YMCA of Barry County

Summer Camp Employment

Join Our Team

Are you a motivated, outgoing leader?

We need you to complete our team at YMCA Camp Algonquin! YMCA Camp Algonquin is located just outside Hastings, MI on beautiful Algonquin Lake. Owned and operated by the YMCA of Barry County, the 40 acre scenic landscape is the perfect place to work, play and grow this summer!

Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp 2024 Employment information will be posted in November. For any questions, please get in touch with our Camp Director, Megan, at megan@ymcaofbarrycounty.org
  • First-time employees need 3 professional references
  • Returning staff applicants only need one reference

Under 18 Work Permits REQUIRED

Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA)

Public Act 90 of 1978, the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA), as amended, defines a minor as someone who is less than 18 years of age, including but not limited to employees, volunteers, independent contractors and performing artists.

Minors under 18 years of age must obtain a work permit or a written agreement or contract entered into between the employer and the governing school district, public school academy, or nonpublic school before starting work. Work permits can be obtained from the state of Michigan school issuing officer (the chief administrator of a school district, intermediate school district, etc.) the minor attends or the school district where the minor will be employed. If the minor changes jobs, a new work permit is required for the new employer. A work permit may be revoked for poor academic performance. A work permit is required even if the minor is home/cyber/virtual/online schooled, does not attend school, or out-of-state resident.

Work permits are no longer available for bulk purchase from Michigan Center for Career & Technical Education; work permits are available for printing or download below. Note: the printing on colored paper has been repealed, work permits must be printed, front and back, to be valid.  

When both federal and state laws apply the more stringent standard must be observed.