Join Our Camp Mahackeno Team

Develop your skills, realize your leadership potential and have fun this summer! Camp runs late June through the end of August each year. The Westport YMCA operates two large summer camp programs including the traditional YMCA Camp Mahackeno and the Camp Hafaday Swim Program. Our programs serve over 1,000 individual campers providing a safe, fun and enriching summer experience.

Scroll down to view the positions we are currently accepting applications for.

While the qualifications for each position vary, all candidates will exhibit the following qualities:
• Model our core values – Honestly, Caring, Respect & Responsibility
• Exhibit a child-like enthusiasm
• A desire to teach others
• Passionate about helping children grow and develop spiritually, mentally and physically
• Committed to upholding a high standard of integrity at work everyday

Counselor (must be 16+)
• Lead a group of 6-10 campers through a day of camp
• Facilitate games and activities
• Ensure the safety and well being of campers

Specialist-Non Challenge Course (must be 17+)
• Leads program area activities. May lead arts, crafts, sports, theater, archery (certification required), etc.
• Plans and executes specialized area of camp

Specialist-Challenge Course (must be 18+)
• May lead ropes course or bouldering activities
• Low Ropes training required (provided)
• Must exhibit a high level of risk management skills

Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (16+)
• Ensures the safety of all participants in and around the pool and waterfront area
• Leads swim lessons daily
• May instruct boating activities (additional certifications required)

Unit Director (18+ minimum 1 year of college)
• Oversees a team of counselors
• Plans camp programming and ensures its execution
• Ensures all camp policies and best practices are followed
• Serves as a main link between camp and camper families for behavior and other communications
• Previous camp experience preferred

Bus Driver (21+)
• TUE-FRI | 8:30AM-4PM
• MUST HAVE CURRENT CDL with passenger endorsement

Applications accepted starting January 1, 2022.  Group interviews take place in March, April and May. To apply, click below: