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Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA
748 Hamilton Road
BECKET, MA 01223

Phone:413-623-8991
Fax:413-623-5890
Website: bccymca.org

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. Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA operates several programs serving hundreds of campers and staff at a time. Boasting over a century of tradition, our industry leading programs include Camp Becket for boys and Chimney Corners Camp for girls, Travel Service Programs, and Becket Day Camp.

Our Mission: Helping youth discover their potential through life-changing experience and relationships.

Our Values: We believe that everyone deserves opportunities to explore, learn, and grow in a supportive environment through community, commitment, belonging, and compassion.

Summer Seasonal Jobs- Camp Counselors, Trip Leaders, and Program Staff
Becket
Seasonal
Education/Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Nice to have

Come join our team of positive, flexible, and energetic staff to continue to help youth reach their full potential through life-changing experiences and relationships. You will gain valuable work experience, make life-long friends and cultivate professional contacts that will help you with future education and employment opportunities. Our staff have gone on to successful careers through leveraging their camp experiences and relationships. We can work with you to find a job that suits your unique skills and interests.   

Learn More Here:  https://www.bccymca.org/employment/summer-positions

Click on the program you are interested in below to see a listing of all available positions.

Competitive pay including free room and board. Internship credit available


Our hiring process is on a rolling basis. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants apply and applications will remain open until all positions are filled.

Camp Becket -A historic and traditional boys+ overnight camp on the shores of Rudd Pond, Camp Becket employs more than 100 staff each summer and serves over 300 campers in each of its two, four-week sessions.

Chimney Corners Camp - Just down the road from Camp Becket, Chimney Corners Camp for Girls has been providing life-changing experiences to girls since 1931. Chimney Corners employs over 100 staff each summer and over 300 campers attend one of two four-week sessions.

Travel & Service Program - Our travel programs service over 100 teens each summer and travel both domestically and abroad. Each group of approximately 14-16 participants finishing 10th grade are led by two leaders.

Day Camp - Work with local youth in our summer day camp program. Children aged from 6 to 15 years old in one-week sessions.

Support Staff - Medical, food service and maintenance staff positions are available across summer program departments.

Benefits:

  • Housing and meals are provided on-site at no cost to the employee as part of the experience. (Many staff find that they save a lot of money working at camp since a lot of expenses are covered by camp.)
  • Gain valuable leadership and management skills that will help prepare you for future career opportunities and will reflect valuable work experience on your resume.
  • Becket-Chimney Corners is located in the heart of the Berkshires, which is internationally acclaimed for the arts and cultural venues.
  • Planned staff outings are available for staff time off. Camp provides transportation to local towns and cultural experiences for staff who do not have their own vehicle.  
  • Work with other young adults from all over the US and from abroad. Many staff make lifelong connections working at camp.
  • Opportunity to make connections and life-long friends. Many of our staff travel together after camp season and connect for years to come.
  • Access to a large network of camp alumni who can support you as resources for internships and career development.
  • For staff seeking internship opportunities, we can help you connect with resources and/or customize aspects of your job to fit an internship structure. Inquire with your hiring manager about opportunities. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be 18 years of age and/or have graduated from high school by the start of camp. Prior experience with one of our programs or with another camp program is preferred. 
  • Prefer staff who are certified or who are willing to become certified in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and/or CPR.
  • Prefer candidates who can commit to the full summer; however, we will work with staff to accommodate scheduling conflicts. 
  • Must be able to provide proof of a physical within the last 18 months and proof that you are up to date on all required immunizations. 

General Employment Requirements

While many of the skills described are important or required, please let us know if you have alternative experiences or skills that 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. 

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