direction of the Camp Nurse, the Health Center Assistant assists in providing health care and first aid services to meet the needs of campers and staff. Must have experience in first aid emergency management services. Current First Aid, CPR, O2 certifications required, certified Nurse Assistant preferred. This position is a non-cabin position with administrative duties related to health center and other duties as assigned.

CIT Leader (non-cabin) - The CIT Leader is directly responsible for campers participating in the Counselor in Training program. This position is responsible for program planning, participant supervision, evaluation, staff communication and safety of participants. 21 years of age preferred, must have at least two years of camp experience and a desire to develop young adults into future camp counselors. (Specific certifications required as outlined by the ACA) This is a non-cabin position, with the exception of 2 weeks.

AV Chief (non-cabin) – The AV Chief collects video highlighting each session. They edit raw footage down into a 10-15 minute video that will be shown to campers and uploaded to the camp website and support programs with pre-summer video production and editing additional videos as needed. The AV Chief works with Camp MOMS on daily photos and upload to web daily and organizes the photos into saved files for camp marketing purposes. Must be 18 years or older.

Activity Program Assistant (non-cabin) – The Activity Program Assistant (APA) works under the direction of the Program Director to ensure quality camp experiences through the scheduling, organization and upkeep of all land, water, evening programs and rainy day activities. The APA also assists in the supervision and evaluation of staff in program areas. 21 years of age preferred, must have at least two years of camp experience as well as a knowledge and/or willingness to learn about all program activities offered at camp. (Specific certifications required as outlined by the ACA)

Quality Program Assistant (non-cabin) – The Quality Program Assistant (QPA) works under the direction of the Program Director to ensure quality camp experiences by conducting weekly in-services for staff and maintains safety and quality standards and the associated paperwork, mandated by the YMCA and ACA. The QPA must be 21 years of age, aquatics background preferred, proven organization skills, at least two years of camp experience, and a willingness to learn about camp program activities. (Specific certifications required as outlined by the ACA)

Boys/Girls Head Counselor(s) (non-cabin) – These 4 positions (2 female, 2 male) assist in all aspects of camp operation and are directly responsible for the logistics, well-being and communication with and about campers. They support cabin staff with camper related issues and ensure campers and staff  are equipped for a successful week at camp. Head counselors ensure that “one on one sheets”, postcards home, cabin cards, and phone calls for first time camper parents are complete. They keep cabin boxes supplied, have a strong presence in cabin life, and participate in activities and devotions. They must be at least 21 years old, have at least 2 years of camp experience and proven positive experiences working with children.

Camp Chaplain (non-cabin) - The Camp Chaplain is the Spiritual Life coordinator for camp. This person must set a Christ-like example to all campers and staff and must have a desire to build relationships and support camp activities when needed. The Chaplain is responsible for organizing, speaking, and leading nightly Vesper service as well as Sunday morning chapel. The chaplain provides guidance and resources for cabin devotions and will assist with the facilitation of the Ragger program. 21 years old or older, desire to share Christ with campers and staff, an applicant pursuing seminary preferred but not required.