YMCA Summer Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya: Male Counselors


YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya is a year-round recreational and educational center operated by the Greater Green Bay YMCA. Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya has been offering dynamic, safe, and mission-driven programs for children, teens, families, and groups since 1937. Located 65 miles north of Green Bay in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest on the shores of Chute Pond, Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya has 140 acres of woodlands, three bodies of water, excellent facilities, dedicated staff, and extensive program opportunities throughout each season of the year. Visit our website!

Sorry gals, we've already received an abundance of great applications for our few open Female Counselor positions. At this time we are only accepting applications for Male Counselors. Please consider applying for one of our other great summer opportunities including Camp Wabansi, KIDS Camp, the Y Summer Program and Teen Adventure Program!




Full-time Summer: Sunday 11am - Friday 5pm. Camp dates are June 17 - August 17, with required pre-camp training starting in early June.

Major Responsibilities

















Help make this a summer to remember for our campers! As a Resident Camp Counselor you will live with, care for and guide campers ages 7-14 throughout the camp week. Lead and actively participate in a wide variety of camp activities as well as work consistently in a Specialty Area. Work closely with the leadership team as well as campers to create a positive, engaging, safe, valuable and memorable camp experience for all!

Essential functions:

  • Live with and supervise 10-14 campers per week. Build close relationships, be a positive role model, and facilitate physical and emotional safety ensuring them a pleasant camp experience.
  • Lead and assist in leading any/all camp activities: Specialty Area Programming, Camp Game, Campfire, Cabin Activities, Meals, Thought for the Day, TAPS etc.
  • Attend and contribute to all staff trainings, meetings, and events.
  • Be dressed professionally and be prepared to make all parents, families, and campers feel comfortable with all questions answered on arrival and departure days.
  • Work with leadership team to manage camper behaviors, use effective/appropriate discipline techniques, and ask for assistance as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for the safety of all campers and in the event of an emergency you will serve as a first responder (responding, reporting, and preventing.)
  • Serve as a lifeguard as assigned by leadership to ensure safe swimming and waterfront activities.
  • Work with peers and leadership team to foster a positive and friendly camp culture for both campers and staff.
  • Complete weekly paperwork: camper post cards, patch certificates etc.
  • Assist with camp clean-up after each group departs.
  • Work one summer weekend program.
  • Assist with any/all other camp duties as assigned.












  • Overnight Camp Counselors must be at least 18 years of age per ACA requirements.

  • Counselors must enjoy working with youth in an exciting outdoor environment, and have some demonstrated leadership abilities in this capacity. 

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent required.

  • Ability to think flexibly and adjust to the unpredictability of camp life. Anything can happen!

  • Sufficient visual, auditory, communicative, and cognitive abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Considerable physical movement to include running, walking, hiking, boating, swimming, games, etc. required. Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds with or without assistance.

  • Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certification required prior to the beginning of camp; training provided. You will be required to swim 300 yards continuously; perform a surface dive to depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10lb object from the bottom of the pool; and tread water for 2 minutes.


$225 per week + room and delicious made-from-scratch meals!
PLEASE APPLY FOR ONLY ONE POSITION AT CAMP U-NAH-LI-YA. You will have the opportunity to list any other positions for which you would like to be considered during the application process. Thank you!
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