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Summer Camp Adventure Specialist at YMCA of the Northshore

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Ipswich, Massachusetts





Job Description:

As one of the largest non-profits in the area, our Y impacts1 out of every 3 people on the North Shore. Our Ys give staff a huge opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local children, adults and families. Through our various fitness and wellness programs we create a healthier and happier community. Our youth development programs give kids and teens a chance to learn and grow, while making long lasting friendships. Being a socially responsible organization, we’ve made it our mission to provide services to all regardless of their ability to pay. Y staff are brimming with enthusiasm and passion because they see the positive impact they’re making. If you’re ready to be a part of something that makes you proud- you’re ready for a career at the Y.

Do you enjoy outdoor activities and have adventure experience working with youth?  Are you looking for a fun summer job that looks great on a resume and you can have fun while doing it too?  If you are looking for a seasonal role that will help you build skills for your future career this may be the opportunity for you!

As the Adventure Specialist, you will help lead outdoor activities as part of a larger summer camp program, providing specialized knowledge in your area of expertise while developing team building and social skills in youth campers!  The Adventure Specialist will support the safe and fun operating of outdoor activities including but not limited to hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, ropes challenge courses, zip-lining, stand-up paddle boarding, and rock climbing.  On a regular day the Specialist will support camp counselors, lead daily adventure fieldtrips, and provide supervision to youth campers.  The Adventure Specialist is responsible for creating a memorable summer experience for campers and ensuring that safety during activities is a top priority. 

To thrive in this role, you have experience in summer camp settings working with youth, have a passion for outdoor activity, and a desire to share your skills and knowledge with others.  You are able to demonstrate techniques while providing clear communication to children to engage them in taking steps to conquer their fears and participate fully in camp activities.  You have an optimistic attitude and enjoy inspiring others to succeed while sharing in their accomplishments.  You have the utmost attention to detail with due regard for safety and policies to ensure the health and well-being of participants.


  • A minimum of 18 years of age

  • Previous rock climbing, watercraft experience and/or ACCT certified preferred

  • Available Monday-Friday (5 days) June 1st - September 3rd

  • Must have reliable transportation to ensure the ability to commute to and arrive at camp on time daily

For further assistance, you may contact the HR department at 978-564-3075.

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran's status.





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