Why Work at Camp Tecumseh?

Find out whether we’re a good fit for you.


At Camp Tecumseh YMCA we are interested in hiring people who believe, as we do, that in many ways our children are the keys to an improved world. We are interested in counselors that are the type of role model that a Mom or Dad would choose for their youngster. We want counselors who love to be with children and are committed to helping each boy or girl to feel good about themselves and to learn to get along with others!


Learn and Grow


We believe in exposing youngsters to principles of faith, joy, initiative, responsibility, trust, and friendship. These characteristics are at least as important as learning to canoe or to shoot an arrow. We believe that staff as well as campers can grow in these areas.


Work at a Place with a Christian Purpose


Camp Tecumseh is a camp with a Christian Purpose. That purpose is symbolized by our motto, “God is First, the other fellow is Second, and I’m Third.”


We want staff members who will do their best to conduct themselves with the high Christian standards demonstrated in the scripture references cited below, both on duty and off. Staff should strive to be terrific role models, both to the campers they serve and the counselors they work alongside.


Treating others with love


1 Corinthians 13:4-8a – Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (New American Standard Bible)


Matthew 7:12 – Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (New American Standard Bible)


Matthew 22:37–39 – And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. And a second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (New American Standard Bible)


Galatians 5:22–23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (New American Standard Bible)




Romans 12:4–5 – For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (New American Standard Bible)


John 17:21 – That they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me. (New American Standard Bible)


At Camp Tecumseh YMCA, it’s not our goal to convert kids while they are at camp. Instead, we believe it’s our job to plant the seeds of Christianity and especially to provide Christian role models for every camper through the outstanding staff.


Mutually accepted Core Christian Beliefs of Camp Tecumseh Staff, which we believe apply to all denominations.

  • We believe that God is a personal, loving and just God who is intimately interested in our lives.
  • We believe that God should be the most important one in our lives. Therefore we desire to know Him, serve Him, and please Him.
  • We recognize that God sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to show us and teach us of the type of life that pleases God. We also recognize that He was sent to die on the cross and resurrect from the dead so that we might be reconciled unto God.
  • We recognize that the Spirit of God has been given to us to guide and help us live as Christ lived.
  • We believe that our bodies are the temple of God and must be respected and taken care of with that in mind.


Build Caring Relationships


We have a community that is against the use of drugs and smoking, excessive use of alcohol, and for building caring relationships based on mutual understanding.