Inspiring Campers to Explore a World of Wonder

At the South Mountain YMCA Camps we are constantly working to identify and recruit program and leadership talent. More than skills, we want people on our team that love working with children, families, and adults – we want staff that love seeing people grow! You, too, will grow during your employment at South Mountain.

If you believe you have the character, the skills, and the desire to develop and serve the visitors to our camp community, you may be the person we have been looking for! We’re looking for an educator, a role model, and someone who leaves a place better than they found it.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Outdoor Center Employment Positions

Outdoor Center Employment Positions

Full-Time Seasonal Program Instructor/Educator (21+)

  • Spring Season: March -May, 2023
  • Summer Season: June-August, 2023
  • Fall Season: August -November, 2023

If you are person who loves the outdoors and enjoys working with a team. If you are an enthusiastic, positive role model with outdoor center/camp/teaching experience who could ‘knock it out of the park (or camp!)’ presenting programs to groups of all ages. If you are already familiar with, expert in, or eager to learn about archery, belaying, teambuilding, ropes courses, wilderness survival skills, nature, environmental studies or outdoor education. If you are passionate lifetime learner who wants to make a difference and would thrive working with a diverse, like-minded staff providing an EXTRAORDINARY EXPEREINCE for every camp visitor! We want YOU!

Full-time Seasonal Coordinators live on-site, work as part of a team of enthusiastic, energetic leaders who teach outdoor education classes and lead recreational activities such as: Wildlife Ecology, Archery, Survival Scenario, Teambuilding Challenges, High Ropes & Low Ropes, Climbing Tower, Environmental Education, Arts & Crafts and other traditional camp activities. Candidates must LOVE to work outside, have a sense of humor, enjoy working with children and other outdoor educators and know the value of PLAY for people of all ages! The “typical” work week for Outdoor Center staff runs Wednesday through Sunday but will vary during the busy season. Salary range is $80-$90/day. On-site lodging and meals are provided.

Summer Camp Positions

Leadership Positions

As part of our administrative team, our leadership staff are an important part of our staff team. Leadership staff must be at least 21 years of age and have previous camping experience. Pay is $375+ per week depending on experience. For full Job Descriptions, please click on each position:


Counselors Positions

The counselors have the most direct impact on a child’s experience at camp. We are seeking dedicated, fun, enthusiastic staff who understand that “Campers Come First.” Counselors must be at least 18 years of age. All counselors will teach in one of our program areas and co-lead a cabin of 8-12 children. Pay starts at $350 per week. For full Job Description, please click on each position:


Junior Counselor Positions

The Junior Counselor position is for young adults who are 17 years of age who have not graduated from high school. Previous completion of our CiT Program is required.  This is a volunteer position for a duration of 2 weeks. Junior Counselors and support counselors in supervising children and leading activities.

For full Job Description, please click here.

Camp Nurse Positions

The South Mountain YMCA Camp’s Health Lodge Staff are RN’s or LPN’s licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.  Experience as a school nurse, in a hospital or emergency room is helpful but not required.  The ability to relate effectively to children, parents and college-age staff is essential. Pay is $700.00 – $900.00 per week depending on experience.


Camp Driver Positions

Camp Drivers are individuals 21 years of age or older who possess a valid US Driver’s License. Camp Drivers have a responsibility to transport campers and staff using camp vehicles for program purposes. Full-time seasonal and part-time seasonal positions are available.

For full Job Description, please click here.


Facilities and Food Services Positions

Seasonally, we seek staff to assist our Food Service team in the preparation and serving of meals in our Dining Hall. The height of our season is from April through October. We also seek staff to assist our Facilities Director with landscaping work and maintenance projects needed at South Mountain YMCA Camps.

International applicants must have an available support staff visa sponsor before applying. 

Seasonal positions available:

  • Food service
  • Facilities
  • Housekeeping

Find a printable application here. Online applications are encouraged.

To contact our Facilities Director, Dale Kuntzman, please e-mail

For more information on Summer Camp Positions, call Antonio or Cory at 610-670-2267.


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