Camp Counselor
Camp Shaver

Spend the summer of a lifetime in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico!

Located about 60 miles west of Santa Fe, Camp Shaver is nestled next to Battleship Rock in the Jemez

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Camp Counselor

Camp Shaver
Jemez Springs, New Mexico
$400.00 - $450.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 28, 2024)

Spend the summer mentoring youth in the idyllic Jemez Mountains at YMCA Camp Shaver! Located at the base of Battleship Rock, our camp offers the perfect setting for campers and staff to connect with nature, themselves and their peers. Through high-ropes course challenges, archery, hiking, fishing, campfires and the many more camp activities we offer, our campers are encouraged to feel a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of belonging and give a chance to strengthen their character. We offer campers the experience of a lifetime!

Resident Camp Counselors provide direct supervision and reside with a small group of young people. Counselors lead campers through daily activities with a primary focus on safety and working towards our larger goals of accomplishment, belonging and character development. Counselors will have a chance to teach their own passions as well (sword fighting?). They serve as a role model to our campers by treating all staff and campers with kindness and respect. Counselors mentor youth through positive reinforcement. Counselors work with the Leadership Team and Camp Director to ensure a meaningful, fun and safe camp experience for all campers.

Room and board are included during employment. Training begins May 28th. Camp Shaver offers 8, one-week sessions from June 2nd through July 27th. Camp weeks run Sunday through Saturday. Staff's last day will be July 31st. 

Counselors must be at least 18 years of age. 

How to Apply

Please contact our Director Dana McMullen at with any questions!

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