I worked at an outdoor camp and just had so much fun. It was really relaxed and you just got to show kids how wonderful nature was, swim, and then we would all ride a bus back to the local middle-school. There we would have lunch and then procede to play games with the kids until their parents came to pick them up. A counselor would work half the day.
YMCA is a relaxed but many are underfunded. Directors have a lot on their plates and are always frazzled and disorganized. Never had such a laid back job. People are there for a good cause doing good things
The counselors deal with the kids and parents on the daily. The company should show appreciation for the counselors and the patience they have with the children. The company ask for certain things they "try" to motivate the staff but don't ask them what is needed or how they can improve them company. And there no such thing as a promotion. You have to be a kiss up so you can get what you want.
It is an overall great place to work, but the compensation is not enough. I loved working with the kids, but childcare is a big responsibility. You are caring for others kids, which is a big responsibility.
I did not enjoy working here. More often then not their would b problems that would be swept under the rugs. It's not until parents complained that they would do something. Other counselors were under a lot of stress and weren't paid as much as they should have been.
Not enough pay or benefits for me personally. Good job and culture, but i felt that it was best to leave and look for other options for myself. Didn't want to hurt the YMCA because i was not all of the way into my position.
I was a counselor here and had two really memorable bosses who guided me with an authoritive nature. I had the same group of kids for 5 years and they were great. The job was a lot of fun. It was definitely memorable. Lots of one-on-one help with anything students that I helped progres throughout the year. That help definitely helped those kids on state tests.
Fun job, some lesson planning and responsibilites that my para job didn't have.