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August 15, 2014

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

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

Alphabetical by state under the following categories:

Activity Specialist = 14
Administration = 27
Health & Wellness = 1
Site & Facilities = 3
Outside of Camp/Not Camp Related = 1

* New listings = 14
Total listings =
46

 
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CIVICS AND CHARACTER EDUCATION GROUP LEADER / INSTRUCTOR - ALABAMA
Project American Life (P.A.L.) is seeking energetic, caring professionals to work with young people in a residential camp setting. P.A.L., held at YMCA Hargis Retreat (just outside of Birmingham, AL), is an exciting, hands-on, minds-on civics & character education fieldtrip for students in 5th & 6th grades. Group leaders are primarily responsible for 8-12 students & use various interactive games and general cooperative learning techniques to make American History come alive & to help instill a sense of gratitude, value, & purpose, all while having fun in the outdoors. Leaders also facilitate large group activities & lead follow-up discussions. The program is 4 days/3 nights each week (usually Tues-Fri) with no overnight responsibilities for P.A.L. staff. 3-day weekends. Staff housing, training, & most meals provided. Paid positions, internships, & volunteer opportunities available. Program runs Aug 26- Nov 21. Call or email: 256.454.2204 / Emily@projectamericanlifealabama.com / www.projectamericanlifealabama.com

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

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

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

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - CALIFORNIA
YMCA Camp Marston is searching for 2 full-time Outdoor Education Instructors to teach outdoor/natural history classes, recreational activities, and provide overnight resident supervision to students in a sixth grade outdoor science school program from September to June. Candidates must be able to provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce safety rules, care for equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the camp community. Pay includes benefits, room and board. Interested parties may contact Ryan James at rjames@ymca.org or apply at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=YMCASANDIEGO&cws=1&rid=3334. (ACA Accredited)

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

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

PROGRAM INTERN - IOWA
Camp Hantesa, a Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Camp in Boone, Iowa, are looking for program interns for the 2014-2015 camping season. We run year around camp programming and have a conference center where we host various user groups. The internship is a paid position, with a $125 weekly stipend and housing and utilities are provided. The position runs from September-May with an option to stay here or to return to your home camp at the completion of the internship. You will earn very practical experience with programming and marketing a camp that will be invaluable to you if you choose to pursue camping as a career. For more information please email Michael Johnson, michael@campfireiowa.org, or www.campfireiowa.org/career-opportunities.html. (ACA Accredited)

OUTDOOR EDUCATION FACILITATOR - MICHIGAN
Amazing Job Opportunity: Love making a difference in the lives of children at camp? Want to do it in the fall in and spring? Love having your food and lodging covered while living at camp? You can have all these things…and more if you work at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, Michigan. From August 10th through November 23rd and March 1st through June 1st you can teach Archery to Snowshoeing, Firebuilding to Animal Habitats, you can continue to make an impact on the lives of children and adults.  Pay starts at $250 per week with additional increases up to $325 considered based off of experience and certifications. Contact Carolyn Grace at 269.244.5125 ext. 2 or email her at cgrace@michianaymca.org. (ACA Accredited)

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

PROGRAM SPECIALIST - TEXAS
Camp For All is now accepting applications for Program Specialists. Program Specialist will play a vital role in helping our campers discover life. Duties include: planning & facilitating a variety of program activities, team-building, maintaining program areas and equipment and assisting in curriculum building. Room and board will be provided along with a weekly stipend. The right applicants will be a great mix of hardworking, outgoing , creative and all around rad. Some experience in camping or youth development would be stellar, but not needed. The fall season runs from September 3rd - Dec 5th, with the potential to stay for the spring season. Camp For All is a unique, barrier free camp working in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to jholloway@campforall.org. For more information about Camp For All, please check out our website campforall.org. (ACA Accredited)

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

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

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

 

ADMINISTRATION

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ARKANSAS
Mount Eagle Retreat Center is seeking a new Executive Director to help expand program and facilities in partnership with the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Working with a Board of Directors, small staff, and volunteers, this year-round position manages all aspects of Mount Eagle. Situated in the foothills of the Ozarks, 2 hours north of Little Rock, Mount Eagle includes 1,000 acres of hardwood forest bordered by the Little Red River. The center welcomes 2500 guests per year, mostly adults and older youth, offering an emphasis on Christian hospitality, holy listening and environmental stewardship. The ideal candidate will be grounded in Christian faith consistent with the UMC, have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), and significant experience as Director or Program Director in camp or retreat ministry. Please review our job description at http://www.mounteagle.org/blank.htm. Compensation depends on experience and includes on-site housing and benefits. Position begins Jan. 1, 2015. Applications will be received until Sept. 15, with interviews in October.  Send resume, cover letter, and references to director@mounteagle.org or, Mount Eagle Search Committee, 935 Beal Rd, Clinton, AR 72031.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE COORDINATOR - CALIFORNIA
YMCA Camp Campbell seeks an individual with a strong background in Child Development and Residential Camping for a hands-on, leadership position in the Outdoor Science Program. This position focuses on camper behavior management, large group facilitation, collaboration with teachers regarding individual camper needs, supporting cabin leader volunteers, and scheduling and running recreational activities. Duties include; hosting meals, evening patrol, planning cabin time activities, all camp programs, assisting with cleaning and preparation of camp facilities and overnight supervision. Requirements: 21 years or older, minimum 2 years college, ability to become a YMCA driver, previous supervisory experience. Must be comfortable outdoors in a community setting, capable of supervising children and have some experience working with children with special needs. This is a full time, non-exempt position with on-site housing. Overnight supervision of campers is required. Option available for continued employment through summer season. Must apply on-line: http://www.ymcasv.org/association/html/employment.html For more information visit the YMCA Camp Campbell website: www.ymcacampcampbell.org or Contact Cathy Haas chaas@ymcasv.org. (ACA Accredited)

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

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - FLORIDA
Montgomery Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center, Starke, FL year round – outdoor ministry, 167 acres on three (3) separate lakes. Are you excited about serving Christ through serving others? This is your opportunity! We are looking for an individual of high Christian conviction, personal integrity, aptitude for servant leadership, background in Christian hospitality, and experience in camp and conference center management and programming. Certifications in Challenge Course Facilitation, First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguard, Archery and Boating and/or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. The position is salaried, full-time, and includes full Board of Pension benefits. On-site housing is available. For a full position description go to: www.montgomerycenter.org. All are invited to submit resume and cover letter to : Associate Director Search, 88 SE 75th Street, Starke, FL 32091. (ACA Accredited)

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS - GEORGIA
Job Purpose: This position will work with the development team to strengthen a network of corporate, foundation and community support for Camp Southern Ground (CSG). The position will assume primary responsibility for advancing corporate and foundation relationships to increase funding for CSG. Functions and Responsibilities:- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate donors - Formation of a strategic plan for corporate and foundation projects - Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders- Coordinate with VP of Development to identify, cultivate, and solicit individual major giving prospects - Represents CSG in the community to raise awareness for its mission and build strategic community partnerships- Maintains grant compliance, provide reports, host donor site visits and other stewardship activities. Education and Experience:- Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred - Minimum of 5 years of corporate and foundation development experience- Strong interpersonal and communication skills- Operates well in a collaborative team model Please send your resume to: adam@campsouthernground.org

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

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

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - INDIANA
Flat Rock River YMCA Camp is seeking a dynamic individual to lead our resident and family camp programs! The successful candidate will have an outstanding work ethic, passion for youth service, and a desire to grow the number families and children we serve. For More Information & To Apply Go Here: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&applicationName=YMCAofGreaterIndianapolis
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  Job Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Ruth Lilly YMCA Outdoor Center, the Program Director will be responsible for living on-site and overseeing the daily management and leadership of all Resident Camp Programs. The Program Director will be accountable for the development and administration of the departments, program development and promotion, implementation and evaluation, staff scheduling and supervision, and financial operation in accordance with Branch and Association goals, objectives and policies. Contact Don Sheppard: dsheppard@indymca.org or 765-525-6730 for more information. (ACA Accredited)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - MICHIGAN
The Camp Manitou-Lin Executive Director is responsible for the operations of Camp Manitou-Lin, with a budget size of $1.3 million. The Executive Director oversees the management of programs, facilities volunteer and staff development, and collaborations with community agencies in meeting the needs of its members and program participants. The Director operates Camp Manitou-Lin in accordance with policies, procedures, and standards established by the YMCA Board of Directors and the Camp Manitou-Lin Branch Board of Managers. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include Fiscal Management, Financial Development, Program and Community Development, Human Resources Management, Facility Management, Membership Development and Retention and Volunteer Development, along with any other functions deemed to be necessary for the smooth and efficient operations of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Camp Manitou-Lin. Camp offerings include: summer overnight and day camps, equestrian programs, year-round camps and activities, retreats, and engaging environmental education that ensures that there is something for everyone. For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit our website at www.grymca.org. (ACA Accredited)

INTEGRATED EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - MICHIGAN
Integrated Education Instructors will facilitate experiential and character based curriculum for local area schools throughout our 3 - 5 day residential programs. Positions are available during the Fall (September to mid-December) and Winter/Spring (late January to late May).  Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships. We are located on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, MI. Our ACA Eleanor Eels Award Winning Integrated Education Program serves over 5,000 students each year. The IE Program's collaborative, positive and student centered approach helps each student find success both academically and socially. Applicants must be 18 years or older, available Monday through Friday, days and overnights. Salary range is from $50-$60/day including room, board and YMCA membership during time of employment. Staff training begins September 3rd, 2014 To apply visit: http://www.shermanlakeymca.org/cmsAdmin/uploads/Employment_Application-Sherman_Lake_YMCA.pdf  or contact Karen Christopherson, Associate Camp Director with questions (269.731.3041, karenc@ymcasl.org) (ACA Accredited)

CAMP REGISTRAR - NEW JERSEY (WINTER) PENNSYLVANIA (CAMP)
Premier special needs sleep away camp seeks energetic candidate for full-time position. Duties include parent communication, camper registration, significant camp interpretation to potential camper families, and overall general organization. Excellent phone manner, attention to detail, and savvy computer skills essential and Campminder a plus. College grad. Prior camp/recreation and knowledge of special education helpful. Position is located in Parsippany, NJ for off-season and 11 weeks at camp in northeastern PA (Honesdale, Wayne County) for summer. Salary $36,000 to $40,000, contributory health insurance, full room and board during summer season -- spouse friendly. Please email resume to HR@summitcamp.com. Learn about us at www.summitcamp.com. (ACA Accredited)

SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW JERSEY
The Camp Director is responsible for creating, developing and implementing the vision for summer camp programming at Centercourt of Mt. Olive. This includes the development, implementation, oversight and administration of the Centercourt summer camps, which provide hundreds of children and youth with safe, challenging and exciting camp experiences. Essential to the position is managing the vision, coordination and integration of all the camps (traditional, sports and specialty) to ensure that Centercourt is offering a wide variety of programming for youth and teens. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to matt@centercourtclub.com.

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

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
Capital District YMCA Camp Chingachgook. In partnership with Senior Vice President of Operations and other senior staff, the Executive Director is responsible for leading operations in accordance with policies established by the Capital District YMCA Board of Directors and President/CEO. Camp Chingachgook has a budget of $3 million in revenues. Applicants shall value a winning organization and possess the following characteristics: Emotional Maturity, Quality Results, Change Capacity, Inclusion, Philanthropy, Developing Others, Community Collaboration and Mission Advancement, Team First Positive Outlook, Understands Priorities, Timely Execution, High Expectations, Strategic/Critical Thinking, Corporate Mindset. The successful candidate must possess a BA/BS from an accredited university preferred and or equivalent professional experience and 8+ years of experience in a leadership position, preferably in a YMCA or other non-profit organization. They must have demonstrated leadership ability in resident camp management, excellent human relations, organization, and communication skills focused on relationship building. For more information contact John Hayden at jhayden@cdymca.org. (ACA Accredited)

PROGRAM MANAGER - NEW YORK
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is seeking a Program Manager to oversee all administrative aspects of Camp Nubar, one of its most successful programs. This full time position is based out of AGBU's global headquarters in Manhattan. Founded in 1963, Camp Nubar is a six-week sleep-away camp in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Each summer campers from all over the world attend Camp Nubar and enjoy its state-of-the-art facilities, a varied program, and a rich cultural experience. The Program Manager is responsible for four main areas: recruiting, fundraising, program management, and marketing/communication. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills; basic understanding of bookkeeping software and principles; be technologically savvy and adept at using social media platforms. AGBU is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Armenian heritage and identity through education, humanitarian and cultural programs. With an annual operating budget in excess of $36 million, AGBU reaches over 400,000 individuals in 28 countries each year. To apply, or for more information, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@campnubar.org and visit www.campnubar.org. (ACA Accredited)

VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF CAMPING - NEW YORK
The day and resident camps affiliated with JCC Association represent the largest network of Jewish camps in North America. Serving thousands of Jewish children, teens and staff members on more than 150 sites, JCC Campsshare a commitment to provide the highest quality camping experiences within unique Jewish environments. JCC Camps dot the landscape of North American Jewish communities, and their programs, size, specialties and facilities reflect the JCC Movement’s diversity and their own organization’s mission. The vice president, director of camping is responsible for the development, administration, and execution of programs, initiatives and partnerships for the JCC field in day and overnight camp. The director of camping is the public face of JCC Camps and is responsible for the vision and strategic development of all camping services and initiatives. The director of camping supervises the assistant director of camping, the camping department program associate, annual interns, and any other assigned departmental staff. Masters degree; 10+ professional experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to : ikhomina@jcca.org

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

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - TEXAS
URJ Greene Family Camp: The Assistant Camp Director serves as a key advisor to the Greene executive team and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the organization. This Assistant Director is responsible for helping to conceive and operate Greene Family Camp’s summer camp program. The position involves residence at Camp throughout the summer. It also includes responsibility for either the greater Austin and San Antonio area or the greater Houston Area. Qualifications• High energy and passion for Greene’s mission • 3-plus years of professional experience • A deep knowledge of best camping practices • A working knowledge of office software applications • Tangible experience of having managed complex staff and business relationships.• Excellent communication skills• Flexible and adaptable style• Ability to work both independently and in a team• Bachelor's degree required. Masters preferred.• Able to live at camp during the summer season• Able to live and work in Austin area or Houston area during the off season. Full posting: http://urj.org/about/union/jobs/?syspage=announcement&item_id=113420 or careers@urj.org (ACA Accredited)

PROGRAM INTERN - TEXAS
Camp For All is looking for high energy and creative people to join our program intern team. Come learn what it takes to run a great camp program. We are dedicated to giving our interns the best opportunity for learning and growth. Intern responsibilities will include: program development, staff recruitment and hiring, planning and facilitating staff training, camp program scheduling, budget management and supervisory support of staff. Internships are paid and include free room and board. Outstanding Intern qualifications: an interest in camping as a career, previous camping or youth development experience, proven problem solving skills and a love for working as a team. Camp For All is a unique, barrier free camp working in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to jholloway@campforall.org. For more information about Camp For All, please check out our website campforall.org. (ACA Accredited)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - VIRGINIA
Camp Holiday Trails, Charlottesville, VA (www.campholidaytrails.org), a year-round nonprofit camp for kids with special medical needs, seeks a Program Director - awesome rock star staff member! Our Program Director must be child-centered, highly organized, possess strong conflict resolution skills, demonstrate initiative and creative problem solving. Our Program Director must present a professional image and have excellent written, oral and presentation skills. We are looking for an effective communicator, supervisor, trainer and mentor to all camp staff, campers and parents. Candidate must have the ability to make sound judgments and decisions in a calm manner, yet bring charisma and engage a crowd when needed! Must recognize and respect sensitive information and confidentiality. Our Program Director must have stamina and flexibility and be able to work various days during the week including evenings, weekends and overnights. Candidate must have excellent knowledge of policies, procedures, activities, program planning and children with special medical needs as they relate to camping – and have a willingness to LIVE ON SITE. Cover letter and resume to: tina@campholidaytrails.org by 8/22/14. (ACA Accredited)

RECREATION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR - VIRGINIA
Performs difficult professional work in a specific program or service discipline planning, developing and supervising specialized recreational activities, programs, and classes, based upon survey data collected from citizens of Roanoke County. Supervision is exercised over Recreation Programmers, Recreation Technicians, Program Support Specialists and Facility Attendants. Performs other duties as assigned. *40 hours/week, Sunday-Saturday, occasional holidays ROANOKE COUNTY ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED  Department of Human Resources  P. O. Box 29800,  5204 Bernard Drive, SW Roanoke, VA. 24018  Visit us online: www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov  EOE/M/F/D

SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR - WASHINGTON
Ready for a life of unicorns, glitter, and youth empowerment? Camp Ten Trees, the Pacific Northwest’s only residential summer camp for LGBTQA youth and youth from LGBTQ families, is hiring a year-round Summer Camp Director. The successful candidate will have leadership experience at an organized camp or in a comparable setting; a demonstrated understanding of the needs of LGBTQA youth and children/youth from LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families; experience in outreach, coalition-building, and social justice work; the ability to cultivate youth leadership, support a diverse volunteer community, work both independently and collaboratively; and superior organizing and management skills. Responsibilities include overseeing our summer camp, year-round administrative tasks, youth and volunteer recruitment, supervision of volunteers, and engagement with our year-round youth leadership team. This full time salaried position offers a generous time off policy, health insurance stipend, skill development opportunities, and flexible scheduling. Salary DOE. Please submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter (no more than three pages total) to Sam Penney (jobs@camptentrees.org) by September 1, 2014.

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

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

FIELD DIRECTOR - WISCONSIN
New Vision Wilderness- (North Woods) is currently seeking applicants for a Wilderness Field Director for our Medford, WI based programs. A Wilderness Field Director will be responsible for overseeing everything related to the NVW Field operations and ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu for our groups of 12-17 year old struggling teens. This position requires a residency in Medford, WI. This job will be offered as a full time position, and salary depending on applicant’s experience. Requirements:• Education: BS/BA degree required (related field preferred)• Age: 21+ years old• Experience: Minimum of one year experience working in the field with at-risk youth or relevant experience.• Skills: Excellent leadership skills, strong communication skills, creative with excellent problem solving skills • Certifications: Certified Wilderness First Responder (including CPR) Salary/benefits: Competitive salary based on overall experience. Pro-deal availability. Performance-based bonuses. Access to Health Insurance benefits. Training stipends, and opportunities to attend external conferences and outreach events. Apply on our website! www.newvisionwilderness.com/employment/

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

CAMP NURSE FOR CIVICS AND CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAM - ALABAMA
Project American Life (PAL) is seeking a registered nurse to provide healthcare to students in attendance at its program. PAL, held at YMCA Hargis Retreat (just outside of Birmingham, AL), is an exciting, hands-on, minds-on civics & character education field trip for students in 5th & 6th grades. We have a different group of students in attendance each week. The primary responsibilities of the nurse are coordinating with the school nurse before a school attends to determine any special needs, administering medication (prescription and over-the-counter) and basic first-aid to students in attendance, and completing proper documentation for such. Applicants must have, or be able to obtain, an Alabama Nursing License for the duration of employment. The PAL program is seasonal and runs from Sept-Nov. Students are in attendance from Tuesday-Friday of most weeks. There are a few weeks where students will be in attendance from Monday-Thursday. There are no nursing/employment responsibilities when students are not in attendance. Housing and most meals are provided. For more information, call or email Emily at 256.454.2204 or emily@projectamericanlifealabama.com

 

SITE & FACILITIES

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

CAMP RANGER - PENNSYLVANIA
Non-profit seeking candidate to maintain and manage camp in Shickshinny, PA. Responsibilities include maintenance of site, safety and security of the property and camper’s safety. Perform routine and/or emergency repair and maintenance or supervise contractor performing repairs. Develop positive relationships with volunteers and community. Five years experience in construction trades or camp maintenance preferred. Requirements include having a valid driver’s license, PC skills, ability to handle power tools and machinery and be able to lift 100 lbs. Must live onsite in provided housing. To apply, email resume and cover letter to careers@gshpa.org or visit http://www.gshpa.org/aboutus/careers.html

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

 

OUTSIDE OF CAMP/NOT CAMP RELATED

RESIDENT SEASONAL EDUCATOR - NEW YORK
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: lead various groups in adventure/nature based activities (i.e. teambuilding activities, low/high rope challenges, interpretive hikes, and ecology based programs), staffing/coordinating evening programs when needed, program coordination with resident educators, upkeep of program materials/program areas, assist with special with special programs/events. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education, Science, Biology, or related field preferred. Must be able to work outdoors and have a familiarity in outdoor recreation and natural sciences as well as previous experience working with diverse populations. CPR, Lifeguard, or Advanced Wilderness Training a plus! Staff will earn $320/week plus room, board and meals. Qualified applicants must visit our website at http://jobs.greenchimneys.org/careers/ and complete an online application to be considered. (ACA Accredited)


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