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Summer Resident Camp Counselor - YMCA Camp Potawotami


At YMCA Camp Potawotami, we focus on the ABCs of Camping - working to increase camper's sense of Accomplishment and Belonging while they learn about positive Character traits and values. What does this look like?

Caring. We show a genuine interest in others, putting them first, and engaging everyone with a positive attitude.  
Honesty. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking.  
Respect. We accept differences and meet people where they are at, honoring others with thoughtfulness and courage.  
Responsibility. We do what we say we’re going to do, taking ownership for our decisions and being good stewards of our resources.

Join us as we love, care and serve this summer at camp!



The YMCA Camp Potawotami is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated male or female individual interested in serving this summer as a camp counselor.

Our resident summer camp serves over 100 campers per week throughout a wide variety of activities. Camp counselors lead skill classes in the morning and cabin activities in the afternoon. 

This fun and safe program provides week-long overnight experiences for students ages 6 thru 16.

Each week summer camp counselors live with a fellow staff member and 10-12 campers of similar age, serving as role models, teachers, parents, nature guides, entertainers, and inspirations to their campers.

The position requires maturity, creativity, and a strong commitment to the YMCA mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 



Pay: $270 per week plus room and board.

Dates: from May 30 2020 through July 17 2020

YMCA Camp Potawotami is located on beautiful Blackman Lake in Northeast Indiana; 7255 East 700 South, Wolcottville, IN 46795 - mailing address is: PO BOX 38 SOUTH MILFORD, IN 46786



  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • At least one year of college is strongly preferred.
  • At least one year of working with children and/or youth is preferred.
  • Willing and able to receive training in order to provide a safe and fulfilling summer camp experience
  • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as a summer resident camp counselor
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of campers in regard to age, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission and values of the YMCA

The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

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