Employment Opportunities

College-age or older individuals, who possess compassion for children, a love of outdoors and high energy, are needed June through mid-August each summer to provide leadership for camp activities. Staff are expected to be there for all of staff training, all sessions, and camp clean-up unless prior arrangements are made.

The relationship between campers and counselors is the heart of YMCA camping. All Camp Roger staff are carefully selected for their maturity, patience, commitment to working with youth and their desire to be a positive role model. Counselors and program specialists are college aged or older; many enrolled in education, recreation or social work programs. Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are the values that each staff member are expected to display and also expect from each camper.


Camp Roger Resident Camp

Seventy years of tradition continue at YMCA Camp Roger, located high in the Uinta Mountains. Camp Roger is approximately one-hour from Salt Lake City, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Camp Roger is an overnight camp with cabin groups of 8-10 boys or girls. Camp Roger facilities include cabins, a lodge, basketball court, sand volleyball court, beaver pond, bike trails, horse trails, hiking trails, boy and girl bath houses, craft house, health center, and a large meadow great for running and group games. 

All camp activities are centered on the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and the goal of having FUN. Over the years we have welcomed campers from around Utah and the world for a memorable experience that will last a lifetime! Our dedicated staff take pride in helping children develop to their fullest potential.

To apply for Camp Roger, scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Park City & Heber City Summer Day Camps

Our Day Camp follows the same session schedule as Camp Roger but it is a day camp that is Mondays-Fridays, 8:00AM-4:30 PM. The campers meet at a designated location, we pick them up and take them to Camp Roger for the day, additional programming venues or field trip outings. Day Camp staff live on site at our resident camps. 



Staff Training - June 2-7 Session 5 - July 14-19
Try Us Out Campout - June 7-8 Session 6 - July 21-26
Session 1 - June 9-14 Session 7- July 28- August 2
Session 2 - June 16-21 Session 8 - August 4- 9
Session 3 - June 23-28 Session 9 - August 11-16
Session 4- July 7-12 Camp Clean Up- August 17


  • Assistant Director (Male & Female)
  • Program Director 
  • Cabin Counselor
  • Day Camp Head Counselor
  • Day Camp Counselor 
  • Archery Specialist 
  • Arts and Crafts Specialist 
  • Circus Skills Specialist (experience in any of the following: juggling, magic tricks, Chinese yo-yo/Diablo)
  • Theater Specialist
  • Mountain Biking Specialist 
  • Orienteering Specialist
  • Outdoor Education/Nature Studies Specialist 
  • Survival Specialist
  • Fire Building Specialist
  • Outdoor Cooking Specialist
  • Leadership Specialist
  • Photographer
  • Health Coordinator (significant first aid experience-preferably CNA, RN, LPN, EMT, or WFR; preferred 21+)
  • Kitchen Manager (preferably ServeSafe Certified)
  • Kitchen Assistant - still available for Summer 2019
  • Equestrian Coordinator (stable management; 21+)
  • Wrangler/Equestrian Staff


  • 18 years and older with a year of college or 19+ years old
  • Ability to function in a rustic setting.
  • Ability to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, integrity, flexibility and patience.
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • Must submit health history record and examination form prior to first day of work.
  • Model the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


  • Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours.
  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing, walking, and sitting (including on the floor or ground) for long periods of time (60 minutes or more).
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds including unloading food, carry trays of dishes, lifting supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Physical ability to operate kitchen equipment according to safe recommended methods.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • This is a seasonal position during the summer camp program, June through early August.  Counselors are with their cabin group at all times when campers are in camp.


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