Pay Scales

Junior Counselor

(Minimum age 16, minimum 4 week commitment & mandatory staff training)

16 year old JC: $200/week

17 year old JC: $230/week

Counselor/Activity Instructor

(Minimum age 18, nine or ten week season)

All Counselors 18+ years old: $250/week

Counselors will receive a $50 dedication incentive for every 9-week season completed, and a $100 dedication incentive for every 10-week season completed, at the end of their contract.

International Counselor and Support Staff

Pay is according to the terms of your agency agreement.

Unit Leaders

(Minimum age 21, ten or eleven week season)

First Year Unit Leader: $300/week

Returning Unit Leader: $330/week


In instances where YMCA Camp Mohawk provides an opportunity for staff to attend a certification training program such as ropes course, archery, canoeing, rowing, sailing, lifesaving, etc., Camp Mohawk will pay the course fee.

Time spent attaining certifications at Mohawk’s expense is not reimbursable.

In the event of early departure from Mohawk, the course fee will be prorated and any balance due will be deducted from the contracted compensation amount.