Provided counseling and practical training about outdoor skills like swimming, backpacking, wilderness survival, canoeing etc.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Dunrobin, ON – 4 May 2018
A typical day would include, doing atendance, organizing activities and interacting with children of different age groups. Working at the YMCA was a great expperience; I got along with my co-workers, I gained leadership skills an I got the oppurtunity to organize activities for children. There was othing to difficult about the job because if if you struggled your supeior and co workers are always availible to help you.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 May 2018
This was my first time working as a camp counselor and the added twist of getting kids on the ferry and safely to the island made very single day a adventure. But, head staff stayed in trailer and gave no help to counselors working with groups of 8-12 kids by their self. EG sending kid to trailer to be away from the group because he keeps starting fights but the head staff sent him back right away because 'he was too much to deal with'. Exemplifying that Senior staff Laziness is promoted and allowed and they out most of the real work on younger counselors who are often overwhelmed by large groups of kids.
Summer Camp counselor (Former Employee) – Georgian Bay, ON – 30 April 2018
The environment of the workplace is phenomenal, surrounded by supportive and loving staffs, it was a place of growth, smiles, and laughter. As a camp consoler, you are assigned a cabin with 6-8 kids of similar age with a co-consoler. A typical day would include flag raising, running activities and keeping the campers entertained and energized throughout the whole day. maintaining proper behavior and the essentials such as hygiene and personal well being of the campers are our main priority. The hardest part of the job would be handling troublesome campers who have a hard time with authority figures and likes to things to go their own way. The most enjoyable part of the job for me would be hearing my campers tell me what an enjoyable experience it was for them and how I contributed to creating "The best summer they have ever had". overall I would say camp is a very rewarding experience and if given the chance, I would definitely recommend those with the opportunity to try it out!
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 24 April 2018
Working with children you can always look forward to having some fun. But working with the actual company can be tough sometimes because the outside communication (regarding work) is not as strong enough to ensure smooth flow between all employees.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 24 April 2018
Planning activities, going swimming and trips for the campers which are always fun. volunteering for the YMCA was a great volunteer experience ever and hopefully, I get the opportunity to volunteer or work for the YMCA.
Summer Day Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 23 April 2018
While working at the YMCA, I gained transferable skills that are necessary to most work environments. As a Summer Day Camp Counselor, I learned how to have a positive influence on the daily lives of children. Overall, it was a great working and learning experience.
It was fun and I had a great time but the pay and availability were just decent
Summer Day Camps Counsellor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 April 2018
it was ok and I had a good time but I wasn't advancing my career at all, and I was barely making enough money. The culture was great, everyone was having fun and they cared about employee satisfaction.
Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – London, ON – 3 April 2018
Great place to work if you are looking to have fun working with your peers and kids on a day to day basis. Requires lots of energy and can be draining. However, lots of fun and overall awesome place to work.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 26 March 2018
A typical day at work was working with kids, and planning activities for the day. I learned a lot about how to manage kids and solve conflicts. The really enjoyed working at the YMCA as it was a good working experience, and also really enjoyed getting to know my co-workers.
Fun and interactive work place that enjoys children
Camp counsellor (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 20 March 2018
It was a summer camp position working with young children and making summer more enjoyable for the youth. We would play games, do activities like canoeing, archery, sports and hiking. Always was a fun time and I would highly recommend anyone to do it for a summer.
camp tiki counselor (Former Employee) – Colborne, ON – 17 March 2018
working at the YMCA was a fulfilling experience. I would say the hardest part about working there was the constant worry and alertness you have to have about the kids you are supervising and looking after.
camp counselor (Former Employee) – Hespeler, ON – 6 March 2018
The YMCA is very friendly and gives children the chance to have fun. Because of the programs and activities the YMCA has to offer, it allows many job opportunities to a variety of ages. When I volunteered at the YMCA, all of the staff were very helpful in leading me into the direction for the camps. Management is very organized and I knew who I needed to talk to for schedules. The workplace culture is very helpful and friendly. The hardest part of the job I had was to help get the kids to get along with each other. I enjoyed this job because it gave me the chance to gain experience in the workplace and get to know more about the YMCA and how good of a community it is.
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) – Toronto island – 3 February 2018
Camp was great if you like outdoors. 100s of little kids screaming, smiling and having fun. Work with a big staff team. Outdoor camp much of your day is spent travelling to and from camp site (toronto island)
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 1 February 2018
Working with the YMCA has given me a chance to share knowledge on many things in the world of art and sports to the kids that I engage with every day. I have learned a great deal of patience from working here and the opportunities that the organization has given me is tremendous. Everyone is always in positive spirits and does whatever they can to make everyone around them whether it be co-workers or our kids, happy.