Job descriptions for all Camp Echo seasonal jobs are listed below. All Camp Echo staff are also expected to conduct themselves according to the essential functions.
We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the McGaw YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an accommodation for a disability or sincerely held religious belief is granted.
Below are some important details about the Junior Staff role on the Camp Echo staff.
Junior Staff is a support staff position.
Junior Staff (J-Staff) support camp in various roles including kitchen, child care, barn, and maintenance. J-Staff are required to work two consecutive sessions of camp in a cohort with other J-Staff. J-Staff will receive training and rotate through assigned work in different support areas during their time at camp.
J-Staff are supported and coached by the Junior Staff Unit Leader. Since they are under 18, Junior Staff are not eligible to supervise campers. This is not a counselor role.
The applicant must complete the staff application and select Junior Staff.
The staff application must be completed through the applicants’ CampInTouch account, not using their parent/guardian’s login info. The staff application is now live!
Application and Hiring Process
This is an exciting first step to joining the Echo summer staff team! Our goal is to provide opportunities for all interested Junior Staff applicants. The biggest hiring factor is typically the time commitment of two sessions. Our goal is to first fill cohorts for Sessions 1/2 & 3 and 4 & 5. We will fill Junior Staff positions for Session 6 after the first round of hiring.
Group interviews in late February and mid-March. As minors, there will be some paperwork that must be completed by parents/guardians.
All Camp Echo staff are expected to be CPR/First Aid certified, and many staff are also lifeguards. While Camp Echo does not plan to offer these certifications, we will communicate opportunities for courses with staff.
Questions about Junior Staff? Contact us
Junior Staff Unit Leader
Teen Unit Leader
Adventure Trips MESH Unit Leader
Adventure Trips Program Unit Leader
Staff Life Unit Leader
MESH Unit Leader
Office Staff- Evanston
Office Assistant- Fremont
Town Run Driver
Trading Post Manager
Food Services Specialist
Food Services Cook
Food Services Aide
Staff Application Due Dates
December 1: Team Leaders
January 1: Activity Specialists, Trip Guides, Teen Staff
February 1: Counselors, Support Staff, Wellness Team, Junior Staff (Round 1)
March 1: Junior Staff (Round 2)