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June 30, 2015

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 = 20
Administration = 14
Food Services = 4
Health & Wellness = 1
Site & Facilities = 5
Outside of Camp/Not Camp Related = 3

* New listings = 13
Total listings =
47

 
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ACTIVITY SPECIALIST

AMERICORPS COUNSELOR - ARKANSAS
Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp is accepting applications for male and female counselors to begin in September 2015 until July 31, 2016. 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)

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - CALIFORNIA
The Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP) is seeking qualified instructors for our Fall 2015 CELP Season. CELP is a residential environmental education program located on the west end of Catalina Island, off the coast of southern California. CELP hosts school groups for 3-5 day overnight programs during the spring and fall. Instructors lead students on a variety of land and sea activities including day and night snorkeling, kayaking, ropes course, organic gardening, hiking, sustainable living, service learning and more. Instructors live and work on Catalina Island for the duration of the season. We are seeking candidates with strong leadership skills, experience working with youth, and knowledge of the natural world. Bachelors degree in a natural or environmental science preferred, however, candidates with significant experience in a school or camp setting will be considered. Apply online at www.celp.net. Fall employment starts late August and ends mid-November. First season compensation is $65/day plus full room and board for duration of the season. Contact Becky Morrow with questions: (626) 296-4040; becky@catalinaislandcamps.com (ACA Accredited)

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - CALIFORNIA
Pali Institute is a growing outdoor education program located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. We are seeking enthusiastic educators with a strong work ethic to join our rigorous, fast-paced, and fun outdoor education program. We strive to be an excellent educational supplement to classroom-based curriculum, and are proud to be a WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AEE (Association for Experiential Education) accredited organization. At Pali we use our unique outdoor setting to teach students the wonders of science, environmental ethics, outdoor skills, teambuilding, and leadership. Most weeks, instructors teach an activity group during the day and take on the role of cabin instructor during meals and at night. During cabin time, instructors can customize the students’ experience, gearing activities towards sharing personal passions like music, art, or adventuring out to play games on an exploratory hike. Instructors at Pali gain a uniquely diverse set of skills, knowledge, and experiences that will influence future success. For more information contact Emily Hill at hiring@paliinstitute.com or 909-867-5743

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR - CALIFORNIA
September 2015 - June 2016, Job Title: Program Instructor  Hours: Full Time/Seasonal, Pay Rate: $80.00/day ($120.00/day on CR Weeks)  Housing and Meals: Provided as part of the job during the week, and available on weekends for a nominal fee. Thousand Pines Outdoor School operates within a Christian Camp & Conference Center, which is a 240 acre site located in Crestline, CA at an elevation of 5,000 feet. We host 5th and 6th grade students from both public and private schools Mon-Fri each week from September to June. Our instructors lead a variety of activities and provide overnight cabin supervision. The goal of our program is to help students learn, grow, and play outside, and we do that by giving students opportunities for hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. We also help students develop their self-confidence through a variety of personal challenges such as: archery, team building, climbing wall, group games, night hike, low ropes and other outdoor activities. Our instructors must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a desire to be a positive influence in students’ lives. For an application or more info, please visit our website: http://thousandpinesoutdoored.com Email: jeremy@thousandpines.com (ACA Accredited)

BARN MANAGER - GEORGIA
Barn Manger: Full time, live on site. Milton, GA. Minimum age 25. The Barn Manager will receive a private room, full bath, microwave and mini-refrigerator in exchange for providing care for the horses (projected herd total: 4 to 6), other farm animals and facilities, and possibly teach classes in both English & Western during summer camp and throughout the year. May manage assistant instructors/volunteers. Duties will include feeding, watering, turning out and mucking stalls, cutting grass, among other responsibilities. The position will require flexibility in working various hours and days including mornings, evenings and weekends. Will consider boarding horse as well. Hours worked to be negotiated based on experience, whether a horse is boarded, etc. Possible additional hours at $10-$12/hr. Certification as Instructor required to be considered for teaching. Time Off: 2 days/nights per week; One week per three months. Room will be available August 1 or when renovation is complete. Potential to start earlier at hourly rate. Magnolia Farm is a drug, smoking and alcohol free facility. Complete background and reference checks. Magnolia Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email resume to jobs@campmagnolia.com.

*OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR - INDIANA
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to share that passion with over 6000 children per year? Flat Rock YMCA Camp is searching for Outdoor Education professionals. Flat Rock Outdoor Education serves schools from Indiana and surrounding states! Our 240 acre facility is home to a Fen wetland, real rock climbing, and the gorgeous Flat Rock River. Candidates should be a minimum of 18 years old and have a high school diploma, or its equivalent, and a related degree and/or equivalent experience with youth/families in recreational or educational settings is preferred. Current Lifeguard Certification or the ability to acquire is a plus. CPR and First Aid certifications will be part of staff training and are required by the start of programming. Our pay rates are daily and will depend on experience. Housing is provided as well as prepared meals when there are groups and a stocked staff kitchen during down times. For questions or more info email Bobby at bthomas@indymca.org. Apply by visiting Visit here to Apply Also check out our website at www.flatrockymca.org. (ACA Accredited)

OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR - INDIANA
6 month job opportunities: Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center, is located in the American Heartland in South Central Indiana. We are surrounded by rolling hills, limestone bluffs, deciduous forests and miles of waterways. Indiana is central to great outdoor adventures with over 25 state parks, World-renowned climbing in nearby Red River Gorge, amazing backpacking in The Hoosier National Forest and miles of mountain bike trails. Come visit Indiana and spend some time working in the great outdoors at Bradford Woods. We have a 2500 acre natural playground to be shared with youth and adults alike. We are continuously hiring outdoor professionals who are eager to teach children about the outdoor environment and to facilitate team building programs. We have been offering programs for over 60 years and specialize in state-based curriculum. We seek candidates who love the outdoors and have skills in teaching children, leading trips, and working at summer camps. We seek academic backgrounds such as recreation, environmental and adventure education, resource management, biology and much more. Complete job descriptions can be found at https://www.bradwoods.org/about-us/employment/. Send resume and cover letter to mjwills@indiana.edu (ACA Accredited)

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM STAFF - INDIANA
Camp Rancho Framasa School Year Program Staff facilitate visiting groups in outdoor education, leadership/community programs, team building, guest rental groups and faith retreats. Other camp life/community responsibilities are included. Ability & desire to be hands on and be flexible in the camp environment needed. Bachelor’s Degree required. Camp experience preferred. Four month (August 2–November 20, 2015) OR nine month (August 2, 2015-May 21, 2016) positions are available. Staff benefits include a faith community, comprehensive training, housing, meals, and professional development. Must be available to start August 2, 2015. Camp Rancho Framasa is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Catholic Youth Organization. ACA Accredited. Complete an application at campranchoframasa.org. Questions? email angi@campranchoframasa.org. (ACA Accredited)

EDUCATOR/TEACHER - MASSACHUSETTS
Nature's Classroom provides experiential, inquiry-based education to middle school students in informal, residential settings. Work at a 1:12 ratio teaching concepts that you love to students that are excited to learn. Use the natural world as a classroom to explore biology, chemistry, history, math, the arts, and everything in between. Students learn to become leaders, community members, and life-long learners during overnight trips to one of our 14 facilities throughout New England. Love of students required, not a teaching certification. Weekly salary between $200 to $340 based on education and experience. Room and board and health care provided. Find more information and an application at: http://www.naturesclassroom.org/nc_employment.htm or call for questions: 800-433-8375.

*OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - MICHIGAN
Teach, live, learn, and play in southwest Michigan! The Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp, is seeking male instructors for our fall season, September 8 - December 4, 2015. Lead team building activities, ecology lessons, and outdoor skills classes for 2 - 5 day 5th & 6th grade residential school camp. Emphasis on science (science!!), team work, problem solving, & social skills. Instructors rotate through dormitory supervision every 2 - 3 weeks, with daytime off while on dorm duty. Requirements: Bachelors degree, experience working with children, background check & drug screen. Camp and/or teaching background, especially with urban students, preferred. Compensation: $70/day first season, full season housing in private cabin or room, meals during training & when groups are in camp. Off-season housing plus spring & summer work available. More info at www.clearlakecamp.org Questions? Call us at 269-721-8161! To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to Bettina Hasty, oeccoordinator@battle-creek.k12.mi.us

*OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR - MICHIGAN
YMCA Camp Copneconic is currently searching for motivated, passionate individuals to join our Outdoor Education team as Program Instructors. Instructors would be responsible for working with a wide variety of groups, including school programs, youth and adult retreats, events and conferences, and teambuilding groups. Potential candidates should be enthusiastic about working in the out-of-doors, environmental and outdoor education, and working with campers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to; teaching Copneconic Outdoor Education activities to campers, working with coordinators and management team to facilitate arrival and departure days, cabin cleaning/turnover responsibilities, managing and maintaining activity equipment, and providing a high level of customer service to all Copneconic groups. The season begins on Monday, August 31st. Training is provided. Competitive pay offered, and room and board is included. Check out our website to learn more about our programs or to apply at: www.campcopneconic.org.  Or send resumes & completed applications to tomcorrell@campcopneconic.org

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - OHIO
Nature's Classroom at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum is seeking enthusiastic, fun, and talented individuals excited to work with young people in our outdoor education program for the Fall 2015 season. The season runs from mid-August until November 20, 2015. Our Outdoor Educators lead groups of students in activities including day and night hikes, nature center tours, team building activities, hands on classes, our living history program, as well as contribute to evening programs, meals, and general program execution. Applicants should have a sincere interest in young people and BA/BS or experience working with children. Individuals from all major areas of study are encouraged to apply. Salary is $260/week, $75/month health insurance stipend, room and board. Interested individuals should contact Jody, Nature's Classroom Director, ffa.camp.muskingum@gmail.com or 330.627.2208. For more information about Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum visit us at www.ffacamp.com or on Facebook. (ACA Accredited)

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION/CONFERENCE & RETREAT INSTRUCTOR- SOUTH CAROLINA
Do you love to work outside, have a sense of humor, enjoy working with children, and know how to play and have fun? Spend your fall at YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina! Our staff of Environmental Education/Conference & Retreat Instructors faciliate over 24 programs that range in topics from aquatic, forest, and wildlife ecology to astronomy, canoeing, compass, and high/low ropes challenge. They lead meals and evening programs, develop curriculum, and occasionally help with weekend groups. We train our staff in CPR, first aid, high ropes, and lifeguarding. Compensation includes a weekly salary, on camp housing, and a complimentary membership to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Our fall season runs from mid-August to mid-December. We are looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving, team-oriented, and hard-working individuals to join our staff! To apply, email your cover letter, resume and 4 professional references to Anna Mooney at Anna.Mooney@YMCACharlotte.org. (ACA Accredited)

FIELD INSTRUCTOR - SOUTH CAROLINA
Located in the mountains of upstate South Carolina, Camp Ghigau serves male adolescents, ages 13-17, referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice. These boys have been termed status offenders (status offenses are things such as truancy, behavior problems, breaking of school policies, etc.). The program will work with a maximum of 28 boys at a time. The primary educational goals for the program: behavior modification, improve study skills, and to create a passion for learning. Staff will have flexible work schedules, and there will be many chances to pick up trainings and experience that add to an instructor’s knowledge. Principle Duties: Scheduling, supervising, and coordinating juvenile activities at the center; Provide teaching, crisis intervention, orientation of new juveniles, and serves as a treatment team member; Provides or arranges transportation to facilitate activities and off-site. BA or BS in outdoor recreation or social science preferred. Experience with at-risk programming preferred. Annual salary of $20,000 with housing and insurance. If interested email Jonathan Blackwell at jblack9@clemson.edu EOE

*OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - SOUTH CAROLINA
YLI is looking for hard working & energetic instructors to lead its field study programs at 3 different locations. These 3-day residential, experiential outdoor education programs inspire learning and teamwork all year long! 1. Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC {Teaching KATE (forestry, soils, water ecology, and wildlife)}; 2. Sewee Coastal Retreat Center, Awendaw, SC {Expedition Sewee (explore beaches, salt marshes, marine life, etc.)}; 3. Camp Hannon @ Pinnacle Falls, Upstate, SC {Exploration Hannon (mountain ecology, reading the forest, uphill investigation, aquatic ecology, stream mapping.)} Dates: September-December(2015). Pay: $500-$550 twice a month + room, board, and sickness/accidental insurance. If interested contact Candice Heatherly at ceharpe@clemson.edu. Please specify your choice of the 3 openings you wish to apply to. EOE

*OYDP FIELD INSTRUCTOR - SOUTH CAROLINA
The Outdoor Youth Development Program (OYDP) is located at Camp Bob Cooper on the shores of Lake Marion. OYDP works with expelled or suspended students from the county school district. The program focuses on behavior modification and incorporates problem solving skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness, outdoor skills, high adventure, science, outdoor education, and experiential activities to teach and improve behavior. The school runs on a regular schedule with the students arriving by bus in the mornings and picked up in the afternoon. Develop and teach classes in specified areas (such as high adventure, personal development, tripping, etc…). Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times and multi-day trips and activities. BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Math, Science, English, Social Studies, or other related subjects is preferred. Experience teaching at-risk students preferred (behavior or learning differences). Salary: $500 - $600 twice a month plus room and board and a sickness/accidental insurance plan. If interested contact Candice Heatherly at ceharpe@clemson.edu.

DISCOVERY INSTRUCTOR - TEXAS
The Discovery Program at Camp Allen is searching for a residential Environmental Education Instructor for the school year 2015-2016. Requirements to apply are a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, experience working with youth and a desire to work and play outdoors. Instructors teach and lead groups of 1st-8th grade students from local public and private schools in a variety of outdoor, environmental and adventure classes and activities on 1100 acres of pine and hardwood forest in Eastern Texas. All necessary trainings and certifications such as Level I ACCT low and high ropes challenge, NASP archery, ACA flatwater canoe/kayak, Red Cross or AHA first aid/CPR, etc. are paid as a part of our on-site staff development. School year begins August 15 and ends May 31. Salary for beginning instructors is $250 weekly + full room and board and health insurance. Please reply by sending resume to Candy Moore, Director of the Discovery Program, at candym@campallen.org

*PROGRAM SPECIALIST- WISCONSIN
Edwards YMCA Camp in East Troy, WI is seeking Program Specialists for the 2015-2016 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 busy 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! Season begins August 10th and runs until June 14th, 2016. Salary of $572 paid bi-weekly; meals provided during programs; shared housing provided. Full job description at www.campedwards.org/staff/employment-opportunities Send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to Mike Rutenbar mrutenbar@campedwards.org and Steve Cummins scummins@campedwards.org (ACA Accredited)

YOUTH ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR - BAHAMAS
This is a Shipboard Role. Responsibilities: Interact with/supervise children ages 3-12 in entertaining environment. Provide set-up, clean-up and support during facilitated activities onboard and on Castaway Cay. Clean youth spaces; uphold USPH standards.  Greet guests; could assist with check in/out process. Prep food trays for children. Facilitate activities to groups, requiring use of a microphone. Ensure secured programming policies are followed. Help with island rentals, beach set-up/clean-up, and activities on Castaway Cay. Comply with company policies/procedures, and ship rules/regulations. Participate in Emergency Duties. Basic Qualifications: Minimum 2 years recent experience in a high-volume, fast-paced recreational/camp setting with children. Ability to command attention of large groups. Be at least 20 years of age. Be able to speak, read and write fluent English. Willingness to live and work onboard ships. Be able to work a 7-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off. Adhere to Disney appearance guidelines. Agree to share a cabin. Preferred Qualifications: • Schooling in recreation, education, or related. Bi-lingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Experience working with special needs children. US Residents can apply by contacting Sixth Star at: mary@sixthstar.com Canadian Residents can apply by contacting Cast-A-Way at: nicola@cast-a-way.com

BEACH FRONT RESORT SEEKS LIFEGUARDS/ACTIVITY STAFF-NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS
Would you like your next job to be working at a beachfront resort hotel? Would you like to take hotel guests on snorkel tours? Play beach volleyball with them? Play with their children in Kids Club? Teach them how to ride our Point Break wave machine? Work with a multi-cultural international staff? Pacific Islands Club Saipan has been giving outgoing and energetic individuals the experience of a lifetime for more than 20 years. A chance to work and live abroad. An opportunity to apply your customer service and recreation talents and learn new skills along the way  We are looking for a special few to join our program for the next six months. Amazing benefits package awaits for the right individuals (shared onsite housing, meals, full medical, air transportation from your place to ours, hourly wage and overtime pay! PIC Saipan is looking for experienced lifeguards, activity staff, Kids Club coordinators and entertainers all rolled into one. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Email glenn.policare@picsaipan.com for an application package. Resort information can be found at www.picresorts.com. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE VALID PROOF TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND POSSESS A VALID US PASSPORT FOR TRAVEL. Groups will be starting in June, July and September so apply today!!!

 

ADMINISTRATION

*ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
A great opportunity to join a strong team in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains of California.
The Associate Program Director will provide supervision of operations of the rental group and family camp programs. Major responsibilities will include weekly and daily supervision, scheduling for staff and participants, supervising programming, and acting in the absence of the program directors. Qualifications: • At least twenty-one years of age • Experience as a staff member in a camp setting (programming experience preferred) • College graduate • Leadership and supervisory experience is preferred • Flexible and mature, ability to be self-motivated. • Ropes Course certified (can be obtained upon hire) 1. Go to www.ymcasv.org/association/html/employment.html. 2. Type in the job title or keywords associated with the job, and the city if you know it, then select the Blue arrow 3. Scroll through the list of jobs and select the one you’re interested in. You’ll see the details of the job in the right hand column. 3. If you want to apply, click the blue “Apply” button and the system will walk you through each step of the process. (ACA Accredited)

DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
CYO Camp and Retreat Center a program of Catholic Charities, offers year round residential camping adventures through yearly programs of CYO Summer Camp, CYO Outdoor Environmental Education and CYO Retreats. The Program Operations Director will have responsibility for all aspects of the operation and facility, including developing distinctive and innovative programming for the summer and school retreat programs and maintaining accreditation standards as well as monitoring grounds and buildings for safety hazards. This individual will be charged with overseeing the retreat business, developing the target market, and creating a host of complimentary activities for retreat participants this operates throughout the entire school year. The position also requires collaboration with Catholic Charities’ Director of Facilities on major capital improvements and facility repairs. This position requires the Program Director to live on site in a home provided by the agency (for income tax purposes imputed rent is applied). The Program Director for CYO Camp and Retreat Center plans and directs all aspects of the program. He/She is responsible for maintaining program and fiscal operations in accordance with agency policies. cclendinen@catholiccharitiessf.org (ACA Accredited)

INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT COORDINATOR - CALIFORNIA
Camp Counselors USA is in search of a candidate to join our well-respected and dedicated Placement Team. The position is full-time and based in our head office in San Rafael, CA (20 min north of San Francisco). Ideal candidates should have: Experience working with or at a summer camp(s); Customer service experience; Excellent interpersonal skills and a warm personality; Strong organizational skills and self-motivation as well as teamwork experience; Computer literacy (incl. but not limited to- Word, Excel, Skype, Google Drive, Dropbox); Experience and/or interest in Cultural Exchange. This is an office based job. For more details or to submit your resume with covering email, please email the CCUSA Program Director on camps@ccusa.com.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
The YMCA of the East Bay is currently hiring an OEE- Program Director at Camp Arroyo. This position is responsible for development and implementation of the Outdoor Environmental Education curriculum. Assists with marketing the Camp and the Outdoor Environmental Education program to schools. Supervises and trains staff for OEE programming, weekend groups, and summer programming. This position will work some nights and weekends. •Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent •At least four years of previous experience at an Environmental Education Institution, residential program experience preferred •Strong skills in curriculum development and program management •Experience in supervising staff •Experience in budgeting, writing reports and working with grants •Strong understanding of Next Generation Science Standards •Must have a valid Driver’s License and vehicle for school visits •Must have current state approved CPR and First Aid certifications •Strong skills in curriculum development and program management •Background in/understanding of YMCA strongly preferred. Please send resume, cover letter and 3 references to: Angie Swank- camparroyo@gmail.com $42,000-$45,000 DOE/ on-site housing provided

PROGRAM MANAGER - CALIFORNIA
DYF is a mission-driven organization that is dedicated to running dynamic resident camps and day programs for families affected by Type 1 diabetes (T1D). DYF is a leader in the diabetes camping field, inspiring and serving more than 2000 individuals annually. We are seeking a program-loving, passionate individual to join our team. With our tight-knit team, the Program Manager is responsible for overseeing multiple programs. Responsibilities include: budget oversight; personnel management; positive relationship building; contributing to DYF's strategic and operations plan; marketing; and taking an active role in fulfilling DYF's mission. The Program Manager contributes leadership skills to help guide DYF to continuous improvement and works hand-in-hand with the Resident Camp Director forming a dedicated team through which all programs operate. Candidate must, at minimum have a bachelor's degree and three or more years of supervisory and leadership experience in the camp setting. Knowledge of T1D an asset. Excellent written and verbal skills (public speaking and storytelling) required. A full job description is available at http://www.dyf.org/volunteer-paid-opportunities. Submit resume and cover letter to kramschuster@dyf.org.

BRANCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - HAWAII  
LOCATION: Camp H.R. Erdman (North Shore, Oahu) SALARY RANGE: $66,102 - $82,628/year STATUS: Full-time/exempt GENERAL FUNCTION:  Position is responsible for the overall operations of a branch and ensuring the timely delivery of quality programs and services in a manner consistent with established policies and procedures. Duties include but are not limited to: membership, financial, marketing, program, staff, and board/volunteer development, as well as facilities management, community relations, and collaboration with community agencies. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/FUNCTIONS: YMCA Leadership Competencies (Multi-Team or Branch Leader) 1. Mission Advancement - Reinforces Y values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y’s efforts for all stakeholders. Evaluates the scope and quality of the services offered by the branch, assesses community needs, and ascertains the gaps between offerings and needs. 2. Collaboration - Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships with like-minded organizations to enhance support for the Y. http://www.camperdman.net/careers/job_opportunities/management_admin/camp_executive_director Apply to jobs@ymcahonolulu.org Apply by: June 19, 2015

*PROGRAM COORDINATOR - MICHIGAN
Join a team with vision! YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, Michigan seeks qualified individuals to join our Leadership Team. Our Program Coordinators act as a liaison between our Outdoor Education schools and weekend groups prior to and upon their arrival to camp. A summer leadership role will be determined based on certifications and experience. Program Coordinators must have a Bachelors' degree and coursework or experience in education, recreation, environmental or related field. They must also have a proven track record as a strong leader and educator in an outdoor setting with children, adults and staff; be comfortable with public speaking, well organized, service oriented and a valid driver’s license. The Program Coordinator position is full time, includes; paid vacation/sick days, YMCA retirement and on camp housing. If you are child focused, hardworking, and enjoy working as a team member, employment at Storer will help you grow in stature both professionally and personally. Many of our past employees go on to leadership roles at Storer and other fine camps and outdoor centers. Send cover letter and resume to nburger@ymcastorercamps.org, or call Nancy Burger at 517.536.8607. (ACA Accredited)

CAMP DIRECTOR - MINNESOTA
The Camp and Retreat Ministries of Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced professional to lead and manage Northern Pines Camp. Surrounded by towering pine trees, Northern Pines is located on a 45 acre site on the east shore of beautiful Fish Hook Lake near Park Rapids, MN. This is a full time, exempt position with an anticipated start date in November, 2015. The full job description can be found here. To apply: send a letter of interest along with a resume and salary requirements to: Keith Shew, Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries, 122 W Franklin Ave, #400, Minneapolis, MN 55404. keith.shew@minnesotaumc.org. 612.230.6130. Applications will be received until July 17, 2015. (ACA Accredited)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - MINNESOTA
The executive director is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of Concordia Language Villages (CLV), ensuring that the programming consistently reflects the mission of responsible, global citizenship through language and cultural immersion, while also achieving annual and long-term financial goals; providing direction to all strategic marketing and promotional initiatives, ensuring that enrollment projections are met for youth, adult, family and educator programs; strengthening and sustaining constituent, donor and alumni relations across the CLV network; promoting and advancing synergy between CLV with other collegiate divisions. Since 1961, CLV has been an internationally recognized language and cultural immersion program, with a mission of preparing young people for responsible citizenship in our global community. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. CLV is a flagship program of Concordia College, a four-year liberal arts college in Moorhead, Minn., and a nationally acclaimed leader in global education. For application requirements, please visit https://hr.cord.edu. (ACA Accredited)

DIRECTOR OF CAMPING SERVICES - NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Southern District YMCA has been serving the Exeter community and region since 1926 through Camp Lincoln, a large and successful 70 acre year-round day camp and outdoor & environmental education center. The Director of Camping will supervise two full time directors and be responsible for administering the total operation of YMCA Camp Lincoln ($1.1 million). This includes: staff supervision and coaching, camp operations, program development, facility management, income generation, alumni development, budgeting, expense and quality control, volunteer committee development, community relations, collaborations and fundraising. A primary focus will be on strategically growing summer camp enrollment, summer weekend groups and year round programming in alignment with the organizations strategic plan. The Director of Camping also provides leadership for the achievement of Association goals in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards established by the Board that will advance the mission of the YMCA. For more information and to apply online, please visit www.sdymca.org. (ACA Accredited)

CAMP DIRECTOR - PENNSLYVANIA
Camp Victory is seeking a full-time, year-round CAMP DIRECTOR for our "Special Camp for Special Kids", reporting to our Executive Director. We host partner groups who serve children with various special needs. Our site is located on 130+ acres in rural central Pennsylvania, where we serve more than 1600 campers in 29 camps each year. 
Responsibilities: works with Partner groups in planning and conducting all camps; oversees facility operations; and selects and manages seasonal staff. Collaborates with Executive Director in program planning, budget development and management, fundraising and overall Program operations. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's degree; experience in camping/educational programs with children with special needs; prior responsibility managing staff; skilled in budget planning and management; versed in program development. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits consistent with experience, including the option of on-campus housing. Submit a letter of interest and a resume, including two professional references, to: Jamie Huntley, Executive Director, P.O. Box 810, Millville, PA 17846. Or submit electronically to: fun@campvictory.org.

DIRECTOR - PENNYSLYVANIA
This is a SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY-The camp seeks an experienced overnight camp director and youth professional with a passion for camping to serve as its Director. The camp is opening in 2016. The camp is being completely re-built and is starting from scratch. Looking for a forward thinking, charismatic, detail-oriented professional, with a “can-do” attitude to lead this effort. The Director will be involved in all aspects of the camp, including program, staff development, camper recruitment and retention, staff recruitment, parent communication, customer service, developing off-season rentals and operations. This will be a very exciting and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the camp profession and help build something from the ground up. Full-time, year-round salaried position, which offers a competitive compensation, and benefits package. The Director will play a key role in creating and defining the program, culture and traditions. The Director should expect to work long hours including weekends as a representative of the camp at camp fairs and/or on site for sales. Please send resume to: Jobs@poconospringscamp.com. Interviews will be conducted in the fall.

*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PENNSYLVANIA
The Woodlands Foundation, Inc., a vital nonprofit organization in Wexford, Pennsylvania, is seeking our next visionary Executive Director. The Woodlands is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disability and chronic illness through transformative year-round programs in a beautiful camp/retreat setting. Please see www.mywoodlands.org. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and recent salary history to Susan Egmont, Principal, Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com. (ACA Accredited)

PROJECT MANAGER - PENNSLYVANIA
We are seeking a project manager for a new camp. The entire camp facility is getting an upgrade to a first-class overnight camp. The project manager needs to be a “jack of all trades”: part facilities director, part general contractor, part sales person to build the retreat center business for 2016. This is a project-based position that will end no later than August 2016, though there might be an opportunity for a full-time for the right candidate. Competitive salary includes on-site housing and benefits. Please send resume to: Jobs@poconospringscamp.com . Interviews will be conducted in the early fall.

 

FOOD SERVICES

FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
Camp Stevens seeks a Food Service Director who has passion for preparing healthy, environmentally sustainable and delicious food for groups of up to 150. This is a unique opportunity for an organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys working with people, eager to learn and grow in a professional, community-based, environmentally conscious camp kitchen and expand on our farm-to-table philosophy. Responsibilities include day-to-day operation of the camp kitchen, menu planning, ordering, food preparation, baking, safety and cleanliness and supervision of kitchen staff and working with our farm manager. This year-round position begins Aug 17. Experience supervising a commercial kitchen, a passion for sustainable food and ServSafe Manager’s card is required. Culinary training strongly preferred. Year-round benefits include meals, health insurance, paid vacation, pension and annual salary depending on experience. Onsite housing is provided and required. Camp Stevens is an Episcopal camp serving the Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego and is located 50 miles east of San Diego. Email cover letter and resume to: John Horton, Administration Director, john@campstevens.org. Learn more at www.campstevens.org/employment (ACA Accredited)

*FOOD SERVICE INTERN - CALIFORNIA
Camp Stevens seeks a Food Service Intern. This is a unique opportunity for an organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys working with people to learn and grow in a professional, community-based and environmentally-conscious camp kitchen. Responsibilities include assisting the chef and assistant chef in the day-to-day operation of the camp kitchen, including: Preparing meals from scratch using mostly organic ingredients and produce from the camp gardens (when in season), preparing meals for groups of 20-150 persons, and working to help make the camp’s farm-to-table cuisine better every day. The position begins August 17, 2015. Some experience working in a commercial kitchen is desired. An interest in sustainable and healthy food is desired and the ability to obtain a food handler’s card. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and salary. Meals and onsite housing are provided and required. Camp Stevens is owned and operated by the Episcopal Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego and located 50 miles east of San Diego. Email a cover letter and resume with references to: John Horton, Admin. Dir. Email: john@campstevens.orgLearn more at www.campstevens.org/employment (ACA Accredited)

FOOD SERVICE MANAGER - INDIANA
This position is responsible for the overall operations of the Bradford Woods Food Service department including a staff of approximately 20 and multiple dining halls. Manages, supervises, and provides accountability for healthy food preparation and dietary standards of clients. Plans healthy menus and purchases products based on the type of group, number of participants, and dietary needs. Initiates, conducts, and participates in training and orientation programs for all food service staff regarding the proper operation of the department. Oversees all dining halls and kitchens including cleanliness, and/or any other applicable national, state, local, and university health code standards. Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree in culinary arts, food service management or related field, three years of food service management experience, and ServSafe certification. Successful applicant will have full Indiana University benefit package. Indiana University is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Apply online at https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm?jlnum=13938&search=2  (ACA Accredited)

DIETARY DIRECTOR - IOWA
Camp Courageous philosophy is to recruit the very best, treat them the very best…and hopefully build a life-long relationship.  Many of camp’s staff have been with the camp for over 30-years, including 3 of the 5 dept. heads. A degree in Food Management/Culinary Arts or related field, or comparable experience is required.  Experience preferred in working with, special diets, institutional food, volunteers, & donations of food.  Have the personality that exemplifies dedication, integrity, honesty, punctuality, diplomacy, a positive attitude, thoroughness, dependability, initiative, good judgment, organization, innovativeness, enthusiasm, professionalism, is self-motivated, has the ability to get along well with anyone, is able to multitask with ease, is a role model, that leads by example, and has a passion for the cause. Weekends, evenings, and long hours.  Non-smokers only. A modern home can be provided, with a competitive salary, and an excellent benefit package.  Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:  Charlie Becker, Camp Courageous, PO Box 418, Monticello IA 52310-0418 or e-mail cbecker@campcourageous.org  Web site:  www.campcourageous.org  (ACA Accredited)

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

*HEALTH SERVICES COORDINATOR - MICHIGAN
Join a team with vision! YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, MI is seeking a full time Health Services Coordinator for our Outdoor Education School as well as our Summer Resident Camp. May be an RN, LPN, Paramedic, EMT, or certified in Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder. Must be committed to the mission of the YMCA, have excellent judgment, communication and organizational skills, confidence and willingness to interact in a positive manner with campers and guests, be flexible and patient. Must also be service oriented and problem solver. Responsibilities include: supervision of multiple health centers in the summer, maintain records, dispense medications and respond to emergencies in camp. Provides health services training for outdoor school and summer staff. If you are child focused, hardworking and enjoy working as a team member, employment at Storer will help you grow in stature both professionally and personally. This full time position includes health insurance, paid holidays/vacation/sick days, YMCA retirement. On site apartment and meals provided. Send cover letter and resume to nburger@ymcastorercamps.org or call Nancy Burger at 517-536-8607. (ACA Accredited)

 

SITE & FACILITIES

SITE DIRECTOR IN TRAINING - CALIFORNIA
UNITED CAMPS, CONFERENCES & RETREATS seeks a Site Director in Training at Jesuit Retreat Center in Applegate, CA. Position will act in a trainee capacity for an extended period of time and will take direction from different supervisors depending on which functional area is being taught. The goal for this position is to train the SD in Training to manage their own UCCR site. Qual: Two yrs combined exp in camp and conference facility ops (food svc, maintenance, and equip). One year exp in customer service. One year exp in personnel supervision. Current Food Service Handlers Cert or the ability to obtain one. Current Lifeguard Cert or the ability to obtain one. Hold valid CA drivers license and good driving record. Willingness to live at and work in a camp or conference setting. This position will have responsibilities in camp and conference operations, maintenance, supervision of staff, finance, and administration. This position is F/T Exempt. Salary + benefits + housing. Learn more about us and see the entire job description on our website: www.UCCR.org. Please send cover letter describing why you feel you would be a good fit for the position and our organization to: SallyS@UCCR.org.

RETREAT SPECIALIST - INDIANA  
Bradford Woods is located in the heart of the Midwest in South Central Indiana. There is more than corn in Indiana - beautiful rolling landscape complete with limestone cliffs, wandering waterways, amazing cave formations. We are hiring for a unique position that combines both office and program coordination responsibilities in the field of tourism, event planning, and retreats. An auxiliary campus of Indiana University, Bradford Woods hosts over 20,000 people each year. Come be a part of a world-renowned outdoor center. Please find the full job description by going to https://www.bradwoods.org/about-us/employment/. Please send cover letter and resume to Melanie Wills mjwills@indiana.edu. (ACA Accredited)

ASSISTANT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR - OKLAHOMA
Camp Heart O'Hills currently has an opening for an Assistant Maintenance Supervisor. This position will be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our 188 acre facility. Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to: Ensuring the safety of all persons on Camp, maintaining the cleanliness of grounds, maintenance of buildings and vehicles ,septic system, electric, plumbing, A/C, heating, pool, etc. This individual will manage the maintenance staff and assist the Director of Operations with schedules, supervision, and participation in the day-to-day general maintenance and security of camp. Other responsibilities include ensuring that all equipment remains in proper working order and compliance with standard operating procedures and safety standards, helps maintain an inventory of all Camp property, and assists with rental groups. Minimum qualifications: High school Diploma, experience in facilities management, and construction trades. Must live on site in staff provided home. Salary based on experience. Compensation includes housing, utilities, phone, wireless internet, health insurance, vacation and sick time. Send resume and cover letter to Robert Wallace at rob.wallace@uss.salvationarmy.org. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP FACILITIES MANAGER - TEXAS
Stoney Creek Ranch located in New Ulm, Texas is seeking a full-time Facilities Manager who would oversee the grounds and camp operations. The job would require facility preparedness for rental groups during the Fall and Spring and during the summer months for our Summer Urban Initiative camps. Responsibilities would include but are not limited to staff hiring, staff supervision and the compliance and implementation of all ACA standards. The requirements are a 4 year college degree and 2 years of camp experience. Please send resume' and cover letter to Pam Gray, pam@stoneycreekranch.org, 713.851.7292 (ACA Accredited)

*PROGRAM COORDINATOR - TEXAS
The YMCA of Greater Williamson County is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team of professionals as a full-time Program Coordinator. Our Y serves approximately 5,000 children per day in 60+ school-based sites throughout 6 school districts. The YMCA of Greater Williamson County Licensed Child Care programs such as Afterschool, Day Camp and the Child Development Center are growing right along with it making the YMCA the largest provider of childcare in our community. Program Coordinator responsibilities include licensing, accreditation, staff training/hiring, curriculum implementation, and marketing of school age and summer day camp programs. This position will give leadership to the growth of current program sites and expansion to new sites. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and supervising multiple Afterschool Childcare and camp sites. At least 3 years experience in a supervisory role in a camp/childcare program. Send resume & cover letter to: Michelle Breeden, Sr. Program Director, at mbreeden@ymcawilliamsonco.org  This is a full time exempt position with great benefits! The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace.

 

OUTSIDE OF CAMP/NOT CAMP RELATED

PROGRAM GUIDE - HAWAII
Come work, live, and play on the Big Island of Hawaii! Program Guide openings now! Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to wilderness therapy by replacing hiking and survival skills with work on our organic farm and sustainable life skills. POSITION SUMMARY: Pacific Quest facilitates an environment for teens and young adults to recognize a desire for change. In addition to working with a counseling and treatment team to achieve weekly outcomes, a typical day consists of working the land, role modeling, teaching and helping facilitate learning about permaculture, sustainability, basic living skills and Hawaiian life. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Direct experience working with youth. Desire to garden, farm, and use experiential education as a tool for growth.21 years or older. Valid CPR/First Aid certification. Valid Driver's license with clean record -Able to pass Background Check. Able to pass Drug Test upon arrival. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Psychology, Farming/Agroecology or Outdoor Education/Leadership, or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Please visit http://pacificquest.org/contact/employment/careers or contact jobs@pacificquest.org for more information.  YA - Program Guide AD - Program Guide​

PART-TIME HEALTH EDUCATOR - INDIANA
Social Health Association of Indiana, Inc (SHA) is seeking 5 permanent, part-time, varied hours Health Educators to market and implement health programs to schools, after school programs and summer youth programs in Central Indiana. Three educators will join our Human Growth and Development team and two educators will join our Bullying Prevention team. Educators will be providing health education programming to Indiana's culturally diverse youth in grades K-8. Educators will be responsible for delivering effective programs while ensuring compliance with grant and evaluation standards. Qualifications - Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with one year of related work experience required. Successful candidates will be highly organized; be able to relate well to culturally diverse youth ages 5-14; possess a stable work history. Additionally, interested candidates should have above average verbal and written communication skills, be proficient with Microsoft Office software, have the ability to work days, evenings and weekends as needed, and have personal transportation and a valid driver's license.Visit our website at www.socialhealth.org Send Cover Letter and Resume to info@socialhealth.org by July 10, 2015.

*OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - TEXAS
THE OUTDOOR SCHOOL IS THE VITAL LINK BETWEEN NATURE AND THE CLASSROOM! Check out our website (www.outdoorschool.com) to download an application and for more information or call Maddie Burnside at 830-598-6282 ext. 221 (email: mkissane@outdoorschool.com). We are currently hiring for our fall and spring seasons (mid-August to late Nov. & mid-Feb to late May). TOS is a residential outdoor education program that focuses on hands-on experiential educational and outdoor courses. Located on Lake LBJ in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and the other location in the lush rolling hills of the Brazos Valley, both TOS locations are located within an hour or two of either Austin or Houston. The primary ages attending The Outdoor School are 4th - 9th grades. We emphasize environmental stewardship and experiential learning by placing children in a natural environment where they can learn, first-hand, about their vital relationship with that environment. As an instructor you will be working with children 5 days a week. Instructors will be teaching pre-approved curriculum, facilitating teambuilding and high ropes courses, and conducting evening activities. (ACA Accredited)

 


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