Mill Hollow

Employment Opportunities

College-age or older individuals, who possess compassion for children, a love of outdoors and high energy, are needed the month of July 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 Mill Hollow 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.




Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center

For more than 50 years, Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center has given youth summer educational opportunities in the national forest in the Uinta Mountains. This year, the YMCA is proud to continue this traditions in a conventional summer camp setting for ages 8-14. Mill Hollow is approximately one-hour from Salt Lake City, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Mill Hollow is an overnight camp with cabin groups of 22-26 boys or girls. Mill Hollow facilities include cabins, a lodge, basketball court, volleyball court, fossil bed, hiking trails, two rec rooms, bird blind, and a large meadow great for running and group games. Campers come for a half or full week camp experience focused on connecting them with the great outdoors.

All camp activities are centered on the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and the goal of having FUN. We welcome 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.


Staff Training -  June 15-23
Session 1 -  June 23-30
Session 2 -  June 30-July 3 (half week)
Session 3 -  July 7-14
Session 4 -  July 14-21
Session 5 - July 21-28
Session 6 - July 28-August 4
Camp Clean Up -  August 4


  • Assistant Director/Waterfront Director (Current Lifeguard certification required, Lifeguard Instructor or Waterfront Safety Instructor preferred) 
  • Assistant Program Manager
  • Teen Mentor/Leadership Program Facilitator
  • Health Coordinator (significant first aid experience-preferably CNA, RN, LPN, EMT, or WFR; W-EMT, preferred 21+)
  • Kitchen Manager (preferably ServeSafe Certified)
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Media Specialist
  • Bus Drivers
  • Maintenance Worker


  • 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.