Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunities

We are a co-ed summer youth camp offering day camps, resident programs and adventure and service-based programs. We are eager to hire talented and energetic staff members who are truly interested in providing exceptional leadership to our campers. A summer camp job can be the toughest job you’ll ever love! So if you are ready to work long hours, expend tons of energy, have an amazing amount of fun and make a difference in the lives of each camper then we would love to hear from you.

Cabin Counselor – MALE (RESIDENT CAMP)

Now through August 9, 2019

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

Special Requirements: High School Diploma preferred. Must reside in a cabin with campers.

Salary: $225.00 to $250.00 per week, 6 days a week

Description: Live with and supervise a group of campers, first through sixth grades. This position requires that you are a positive role model for campers, work closely with directors, other counselors, specialists and volunteers. Leading, general problem solving, planning and assisting camp activities, skits, games, singing, dancing, acting and evening programs. Providing supervision during meals, pool and waterfront activities. Daily chores and duties are required. Life Guard Certification is a plus!


Teen Service Camp Counselor – MALE (RESIDENT CAMP)

Now through August 9, 2019

Special Requirements: High School diploma, clean driving record (Must Transport Campers) and must reside in a cabin with campers, service minded and ability to participant in manual labor projects

Salary: $225 to $250 a week

Description: Service camp is a program that allows grades 8 through 10 to learn and participate in service projects throughout camp and in nearby communities. Days are spent working on tasks and chores in camp, two off-site trips per week to perform community service out reach. Campers also participate in scheduled camp activities throughout the week. Counselors will work with a co-counselor (One Male, One Female), Program Director, other staff and volunteers to plan and carry out on site and community projects. Service Camp Counselors are expected to be positive role models, community service minded and a willingness to participate in activities. Maintenance and grounds keeping experience a plus. Be advised that some service projects require manual labor!

Contact Scott Mailen smailen@lancasterymca.org or (717) 272-8001 if interested.

Applicant Letter

Employment Questionnaire

Employment Application

Camp staff requirements
  • Have current First Aid, CPR and AED Training; Up-to-date Pennsylvania Criminal and Child Abuse background clearances and FBI clearances.
  • Have the ability and willingness to fill in as needed in any area of camp for which you are qualified, including some weekend duties.
  • Have the ability to lift at least 30 pounds, some positions require as much as 50 pounds; maneuver in the camp’s natural terrain and actively participate in camp activities.
  • Responsibilities could include covering bus stop and/ or transportation tasks beginning at 7:00 am until 6:00 pm.
  • Any staff residing in camp will be required to be present from Sunday at 11:30 am until Friday at 7:00 pm and participate in Resident Camp Activities as directed.
  • All staff and volunteers are expected to embrace our “I’m Third” community of putting your beliefs first, others second, and yourself third.
  • Camp Specialists will work with day, resident and visiting groups, and can live on or off camp.

Unless otherwise indicated all positions are required to:

Work from Sunday, June 9, 2019  to:
Friday, August 9, 2019 – Resident Camp
Friday, August 23, 2019 – Day Camp
Friday, August 23, 2019 – Specialists


To be considered for a position, please complete the following paperwork and return to us by mail or e-mail as soon as possible.

  1. Review the Job Postings and decide which positions interest you.
  2. Complete the Application for Employment
  3. Complete the Employment Questionnaire
  4. Return your completed paperwork to YMCA Camp Shand at Box 339, Cornwall, PA 17016 or to Scott Mailen at smailen@lancasterymca.org.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled. If you have any questions concerning the hiring process, Camp Shand itself or if you would like to visit camp please call or e-mail.

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Are you an enthusiastic Camp Shand friend, alumni or parent looking for a rewarding opportunity to promote camping programs and give back? Check out the below volunteer opportunities available at Camp Shand. Each position description includes instructions on how to learn more or apply to volunteer.

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