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August 31, 2014

The following are current year-round job openings in the U.S.
(or seasonal openings longer than just May – August)

To place a job opening on Year-Round Jobs @ Camp, visit www.ACAcamps.org/jobs/yrjc

Alphabetical by state under the following categories:

Activity Specialist = 13
Administration = 28
Food Services = 2
Site & Facilities = 5
Outside of Camp/Not Camp Related = 1

* New listings = 29
Total listings =
49

 
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ACTIVITY SPECIALIST

*OUTDOOR EDUCATION NATURALIST - ALABAMA
Our Outdoor Classroom program provides hands-on experiential science and history with fun challenges, games, and goofy songs. School groups that visit us are chaperoned by parents and teachers, and most stay for three days at a time. Responsibilities include teaching, facilitating meals, leading camp & adventure activities, working on projects to improve program resources and the physical site, being positive role models, handling gentle captive animals, and participation in weekly scheduling and in-service meetings. Educational topics include Aquatic and Forest Ecology, Wildlife Ecology and Adaptations, Sensory Awareness, Night Hikes, Organic Gardening, Maps, Orienteering, Team Building, Pioneer Life/ Underground Railroad Simulation. Naturalists are required to evenly share responsibilities of meal facilitation and evening programs. A typical day begins at 7:30AM, includes classes throughout the day and evening, and ends around 10:30PM each night.  Camp is located within one- to two-hours drive to many of Alabama's natural areas, such as Little River Canyon, Sand Rock, and Horse Pens 40. For more information, please visit www.campcosby.org or email smcclain@campcosby.org. (ACA Accredited)

SEASONAL INSTRUCTOR - ALABAMA
The Coosa River Science School is seeking male and female applicants for our Fall season (beginning August 25th) and beyond! Interested applicants can mail their resume and 3 professional references to Becky Collier at src0008@auburn.edu.The Science School is located on the grounds of the Alabama 4-H Center. We are a hotel/conference center, summer camp for 4-H Youth from across Alabama, the Coosa River Science School and our live animal outreach programs (Raptor Trek and Herp Journey). Our program offers 1, 2, and 3 day environmental education programs for youth across Alabama as well as an outreach program using 19 birds of prey (including 2 American Bald Eagles) and 60+ reptiles and amphibians. We offer science (herpetology, lake studies, ornithology, entomology, etc...), outdoor (maps, compass, gps, archery, pioneer village), and adventure (climbing wall, challenge course, canoeing, etc...) programs. Visit our website (www.CoosaRiverScienceSchool.org) or check us out on Facebook to learn more! Qualified applicants must have a college degree and a passion for being in the outdoors and working with youth. Pay is $290 per week. Housing is provided. Meals provided with groups & when the kitchen is in service. (ACA Accredited)

TEACHER/INTERN TEACHER - ALABAMA
Nature’s Classroom at Riverview Camp, an ACA and AEE accredited experiential education center in Mentone AL, is accepting applications for Teachers and Interns for the Fall 2014 Semester (Sept-Nov). Teachers (4-year college degree required) and Interns (must be 21 or older) lead educational hikes, teach environmental ethics, and facilitate hands-on classes in all academic areas. Activities focus on cooperation, communication, and team-building using group initiatives and the low challenge course. Other activities include: archery, canoeing, night hikes, climbing tower, and various high challenge course elements. Staff contracts are seasonal (spring/fall) and staff generally works 4-5 day weeks (very little weekend work required). In addition to salary, staff receive room and board, including: meals, private bedroom, paid training, and use of phone, internet, and washer/dryer. Other benefits include a location within a short distance of great caving, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and whitewater paddling. Download the Application Packet online (www.naturesclassroom.com) or contact the Adam Goshorn, Program Director (800.995.4769 or natures@hiwaay.net) to request an Application Packet via mail. (ACA Accredited)

COUNSELOR - ARKANSAS
Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp is accepting applications for male and female counselors to begin in September 2014 until July 31, 2015. Pfeifer Camp is an educational, residential camp for at-risk youth ages 8-14. The Alternative Classroom Experience, has won local, national, and international awards, and was named a national Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Our director was named as a Champion of Change by the White House. AmeriCorps Counselors must live at the camp from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon each week, are responsible for up to 10 campers in a cabin, lead them in all camp activities, tutor in the classroom and serve as parents, teachers, friends and mentors to their campers. Applicants 21 or older are preferred but exceptions are possible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens to serve in AmeriCorps. Benefits: Living allowance of $12,100, free room/board, 100% health care, and a $5,550 scholarship. Call Binky at 501-821-3714 or email binky@pfeifercamp.com. (ACA Accredited)

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR - CALIFORNIA
Thousand Pines Outdoor School operates within a Christian Camp & Conference Center, which is a 240 acre site located in Crestline, California. The mission of Thousand Pines Outdoor School is to help students grow, and we host not only Christian schools, but public schools as well. We offer a hands-on outdoor learning experience, and help students develop confidence through a variety of team building and personal growth oriented activities. Our Program Instructors lead the program by both teaching the curriculum, and staying in cabins with students overnight. Instructors take students on trails; teach games, songs, skits and team building activities. We are currently hiring for this fall, a staff of enthusiastic Program Instructors who want to have a positive influence and teach students in an outdoor setting. Job Title: Program Instructor Dates: September 22 - June 4Pay Rate: $80.00/day (*120.00/day on CR weeks) Room/Board: Free during the week, & weekend housing is available for a nominal fee. Website: http://thousandpinesoutdoored.comContact: Jeremy Rice Phone: 909-338-8900 ext. 110Email: jeremy@thousandpinesoutdoored.com. (ACA Accredited)

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - ILLINOIS
Camp Ondessonk is a non-profit camp providing nature experiences through the experiential process. Serving hundreds of students in rustic facilities in the Shawnee Hills, our experiences cultivate appreciation of nature by immersing youth in the outdoors. This position runs August 8th-November 16th, 2014. Our programs include team building, low/high challenge courses, hiking, canoeing, night hikes, rock climbing, horseback rides, among others. Other duties include equestrian care, food service, site maintenance, facility cleaning, among others. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 21+, camp and/or outdoor education experience, Bachelor’s degree in a related field a plus; personal integrity, maturity, patience, adaptability, flexibility, and self-motivation; energy, sense of humor, and passion for outdoors; strong group facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills; First Aid/CPR/AED, WFR, Lifeguard or other certifications. COMPENSATION: $525-575 paid bi-weekly; meals provided during programs; shared housing provided. For full job description at www.ondessonk.com or call (618) 695-2489, x129. Send cover letter and resume to Greg Santen at greg.santen@ondessonk.com as soon as possible. (ACA Accredited)

*PROFESSIONAL OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR - INDIANA
DO YOU LOVE THE OUTDOORS? DO YOU LOVE KIDS? Put these two together at Bradford Woods in SPRING 2015! Bradford Woods is known internationally as Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. We are seeking candidates who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children by using the outdoor environment as an amazing classroom! Our field instructors teach environmental education and facilitate team building to youth and younger adults – mostly 5th grade through some collegiate groups. After a world-class training, we offer $250/week with meals while working, housing, utilities, Wi-Fi, and fitness center, all on a beautiful 2500 acre facility. We are accepting applications now for our Spring Season. The position runs from March 9 – May 30, 2015. The full job description as well as application information are posted on our website: http://www.bradwoods.org/about-us/employment/field-instructors/ Please submit a resume, cover letter, and complete application for consideration. For more information, contact Melanie Wills, Director of Outdoor Education at mjwills@indiana.edu or phone 765-342-2915. (ACA Accredited)

*PROGRAM SPECIALIST - IOWA
Camp High Hopes, a new and rapidly growing camp for youth and adults with special needs and disabilities, in Sioux City, IA is seeking a creative and vibrant individual to join our team for the opportunity of a life time, building a camp program from the ground up! The Program Specialist furthers the mission of the camp by developing and delivering dynamic, adaptive activities to campers while serving as the onsite primary caregiver for campers with special needs and disabilities. Experience in supporting and caring for both children and adults with special needs is desired but not required. This is an onsite, year-round, full-time, exempt position. Schedule varies seasonally: Wed-Sun Sept-May Sunday-Friday June-August. Weekday, weekend, evening, and overnight work is to be expected. Salary: $17,000 annually plus health insurance, meals during camp sessions, and onsite, shared staff housing. Estimated start date of position: October 15, 2014. For a complete job description, visit www.camphighhopes.com. Email cover letter and resumes to jmauk@camphighhopes.com or mail to Camp High Hopes – Human Resources Dept., 5804 Correctionville Road, Sioux City, IA 51106 or fax to 712-224-2269. (ACA Accredited)

ACTIVITIES MANAGER - TEXAS
The Activities Manager supports the ministries of Sky Ranch by providing excellent and safe activities for our guests and campers to enjoy. This person helps us exceed guest expectations of the overall retreat or camp experience. This is a leadership role managing the operations of recreational activities. This role assists in managing guest safety, and day-to-day guest needs. The Activities Manager supervises the Activities team members. This person is involved in assuring compliance with ACA standards for Sky Ranch. Qualified candidates should possess the following: Be a committed believer in Jesus Christ, with active membership in a local church. In-depth understanding of the field of recreation and camping, generally acquired through undergraduate degree, and a minimum of five years of work experience in the field. Certifications related to Challenge Course, Water Safety, CPR/First Aid, and Shooting Safety preferred. For more job information and instructions as to how to apply, see www.skyranch.org/jobs. (ACA Accredited)

*PROGRAM FACILITATOR - TEXAS
Variety's Peaceable Kingdom is a non-profit retreat that empowers children with special needs through our environmental education (school) program, our weekend retreat program, and our summer camp program! We are looking for a energetic, fun, and organized individual with a passion for nature and environmental education to join our small full-time programming staff! Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's degree, in a related field is preferred but not a requirement. Variety's Peaceable Kingdom is open year-around and we are looking for a full-time staff member to live on-site and work with our school programs and weekend programs throughout the year, and work with summer camps from June-August. Pay is competitive, benefits and housing are included, and every day out here is something different and exciting! If you would like a full job description or would like to email a resume and cover letter, please email Leslie Gilmore, executive director, at leslieg@varietytexas.org with the subject "Program Facilitator". Additionally you can call 254-554-5555 with questions. We are looking to fill the job as soon as possible but the deadline to submit your cover letter and resume is September 19, 2014. Can't wait to meet you!

PROGRAM SPECIALIST - WISCONSIN
Edwards YMCA Camp in East Troy, WI is seeking Program Specialists for the 2014-2015 school year. Program Specialists should be outgoing, hardworking, and highly motivated people who have their sights set on a career in the Camp or Outdoor Education field. The position places a strong emphasis on Environmental Education, High Adventure, Outdoor Recreation, and Teambuilding Programs. While programming is the primary focus, staff will also gain valuable experience in all facets of camp operation including maintenance, housekeeping, and office administration. Candidates should be willing to work a varying schedule, be capable of working with a diverse guest base of both children and adults, have a passion for teaching in and about the natural world, and have a positive attitude and enjoy having fun! Our season begins August 21, 2014 and runs until June 9, 2015. Salary of $55/day is based on a 5 day work week. Shared Room & Board provided year round. Aflac available. To apply send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Mike Rutenbar mrutenbar@campedwards.org and Steve Cummins scummins@campedwards.org. For more information check out our web site www.campedwards.org or call (262)642-7466. (ACA Accredited)

ADVENTURE GUIDES - DISNEY
When our Guests travel to worldwide destinations on an Adventure by Disney vacation, they do much more than sightsee. They experience firsthand the people and cultures of the places they visit—and they do so with the service, VIP experiences and unique local opportunities they can only expect from Disney. No one tells a story like Disney. No one makes magical memories like an Adventure Guide. The Adventure Guides are a critical component of the overall adventure experience, impacting Guest satisfaction and intent to return.  The Adventure Guides are not only a source of information, but he/she in conjunction with their fellow Guide becomes the enablers who deliver a thematically organized and hassle-free experience filled with storytelling, discovery, and Disney Difference VIP treatment.  Adventure Guides are primarily responsible for Guest interaction and facilitation of Guest experience.  The Adventure Guides serve as the primary contacts to Guests on behalf of the organization and is accessible to Guests while on location for the trip. Let’s Adventure Together. Click here to apply today! Application deadline is August 31, 2014.

ACTIVITY STAFF/LIFEGUARDS/KIDS CLUB STAFF – SAIPAN
Round Trip Airfare To and From Saipan. On Site Shared Living. Three Buffet Meals A Day. Have your attention yet??? Pacific Islands Club, Saipan is looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to assist in the Sports Entertainment and Activities Department (S.E.A.) PIC's CLUBMATES are the hotel’s ambassador of fun! If you have previous camp experience, keep reading... Responsibilities include assisting with the Kids Club program, lifeguarding, teaching a wide variety of sports (tennis, windsurfing, sailing, wall climbing, beach volleyball...), participating in our nightly activity and dance shows as well as teaching various activities (water polo, water volleyball, water aerobics, and mini golf just to name a few...). Attractive compensation package for a six month contract includes hourly wage plus OT, full medical benefits, shared on-site housing, meals and round trip air transportation. Email glenn.policare@picsaipan.com for an application package. Resort information: www.picresorts.com. APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS A VALID US PASSPORT.

 

ADMINISTRATION

CAMP DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE - ALABAMA
Work on beautiful Lake Jordan in Alabama’s stunning countryside with endless wilderness recreation opportunities right outside your door, yet located only 30 miles from a major metropolitan city! YMCA Camp Chandler is seeking a motivated and professional leader to direct all aspects of camp including a thriving summer camp program, group camping, adventure guides and princesses, outdoor education, and special events. Under the guidance of the Exec. Director, the Camp Director is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of camp; the recruitment, hiring, supervision, and training of all camp staff, both full and part-time. Camp Chandler is owned and operated by YMCA of Greater Montgomery and offering an amazing benefit package worth well over $70,000 per year, including a year-round home; a salary range of $42k to $47k depending on qualifications; health insurance; paid vacation time; 10% company-paid retirement; life and disability insurance; meals for you and your family when customers are at camp; and a supportive community in an inspirational natural setting. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact info for six references by Sept 5, 2014 to Mona Martin at mmartin@ymcamontgomery.org. (ACA Accredited)

*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ARIZONA
The YMCA of Southern Arizona is looking for an experienced Executive Director to make the Camp experience a safe and memorable one for returning and new summer campers and retreat groups. Nestled in the Catalina Mountains in Oracle, Arizona you will experience a desert climate in summer and snow in winter. As the key leader responsibilities will include budget development, fiscal management and control, financial development, management of facilities, grounds and equipment, program development and operations, promotion and marketing, volunteer leadership development, strategic planning, personnel administration, board/staff development, and risk management. This position requires sound administrative and supervision skills. Requirements: 4 year college degree with at least 3 years professional camp management experience. This is a full time, exempt, year round position. Longer job posting at tucsonymca.org. The incumbent is required to live in onsite housing. Send resume, cover letter, salary history, and contact information for 3 professional and 1 personal reference by September 30 to recruiter@tucsonymca.org. (ACA Accredited)

*DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” Dr. Seuss. Director sought, reporting to executive director. Small camp (95 campers), extremely successful, nonprofit, longest staff training in the country (3.5 weeks), & extensive development before camp and during it. Significant mentoring experience of adults required, with an informed philosophical base. A passionate learner. Very high emotional intelligence. Demonstrated leadership. We operate on a structure of flat hierarchy, consensus and intention with every action. Idleness, procrastination, anger, frustration, and worry are not your friends; you’re confident, responsible, effective, personable and passionate – you’re quirky, thoughtful, self-assured and playful. You’re another star in the constellation of Augusta, and we’ve been missing you. Come be our next Gandolf, Dumbledore or Yoda. Come be part of the adventure - email us at randall@campaugusta.org to start your journey. 530-265-3702. Have a fantabulous day! “What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

RETREAT CENTER DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
Alpine Meadows Retreat Center in Angelus Oaks, CA is searching for a retreat center director to oversee all operations, and particularly is responsible for developing and growing revenues and occupancy of Alpine Meadow’s activities. Qualified candidates love the outdoors, working with people from all backgrounds and are kind, courteous and hospitable. This is a RETREAT CENTER position. NOT a summer camp position. Qualified Applicants: Have a proven record of leadership, coaching, relationship management, financial management in a personal service environment – direct experience in a hospitality-related field, a plus. Have a track record of effectively leading and expanding an organization's reach, growing its revenue and clientele, and working within a results-based environment. Are action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative in approach to business planning. Have a background in business development, sales and marketing (preferred).Compensation/Benefits Salary commensurate with experience. Private house and board, DirecTV, cell phone, internet and all utilities. Health Insurance. Bonus opportunities. Send Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@alpinemeadowsretreats.com

*DIRECTOR - COLORADO
JOB TITLE: CAMP SHAI AND YOUTH PROGRAMS DIRECTOR Responsible for providing overall leadership and vision for the JCC Youth Programs department and Camp Shai. Work collaboratively with Camp Shai and Youth Programs Assistant Director, as well as the entire JCC Family, Youth, Children and Camp team to support children and families as they grow in JCC programming. Inspire and lead in an innovative way, adapting to the characteristics and varying needs of individuals and situations. Actively strive to realize the Jewish values in the everyday experiences and relationships that exist in camp and the department’s programs. Ensure the financial stability of Camp Shai and youth programs by maximizing enrollment and monitoring the allocation of financial resources. Oversee the creation, implementation and management of year-round programs for school-aged children, teens and Camp Shai. For full job description please go to: http://www.jccdenver.org/about/employment/ To apply please send a resume and cover letter to cblanke@jccdenver.org

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - ILLINOIS
The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Camp Chi management team in creating the vision for and the development and implementation of programs that shape and define the Camp Chi experience. In this newly created role, the Assistant Director plays the lead role in staff recruitment, which includes the sourcing, interviewing and hiring of over 300 part time staff both for summer and year round programs. In addition, the Assistant Director is responsible for creating and implementing the highest level of specialty activities in camp and plays a key role in fostering and maintaining relationships with campers, parents and staff.  Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Recreation, Jewish Studies, Social Work, Business; Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work or Non-Profit Management preferred. 3+ years previous year around supervisory and management experience in a camping environment required (overnight camping environment preferred). Demonstrated success interviewing and hiring of staff required. (Position Begins Sept/Oct 2014) For more information at to apply visit: http://www.gojcc.org/career/assistant-director-camp-chi-position-begins-sept-2014/ (ACA Accredited)

DIRECTOR, RECREATION THERAPY - INDIANA
Overview: This is a senior management position at Bradford Woods with major oversight in high intensity medical and illness specific programs in the outdoor setting. Oversee and provide the vision & leadership for the Recreation Therapy program area including oversight of Medical Camping and Therapeutic Programs consisting of 850 youth with chronic illnesses and disabilities annually along with a $1.1 million budget, 80 staff and 50 volunteers. Foster and maintain lasting relationships with major foundations, non-profits, and health care professionals associated with carrying out these important pediatric programs from around the state. Work in collaboration with faculty to supervise student placements. Qualifications: Degree in Recreation Therapy with CTRS or able to get a CTRS within 6 months of hire date.  Experience: 5-10 years of progressively increased responsibility in management of services for youth with chronic illness and disability. Competitive salary, university benefits, on-site housing& utilities provided. Apply at the Indiana University Human Resources website. Contact Shay Dawson (Director) for more info sldawson@indiana.edu Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer. (ACA Accredited)

*SENIOR CAMP DIRECTOR - INDIANA
Since 1952, the URJ’s Camps have provided tens of thousands of children with the best combination of a residential summer camping experience in a vibrant Reform Jewish living and learning environment. At our camps, Judaism’s rich history and culture are lived every day. Our staff encourages the growth of Jewish values in each of our campers and our programming is carefully created to nurture a positive Jewish identity through all that we do. The Union for Reform Judaism's Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), located near Indianapolis, Indiana, is seeking a senior camp director who possesses a vision for ensuring that the camp continues to be an inspiring environment for Jewish living, learning and identity building. Full description with duties and qualifications: http://urj.org/about/union/jobs/?syspage=announcement&item_id=114080 Salary is commensurate with experience and skill level. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to careers@urj.org. (ACA Accredited)

*SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR - INDIANA
Join a team that has produced a summer camp program with excellent retention, wait lists and a culture of mission-driven programs where the staff live out the motto 'I am third', putting God first, others second, and yourself third. We strive to create an environment that makes it possible to experience life change through the art of building relationships. We are looking for a dynamic, creative leader who will be responsible for the development and oversight of programs at Camp Crosley YMCA. The Senior Program Director will be responsible for program: development and quality, design and promotion, implementation and execution, staff development and supervision, financial operation in accordance with the Branch and Association goals, objectives and policies Minimum Requirements: This position requires a bachelor's degree in a field related to camping or its equivalent in work experience. The applicant must have 2-4 years of previous full time supervisory experience within the camping industry and broad knowledge and experience in the field of camping. Knowledge of the American Camping Association (ACA) guidelines is preferred. Newly renovated 3br 2ba home, Generous paid time off, insurance, paid retirement. Richard@campcrosley.org. (ACA Accredited)

*LEADERSHIP STAFF - FLORIDA
Seacamp is a year round, nonprofit, marine science and SCUBA education program located in the Florida Keys. Seacamp offers residential programs for youth through adult groups from September through May. June through August, we offer a residential camp for 12-17 year olds and a Daycamp program for 10-13 year olds. Our management positions require excellent communication, supervisory skills, sound judgment, initiative, and flexibility. These positions manage the day to day operation, year round. Applicants must be organized, detail-oriented and have strong computer skills. Applicants should have a background in risk management as well as hospitality services. Applicants should have 2-5 years of camp experience in a supervisory role, teaching experience and a college degree. Boat handling experience, strong swimmer and SCUBA skills preferred. Leadership staff assist with recruiting, hiring and training program staff for each of our three seasons. Responsibilities include motivating, supervising, and counseling staff and participants. Maintain ACA accreditation standards. To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, transcripts and three professional references to seacamp66@yahoo.com, attention: Hiring Coordinator. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR - MINNESOTA
Camp Winnebago, Caledonia, Minnesota, is located on Winnebago Creek in the wooded heart of beautiful bluff country. Currently, Camp has an opening for a full time Camp Director and is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for being in service to campers (adults & children) with special needs. This position includes the development, implementation, oversight and administration of summer camp as well as leading and expanding the organizations reach, growing its revenues, clientele and programming. Essential to this position is managing the Camps fiscal operations. The Director is responsible for interviewing and hiring staff for summer and potentially year round programming. Compensation depends on experience and includes on-site housing and benefits. Health Insurance stipend. Bonus opportunities. Applications accepted until September 26th or until position is filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to mary.marchel@co.houston.mn.us, or Mary Marchel, 611 Vista Drive, Caledonia, MN 55921. (ACA Accredited)

*DIRECTOR - NEBRASKA
We are on the search for the next Camp Director who is up to the challenge of helping us rebuild our camp after the 2012 fire. Currently the lodge and 3 of the older cabins are up and running. In addition 2 new cabins should be completed by Oct. 1. This is position is an unique opportunity to help the site council start fresh and rebuild the camp as well as programing. There are plans to continue to rebuild, plant trees, complete landscaping, blaze new trails, rekindle relationships in town, and work with the college and other volunteers do develop the camp into a host site for many different community and college events as well as become one of the top notch Great Plains UMC Camps. Ready for Adventure and ready to make a difference to this community? Then this is the right position for you. Housing is provided, benefits, salary range $30,000 - $35,000. Accepting Resumes until Sept. 20th. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 letter of references to sshaw@greatplainsumc.org. (ACA Accredited)

CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
Camp Stella Maris located on beautiful Conesus Lake in Upstate New York has an immediate opening for Full Time Camp Director. CSM is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for camp and who possesses excellent communication, organizational, leadership and supervisory skills to join our exceptional team of professionals. This key position will provide on-site management and supervision of residential and day camping programs. Candidates must be minimum 25 years of age. Qualifications include bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years administrative experience/camping industry strongly and a proven history of innovative programming preferred. Excellent compensation package available. Year-round position EOE. CSM is accredited by the American Camp Association. CSM is a ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY. Deadline for applications is Sept 1st, 2014 Send cover letter and resume to john@campstellamaris.org or Camp Stella Maris, 4395 East Lake Road, Livonia, NY 14487. (ACA Accredited)

DAY CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
The Inaugural Director of Young Judaea Sprout Lake DAY CAMP offers an unprecedented opportunity for an innovative, dynamic, charismatic leader to develop a day camp from the ground up. The Director is responsible for building a quality program through the Young Judaea pluralistic model. Director oversees all camp operations and leads the process of recruitment of campers, communication with families, hiring and development of leadership team and counseling staff, and the marketing and presentation of all camp programs. Candidate should have a minimum of a BA but a MA is preferred, significant experience in day camping and passionate connection to their Jewish identity. Forward resumes to: Helene.drobenare@youngjudaea.org. (ACA Accredited)

*CENTER DIRECTOR - NORTH CAROLINA
Due to the busy summer season which may have restricted those who wanted to apply for this position, but didn't have the time, the NC UM Camp and Retreat Ministries is extending the deadline for application submissions to September 15, 2014.  Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated person to serve as Center Director to advance its mission of inviting children, youth & adults to discover, reconnect & celebrate God & His creation through Jesus Christ. Don Lee is nestled on 55 acres on the Neuse River in Arapahoe, NC. The Center Director is responsible for managing all aspects of camp operations as well as fund raising. The Center Director will work with the Executive Director, Administrative Office and other Center Directors to promote camp & retreat ministries and contribute to overall ministry objectives. The ideal candidate is grounded in Christian faith consistent with UMC beliefs, has a 4 year college degree, has camp management experience, possesses excellent communication & organizational skills and thrives in a team environment. Compensation is dependent on experience & includes on-site housing & benefits. Send resume, references, cover letter & statement of faith to dail@ncumcamps.org. (ACA Accredited)

*CENTER DIRECTOR - NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University seeks a full-time Center Director to provide leadership at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center, located in Reidsville, NC in Rockingham County beginning January 1, 2015. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree. For further information or to apply, go to http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/41562. You can also apply by going to https://jobs.ncsu.edu and “search vacancies” for position number 00104217. Please attach a CV, cover letter, and names of three references. AA/EOE. ADA accommodations: Call 919.513.3809. NC State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact (departmental contact name, email, and phone/fax). NC State University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. (ACA Accredited)

RETREATS COORDINATOR & SALES SPECIALIST - OKLAHOMA
The Retreats Coordinator and Sales Specialist supports the mission and ministries of Sky Ranch Cave Springs (SRCS) through excellence in booking retreat groups and see that guests’ expectations are exceeded. This person is a member of the SRCS leadership team and works closely with the Operations Manager and Camp Director in carrying out the strategic vision and goals of SRCS. This position also serves in role of On Call retreat coordinator as needed. This role also includes the management of seasonal POPS staff and year-round retail staff. Qualified candidates: Be a committed believer in Jesus Christ, with active membership in a local church. In-depth understanding of the field of camping and retreats ministry, with undergraduate degree, minimum of three years of work experience in the field. Excellent customer service skills. Effectively work individually and in a team environment. Manage part-time staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in English language required. Basic computer skills (MS Office). Ability to occasionally travel locally by car. Ability to vary schedule when needed, including some overtime, nights and weekends.  See www.skyranch.org/jobs to apply. (ACA Accredited)

*ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - PENNSYLVANIA
An Assistant Director at Harlam is afforded the respect of the entire camp community, and is hired with the expectation that they will develop into an exceptional professional in the field. Physical Requirements: • During working hours, must be able to be present in off-season office. • Must be able and available to travel, when needed. • Must be present at camp during the summer.
Participation in professional development programs, including annual conferences and gatherings, is expected. Minimum Qualifications: • Undergraduate degree required. • Significant experience in a camp environment and knowledge of Jewish camp trends and practices is strongly preferred. • Prior success in a professional setting is required, and experience within a leadership role is preferred. • The ability to work independently and proactively, as well as capacity for effective written and verbal communications, is required. • Familiarity with Judaism and Jewish education (formal and/or informal) is highly desirable. • A positive outlook, winning smile, firm handshake and high level of enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of Jewish children, adults and families is an asset. careers@urj.org. (ACA Accredited)

*ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - PENNSYLVANIA
Camp Weequahic, a private traditional sleep-away camp located in NE Pennsylvania is currently seeking a full-time, year-round Assistant Director. (www.weequahic.com) Responsibilities during the off season include assisting in all aspects of staff recruitment and administration, assisting the Director with all aspects of current and potential camper recruiting, and developing Pre- and Post Camp group business. Summer responsibilities will include all Camper and Staff travel coordination, Camp Tours, assisting in the management of Pre and Post Camp groups, and directing all aspects of camp ‘back of the house’ operations. Qualified applicants must have two years of full time residential camp experience, a Bachelor’s degree, exceptional organizational skills, superior customer service skills, and the passion to do whatever it takes for our campers, families, and staff members. Compensation includes salary, benefits, and room and board while at camp. Please email resumes to: info@weequahic.com. (ACA Accredited)

*DIRECTOR OF AUXILIARY PROGRAMS - PENNSYLVANIA
Westtown School has an immediate opening for a FT, 12-mo., Director of Auxiliary Programs. Director oversees a department that raises significant revenue, leverages Westtown’s campus & positively exposes the School to the outside community. Westtown's Auxiliary Programs Dept includes summer camps & campus rentals, lower & middle after school programs, Science Institute, Aquatics Program, Ropes Course Program, & school store & snack bar. Directors of each of these programs will report to the Director of Auxiliary Programs. Responsibilities of this position include pursuing and overseeing all aspects of year round campus rentals (fee structure, calendar, tracking of expenses and revenue, and the hiring and support of professional staff), redesigning Westtown's Summer Programs based on recommendations from a consultant, and supporting all programs and rentals during the summer months. Strong budget/financial mgmt, computer, communications, interpersonal, and organizational skills, & 3-5 years of supervisory experience required. Bachelor's degree & marketing experience required. Full job description at www.westtown.edu/employment . Send cover letter, resume, & list of references to L. Jay Farrow at employment@westtown.edu.

*ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR/ PROGRAM SPECIALIST - TENNESSEE
Create year-round outdoor program activities that meet diverse girls’ needs and interests and respond to the developmental needs of girls at various age levels.§Assist Camp Director with summer resident camp at Camp Sycamore Hills. §Work with the Program Team to ensure that outdoor program includes resident camping, troop camping, specialty camping, contemporary issues, and high adventure activities and direct and manage these program experiences.§Assist Camp Director with the supervision of all seasonal and camp-related program staff and volunteers including recruitment, selection, placement, development, and release.§In cooperation with camp team ensure that camp facilities meet established standards before, during, and after camp sessions. Coordinate and work with the site manager to identify and resolve property issues and needs.§Promote a positive work environment and high staff morale through staff communication and staff development activities; ensure that a balanced level of activity is maintained.§Assist with the development and implementation of programs through out the year. Education/Experience Required:§ Associates degree required; Bachelors degree preferred, related work experience may be substituted for degree.§ Minimum of 2 years in a leadership/administration role in summer camp with experience supervising staff. § Experience hosting and running short term programs. pself@gsmidtn.org

*PROGRAM INTERN - TEXAS
Cross Trails Ministry is seeking 5 Interns to serve from August of 2014 to May of 2015. Interns will provide Christian hospitality and program support for year round retreats and summer camp. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (preference given to those with a college degree or in their senior year) and have a heart for outdoor ministry. These positions are designed for applicants to gain field experience in year round outdoor ministry including both programmatic and practical application skills. Two programmatic intern positions are available at Lutheran Camp Chrysalis, located in Kerrville, TX, that will implement retreat hosting and hospitality as well as development of summer curriculum. Two Intern positions are available at Ebert Ranch, located in Harper. One programmatic intern will implement retreat hosting and hospitality as well as development of summer curriculum. In addition, the second position will have a focus on the horse program including riding and care of the 10 horses on site. A maintenance focused Intern will assist at both Chrysalis and Ebert in maintaining the grounds and facilities.  This is a paid internship. To apply please send a resume to info@crosstrails.com. (ACA Accredited)

*SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR - TEXAS
Camp Cho-Yeh, a not-for-profit Christian Camp and Conference Center in Livingston, Texas is seeking a new Summer Camp Director to grow and develop our summer camp ministry. This is a full-time, year-round position with the overall responsibility for Cho-Yeh’s summer camp program. As an integral part of the management team, this position reports directly to the CEO. The primary responsibility of this position includes; working with the management team to cast and execute overall vision of the summer camp ministry; hiring, training and leading the full-time & seasonal summer staff team of over 200 high school and college students; fostering a culture of excellence in customer-service; overseeing sales, marketing strategies, budget planning and operations of the summer camp department; and building long-term relationships with camper families. Send resume to: employment@cho-yeh.org Visit www.cho-yeh.org/employment for more details. (ACA Accredited)

*SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR - TEXAS
Under the guidance of the executive director, this position is responsible for marketing, planning, developing, supervising, and coordinating a high quality summer resident camp program. In addition, this position is responsible for developing community awareness for YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow through marketing, promotions, and events in the local communities of Kerr county and surrounding areas. Additionally, in order to meet the needs of all programs at YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow, the incumbent is required to live on-site and will be provided with camp housing. This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, education, or related field. 3 years of YMCA experience is preferred. Experience in resident camp program operation and staff supervision as well as program development and implementation of program for participants of all ages. Salary: $28,000-36,000/year plus housing. For more information and to apply visit www.ymcasatx.org and click on Employment. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP PROGRAM - VIRGINIA
The Reston Association is currently seeking a Camp Program Manager to direct the activities of camp programs including staffing, training, program planning and implementation, facility scheduling, licensing, and preparation and management of the program budget. This position manages 12 summer seasonal supervisors who supervise a total of approximately 80-100 seasonal employees. For more information and to apply, please go to http://careers.reston.org. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application. Reston Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace offering competitive pay and a rich benefits package. We are the proud recipients of the Northern Virginia CARE Award, which recognizes companies committed to the integration of family-friendly and work/life balance policies. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Reston Association was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the "Healthiest Employers" in the metro-DC area. This award honors companies that are leading the way in workplace wellness through initiatives, resources and education to promote the health and well-being of employees.

CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - WISCONSIN
EXECUTIVE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT- CAMP JORN YMCA -The Executive Director/CEO of the Camp Jorn YMCA is responsible for establishing and implementing the mission, vision, goals, and values of the YMCA within the organization and the community. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL: • Lead and Develop a Staff Team• Provide Strong Fiscal Leadership and Lead Fundraising Efforts• Establish a Value Based Culture• Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan. APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT: http://tinyurl.com/ymca-campjorn-ceo. Deadline for Resumes: October 2, 2014. For more information on the Camp Jorn YMCA go to: http://www.campjornymca.org/. (ACA Accredited)

*DIRECTOR OF CAMP PROGRAMS - WISCONSIN
Camp Whitcomb/Mason, the oldest Boys & Girls Club camp in the country, is seeking a dynamic individual to lead our Program Department which includes resident camp, day camp and year-round user group programs! The successful candidate will have an outstanding work ethic, passion for youth service, dedication to customer service and a desire to grow the number children and groups that we serve. For More Information & To Apply Go Here: www.boysgirlsclubs.org. Job Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Camp Whitcomb/Mason, the Program Director will be responsible for living on-site and overseeing the daily management and leadership of all Resident Camp Programs; supervision of the Day Camp Coordinator with oversight of Day Camp Program and oversight and management of User Group programming. This includes program development and promotion, camper and staff recruitment, program implementation and evaluation, staff scheduling and supervision, and financial operation in accordance with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s goals, objectives and policies. Contact Sarah Resch, SarahR@boysgirlsclubs.org or 262-538-1190 for more information. (ACA Accredited)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - WISCONSIN
Crossways Camping Ministries is seeking an Executive Director for a multi-site ministry of the ELCA. Ideal candidates will have management experience, the ability to partner with a Board of Directors, a leadership style of trust, accountability and coaching for growth of staff, and the ability to represent Crossways to the constituency. This person will work with the staff and the board to rethink traditional outdoor ministry models and audiences, and should be open to new strategic thinking for ministry, programming, marketing and development. Please submit resume with coverletter to: Executive Search Task Force, Crossways Camping Ministries, 16 Tri-Park Way, Appleton, WI 54914-1658. If you have questions, please contact Art Loos at arloos1@new.rr.com or 920-426-0382.

 

FOOD SERVICES

*COOK / FOOD SERVICE MANGER - FLORIDA
Circle F Dude Ranch Camp is a traditional summer camp that hosts up to 210 campers per each of its four sessions. Our camp consists of 500 acres of pristine Florida wilderness with its own private 42 acre lake. We offer programs in high adventure, waterfront, horseback riding, theater, tumbling, arts and crafts, photography, climbing, teambuilding, and other traditional camp programming. Learn more at www.circlefduderanchcamp.com. Circle F is seeking a full time Food Service Manger to supervise and manage the kitchen operations at the Camp. This includes menu planning, ordering and inventory, cooking, and kitchen staff scheduling. The Food service manager will be viewed as the lead manager in the kitchen and responsible for all operations within. The cook/ food manager is a leader and example for campers, guest, and staff. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have experience cooking in a traditional sleep away camp setting or large group institutional setting. Cook must also be capable of speaking with and interacting with guest, campers and staff in a professional and polite manner. Have experience managing a team of 5 to 15 kitchen staff. To apply contact: Ben Moss ben@circlefduderanch.com

*ASSISTANT FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
Reporting to the Food Service Director, the successful candidate may serve as the department head for culinary operations in the absence of the Food Service Director. Duties include heavy food production of client meals and high level catering functions. Responsible for handling, and preparation; ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, and quality presentation. Additional duties may include menu development, inventory, ordering, sanitation and hourly associate management to include hiring, counseling, coaching and development. Additional related duties and special projects as assigned. Degree in Culinary Arts is preferred or equivalent professional experience. Minimum of 3 years of progressive kitchen/management experience. Ability to set up and distribute production sheets. Having excellent supervisory, leadership, training, management and coaching skills including being a team player. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Proficient computer skills to include: various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, e-mail and the Internet, Ability to lift, bend and carry up to 40lbs. Knowledge of safe and sanitary food handling. E-mail office@ramapoforchildren.org. (ACA Accredited)

 

SITE & FACILITIES

*MAINTENANCE - KANSAS
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center is a year-round, independent non-profit organization committed to providing diverse youth opportunities to connect with nature and experience hands-on learning. We are currently seeking a Maintenance Director to provide exceptional facility oversight, day-to-day maintenance, customer service for facility use groups, and emergency response. Wildwood is located near La Cygne, KS about 40 miles south of Kansas City. Property assets include 150 acres of woods & grasslands with 2 recreational ponds. A swimming pool, high & low ropes courses, dining hall, year-round learning center, 8 cabins, three staff residences and other program areas. The ideal candidate will bring skills in grounds keeping, plumbing, electrical systems, basic equipment/vehicle repair, natural resource management, preventative maintenance, planning/budgeting and customer service/hospitality. Camp experience is preferred. Hiring range is $28-32,000 annually, and on-site housing is provided. To apply, send resume to Robyn@wildwoodctr.org. For more information, visit www.wildwoodctr.org. No phone calls, please. (ACA Accredited)

PROPERTY DIRECTOR - NORTH CAROLINA
YMCA Camp Hanes, located in King, NC near Winston-Salem, is seeking a Property Director. The position will direct the maintenance of YMCA Camp Hanes including the work of the property staff. The Director’s work would be reflected in a safe, attractive, high quality facility for all participants. Other duties include: hire, train and supervise the property staff; maintain certifications for well water operation and wastewater; maintain, cut, and repair all lawn areas; maintain and repair all camp facilities; purchase supplies and materials in accordance with the property budget. The successful candidate will help YMCA Camp Hanes make a positive impact in the lives of all of our camp participants. Status: Full-time, exempt. Salary: $38,000 to $43,000 Reports to: Executive Director. The YMCA has outstanding benefits including medical and dental insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, life insurance, EAP and 12% retirement paid by the YMCA upon meeting eligibility requirements. Please send resume with six (6) references to: Val Elliott v.elliott@ymcanwnc.org (Please indicate Property Director in subject line)YMCA Camp Hanes1225 Camp Hanes Road King, NC 27021 Deadline for resume submission. (ACA Accredited)

*FACILITIES MANAGER/CARETAKER - OHIO
Camp Wyandot seeks an individual who is self-motivated, responsible, and extremely handy to operate a residential camp located in the Hocking Hills. Required Qualifications: 1. Experience in construction, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and grounds keeping 2. Ability and desire to work in camp setting, must live in provided housing 3. Comfortable using a computer including email, Microsoft Office and Excel 4. Ability to communicate and work with participating groups and provide necessary instructions to staff and volunteers 5. Visual, auditory, cognitive, and communication ability to plan, conduct, and manage facilities and identify and respond to environmental and other hazards at camp 6. Physical ability to perform all facility functions (includes ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly) operate equipment, and respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid 7. Must clear a background check, have a valid driver’s license and be insurable 8. Able to work irregular hours around adults and children. Complete job description at http://www.campwyandot.org/about-us/join-our-staff/ Salary plus housing and some utilities. Send resume/cover letter greg@campwyandot.org. (ACA Accredited)

*SITE AND FACILITY DIRECTOR - PENNSYLVANIA
International Sports Training Camp and Trout Lake Retreats is a busy year round camp and retreat facility located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We are currently looking for a Site and Facility Director to join our full time team. Responsibilities include performing year round maintenance and repair on the camp’s existing buildings and grounds. Development and ongoing care of equipment and facilities consistent with the established policies and procedures of the camp. This all-weather position encompasses a wide variety of outdoor and construction tasks, as well as supervising other site and facility staff and external contractors. Experience in construction trades, mechanics, facilities management or camp maintenance preferred. Requirements include having a valid driver’s license and passing all security checks, experience handling power tools and machinery, and the ability to lift 100 lbs. This full time salaried position includes full health benefits and housing. Please visit http://international-sports.com/staff/current-istc-job-openings/ for more information on the position. (ACA Accredited)

MAINTENANCE AND KITCHEN POSITION - TEXAS
Mr. and Mrs "Do-It-All"! The Retreat at Balcones Springs and Camp Balcones Springs are in need of a couple with comprehensive ‘fix-it’ knowledge and kitchen skills. The ideal applicants will have knowledge of air conditioning and electricity, car and boat motors and general ability for building repairs on property; kitchen skills will include preparation of food for from 10 to several hundred people, the ability to work with a diverse crew of kitchen workers, flexibility and a good attitude. Interested parties may contact us by sending resumes to cbaskin@texasretreat.com. (ACA Accredited)

 

OUTSIDE OF CAMP/NOT CAMP RELATED

*SALES ASSOCIATE/RECRUITER - EAST COAST
NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS  A study abroad company for high school students is looking (www.goabbeyroad.com) for a Recruiter/Admissions Director to conduct client meetings and follow-ups, boost admissions and student enrollment, increase visibility and local outreach in the assigned areas. There are full-time and part-time opportunities. Pay is based on performance and a salary + commission combination. Some evenings and weekends, and substantial travel are required. Prior experience with sales/student admissions is essential. Responsibilities:• conduct informational meetings and presentations at schools, fairs and private residences• meet students, parents, teachers and high school counselors to present our programs, answer questions and generate sign-ups • cultivate relationships with school educators, administrators, students and parents• distribute promotional materials, spread the word of mouth and otherwise boost marketing and sales• travel to schools, private residences and events in the assigned community and other areas. Requirements:• 5+ years of experience with recruitment and sales. We are looking for people who have experience in sales and marketing. For more information and to apply, email your resume to info@goabbeyroad.com.


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