YMCA of Northern Colorado
  • Camp Santa Maria
  • Bailey, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

Housing and meals at Camp Santa Maria plus great coworkers

We are now accepting applications for YMCA Camp Santa Maria! Our beautiful YMCA overnight camp is nestled in the Rocky Mountains near Grant, CO. We have 45 staff serving up to 150 campers, ages 6 to 16.

Pay Rate: Starting at $290/week. This position requires you live at camp. Room and board are included for all staff.

Have a passion for working with children? Want to build your resume while building your leadership and problem-solving skills? Want to have fun and make some of your own best memories? The Cabin Leader provides leadership, direction, and supervision to program participants in all aspects of camp life. From arts and crafts, to sports and games and everything in between, you will have the chance to develop skills in planning, preparing and facilitating age-appropriate activities in large and small groups. Take the chance to re-create your ideal childhood in this role and provide an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, and caring for each child you meet, while showing each one as much individual attention as possible. You will help build and maintain a cabin community of 10-12 campers and show them the magic of camp.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises a group of 10-12 children in a cabin. 
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Adheres to program standards and expectations including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Maintains constructive and timely communication with supervisors. 


  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a resident camp setting
  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor skills, archery, arts and crafts, dance, drama, boating, camping, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc.
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • CPR, WFA, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date. Lifeguard certification is a plus.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Physical Demands

Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings. Camp life can be physically and emotionally challenging. You will be asked to function at 8200', in a variety of summer mountain weather ranging from snow to highs in the 90's with potential strong thunderstorms. On an average day you will walk 3-5 miles. You will love it.

Need more info now: https://www.ymcanoco.org/camp-santa-maria/work-at-camp, (303) 443-4474 x4301.

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