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Role Models


Professional Role Models

The most critical piece to a successful camping experience and a camper’s well-being while at camp is the counselors and staff. MetroWest Y Camps has pride in our hand selected counselors; those that will be working directly with our campers in daily activities and leadership. Our staff are more than just counselors though, they are Professional Role Models. They exemplify the character values of the Y; Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility through their leadership and ensure our campers show the same values while at camp. We’re here to do more than just play games, but rather teach new skills, introduce campers to new friends, lead team building efforts.


Training & Professionalism

All camp staff go through an extensive hiring and training program prior to the start of camp. Staff go through a rigorous interview, criminal background check (CORI and SORI) and four references prior to their hiring. Once on the team they complete a 3-4 days of staff training which includes child abuse prevention, camper behavior management, leadership skills, safety training and beyond.  


Health & Safety

We are dedicated to keeping all campers and staff safe at all times.  Included in our training are practiced drills, safety practicies and other health and safety related guidelines.  We have at least one regsitered nurse on-site during our regular camp hours.  In addition to our nurses many of our staff are CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.  We maintain excellence health care facilities in our Infirmary (located at the Rec Lodge) with beds for rest/sleep, private bathroom, and necessary equipment including an AED.