Company Description: The Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA is an independent YMCA located on 1500 acres in the beautiful Berkshires of Western MA close to nationally renowned cultural and historic attractions such as Jacob’s Pillow and Tanglewood. Chimney Corners Camp, Camp Becket and the Travel and Service Program, Becket Day Camp and the Berkshire Outdoor Center are the five primary program focuses for the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.
Camp Becket for boys and Chimney Corners Camp for girls are traditional resident camps with rich traditions and commitment to character development. Program offerings are in aquatics, athletics, theater, dance, creative arts, horseback riding, service learning, adventure trips, team building and high ropes. Our Travel & Service Programs offer a unique life experience to teens and our Berkshire Outdoor Center offers a wide-range of year-round programs for individuals, families and groups.
We are conveniently located off Route 8 past Jacobs Pillow; 15 minutes from center of Lee.
High School or Equivalent
Camp Counselors for Becket Day Camp, Camp Becket & Chimney Corners Camp
Counseling staff are a key part of the camp program. A positive, can-do attitude, flexibility and a genuine desire to work with children are important traits for our counseling staff. Counselors will co-lead a group of 8-10 campers. Counselors help campers adjust to camp life and grow in understanding of other campers and group dynamics. Counselors will ensure the health and safety of campers through role-modeling, positive guidance and supervision; eating well, staying hydrated, maintaining personal hygiene, using sunscreen, making safe choices, wearing PPE, etc. Counselors will guide and lead campers in a variety of camp activities. Counselors will regularly communicate with camp leadership staff and with camper parents/guardians when directed. Counselors may mentor younger leaders and provide feedback and support. Counselors will also work with other camp staff to plan large group activities and special events throughout the summer. Counselors must have experience working with children and be 18 years of age or older or completed grade 12/equivalent by the end of June 2021.
The most important skills any applicant can bring to these positions are flexibility, openness, and a positive attitude. Staff are also expected to be willing and able to switch between departments as circumstances require. Please let us know if you have alternative experiences or skills that you think make you well suited for a position. As a values-based organization, we feel you will be happiest with us if you embrace and share the ideals and values of Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. We strive to create a positive, supportive and fun work environment for our staff. It is expected that every member of our staff team treats others in a kind, fair and respectful manner.