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June 15, 2015

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

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Alphabetical by state under the following categories:

Activity Specialist = 20
Administration = 17
Food Services = 3
Site & Facilities = 5
Outside of Camp/Not Camp Related = 3

* New listings = 26
Total listings =

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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 (ACA Accredited)

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 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; (ACA Accredited)

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 or 909-867-5743

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: Email: (ACA Accredited)

CT non-profit diversity education program hiring seasonal Residential Counselors, certified teachers, program & supervisory staff. Must be passionate about our mission & available for the Fall season beginning 9/1/15-11/13/15. The Discovery Center ( brings 5th & 6th grade students together from urban & suburban/rural areas for a 3-day overnight experience. Counselors lead diverse groups as they learn to live, work, & play together. Students gain understanding & respect for diversity & develop tools to confront racism, classism & other forms of discrimination & exclusion. Staff create a caring, supportive, fun & challenging learning environment & provide instruction in diversity, math, science, language arts & teambuilding. Various positions available: $340 per week for counselors, higher for supervisory & certified teachers; housing included, meals provided. Gain valuable experience in teaching, social justice education, outdoor education, group facilitation, & working on a diverse team! TDC is an EOE, values all forms of diversity, & is passionate about promoting equitable opportunities for all. See job descriptions & fill out a pre-application at

We are EXCITED about our new amenity opening June 18, 2014 - ADVENTURE LODGE @ Unicoi State Park & Lodge located in the picturesque North Georgia Mountains. We are searching for the right person to oversee, manage, direct and implement programs including, but not limited to high and low ropes challenge course, group team building, archery programs, fishing programs, geocaching, lake rentals, guided hikes, special events and interpretive programs. Previous experience in park services in a leadership position desired, creative, knowledgeable, CPR/1st Aid certification, and a sincere desire to inform and education our guests, visitors and staff.   If interested, please send your resume to or contact Joyce Gandy at 706-379-4620.

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

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 17th-November 16th, 2015. 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 or call (618) 695-2489, x129. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Greg Santen at by June 30, 2014. (ACA Accredited)

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 Send resume and cover letter to (ACA Accredited)

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 Questions? email (ACA Accredited)

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: or call for questions: 800-433-8375.

Happiness Is Camping, a premier camp located in Hardwick, New Jersey is seeking a qualified individual to assist in hosting our fall user groups. Candidate must have prior camp experience as well as experience in high and low ropes courses. Applicant should be available to start mid-late August 2015 but no later than September 6th. Housing and meals are provided. Salary starts at $400.00 per week, DOE. Position requires some nights and some weekends. Position runs through October 2015 unless year round employment is offered, which is a strong possibility for the right person. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Rich Campbell, Executive Director,, or mail to 62 Sunset Lake Road, Hardwick, Nj 07825. No calls please. (ACA Accredited)

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, or 330.627.2208. For more information about Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum visit us at or on Facebook. (ACA Accredited)

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 (ACA Accredited)

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 EOE

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

Responsibilities: Operate water-based recreation spaces – monitor safety, volume and activity around pool areas and sports decks. Assist Port Adventures team .Monitor radio communication with Port Adventures Manager. Keep pool areas clean, answer guest questions, enforce policies/rules of rec locations. Assist with Castaway Cay duties. Maintain supplies for daily operation; confirm show readiness, adhere to VSP guidelines. Comply with company policies/procedures and ship rules/regulations. Participate in Emergency Duties as specified in ship Assembly Plan. Basic Qualifications: Minimum 2 years recent experience in a lifeguard capacity; high-volume pool Ability to pass pre-hire swim test and successfully complete lifeguard training; certification must be maintained throughout contract. High level of fitness; strong swimming skills. Be at least 21 years of age. Ability 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: Open water lifeguard experience. Experience with boats, snorkel equipment, etc.US Residents can apply by contacting Sixth Star at: Canadian Residents can apply by contacting Cast-A-Way at:

This role is based on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. Responsibilities: -Monitor the safety of guests on Disney’s private island/rent equipment. -Work onboard Disney Cruise Line ship periodically. -Perform hosting duties within lounges in evenings. -Participate in Emergency Duties. Basic Qualifications: -Min 2 years recent work experience in a lifeguard capacity with a min 1 year recent work in an open-water setting; high volume environment. -Ability to pass & maintain the lifeguard training & Aquatic Rescue Professional certification (conducted upon arrival). -High level of fitness including strong swimming abilities. -Be at least 21. -Be able to speak, read & write fluent English. -Willingness to live and work on the island. -Be able to adhere to Disney appearance guidelines. -Agree to share a cabin. -Be flexible with work schedule, job duties and work locations. Preferred Qualifications: -Previous experience with boats & other recreational equipment. -Open water diver & diving rescue certification. Video link •US Residents apply by contacting: •Canadian Residents apply by contacting:

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: Canadian Residents can apply by contacting Cast-A-Way at:

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 for an application package. Resort information can be found at 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!!!



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. (ACA Accredited)

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

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- $42,000-$45,000 DOE/ on-site housing provided

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 Submit resume and cover letter to

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. Apply to Apply by: June 19, 2015

Guard Up, Inc is the largest swordsmanship facility in North America and runs exciting and educational summer camps and year round live action adventures where kids are heroes in an ongoing story with monsters, magic and learning. Our staff are life-long learners who love working with kids, helping parents and adults achieve their goals, and dressing up in costumes and playing monsters. We also happen to work in a castle. Guard Up is recruiting to fill a year round, full time Manager and Assistant Camp Director job opening. This position requires a career and goal oriented, self motivated individual that is creative, reliable, growth-oriented, and confident with making decisions and adapting to a unique, fast paced and constantly changing environment. . . and know how to look imposing with a foam sword. Compensation and Benefits: $30-35k depending on experience and qualifications with upwards mobility within a growing company. To apply, visit:

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. 612.230.6130. Applications will be received until July 17, 2015. (ACA Accredited)

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 (ACA Accredited)

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 (ACA Accredited)

Located in Hendersonville, NC, Kanuga’s Youth Programs engage over 7,000 young people a year. Kanuga recognizes and values the importance of young people and positive formative experiences outdoors. Kanuga is seeking to fill the role of Vice President of Youth Programs whose responsibilities include setting long and short-term strategy, policy and operating procedures for the Youth Conferences, Guest Periods’ Young People’s Programs, Camp Kanuga, Kanuga Trailblazers, Camp Bob, and the Mountain Trail Outdoor School. Accordingly, the Vice President sets the tone and direction, and serves as Kanuga’s primary spokesperson on camping, and is accountable for the performance of camps, outdoor and environmental education programs. Because the Vice President’s presence must be felt in several programs and campuses, excellent leadership skills are central to his/her success. As a member of Kanuga’s Division Head Team, the Vice President also has a broader role of helping to set policy and direction for Kanuga Conferences, Inc. For a more detailed role profile of the position, please visit To apply, send your résumé and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2015. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Director for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania at Camp Redwing, Renfrew, PA; Butler County; Western PA (office location could be Kittanning or Pittsburgh) General Statement of Duties: responsible for managing all aspects of leadership and program delivery for Camp Redwing in Renfrew, PA; development of outdoor program plans and implementing outdoor program including resident camps; Ensure that camp and outdoor leadership program experience offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, customized to address the needs, preferences and interests of girls, and implemented to meet designated leadership program outcomes; Bachelor's degree in education or related field; min. 2 years experience in outdoor education and program development for youth; candidate must be self-motivated and self-disciplined; archery, NRA, canoeing and lifeguarding certifications a plus; min. 2 year supervisory experience; have excellent organization and communication skills, and the ability to work evenings and weekends; must have valid transportation and be able to travel; clearances required; EOE; send resume to (ACA Accredited)

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:

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: Interviews will be conducted in the fall.

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: . Interviews will be conducted in the early fall.

The Legacy Fellow II internship is a two year position with Sky Ranch that is both a staff position and a ministry training program. Includes enrollment in one of ten Master’s degree programs through Dallas Baptist University. This two year position provides Outdoor Education during non-summer months and is site manager for our Day Camps in summer. Program is designed to develop ministry professionals who will continue their careers in camping, church ministry, schools or any other children, youth and family based organizations. We are looking for highly motivated, ambitious individuals looking to develop their professional resumes, gain practical work experience, and develop themselves personally and professionally as a Christian leader. The program is a two year commitment and is delivered in a cohort model. Must be able to live on camp in shared housing. Sky Ranch offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, STD & LTD coverage, retirement plan, paid time off, paid holidays housing, meals, full tuition and fees in Master’s program.  More Information on qualifications and how to apply can be found on our website: (ACA Acccredited)

Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes is an overnight camping program for children with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in Washington State. Camp Leo is dedicated to enriching the lives of those affected by T1D through programs that inspire, empower, educate, and promote community. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes programs, fundraising and business operations. Required skills and experience include: 3+ years of management and supervisory experience; superior oral, written, and presentation communication skills; advanced interpersonal and leadership skills, team building, negotiation, and active listening; strong project management skills including budgeting, organization, time management, and project prioritization; demonstrated effectiveness and lead experience in fund development; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and online authoring tools like Google Drive; experience in special needs camping preferred; 2+ years experience in working with T1D preferred. A full job description is available at Submit letter of interest and resume by email: Questions? Call Megan (206) 291-7713 (ACA Accredited)

OPEN AND MANAGE NEW SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS - WASHINGTON, DC METRO - Washington DC Metro Area (including VA and MD) As an Avid4 Adventure Regional Manager, you will join a team who all share the belief that participation in the outdoors has the power to transform kids’ lives. Our summer camps ( empower pre-K - 12th graders with the skills and confidence to paddle, bike, hike, climb and thrive in the outdoors. The Regional Manager is responsible for the successful new installation, management, and oversight of multiple day camps in the Washington DC Metro Area (including VA and MD). The Regional Manager is an integral part of our success in empowering kids to be active for life. You should apply if: You Thrive on Meeting People and Building Relationships. You are a Leader and a Coach. You are an Entrepreneur at Heart. You are a Problem Solver. Minimum of 5 years of experience in the camping or adventure sports industry, including project management or camp management experience. Applications accepted until June 23. Full job description and application: Questions? Contact Start date: July 27. Founded in the heartland of outdoor adventure, Boulder, Colorado, Avid4 Adventure has been activating kids’ outdoor genes for over 11 years. (ACA Accredited)



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, Learn more at (ACA Accredited)

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 (ACA Accredited)

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  Web site:  (ACA Accredited)



Camp Nawakwa has an opening for a Facilities & Maintenance Director. Primary duties include: Planning, organizing and directing all maintenance aspects in compliance with health and safety codes, building codes and other regulations, all aspects of housekeeping, operations standards and budget. Provide for the fulfillment of all needs for maintenance, both short and long term, repair to all Camp facilities and utilities as needed. Ensure the maintenance of buildings, land, and vehicles; to include landscaping, water system, septic system, electric, plumbing, heating, pool, etc., Manage maintenance and housekeeping volunteers/staff. Qualifications: Knowledgeable and semi-skilled in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating, masonry, mechanical repairs and maintenance. Ability to be self-directing, highly responsible, and work cooperatively with others. Understanding of facility operations, general construction and function of related equipment, ability to read and understand construction plans, equipment diagrams, and Standard Operating Procedures, Health, Food Safety. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and good driving record. Pay: $20k-$32k + Onsite housing. Send resume, cover letter to (ACA Accredited)

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: Please send cover letter describing why you feel you would be a good fit for the position and our organization to:

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains is searching for the right person to plan and coordinate park activities for our guests and visitors, oversee the park facilities, trails, programs, visitor's center and the total park experience. This position is responsible for revenue generation and budgetary controls and processes. Previous park services experience needed in a leadership position. CPR/1st Aid certification needed, search & rescue experience a plus. If interested, please send your resume to or call Joyce Gandy @ 706-379-4620.

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 Please send cover letter and resume to Melanie Wills (ACA Accredited)

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 (ACA Accredited)



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 or contact for more information.

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 Send Cover Letter and Resume to by July 10, 2015.

Easter Seals WI AmeriCorps program administration, member recruitment, training, grant compliance. Very strong organizational skills w/high attention to detail. AC experience strongly preferred. See Resume, writing sample to: (ACA Accredited)


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