I'm not sure how you do it, but I don't think my boys have ever been this excited about anything!

– Parent of two campers, age 7 & 9

This was our first summer and everything has been exactly as we
were told it would be...even better!

– Parent of an eight year old camper

My daughter loves camp so much she is disappointed on the weekend. "Camp Combe today?" is her first waking question!

– Parent of a six year old camper

I didn’t realize the importance of camp until I sent my kids to Combe

Mother of 2 boys with camp sine 2012

Service Corps, especially Habitat for Humanity, had a huge impact on my son!

– Parent of a 7th grade boy

It’s hard to outgrow camp when it gets more fun every year! Your teen programs are perfect!

– Parent of an 8th grade girl

Camp Combe is the coolest place I have ever been.

Male camper, age 9

This was my son’s first truly successful mainstream experience —we couldn’t be happier!

Parent of 8 yr old camper with Autism

This is a camp that celebrates kids being themselves. What could be better than that?

– Parent of a male camper, age 12

My favorite thing in a whole entire world is Camp Combe.

Female camper, age 6

The energy! The care! The fun! Everything a kid could want.
I want to go to camp!

– Parent of an 11 yr old girl

As a kid, I loved Camp Combe. Now I want to make camp just as awesome for my campers!

– Camp Combe Junior Counselor

My child comes home more mature and responsible after every trip. How can so much growth happen in just one summer?

– Parent of 9th grade boy

Staff Resources

orange teamOur strongest asset continues to be the dedicated, caring leadership of our staff team. All of our staff are chosen for their maturity and ability to be excellent role models for the children in their care. Our rigorous selection process includes interviews, reference checks, and in-depth background checks. Staff training includes first aid, games, behavior management, character development, safety, team building and so much more!

We seek uniquely qualified individuals to make our camp special and continue our long tradition of fun and growth. Please see our list of available openings, below. All positions require attendance of several pre-camp training dates, usually including First Aid and CPR. These are held evenings/weekends in June.

Aquatics Director


At least 21 years of age
At least 18 weeks of facility or 12 weeks of camp Lifeguard experience
Have a Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer taken on or after 9/1/2018
Have a valid Management of Lifeguard certification (can train if does not possess)
WSI (would be a plus but not a deal breaker if not)

Why work for the YMCA
Please watch this short video before applying for a position with the YMCA

If you think you have what it takes to make a positive difference in the life of a child,
our application can be found here: Application

Code of Conduct

YMCA Personnel Policy Handbook

Camp Combe Summer 2019 Staff Handbook

YMCA Non Harassment Policy

How to put “Camp Counselor” on your resume

Programming, Songs and Cheers OH MY!