Dear Prospective Applicant,
We look for self-motivated people with personality, character, maturity, charisma, and, most importantly, a sincere desire to be a positive role model for children. Staff members bring energy and excitement to a program of challenging and creative activities for youth and teens. In the role of camp counselor you will be developing and demonstrating values such as honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and leadership – characteristics that are highly regarded by future employers.
This work is demanding of your time, energy and emotions, and it requires a great deal of self-motivation, patience and creativity. It takes the kind of person who can have a positive attitude, anywhere at any time. This job, without question, will be one of most challenging positions you will ever hold. It is essentially a 24-hour-a-day job full of laughter and sometimes tears. The family spirit that develops among the staff is literally amazing. Leaving at the end of the summer if often an emotional time for the people who made it their summer home.
Camp Al-Gon-Quian is a special place, not only for the children that attend, but the staff as well. If you think that you would like to be a part of the Al-Gon-Quian family, we can assure you that it will be one of the most satisfying experiences in your life.
Applications for Summer 2015 should be available in mid-November. We typically have materials available on November 1, but we are switching to an electronic application system for this year and the launch date will be slightly later than anticipated. Please check back the week of November 10 for more updates. Once the applications are availalbe, please read all materials carefully as you prepare your application, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Sarah Kurtz McKinnon, Camp Director
Charles Fahlsing, Assistant Director
Ann Arbor YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian
400 W. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Applying to Camp Al-Gon-Quian
If you are a returning staff member in need of a returning staff application, please contact the camp office at camping[at]annarborymca.org. CIT and J-Staff applications can be found using the navigation bar on the left side of your screen.
Admin applications are due on January 5th, 2015, and Cabin Staff/Activity Area applications are due on January 15, 2015. After these dates, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
2014 Applicant Resources