The YMCA achieves its missions one person at a time. The greatest source of energy for the YMCA is our staff. Our staff contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities. Guided daily by the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility, our staff create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best.

Where can you find meaningful work that offers rich rewards? Where can you, simultaneously, build a better future for yourself and for kids, families and your community? Where can you work with people who thrive in a values-based environment of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility?

All of this can be found at a YMCA. YMCAs get the job done through staff members who are carefully selected for their interests, skills and enthusiasm. With over 150 years of experience, YMCAs know that the mission is achieved one person at a time-carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and competent staff member.

Full Time Positions:

Program Manager

Part Time Positions:


Summer Positions

Apply to be a Camp Counselor

Before you apply for a summer position at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, please familiarize yourself with our calendar for 2020. To expedite your hiring, please research your school/travel/work schedule so you have it during your first interview.

Sleepaway Camp Dates

ALL Ranch Staff & Senior Trip Leaders & Senior Staff Report Date: June 6, 2020
International Staff Report Date: June 13, 2020
General & Junior Counselor Report Date: June 14, 2020
Late Arrival Date: June 21, 2020
Last Day of Camp: August 22, 2020


ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED ONLINE. Please follow the link below for the job you are interested. If you are not sure how to apply, please email Matt Lifschultz, our summer camp director. He can help guide you on your application process. 

Junior Counselors apply for new applicants under 18 years old

General, Ranch, ETC Trip Leader, and International Counselors apply here

Summer Camp Specialist ie: Art Smash Coordinator or Play Director apply here
Senior ETC Trip Leader, International Counselors and General Counselor apply here (21+ years old)
Senior Staff apply here (21+ years old) 


Information for International Staff

If you are not a US citizen, you must obtain a J-1 Visa to be considered for employment at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps. Current laws prohibit us from hiring international staff under the age of 18. We partner with CCUSA for our international placement.

2020 Day Camp positions will open in March of 2020. In the meantime... familiarize yourself with our calendar for 2020. To expedite your hiring, please research your school/travel/work schedule so you have it during your first interview.

Day Camp Dates:

Staff Training Weekend: June 6-7, 2020
First Day of Camp: June 22, 2020

Apply to work in the Trading Post

Coming March 2020

A great summer job making kids smile! Become a member of our trading post team!

The Y Retirement Fund

One of the primary benefits of working for a YMCA is that you will be enrolled in the Retirement Plan, the pension program for almost all YMCAs in the United States. In the course of your YMCA career, if you move from one YMCA to another, your retirement savings move with you because they are always at the YMCA Retirement Fund. Over time, contributions, combined with the interest earned, can help you build a nest egg for the future and plan for a comfortable retirement.

Apply your experience, knowledge, creativity and energy to discover new talents within yourself as you make a difference in the community around you. The YMCA fosters an environment built upon teamwork, staff development and community. The YMCA provides a fun, safe and caring environment where you can build your career. Reach your greatest potential with the YMCA.

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