Employment Opportunities for the Qualified and Experienced Individual

“I worked there several years ago and it was the best six months of my life. A piece of my heart will always live there and in NJ. What a wonderful, beautiful place …. why can't I get this back in England?”

- International staff member

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Whether you are a returning staff member or new to the group, we welcome you! Listed below are our employment opportunities.

To apply for any camp position, please visit our employment portal or contact the directors listed below. Thank you!

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YMCA of the Pines does extensive background and reference checks to ensure the safety and quality of our programs. Please be aware that employment is based upon successful completion of both checks.

Program Instructor

At YMCA of the Pines, we use our 100+ years of experience to facilitate life-changing and mission-driven programs. We are looking for highly motivated team members to join us in delivering intentionally designed day and overnight programs to ensure all our participants are taught skills to be “real world ready”. We focus on building healthier communities, stronger relationships, and supporting all people to realize their potential.

Maintenance Technician

Under minimal supervision, assists the Building and Grounds Director in maintaining the overall operation, safety and cleanliness of all YMCA buildings, grounds and vehicles. Responding with urgency to all requests for maintenance or cleaning in a safe manner with a focus on quality service. Works as a member of the camps team to meet the needs of our campers, staff and participants. Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for staff, campers and members while performing all tasks.

Challenge Course Facilitator

Are you passionate about making a powerful difference in the lives of young people? Do you love the outdoors and teaching your skills to others? Looking for something exciting, rewarding, and fun to do this summer? The sleepaway camps at YMCA of the Pines are hiring Challenge Course Facilitators for this coming summer! 

Challenge Course Program Coordinator

Under the direction of the Wilderness Programs Director (initially, then shifting to the Outdoor Center Director), the Challenge Course Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising the challenge course programs as well as delivering other Outdoor Center programs. In collaboration with the Program Directors, the Challenge Course Program Coordinator organizes and implements safe, high quality, participant-focused YMCA challenge course programs. 

Wilderness Trip Instructor

Are you passionate about making a powerful difference in the lives of young people? Do you love the outdoors and sharing your skills with others? Looking for something exciting, rewarding, and fun to do this summer? YMCA of the Pines is hiring Wilderness Trip Instructors for this coming summer! YMCA of the Pines is seeking highly motivated team members to join us in delivering life-changing, mission-driven wilderness trip experiences to youth. We offer one to two week long, single gender expeditions. Our wilderness trips consist of two programs, BOLD & GOLD and Rangers.

Kitchen Staff

To provide nutritious and appealing meals to the guests of the YMCA of the Pines and to keep all facilities and equipment in the care of the Food Service Department clean and presentable at all times. The Kitchen Staff are responsible in assisting the department in implementing and achieving the mission, goals, objectives and values of the YMCA.

School’s Out Site Supervisor 

The School’s Out Supervisor position is responsible for the planning, implementing and leading of programs and experiences for children in small group settings.  This position also is responsible for the general safety, development, growth and skill achievement of the children in his/her group.  The site supervisor is also responsible for the timely completion of all related paperwork and the supervision of site counselors, including delegation of responsibilities and ensuring that all licensing guidelines are followed by all staff. School’s Out Site Supervisors are generally expected to work from 6:50 AM – 8:10 or 8:45 AM and 2:30 or 3:00 – 5:30 or 6:00 PM, from September 3 – June 17-23. Positions are available 5 days a week and preference is given to candidates who are available for all shifts. Positions are available in Medford, Medford Lakes, Tabernacle, and Shamong.

School’s Out Junior Counselor (under 18)

The School’s Out Counselor (under 18) is responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of activities, programs, and experiences for children at the designated program site. The School’s Out Counselor (under 18) is also responsible for the general safety, development, growth and skill achievement of the children in his/her group. Counselors under 18 must ALWAYS be under the direct supervision of a School’s Out Counselor over 18. Counselor positions are available from 6:50 AM – 8:10 or 8:45 AM and 2:30 or 3:00 – 5:30 or 6:00 PM, from September 2 – June 17-23. Positions are available 5 days a week and preference is given to candidates who can work multiple shifts in a week. Positions are available in Medford, Medford Lakes, Tabernacle, and Shamong.

School’s Out Counselor (18 and over)

The School’s Out Counselor is responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of activities, programs, and experiences for children at the designated program site. The School’s Out Counselor is also responsible for the general safety, development, growth and skill achievement of the children in his/her group. Counselor positions are available from 6:50 AM – 8:10 or 8:45 AM and 2:30 or 3:00 – 5:30 or 6:00 PM, from September 3 – June 17-23. Positions are available 5 days a week and preference is given to candidates who can work multiple shifts in a week. Positions are available in Medford, Medford Lakes, Tabernacle, and Shamong.