Camp Mill Hollow

Employment Opportunities

Come spend your summer in the mountains with us!

We are looking for camp counselors (18 or older) and specialized program staff who possess compassion for children, a love of the outdoors, and the desire to be part of an active camp community.  All positions include room, board, and weekly salary- and are a great way to save up money this summer. Below are our available positions:

  • Outdoor Education Camp Counselor
  • Health Coordinator (significant first aid experience, preferably CNA, RN, LPN, EMT, or WFR; 21+) 
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Media Specialist
  • Bus Drivers
  • Maintenance Workers

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Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center

For more than 60 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 tradition 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 takes pride in helping children develop to their fullest potential.


Positions begin June 2nd and run through August 18th.  Staff is expected to be there for all of the staff training, all sessions, and camp clean-up unless prior arrangements are made.    


  • 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 the 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 the 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.


The relationship between campers and mentors is the heart of the YMCA camp experience. 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. Many counselors and program specialists find their camp experience to be a great fit for their college work in education, recreation, natural sciences, and 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.  We apply these values both to how we relate as a community and to our environment.  

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