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September 30, 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 = 7
Administration = 35
Food Services = 1
Site & Facilities = 3
Outside of Camp/Not Camp Related = 1

* New listings = 33
Total listings =
47

 
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  • Professional Development Specialist  (3)
  • Standards Specialist (3)

ACTIVITY SPECIALIST

*AMERICORPS COUNSELOR - ARKANSAS
Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp is accepting applications for male and female counselors starting now through 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 PROGRAM MANAGER - ILLINOIS
Company Overview: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of more than 60,000 girls and 24,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter). Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Camp Programs, the Outdoor Program Manager is responsible for development and implementation of year round programs at camp, including management of robust summer camp experiences for girls. This position will require living onsite at our camp in Ottawa, IL in the summers. Major Responsibilities:  Provide leadership and support to outdoor program volunteer’s staff and key community partners so girls have ample opportunities to learn about the environment, nature, outdoor camping skills and adventure, all based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Manage the ongoing design and delivery of events and workshops that utilize the national program portfolio and emphasize girl leadership. To learn more information or submit resume: http://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/submit-your-resume  

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

*ADVENTURE & TRIPS DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
The Adventure & Trips Director will lead the development and implementation of programming and services for Adventure Village & Adventure Trips participants. This includes the inventory and maintenance of adventure-based equipment including tents, backpacks, stoves, and mountain boards. Responsibilities include:-Handle logistics for all trips including meals, travel, safety concerns, emergency binders, paperwork, and waivers-Develop an annual budget. Project income, control expenses and purchasing, and prepare monthly financial reports. -Create and implement a 12 month marketing strategy with deliverables-Assist with sales and reservations for Adventure Village and Adventure Trips-Be the primary contact for parents and children enrolled in Adventure Village and Trips-Help to develop new and cutting edge programs that will push Frost Valley into the forefront of the adventure and travel world-Assist with the hiring, training, and scheduling of a team of seasonal summer staff. Supervise and evaluate all seasonal Adventure staff. hr@frostvalley.org. (ACA Accredited)

*FULL-TIME, SALARIES POSITIONS - NEW YORK
Full-time, salaried positions with RamaYear: Serve as a mentor to young adults, facilitate youth groups and make a difference! - New York. Join Ramapo for Children and work alongside other driven and passionate young adults from across the country. Our RamaYear staff have a wide range of backgrounds and college majors, but all share a desire to engage in meaningful work and make a difference in the world. • Work with 8,000 children, young adults, educators and youth workers who visit campus each year• Facilitate outdoor adventure-based, community building retreats for groups of youth and adults from urban schools• Lead icebreakers, teambuilding activities and leadership development exercises• Manage all outdoor activities: lead hikes, facilitate ropes courses, build campfires, facilitate indoor and outdoor climbing walls, and much more• Live with and serve as a mentor, role model and job coach to a young adult with learning differences, ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorders• Create emotionally safe environments for young people, and live and work in an inclusive community• Be part of a team of dedicated and passionate professionals. Full-time, salaried positions. Includes room & board and health benefits. Learn more about Ramapo for Children and apply now by visiting us online: www.ramapoforchildren.org/ramayear

YOUTH ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR - DISNEY
DISNEY CRUISE LINE 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. Watch Video. To apply, contact: Cast-A-Way Cruise & Resort Hiring Agency Email: nicola@cast-a-way.com Website: https://cast-a-way.com To learn more about Disney Cruise Line opportunities, visit: www.dcljobs.com

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ALABAMA
www.livingriver.org Living River is seeking an Executive Director to be responsible for leading the development, implementation and oversight of all programs, facilities, business operations, fund raising and marketing activities in fulfillment of the organization’s mission, strategies and objectives. Living River is:• A new 440-acre camp and conference center• Home of the Cahaba Environmental Center • Bounded on three sides by four and one-half miles of the Cahaba River, one of the most ecologically diverse rivers in the US• Located one-hour south of Birmingham, Alabama• Scheduled to be ready for occupancy Spring 2015• Owned and operated as a separate not-for-profit corporation that has received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS as a supporting organization of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley. Living River will focus on traditional youth and adult camping throughout the year and weekly environmental education youth camps during the school year at the Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC), an integral part of Living River. Contact: Send cover letter and resume, including compensation history, to: Search Committee - Living River Executive Director LivingRiverED@aol.com

* OUTDOOR PROGRAM CENTER MANAGER - CALIFORNIA
Girl Scouts of Northern California is on a mission to bring more girls outdoors! New opportunities are available to join the premier leadership organization for girls with a strong tradition in outdoor programming! The Bothin Outdoor Program Center Manager will use visionary ideas and innovative methods to develop and manage a unique Outdoor Program Center in Marin County, CA. Be a contributing member of an innovative Outdoor Program team focused on the Outdoor Movement. Support the design, development and delivery of progressive and intentional outdoor programs that help participants gain developmental assets to: *Broaden their personal growth*Enhance their understanding and relationships with each other*Increase their connection and appreciation to the environment. Collaborate on short and long range plans for Council-wide and regional outdoor program services. Live on site full time and serve as the on-site Camp Director in the summer months. For more information about Girl Scouts Nor Cal, visit http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/ and for more camp specific information, check out http://www.camprocks.org/. To Apply: http://camprocks.submit4jobs.com/ Questions, contact campjobs@girlscoutsnorcal.org. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
Camp Del Oro is nestled in the Gold Country foothills of the Sierra Nevada less than an hour from Sacramento. The ideal candidate will have a Christian witness & desire to serve in The Salvation Army’s camping ministry & the ability to provide strong visionary leadership. Supervisory experience needed to direct staff and to oversee the strategic Master Plan build-out, including heavy construction expansion. The position requires the ability to research and develop marketing strategies to increase usage and higher visibility of Camp & to develop a plan that meets consumer demand & trends in the retreat & conference center industry. Excellent benefits including on-site housing. Qualifications: BA in related field preferred Min.3 years’ exp directing camp. Must meet ACA qualifications.  To apply send resume to: delorojobs@salvationarmy.org. (ACA Accredited)

*DIRECTOR  - CALIFORNIA
SUMMARY This position provides leadership, supervision and management of all Via West Campus programs including program development and implementation; staff recruitment, hiring, training and management; budget monitoring, fiscal management and control; risk management; strategic planning; and community involvement. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. In leading, managing and performing, the Director will be evaluated in the following key results areas: • Program Development & Implementation: Design, deliver and evaluate innovative programs meeting current and emerging needs, maximize capacity, ensure accreditation/licensing/regulatory compliance, and ensure internal quality assurance standards that reflect Via’s “Fun While Learning” organizational theme. o Regularly seek and analyze input from participants, families/caregivers and staff regarding the quality, safety and enjoyment of the program and staff Perform research and analysis leading to comprehensive program development concentrating on mission centric,100 percent usage of the VW Campus. lleger@viaservices.org. (ACA Accredited)

*HIGH ADVENTURE MANAGER - CALIFORNIA
Girl Scouts of Northern California is on a mission to bring more girls outdoors! New opportunities are available to join the premier leadership organization for girls with a strong tradition in outdoor programming! The High Adventure Manager will create extraordinary and exciting experiences that attract clients within and outside of GSN or Cal to high adventure opportunities with the Council. Be a contributing member of an innovative Outdoor Program team focused on the Outdoor Movement. Support the design, development and delivery of progressive and intentional outdoor programs that help participants gain developmental assets to:*Broaden their personal growth*Enhance their understanding and relationships with each other*Increase their connection and appreciation to the environment. Collaborate on short and long range plans for Council-wide and regional outdoor program services. Serve as a live-on-site Camp Director in the summer months. Must have high ropes course management experience. For more info about Girl Scouts Nor Cal, visit http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/ and for more camp specific information, check out http://www.camprocks.org/. To Apply: http://camprocks.submit4jobs.com/ Questions, campjobs@girlscoutsnorcal.org (ACA Accredited)

*INTERIM SITE DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
Camp Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande, CA Seeking an experienced multi-skilled camp professional to lead United Methodist Camp Arroyo Grande through a transition period on an interim basis starting in mid-November 2014. Camp Arroyo Grande is a year-round ministry of the California Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving the over 300 churches in Southern California form a town-based site along the central coast, three hours north of Los Angeles. The Interim Site Director will serve as the primary staff person on site and oversee guest services, food service, maintenance and administration, utilizing part-time staff as needed. On-site housing is provided along with a full-time salary and benefits. To apply for this position and request for the applicant packet, please send your resume to hr@calpacumc.org. Position is open until filled. To see a full job description visit our website: www.calpac.org. (ACA Accredited)

*OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER - CALIFORNIA
Girl Scouts of Northern California is on a mission to bring more girls outdoors! New opportunities are available to join the premier leadership organization for girls with a strong tradition in outdoor programming! The Outdoor Experience Manager will creatively utilize nature and the outdoors to encourage girls, adults and families to expand their outdoor experiences throughout the year. Be a contributing member of an innovative Outdoor Program team focused on the Outdoor Movement. Support the design, development and delivery of progressive and intentional outdoor programs that help participants gain developmental assets to:*Broaden their personal growth*Enhance their understanding and relationships with each other*Increase their connection and appreciation to the environment. Collaborate on short and long range plans for Council-wide and regional outdoor program services. Serve as a live-on-site Camp Director in the summer months. For more information about Girl Scouts Nor Cal, visit http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/ and for more camp specific information, check out http://www.camprocks.org/. To Apply: http://camprocks.submit4jobs.com/ Questions, contact campjobs@girlscoutsnorcal.org. (ACA Accredited)

*SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR - CONNECTICUT
YMCA Camp Woodstock is located in the rolling forested hills of northeastern Connecticut. Under the direction of the Executive Director the Summer Camp Director is responsible for the implementation and development of but not limited to summer camp Programming, family Camp programming, summer camp state and ACA certifications and summer camp marketing. We are currently looking for a motivated, dynamic, team player to lead our growing traditional summer camp programs. This role will be the face of Camp Woodstock YMCA’s summer and family camp programs- inspiring staff to provide the best experience possible for our campers, and being the ultimate role model. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s degree and two years resident camp experience in a supervisory role. 2. Excellent organizational and administrative skills required. 3. Ability to work well with youth, adults, staff and parents. 4. Must be able to work a flexible schedule. 5. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The YMCA offers great benefits package, including 12%, onsite house. Salary Range: $31,000-36,000 commensurate with qualification  APPLY ONLINE: http://campwoodstockymca.applicantpro.com/  Questions about the position can call Tony at 800-782-2344. (ACA Accredited)

*PROGRAM DIRECTOR - IOWA
Camp Wyoming, a Presbyterian Summer Camp and Year-Round Retreat Center located in Jones County, Iowa, is searching for an individual to serve as its full-time Program Director. We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our leadership staff as we strive to elevate our programs and ministry. The Program Director will oversee the summer camp and year-round programs and serve as a member of the Leadership Team for Next Step Consulting. Camp Wyoming prefers applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree, training in all aspects of camp ministry programming, and at least 3 years of experience in an organized camp environment. Benefits package includes $25,000 - $30,000 salary, health insurance, 2 weeks of vacation, 2 weeks of professional development, and on-site housing (including utilities) during the summer. The opportunity to live off site during the retreat season is negotiable. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email by November 15th to Kevin Cullum, Executive Director, Camp Wyoming at kevin@campwyoming.net. Go to http://campwyoming.net/employment/year-round-position-openings/ for the full job posting.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - KANSAS
The Tall Oaks Christian Camping Center is seeking an experienced camp/retreat center Executive Director. This full service camp/retreat center serves over 300 groups and 8000 guests annually. You may email jobsearch@kcdisciples.org. for a full job description or to send in your resume'. Check out the facility online at www.talloaks.org Owned and operated by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ of Greater KC www.kcdisciples.org. (ACA Accredited)

SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR/OUTDOOR PROGRAM MANAGER - MAINE
Girl Scouts of Maine has an immediate opening for a talented, dynamic director at Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton, in Maine’s beautiful Lakes Region, 1 hr north of Portland. ACA accredited. This key year-round position directs summer resident and day-camp programs, council activities and events through the year. Our director must have a passion for girl development and camp along with initiative, energy, creative problem solving skills and a collaborative orientation, with proven success as a camp leader particularly with camper retention and skills progression programming. Responsible for delivery of an excellent camp experience including seasonal staff recruitment, training, program development, budgeting, planning, promotion and marketing of the camp experience, and volunteer development. Off season base is at GSME Service Center in South Portland, ME. Collaborates with other council departments to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Summer on-site housing provided. Salary negotiable; based on experience. Excellent benefits. Min experience: Bachelor’s or equivalent, 2 yrs experience in camping administration, excellent communication skills. Cover letter & resume to campdirectorposting@gsmaine.org by Oct 17, 2014. (ACA Accredited)

*ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - MASSACHUSETTS
Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, MA is seeking a full-time Assistant Director. Winter office is located in White Plains, NY. Responsibilities include; customer-service, assisting in hiring, staff training, and overall operations, while building relationships with our campers and families. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, independent resident camp experience preferred. Send resume & cover letter to:walter@campmkn.com. Check us out at www.campmkn.com. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR - MASSACHUSETTS
Sacred Heart School, a private Catholic school system in Kingston, MA, seeks a Camp Director to oversee the development and operation of a camp program for school vacation weeks and summer vacation. The camp will serve Sacred Heart and non-Sacred Heart families and include academic, sports and arts programming. The Camp Director is responsible for the program’s planning, programming, staff, customer service, risk management, execution, and day-to-day operations. The Director also assists the Admissions Director in promoting SHS to potential students and families. The Camp Director is a full time employee, working under the direct supervision of the SHS President. The ideal candidate possesses an educational background suited to the requirements of the position, and a value orientation to the SHS mission. He/she is skilled in planning and leading vacation and summer camp programs. He/she demonstrates effective customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills; is well organized, and is able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. He/she will motivate and supervise staff, and act and make decisions with the best interest of the students in mind. Please contact Janet Clifford at jclifford@sacredheartkingston.co

CAMP DIRECTOR - MISSOURI
The faces, the smiles, the magic! Wonderland Camp at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri is a place for everyone, no matter their ability level. For 45 years Wonderland Camp has given campers with disabilities the "time of their lives" at week-long summer camp or weekend fall camp. Our mission is to provide an outdoor camping experience, offer respite care for families, and give professional training to college-aged staff. The Camp Director will be responsible for all aspects of the camp experience including recruiting and managing seasonal staff, developing camper programs, and being the visible leader of camp while it's in session. Salary and housing at the camp plus other benefits are available to the hired individual. If this sounds like an experience you would like to be a part of, check out our website, www.wonderlandcamp.org/work. Email cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, jason@wonderlandcamp.org, if you wish to apply. Please submit information by October 24th, 2014. (ACA Accredited)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - NEVADA
Galilee is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada and is located on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe. The camp offers 8 weeks of program during the summer, including week-long sessions for youth ages 7-17 and two Family Camps. Galilee operates as a retreat center the rest of the year. Galilee is hiring a full-time Program Director who is responsible for the oversight of all programs including the summer camping program, the Galilee programs offered fall, winter, spring, and any off-site programming. The Program Director is also responsible for marketing of programs and the retreat center, web site design and maintenance, camp registration, the ACA accreditation process, etc. Applicants should be familiar with the Episcopal Church and be comfortable working within a religious setting, although applicants are not required to be Episcopalian. The position begins in November, 2014, although a later start date is possible. Room and board is provided in addition to an annual salary of $18,000 - $22,000, DOE. Also provided is health insurance, including dental, and pension. Please send all inquiries to Stuart Campbell, Executive Director at stuart@galileetahoe.org or call 775 250-8309. The website is www.galileetahoe.org. Closing date for applications is October 15th, 2014 (ACA Accredited)

CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW ENGLAND
Camp director wanted for a premier private boys sleep-away camp in New England. The director is responsible for providing overall leadership and setting the vision for the camp. The director will oversee the entire camp operation including camper recruitment, staff hiring and training, parent communication and managing a year-round team. Must have at least 3 years previous experience working full time in a director or assistant director capacity at a summer camp (resident camp environment preferred). Qualified applicants must also have a Bachelor’s degree, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work well in both an individual and team environment, superior customer service skills, and a passion for youth development! Compensation includes salary, benefits, and room and board while at camp. Please email resumes to: campdirector1@gmail.com. (ACA Accredited)

*ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW JERSEY
Easter Seals New Jersey - Camp Merry Heart seeks an Assistant Director to join in our rich history of providing year round recreational programs for youth and adults with a variety of disabilities and special needs. As the Assistant Director, you’ll join our growing team and coordinate the daily operations of our year round programs. With the support of program specialists and per diem staff you’ll Develop and implement adaptable activities, Plan a full calendar of camp and travel programs, host rental groups, and support with the facilities strategic initiatives. Applicant must have a minimal of 2 year of previous camp leadership experience, passion/experience for supporting individuals with special needs and disabilities and knowledge of the American Camping Association (ACA) guidelines. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Todd Thompson, Director of Camping & Recreation at tthompson@nj.easterseals.com . (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP AND SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR - NEW JERSEY
Youth recreation company that operates summer camp programs, indoor sports facilities and sports training programs is looking for someone with a do-it-all-skill set to help us grow our winter and summer camps and overall business. Sales, management, hiring and training are the most important skills for this role - and you must have spent significant time at summer camp, of course! We are a two-year old company and are looking for someone entrepreneurial to help us grow our business. The position is located in northern New Jersey. If you are interested, please forward your resume to tony@coastalsports.com. (ACA Accredited)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - NEW JERSEY
The Camp Mason Board seeks a visionary leader who will lead the YMCA forward and build upon past success. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and cause-driven professional to work closely with the Board and key stakeholders. Camp Mason seeks to be a premier independent YMCA camp with strong enrollment and a positive impact on the lives of children, staff and participants that it serves. Candidates must have a solid business acumen, good judgment, and exceptional leadership skills. In addition, they must have a proven track record that demonstrates an ability to successfully implement and promote the camp’s services and programs to the broader camp community, assess the camp’s physical and program needs, develop new programs, raise funds through annual & capital campaigns, develop and manage staff, work with a YMCA board that focuses on strategic issues rather than operational issues and connect and build relationships among the camp’s alumni. Solid program development and innovation are critical areas for the new CEO and to the YMCA’s success. Apply on-line only at: http://tinyurl.com/campmason-ymca-ceo Application Deadline: October 1, 2014For more info: http://www.campmason.org/ (ACA Accredited)

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp seeks an assistant director for our co-ed Jewish sleep away camp for children ages 7-16. Berkshire Hills is a values based Jewish camp focusing on eight core values; integrity, respect, joy, spirit, acts of loving kindness, repairing the world, nature and the connection of friends. Berkshire Hills is set on 640 beautiful acres on the NY/CT/MA border with a winter office in New York City. The Assistant Camp Director will lead camper recruitment and engagement efforts during the year, supervise unit heads and counseling staff in the summer and serve as a member of the Berkshire Hills leadership team. To apply please e-mail a resume, cover letter and salary history to adam@bhecamp.org. Salary commensurate with experience. (ACA Accredited)

*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
The Executive Director is expected to aggressively support our strategic goals and ensure the effective operation of our camping, conferencing and environmental education services. In addition, the Executive Director will develop and consolidate the YMCA’s outreach and coordination activities within the camping community. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the 1,155 acres including 45 full year employees, 175 seasonal employees and a budget of $4.5 million. Qualified applicants must have experience in a multi-disciplinary outdoor environment; a proven track record of successful fiscal management; fund raising expertise; strategic planning ability and staff leadership skills. The Executive Director is expected to develop and maintain effective relationships with outdoor associations, donors and other organizations. Experience working with a Board of Managers is desired. Please send resume, plus salary requirement to jobshr@ymcanyc.org or to YMCA of Greater New York, HR Department - Box ED31, 5 West 63rd Street – 6th Floor, New York, NY 10023 or fax to (917) 441-9580. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace.

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - NORTH CAROLINA
Assistant Camp Director – Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Marine Science Surf Camp is seeking a full-time year-round Assistant Camp Director. This position reports directly to the Camp Director. The primary responsibilities include; supervising and working with program coordinators to execute our overall vision and high company standards; coordinating travel programs, assisting in hiring, training and leading full-time and seasonal staff; fostering an environment of excellence in customer-service; sales, marketing strategies, budget planning and overall operations, while building long-term relationships with our campers and families. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years of professional camp management experience. Proven experience with program and curriculum development and coordination. Send resume & cover letter to Will Ahlers at info@wbsurfcamp.com. Check us out at www.wbsurfcamp.com & www.seaturtlecamp.com.

CONFERENCE CENTER DIRECTOR - NORTH CAROLINA
Lake Logan Conference Center Director www.Lakelogan.org Job Responsibilities: Works closely with the Lake Logan Board of Directors and their designated committees to develop and implement a business plan for Lake Logan Conference Center (“LLEC”). Ensure clear and accurate monthly financial reporting in accordance with GAAP to the Lake Logan Board of Directors and the Diocesan Controller. Works with LLEC Board to identify target markets and prepare strategies to generate prospects. Ensures that LLEC services are of exceptional quality and cost-justified. Work closely with the Director of Camp Henry to ensure a safe and effective summer camp environment. Knowledge and Requirements: A committed Christian with high ethical and moral principles; A conference professional with current knowledge and experience in modern not – for profit leadership; A positive attitude and the ability to strengthen the interface with the Diocese while creating a positive culture within the conference center staff; Able to relate pleasantly and positively to a broad cross section of personalities. Please send resumes to: treasurer@diocesewnc.org. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2014. See full job description at www.diocesewnc.org (ACA Accredited)

*SALES AND MARKETING GURU - NORTH CAROLINA
Adventure Treks and Camp Pinnacle are seeking a Marketing Guru to help grow and expand both companies. We are searching for a person/family focused marketer. This person will join our teams and help both companies with all types of marketing and sales. Experience in digital and print marketing is a plus. Primary Responsibilities include (but not limited to):• Build relationships with our families • Managing all forms of marketing media• Develop strategies to realize program enrollment goals (1000+ students a summer) • Respond to all leads in a timely manner, and funnel them into the appropriate place• Maintain a list of family references• Maintain all databases • Manage advertising and promotions• Monitor and report our enrollment data• Improve, implement and further our Marketing Plan• Be a resource for families and guide them through the sales/enrollment process. Additional Responsibilities:• Shared summer on call duties and extended hours• Analyze all surveys (EOY, Parent, Student) and report on trends, themes and ideas for change• Additional responsibilities as needed to assist in administering a safe and successful operation of programs at both Adventure Treks and Camp Pinnacle. employment@adventuretreks.com

*CAMP DIRECTOR - OHIO
A non-profit, Southwestern Ohio agency is seeking an experienced and motivated individual with a passion for working with individuals with disabilities as the year-round, live-in Camp Director. The Camp Director is responsible for weekend overnight programming throughout the school year, summer overnight camps and a summer day camp. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, oversight, and administration of all programs, as well as day-to-day program planning, assistance with participants, and staff supervision. The Director is responsible for hiring, training, and supporting around 60 seasonal staff and collaborating with all support staff.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates must be adept at planning age appropriate, engaging, and exciting activities and programming for individuals with disabilities ages 5-85. The director MUST have a serious interest in having fun! Compensation is commensurate with experience. Housing plus utilities, generous paid time off, 403B, employee health, employee dental, life and disability insurance all included at no cost. For consideration, email cover letter and resume to OhioCampPositions@gmail.com.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - OREGON
YMCA of Columbia-Willamette (Portland, OR) is looking for a dynamic, energetic, dedicated, experienced camping professional who under the guidance of the Executive Director will lead and oversee the summer camp programs of YMCA Camp Collins on a year-round basis. The Program Director should have a proven track record in developing, growing, managing and delivering a variety of high quality resident camping programs. This position requires an individual who is experienced at developing innovative programs, successful at fundraising, managing budgets in excess of $500,000 and has experience in developing staff teams. You must be to work autonomously within the YMCA Christian values of Love, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility and Service. For a full Job Description go to www.ymcacw.org/careers . Send resumes and cover letter to Willard Burks, 3001 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR 97080, fax to 503-663-2323 or wburks@ymcacw.org . Application must be received by September 25, 2014. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR/PROGRAM MANAGER - PENNSYLVANIA
Calling all Camp Directors looking to make a difference! The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania are currently seeking a new Camp Director/Program Manager for Camp Laughing Waters! Located in Gilbertsville, PA Camp Laughing Waters sits on over 400 acres of land full of opportunities for Girl Scouts of all ages to learn what makes them strong! Hit the ground running by writing and creating programs and then gear up for summer by taking charge of the hiring and training of over 50 staff members. Health & wellness is the focus at Camp Laughing Waters where over 700 campers a summer get the opportunity to swim, hike, bike, ride horses, and enjoy all that camp has to offer! When summer is over, this position will be responsible for helping plan and lead weekend programs both on and off the camp site. Camp will soon be home away from home as you will be living onsite during the summer months and on programming weekends throughout the year. Will you help us show girls what courage, confidence, and character look like? For more information or to apply for this position, please visit www.gsep.org/about/careers.php. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR/PROGRAM MANAGER - PENNSYLVANIA
Are you ready for a new adventure? The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania are looking to fill the position of Camp Director/Program Manager at Camp Mosey Wood! Recently celebrating 75 years of helping girls grow in courage, confidence, and character; Camp Mosey Wood is over 400 acres full of a rich history that we can’t wait for you to be a part of. Gear up for camp season by writing and creating programs and taking charge of the hiring and training of around 60 staff members. Then, dive into the summer as you all show over 800 campers each season what being a Girl Scout is all about! From the ropes course to the lakefront, Camp Mosey Wood has something to offer everyone who visits. When summer is over this position will be responsible for leading programs both on and off the camp site. Camp will quickly become home away from home as you live onsite during the summer season and on program weekends throughout the year. Come join us as we show girls just how much they can do! If you have experience or training in adventure elements and lake water activities, we’d love to hear from you! For more information or to apply for this position please visit www.gsep.org/about/careers.php. (ACA Accredited)

*DAY CAMP DIRECTOR/YEAR ROUND PROGRAM MANAGER - SOUTH CAROLINA
Responsible for the comprehensive design, development and implementation of outdoor, environmentally oriented summer day camp, public swim and swimming lessons at Camp Mary Elizabeth, based on identified council strategies and priorities. Manages high quality implementation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and supports the membership-growth plan. Ensures that the assigned GSLE activities are relevant, innovative, progressive and produce the leadership outcomes promised to girls. Collaborates with, organizes and supports staff, volunteers and community partners to deliver high quality and adventurous program experiences to a growing number and diversity of girls. Qualifications include Bachelor degree, 3+ years related experience, Girl Scouts experience strongly desired. For more detail please visit our website at http://www.gssc-mm.org/about/employment.aspx. (ACA Accredited)

*MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBER - TEXAS
Camp Coyote seeks dedicated individual to join management team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to staff, camper and retreat group recruitment, marketing, and management. Involves: minimal travel to trade shows, camp fairs, speaking engagements, daily program operations, staff scheduling and supervision, and overall camp management. Must have dynamic, high energy personality with a desire to share and promote the camp experience. Visit us online at campcoyote.com. Competitive salary. Please send cover letter and resume' to campcoyote@campcoyote.com. Please direct any questions or concerns via email. No phone calls, please.

*ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - WASHINGTON
Camp Sealth has open positions for two seasonal Assistant Camp Directors for the spring/summer of 2015. One position starts April 6, the other starts June 1, and both run through September 11. The Assistant Camp Directors work closely with the Camp Director to share responsibility for hiring, training, and supervising seasonal camp staff as well as coordinating camp logistics, programs, and schedules. Applicants must have significant camp experience, including leadership/supervisory experience. Camp Sealth is a resident and day camp serving 200+ youth each week, with a staff of 100. Sealth is operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound Council and located on Vashon Island, just outside Seattle, Washington. The salary is $325/week plus room and board. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Carrie Kishline at 206 463 3174 ext. 35 or carriek@campfireseattle.org; you will be asked to fill out an additional application form. More information about Camp Sealth can be found on our website: www.campsealth.org. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR - WASHINGTON
Camp Korey is looking for an experienced leader to oversee our camp programs. The Camp Director leads the operations of all camp programs, in addition to working closely with the medical team, camper recruiter, and residential life personnel. The Camp Director develops and assures compliance with guidelines that keeps campers and staff safe and encourages a positive and inclusive learning environment. The Camp Director is a full participant in the leadership team and cultivates strong working relationships with other departments. The Camp Director pursues, develops and supports best management practices and a professional work environment. The Camp Director must reside at camp during programs. Camp Korey seeks an experienced professional who will share a passion for our mission and possess the energy, talents, and experience required to manage and further our program development. The successful candidate will be a motivational leader and highly effective manager. The Camp Director will be an ambassador for our mission in the building and stewardship of community partnerships. To apply (cover letter and resume) or for more information, please e-mail Becky Venable at bvenable@campkorey.org Camp Korey website: www.campkorey.org (ACA Accredited)

*SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR - WASHINGTON
YMCA Camp Seymour, located in Gig Harbor, WA, is seeking a qualified candidate to oversee their summer resident and day camp programs. The ideal candidate is passionate about delivering the Y mission through intentional camp programming. Key responsibilities include recruiting and supervising summer staff, planning and implementing staff training, overseeing the daily resident and day camp operations, creating rosters and cabin lists, representing camp at outreach and promotional events, communicating with parents, and other additional duties. The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree, at least two years of experience in camping, youth development or a related field, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of the ACA accreditation process is preferred. Programming skills in water safety, challenge course, etc., and skills in financial development, program development and human resources are a plus. YMCA Camp Seymour is a part of the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties and offers an excellent benefit package, including 12% retirement. Please apply online at www.ymcapkc.org/employment. (ACA Accredited)

*CAMP DIRECTOR - WISCONSIN/ILLINOIS
The Camp Director is the full time, year round manager of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Camp. The purpose of the position is to interpret the policies and philosophy of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs to all employees, volunteers and parents directly and indirectly associated with the Camp. The Camp Director provides leadership, interprets the vision of the Camp Committee and CEO, plans and directs the overall program, operation, marketing and outreach of the summer and off season Camp. Recruit and increase camper attendance and Camp usage. Prepare and analyze enrollment trends and annual report for Camp Committee. Responsible for all Camp related staff recruitment and hiring processes. Oversee staff orientation, training and ongoing staff development. Responsible for staff performance reviews and compensation recommendations. Plan and oversee Camp program and activities that support the organization's mission and meet ACA standards. Oversee maintenance of all Camp records including but not limited to: Youth records, staff records, visitors, maintenance requests, and vehicle arrivals/departures. Direct the operations of ULBGC. Preparing budget. Work with Camp Property Manager to ensure site meets the needs of youth. hr@ulbgc.org. (ACA Accredited)

*VOLUNTEER CAMP DIRECTOR - UNITED STATES
Summer Camp Director (Work Out of Your Own Home) Summer Camp for motivated teens needs new director on a voluntary basis, until which time the camp can afford to pay you a salary. Retired school teachers, principals or other financially secure professionals could be a perfect fit. Must have strong organizational, clerical, financial, people, computer skills and a love and understanding of teens. We are going into our fourth year and everything runs very smoothly. Strong sales, marketing, public relations, recruiting, fundraising skills and experience are strongly needed. Must know how to find and secure sponsors. We are a teen specialty camp for motivated teens who want to learn from true experts. When you group teens by their passion something magical happens and learning becomes a joy and NOT drudgery. For the right person this could be a dream job, as you are dealing with ideal teens, ideal parents, a world class natural environment and a totally remarkable staff, who really care about our teen campers. Right now our strongest offerings are Photography & Video and Rock Climbing, although we can offer any specialty for which there is a proven demand. Serious inquires only: 801-679-9099, www.ColumbiaGorgeTeenCamps.com

 

FOOD SERVICES

*FOOD SERVICE INTERN - WISCONSIN
Food is important at Covenant Harbor. Seeking Intern to join the food service team at a Christian camp in preparing/serving quality food and attractive meals to a wide variety of guests. We are a busy camp, serving guests year-round in two on-site kitchens. We want to train you to become a shift manager/lead cook. Intern can participate in management functions such as ordering, scheduling, menu planning, training and more. Most important skills: ability to learn and passion for great customer service. Potential for position to grow into permanent full-time position. Previous camp and food service experience preferred. If interested, email resume to Deb at dlampert@covenantharbor.org. website www.covenantharbor.org. (ACA Accredited)

 

SITE & FACILITIES

*FACILITIES DIRECTOR - CONNECTICUT
KenMont & KenWood Camps is a residential camp located in Kent, CT. We are seeking a Director who is self-motivated, responsible and extremely handy to provide exceptional facility oversight and day-to-day maintenance. Property assets include 200 acres with a large private lake (North Spectacle Lake). A swimming pool, ropes course, two dining halls and one kitchen, 75 buildings and program areas. Director ensures that buildings and property are maintained in a safe and attractive manner; performs periodic checks and responds to requests from staff; performs repairs and remodeling jobs and oversees and works with two full time maintenance staff. Must provide excellent customer service. HS or equivalent & 3-4 years of experience. The ideal candidate will bring skills in grounds keeping, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, general equipment/vehicle repair, preventative maint, planning/budgeting, good communication skills & customer service/hospitality. Camp exp is preferred and must be able to work irregular hours around adults and children over the camp season. This position offers a salary, health insurance for the employee, and house on the camp to reside. To apply please email resume to: scott@kencamp.com (www.kenmontkenwood.com) (ACA Accredited)

CAMP CARETAKER/SITE MANAGER - TENNESSEE
Crystal Springs Camp, Inc. in Kelso, Tennessee is a church campground owned by the Tennessee Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Our facility serves rental groups from various churches for summer camps and retreats. We strive to foster and maintain a Christian environment for campers to draw closer to God. We are seeking a Christian site manager/camp caretaker who sees this position as not just a job, but a vital role in the camping ministry. The responsibilities of this position include overseeing and maintaining all properties of the camp and also serving as the primary Crystal Springs representative to the groups who rent our facilities. Person must be able to operate the equipment, maintain and make repairs on camp properties. We will post a full job description on our website at www.crystalspringscamp.org. This position offers a salary, health insurance for the employee, and a house on the campground to reside. Interested persons should send resumes and contact Rev. Brent Wills, Camp Director at bwills9185@yahoo.com. (ACA Accredited)

*FACILITIES & OPERATIONS STAFF - WASHINGTON
We are looking for a bright, energetic, and responsible person to join our community. The Facilities and Operations Staff is generally responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds, participating in food services, assisting with Conference Center groups, as well as occasionally promoting summer camp and retreat center programs. This position requires a flexible schedule, lots of energy, strong work ethic, and community-oriented approach to hospitality in a congenial work environment. Opportunities exist to develop new skills in a related area of interest, including grounds improvements and environmental stewardship. Staff is responsible to the Huston Center Director. A one to two year commitment is required with room for job description evolution. Camp Huston, located in the Cascade foothills near Gold Bar WA, one hour east of Seattle, has Episcopal summer programs and year-round adult/family retreats. Questions or to request an application email Bill Tubbs, Director: bill@huston.org. (ACA Accredited)

 

OUTSIDE OF CAMP/NOT CAMP RELATED

*PROGRAM MANAGER OR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE - CONNECTICUT
SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman, is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs, serving children with serious illnesses and their families, free of charge. • Under the supervision of the ‘Criteria Manager’, manage administration and logistics for the Programmatic and Enhanced Criteria process and the International Camp Evaluation (ICE) process• Support the management of the New Camp Development process• Provide program design and training support to operating camps, as requested• Manage the annual statistics and information collection process • Oversee the management of the Network Resource Center, an intranet system for organizing, collecting, and maintaining camp resources.• Assist in supporting team members on department projects such as Peer Visits, web conferences, etc. • Assist in supporting other tasks such as preparing Board reports, preparing the department budget, etc. Compensation and title are commensurate with experience and relevant labor market comparisons. To see the full job description and to apply, please visit our website at www.seriousfunnetwork.org

*PLACEMENT COORDINATOR-CAMP EXCHANGE USA - MAINE
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is seeking a full time Placement Coordinator for the Camp Counselor program at its Portland, Maine headquarters. The Placement Coordinator will provide excellent customer outreach and support to a group of summer camps while advocating for our international participants through organized, detail oriented, and efficient matching of applicants to camps based on a variety of criteria. The position involves operational support and logistical planning at certain times of year to prepare camps and ensure participants safe travel and arrival into the U.S. and at their camp. Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, strong degree of initiative, flexibility, and versatility to deal with the various sales, support, and operational aspects of this work exchange program. The ideal candidate will have a background in camp staffing, strong written and oral communication skills, be flexible to changing priorities, and think critically both independently and as a team on a multitude of tasks to meet personal and departmental goals. CIEE offers a comprehensive benefits and compensation package, Please visit http://www.ciee.org/careers for a comprehensive job description and how to apply.


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