The YMCA is looking for summer camp staff

The Lynch van/Otterloo YMCA looking for enthusiastic, fun and engaging people 16 years and older to be part of our summer staff. We offer competitive pay for the summer, with nights and weekends off plus a free YMCA membership. Spend the days outdoors, add your impact and leadership skills to your college application and, most of all, help local children have the best summer experience ever.

Stop by the Y for interviews Wednesday, March 8, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m, at  40 Leggs Hill Road. There is a job for everyone.

We have Day Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Sports Camp all onsite at the Y and Children’s Island Day Camp in Marblehead Harbor. Do you enjoy outdoor activities and have experience working with children? If you are in search of a seasonal role that will help you build skills for your future career this is the opportunity for you.

The YMCA is looking for summer camp staff. COURTESY PHOTO

For Children’s Island, counselors take the Hannah Glover ferry to and from work each day and spend the day on the rustic island, enriching the lives of children with swimming, sailing, wakeboarding and kayaking. The island also offers an art barn stocked with arts and crafts activities, a saltwater pool, sports, gaga pit and more. Be part of the Island Rangers, an environmental science discovery program that has been part of Children’s Island camp history for decades.

What’s it like to be a Y camp counselor? You will help campers engage, learn and play while getting the very most out of their summer experience. On a typical camp day, counselors assist in the supervision of campers and lead summer games and activities while ensuring safety guidelines are followed and remaining alert and attentive to the needs of the campers. Our camp counselors are positive, proactive and caring while focused on giving campers a fun and safe camp experience. All camp staff are required to attend training prior to the start of camp to ensure the best experience possible. To apply, visit For more information, please contact Samantha Gambaccini at

Keep the kids active and engaged for February school vacation week, Feb. 20 – 24.

The Y offers member benefits for the whole family including activities all week including open gym time, open swim time and more. Plus, a full-day program is available for after-school participants from Swampscott and Marblehead. Check our online schedules at for up-to-date offerings.

Don’t miss the Head to the Hill 5k on Sunday, May 21. 

The Head to the Hill Road Race helps to support our camp scholarships. The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Lynch/van Otterloo Early Learning Center entrance at the back parking lot. The 3.1 mile route winds through scenic Swampscott and back to the Y. Learn more at

The Y is better with friends 

Refer a friend to the Y and we’ll thank you with a free month of membership while your friend receives a $0 enrollment fee. Visit the Welcome Center or reach out to the Membership Director Jane Rizza at

About the YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For more than 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been the foundation of the community. It serves more than 40,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns across the North Shore and in southern New Hampshire.

Brian Flynn, LVO YMCA Exec. Dir.
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