JOYFor summer 2021 we are currently still hiring for the following positions:

Male Cabin Counselors

Day Camp Counselors

Infirmary Staff (21+)

Aquatics Leader (21+)

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Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

We here at Camp Hanes look forward to bringing together another strong staff team for another excellent year.  Our team will consist of people dedicated to creating a safe, fun, and positive experience for our campers/participants.  Camp has the unique opportunity to succeed in providing a beautiful and exciting environment.  Our mission statement is “Helping people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.”

We are looking for employees with positive attitudes who are passionate about providing great service, building relationships, strengthening their communities, and supporting Youth DevelopmentHealthy Living and Social Responsibility.


The safety of our members and program participants, especially the children we serve, is of utmost importance. To that end, we take the following steps in our intensive screening of employees and volunteers:

  •   Detailed application forms
  •   Comprehensive interview process
  •   Reference checks
  •   Criminal records checks
  •   Drug testing (employees only)

Learn more about our commitment to providing a child safe environment.

Please note that the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina also participates in E-Verify.

Summer camp will not only provide a great opportunity for each of the campers, but for staff members as well.  Camp provides the opportunities for friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.  If you are ready to work hard and live selflessly, the skills you learn here will benefit you in a variety of job fields.  Here at camp we are ready to work hard because we love what we do.  Parents trust us with their most precious possession, their child, and we have a chance to positively influence their lives. We have high expectations for our staff.  Everyone hired will go through extensive training, drug test, and a background check.  Your job will consist of long hours and hard work.  We will have a set of policies in which you will sign off on that include dress codes and a code of conduct. If you want to join the awesome Camp Hanes Team apply now! 

To find answers to some of our frequently asked question about working as a part of our summer camp team click on our FAQ’s page.

If you are interested in applying for our Spring Outdoor Education season that starts towards the end of February as an Outdoor Education Instructor please  feel free to reach out to Monica McCallum our Associate Director of Outdoor Education and Day Camp at m.mccallum@ymcanwnc.org or visit our application for the spring season!

We look forward to a safe, fun and memorable year.  We have incredible programs planned all year long and we are excited about the opportunities we will share with our staff.  If you have any questions about this information, the upcoming summer, or ideas to share please give us a call at (336) 983-3131. Take a look at some of our FAQ’s. You may also choose to email Amelia Johnson our Associate Director of Overnight Camp at amelia.johnson@ymcanwnc.org.  If you are hired and chosen to work for camp it will, ultimately, change your life. We look forward to hearing from you!


Take care,

Amelia Johnson

Associate Resident Camp Director