PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS
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Who Are We?
The most critical piece to a successful camping experience and a camper’s well-being while at camp is the counselors and staff. Rye Y Camps has pride in our hand selected counselors; those that will be working directly with our campers in daily activities and leadership. Our staff are more than just counselors though, they are Professional Role Models. They exemplify the Character Values of the Y; Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility through their leadership and ensure our campers show the same values while at camp. We’re here to do more than just play games, but rather teach new skills, introduce campers to new friends, lead team building efforts and keep our campers safe everyday.
Training & Professionalism
All camp staff and director’s go through an extensive hiring and training program prior to the start of camp. Staff go through a rigorous interview, criminal background check and character references prior to their hiring. Once on the team they complete a 3-4 days of staff training which includes child abuse prevention, camper behavior management, leadership skills, safety training and beyond. All of our leadership and many of our counselors are CPR and First Aid certified.
Want to Join the Team?
It’s the opportunity to not only build yourself as a leader but provide our campers with a life-changing experience that they will never forget. Rye Y Camp has staff from all over our region and we welcome each of our new staff members every single summer.
You will be immediately immersed into an incredible environment of caring people just like you. You will have the opportunity to lead and influence our campers’ summers and their years after summer as well. You may be surprised to learn just how big of a role model you are to our campers. It’s paramount for their experience to look-up to outstanding people like yourself. Lastly, you will get to hang out with other great staff and also learn and lead some pretty cool things; sports and games, waterparks, and a ton of other activities.