Summer Jobs at the Y - Why Work at Camp?

Last updated: June 20, 2024, at 10:18 a.m. PT

Originally published: March 8, 2018, at 2:02 p.m. PT

A group of nature lovers camping.

Are you a guardian of gaming, advocate of arts & crafts, or an explorer of the environment and looking for adventure this summer? If so, you can FIND YOUR ADVENTURE at SUMMER CAMP... coming soon to a camp, school, or mountain top near you! 

As the experts in summer camp, the Y experience offers campers innovative programs to help build the life skills they need to become their best selves. We need champions for children, like you, to make this happen. You can be part of a cause for good while developing leadership skills and nurturing the potential of youth and teens.

The Y is hiring now for over 300 camp positions and we think you should apply.

Why the Y?

Here are 7 good reasons to be a Y summer camp team member:


Having the Y on your resume is impressive. When future employers see the Y on your resume, they think of an organization with global ties that has been around for more than 100 years. We have a reputation for hiring good people that do great things.

2. FUN

Every day is something new. When you work at Y day, or resident camp, every day is an adventure. One moment you'll be elbow deep in craft supplies and the next you'll be having fun in the sun leading a game of squirt gun tag or pool noodle duels.


Benefits include free Y membership to all of our 14 locations. When you work for the Y, we offer you all the perks of being a Y member including membership and discounts on classes. Plus access to all 14 locations with state-of-the-art equipment and aquatics centers. 


The Y is deeply committed to equity and justice. You can feel good about working for an organization dedicated to building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


Designed with your schedule in mind, summer camp starts after most local colleges last day of spring term and ends when it's time to go back in the fall. This job is perfect for college students or other energetic adults that have summers off!


Best Coworkers Ever. Everyone that works for the Y shares a passion for making their communities a better place, especially for kids. Don't be surprised if you leave your Y summer with great professional experience and a new BFF.


Your office is the great outdoors. Whether you work at day camp, resident camp, or for BOLD & GOLD outdoor leadership trips, you'll get to spend the day outside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with helping inspire kids to be good stewards of our environment. 

So are you ready to find your adventure?


Category: Camp