CAMPING SINCE 1896
PHANTOM LAKE YMCA CAMP
WHERE KIDS ARE FREE TO JUST BE

Assistant Counselor (AC)

AC Details

Minimum age: 17 by June 15
Duration: 3 camp sessions; 2 weekend retreats

Fee: FREE for summer sessions
$85 for Fall Retreat (October 16-18, 2015)
$50 for the Counseling AC Retreat (May 14-15, 2016) *See CAC Retreat details below.

Applicants are accepted by invitation only. Criteria used will be the evaluations from both the CIT and LIT program years. Completion of pre-AC requirements and number of available spots will also be considered.

Each AC attends three total weeks during the summer – one of the last two sessions will be designated as a “Counseling” week. The counseling week allows the AC to be the lead counselor for a tent group.

The CAC Retreat will teach ACs everything they need to know to have a successful counseling week.
Think of this retreat as a condensed staff training. ACs will learn the ins and outs to check in, parent interaction, behavior management, the PLYC daily schedule, SDP evaluation, and be trained in child abuse, neglect, prevention. There will be ample time to ask questions and enjoy the company of your fellow ACs.

All ACs must attend this retreat.
*If unable to attend, you will be required to make up the content of this retreat in order to have an AC Counseling week.