What You Will Gain

What You Get

Staff at CYJ Midwest are paid a competitive salary and make lifelong connections in a fun, safe, and fast-moving environment. Staff begin to grow their professional skill sets and contribute to the development of our campers, the leaders of tomorrow.

Tennis instructor teaching male camper how to hold racket

Camper and staff reading in girls bunk

But what else do you get when you work for CYJ?

Crucial “Soft” Skills

If you do some research on what types of skills hiring managers and business leaders are most interested in, you’ll find a few traits repeated consistently. These traits are:

  • Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Problem-Solving and Adaptability
  • Public Speaking
  • Group and Behavior Management
  • Decision Making
  • Creative Thinking
  • Leadership and Confidence

What’s incredible about this is that these are exactly the types of abilities that camp work nurtures. Leading activities, looking after kids, and programming with your coworkers sharpens all of these skills, (putting you ahead of anyone with a basic office job). A CYJ summer gets you ready for a future with employers in any field!

Baseball instructor teaching camper how to throw

More Perks

  • Housing and Meals – You don’t have to pay for a thing! All our staff live on site and get three meals a day, plus snacks. In the outside world, these items can really add up – at camp you’ll save money and keep your whole paycheck!
  • Staff Lounge – A staff-only zone with couches, air conditioning, and entertainment systems.
  • Staff Fun – We know that happy staff means happy camp, and we want you to get everything you can out of the summer just like the campers! That’s why we plan staff recreation and programs throughout the season for your enjoyment!
  • Work Space & Internet – Internet access is available to all staff members.
  • Certifications – Some staff will receive certifications from American Red Cross and other accreditation organizations, such as CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding. These certifications are paid for by camp as a part of your summer role, but are totally useful for other endeavors you might pursue after the summer.
  • Professional Development – Our staff-training program teaches skills that are valuable for your future and provides meaningful experience to build your résumé.