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International Cabin Staff

YMCA of Greater Seattle
Eastsound, WA
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

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The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

COMPENSATION: $75/day for new hires


This is a seasonal exchange program that is located at Camp Orkila on beautiful Orcas Island, WA. International Cabin Staff ensure the supervision and safety of campers at all times. International Cabin Staff fill a variety of roles to support the operations of camp.

To learn more about working with Camp & Outdoor Leadership at the Y, please visit us online at

What you'll get from working at The Y
  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO)



Supervises a group of campers. Ensures that all campers are accounted for and safe at all times. Facilitates program activities that are developmentally appropriate, and which promote camper skill and character development. Leads and assists with facilitation of all-camp special events. Provides leadership and supervision to any developing teen leaders placed with the group. Maintains high standards of housekeeping including bathrooms, cabins and main lodge. Assists in keeping all program equipment in working condition and available. Assists in maintaining all program areas in a safe and orderly condition. Communicates personal or camper needs to supervisor in a timely manner. Attends staff meetings and trainings. Maintains relevant American Camping Association standards. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in a residential camp, both inside and outdoors. This job operates at a seasonal residential camp, both inside and outdoors. Staff typically live in either shared cabins with campers, or in shared and housing with staff for the duration of employment. Specific housing depends on position and availability.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift store or janitorial products and supplies, up to 50 pounds. POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

The usual camp work week is six days on and one day off, including training, staff meetings, and regular duties. This summer camp position is exempt from minimum wage and overtime regulations per State of Washington wage and hour law.


This position is required to live onsite at camp. All travel required for work will be done by YMCA Authorized Drivers.

Code of Conduct for Applicants



18 years old or older Current certifications in CPR and First Aid (paid course provided if necessary, as a part of training) 1-2 years of experience with children; camps, childcare, tutoring, nannying, coaching Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping, and swimming. Strong English language skills Ability to relate to parents/caregivers, campers, and staff in a professional manner.

If applicable, other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

  • Previous camp experience
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical activity, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
  • Experience with anti-racism practices and coalition building


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

All job offers are contingent on the results of a background check. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

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