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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List

January 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from January 16, 2009.  Visit the ACA Summer Camp Job Center and find out how the ACA can help you find a job or find employees.

Alphabetical by state under the following categories:
Activity Specialist = 10
Administration = 18
Food Services = 2
Site & Facilities = 1
* New listings = 17


Spring/Summer/Fall Positions: Adventure Educ. Specialist: full-time
position hiring for ASAP 2009; assist with daily management of course,
programs, and staff by designing, coordinating and hosting programs,
training and supervising instructional staff, and inspecting and
maintaining courses and equipment including both low and high rope.
Outdoor Instructor: Teach environmental education modules based on
established curriculum to elementary students; Facilitate adventure
programs promoting teambuilding, leadership and personal development.
Includes use of ground-based initiatives, low and high ropes challenge
elements; Act as counselor/instructor for children and adults with
disabilities; Coordinate, welcome and host retreat groups; Design, plan
and assist coordinating programs. Summer Camp Staff 2009: work with
children with disabilities/Chronic illness; Hiring cabin life and program
staff; rewarding work at nationally acclaimed camp. Contact: Shane
Gibson,765-342-2915, (ACA Accredited)

Foundation for Youth/ Columbus Youth Camp intern program is structured to
provide staff with a variety of professional development experiences while
allowing the individual opportunities to expand their own interests and
challenge themselves to reach for excellence. Intern Responsibilities:
Developing, promoting and supervising a comprehensive array of
well-planned outdoor youth and adult programs with area focuses in:
Environmental Education -Challenge/Adventure Education; Athletics; Event
Planning. Compensation: Paid and unpaid positions Available; Housing
Provided; Personal use of camp equipment and resources. For more
information regarding employment opportunities and to download a job
description: Send email or mail a cover letter
and resume to: Andrew Young, Program Director, 12454 W. Youth Camp Rd.,
Columbus, IN 47201, Include availability and
start dates. Positions are available throughout 2009. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round recreational & respite care
facility for individuals with special needs. Campers have mental &
physical disabilities, autism, brain injuries, hearing & visual
impairments, ADHD and other special needs. Traditional camp activities & a
well-developed adventure program are available. Program Specialists work
with children & adults with disabilities as a counselor or activity
specialist. Applicants must have experience with persons with
disabilities, be patient, hard working and a team player. Salary
$430-460/week + room & board, health plan & week of paid vacation. The new
Beckwith Dormitory ensures a spacious private room w/ private bath for
each Program Specialist. Be prepared for long hours. Apply online by
accessing the camp website Send resumes to Jeanne
Muellerleile at 319-465-5916 ext. 2300.Fax:
319-465-5919. Camp is an alcohol & tobacco free environment. Non-smokers
please. ACA accredited. The spring season begins March 23. (ACA

Outdoor Education Program Staff (full-time, seasonal). The American Youth
Foundation’s Miniwanca is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the
position of Outdoor Education Program Staff. This position runs
consecutively from April 6, 2009 through October 17, 2009.
Responsibilities include group facilitation for spring and fall school
programs, specialist or coordinator role on our summer camp program team
(DOE), facilitation of our National High School Leadership Conference, and
the completion of an individual project. All team members must commit to
10 days of staff training upon arrival, which will include facilitation
training, site orientation, ARC Lifeguard/FA/CPR certification and AYF
curriculum orientation. $200-$280/week, DOE. $150/wk for staff training.
Benefits include housing, meals during programs, and health insurance.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in any youth-, outdoor-
or education-related field; have a strong passion for positive youth
development, some experience with outdoor facilitation and a demonstrated,
positive work ethic. Experience with lifeguarding, ropes courses,
environmental education or WFA/WFR a plus, but not required. Visit for additional details about the American Youth Foundation and
Miniwanca. Send resume and cover letter to Adam Russell, 8845 W. Garfield
Road, Shelby, Michigan 49455. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Mason seeks individuals for hands-on, field positions that directly
involve teaching and leading groups of students in outdoor, environmental
and recreational activities. Duties: Plan and teach classes to groups
between 10 – 14 yrs. old; supervise outdoor recreation activities; assist
with curriculum development and planning; maintain specialized outdoor
education equipment; assist with special programs and events; when needed,
assist with cleaning and preparation of camp facilities. Requirements:
Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or major in Environmental Science,
Education, Biology, Botany or related field; must be comfortable outdoors
and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of
supervising children. Stipend paid for seasonal contract, additional to
fully paid room and board. $300-$320 per week. Spring season runs March
1st –June 14th 2009. To apply submit resume and cover letter to Alison
Fisk, Outdoor Center Director via email, (ACA

Progressive Child Care Fund providing services to union members’ children
is seeking an energetic, expd, Camp Coord & Asst Camp Coord for our Anne
Shore Sleep-away Camp Program. These camps will serve children ages 6-11 &
offer experiences in various disciplines in the arts & incorporate
recreational activities. Candidates should have exp & knowl in the arts
&/or incorporate recreational/sports discipline, exp working w/a diverse
population of children & possess a collaborative, flexible spirit. In
addition, candidates should be: Energetic & motivational; motivated to
foster a cooperative, ethical, friendly & safe community with the campers
& each other. Must have a BA in education, social work, or related field,
5 yrs exp working w/children & families; knowledgeable of educational &
social programming practices. Proficiency in MS Office, some travel,
evening & weekend work reqd. To apply, visit: and click on “Jobs” link. EOE

Betsy-Jeff Penn 4H Educational Center seeks creative, responsible and
energetic educators to be a part of the Spring 2009 school programs
season. Instructors provide leadership for programs in environmental
science and cultural history; facilitate team challenges and high ropes
activities; and guide students in the GPS-based, outdoor science
explorations of Project O.R.I.E.N.T. (Check out our programs at A Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies, Education,
Parks and Recreation, Science, etc is preferred, but a strong love of
children, an interest in experiential education, well developed
communication skills and a love for hard work in a team atmosphere are all
highly beneficial! Educators receive a weekly salary of $250, plus Room,
Board & a Health Stipend. To apply, send resume, cover letter and
references to Kyle Shillinglaw, Education Director, Betsy-Jeff Penn 4H
Center, 804 Cedar Lane, Reidsville, NC 27320. Email: (ACA Accredited)

The Youth Development Center works with children who have been termed
status offenders (status offenses are things such as truancy, behavior
problems, breaking of school policies). We are located in Aiken, SC at a
400 acre camp which features canoeing, camping, low and high adventure
courses, and many recreation sites. The program will work with a maximum
of 45 students at a time while maintaining a 1 to 8 instructor to student
ratio. Students stay in the program from 3 to 6 months. – Scheduling,
supervising, and coordinating juvenile activities at the center. Provide
teaching, crisis intervention, and orientation of new juveniles, and
serves as a treatment team member. Residential duties on certain nights.
BA or BS in related field. Experience working with at-risk youth
preferred. $325/wk plus room, board, and insurance. Send resume by email
to Lynda Stutler at EOE.

OYDP offers a unique learning opportunity for students, grades 6 – 11, who
have been recommended for potential expulsion. This alternative
educational program will allow students to strengthen their academic
skills, as well as their life skills in an organized camping environment.
Critical thinking, problem solving and adventure are promoted so that the
students may return to school as a successful student. Scheduling,
supervising, and instructing student activities at the camp. Assist in
designing and implementing outdoor based curriculum. Residential duties on
certain nights. Monitors safety and security procedures for the facility.
BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Social Sciences,
Youth Development or other related subjects is preferred. Salary: $275 per
week plus room, board, and insurance. If interested please send your
resume to Lynda Stutler by email at EOE.

Lutheran Camp Chrysalis is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and
is a part of Cross Trails Ministry. Cross Trails Ministry is the ELCA
retreat and summer camp ministry of Southwestern Texas. Responsibilities
include overseeing on-site support staff and assisting the Camp Director
in summer program implementation, developing and implementing off-site
beach and day camp programs, programming and providing exceptional
Christian hospitality to retreats for youth, adults and families, and
developing new and innovative worship and study curriculum and resource
materials. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or three years year
round camp experience, a willingness to support the ELCA, knowledge and
experience in youth, adult and family programming; and strong teamwork,
hospitality and leadership skills. Salary, near-site 3/2.5 housing, health
& retirement benefits. Send resume to Deanna Christensen at or 391 Upper Turtle Creek Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028.
(ACA Accredited)


Small (90 campers), coed, traditional, residential summer camp seeks male
or female village leader. Position can be summer only, or transition to
year-round employment as assistant director. is a very
successful, nonprofit camp with an 11-week season, plus family camps and
outdoor education during the shoulder seasons, which are optional. Open,
family-feel camp with egalitarian ideals, a diverse staff, and diverse,
unusual activities. Website has over 180 pages of information and contact
information. Look forward to hearing from you! :-)

Hidden Villa Summer Camp works to bring youth together from different
racial and economic backgrounds and engage them in experiential education
on social and environmental justice while promoting multicultural
understanding. Summer camp serves 1100 day and residential campers each
summer and employs about 55 seasonal staff. The Camp Program Manager works collaboratively with Camp Administration for the preparation and implementation of the Summer Camp program. The Camp Program Manager has special responsibilities in the area of staff development and provides management support to supervisory staff in all programs, including auxiliary staff. During the summer, the Program Manager lives onsite. Some specific responsibilities include recruit, interview and hire summer camp staff. Plan and implement training in cooperation with Camp Administration. Supervise risk and safety for all of camp, particularly evening programs. Please visit our website for application process. (ACA Accredited)

Tumbleweed Day Camp in Los Angeles seeks experienced registrar with
background in marketing and customer service to handle complex enrollment
for well established, traditional camp. Organized, articulate and
technologically-savvy candidates with a proven talent for communicating
the benefits of camping and maximizing sales will receive the strongest
consideration. Experience with data management, Excel, and graphic design
preferred. Full-time, salaried position with competitive benefits
including medical, dental, 401K and paid vacation. Join a fun team and a
leader in the camp industry. Starting 40-45K DOE. Please send resume to
John Beitner, Executive Director: (ACA

Skylake Yosemite Camp seeks a year round assistant director. Applicant
will be required to reside at camp from May 1st through September 15th.
The balance of the year will be working from office in San Rafael, Ca.
Skills required begin with a love of children, great communication skills,
and boundless energy. Three to five years of related experience, Bachelors
degree, and computer competent. Responsibilities during the summer will
include management of a counselor staff of 75, program development,
maintain health and safety standards, and staff training. Off season work
includes staff recruitment, marketing, enrolling campers, and general
administration. Must be a team player working with Director, Associate
Director, and Camp Registrar. This position is open immediately with a
start date no later than May 1, 2009. If interested please email resume
and cover letter to (ACA Accredited)

The Camp and Family Programs Manager is responsible for the development,
implementation and administration of the JCCSF Rabin Summer Camp and
vacation day camps program. Camp Kochav is a traditional summer day camp
imbued with Jewish values for children ages 5-14, which provides hundreds
of children with safe, challenging and exciting camp experiences,
including art, music, drama, swimming, sports, nature and day trips. Rabin
Summer Camps also offer a host of one, two and three week specialty camps
which provide in-depth exploration into specific areas of interest, with
expert instructors in everything from music production and movie making,
to cooking, nature and visual arts. We prefer online applications – click
here to apply for this job online and to view the complete position
description. (ACA Accredited)

The Camp Director directs and manages all aspects of Camp Mendocino.
Responsible for program planning, service delivery, supervision and
training of staff, community relations and camper recruitment and
registration. The camp employs approximately 65 adult staff and 25 teen
staff. The Camp Director works in San Francisco from Sept 1 to June 1 and
in Mendocino County from June 1 to Sept 1 (vacations are not permitted
from June 1 to Sept 1). Skills required include 5 – 7 years experience at
a leadership level in organized camping and outdoor ed. (220+ campers per
session), 7 years experience as a youth developer, residential camp
program planning skills, evaluation skills, 5 – 7 years of experience
recruiting, hiring, supervising and retaining a large number of staff,
experience working with inner-city, at risk youth, director certification
by the ACA. To apply send resume and cover letter to To
see full description see our web site at Pays 58 – 63K.
(ACA Accredited)

Searching Worldwide For The Ultimate Camp Director. A camp director with
GAS, meaning someone stuffed to the brim with Give A S***…someone who
cares “that much”!!!! We are a dual diagnosis, alcohol recovery center
located in Malibu California. We are searching world wide for the right,
energetic, motivated, inspired individual to grow the recovery industry!!!
Once we find you, we’ll both know… Residential rehab is just like camp,
trust me I know, I grew up as a camp directors kid, at one of California’s
greatest year round facilities, and have seen firsthand ,for the past 57
years, what camp is about, but I also now know what a re-hab is all about,
and it’s camp!… As our Owner and Executive director says; its 24 hours a
day, its families, relatives, activities, training, motivating, operations
and more. Its, a hotel, a restaurant, a hospital, a travel company, a
transportation company, a training center and a university. So here it is,
we are seeking someone that is a Licensed Clinical Social worker, or MFT,
or someone who’s filled to the BRIM with G.A.S.! no kidding, it got to be
an avocation, not a vocation, a ministry, a passion. So if your that
person, wanting to make more, and save lives in a different and
spectacular way, if you love, and I mean LOVE drunks, drug addicts, and
people under the influence, and are ready to change the world, ready to
re-invent recovery, ready to create the Mayo Clinic, and Harvard of the
recovery world. Call me, Glen Gerson,310-308-6235.

Club Getaway is seeking an experienced, energetic, personable, detail
oriented person to fill the Assistant Camp Director Position. Club Getaway
is a Sports & Adventure Resort in the foothills of the Berkshire
Mountains90 minutes from NYC. Club Getaway hosts a variety of groups
including NYC Schools, camps, weddings, girl scouts, & adult vacations.
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of supervisory experience,
effective leadership/communication skills, a strong commitment to safety
and continuous staff training. Responsibilities include: leadership for
orientation, pre-service, and in-service training for activity staff and
general staff development including social & recreational opportunities.
In return, the Assist. camp director will receive a competitive salary,
housing, & meals. Also a strong sense of self satisfaction & the
experience of leading 40 int’l staff in a fulfilling, inspiring
environment of high energy & adventure. Email: 860-927-3664.

Camp Twin Lakes, a unique camping organization designed for children with
serious illnesses and life Challenges, seeks a Program Manager. The
Program Manager’s role is to manage, plan, direct, and supervise the
camp’s programmatic services, and serve as a member of camp management
team, which includes serving as host for partner organizations on a
rotational basis (weekends). Position is based in Rutledge, Georgia with
some travel required. Salary and benefits: CTL is an equal opportunity
Employer. Salary will be commensurate with experience and Education .
Benefits for full time employees will include paid vacation and sick
leave, health, dental, disability and life Insurance. CTL participates in
a flex spending account and employee retirement savings account. All
applicants must complete an employer application, undergo a back ground
check and provide references. Please submit Resume and cover letter to :
Dan Mathews, Camp Director, 1391 Keencheefoonee Rd., Rutledge, GA 30663.
(ACA Accredited)

Seeking professional to lead riding program. Responsible for development
and management of an equestrian program and facilities that meet the needs
of the Council. Supervision of safe, educational and fun riding program
and related educational classes and activities. Center features indoor and
outdoor rings, indoor/outdoor classroom, and farm animal program. Position
responsible for all components of equine-related operations including the
care of the horses, upkeep of the riding facilities, and oversight of all
riding programs. This requires face-to-face leadership in these programs
and may involve early morning, evening, and weekend responsibilities.
Current riding instructor certification required. Must have a working
knowledge of CHA and ACA standards. Housing is provided. Applicants who
are committed to “building girls of courage, confidence, and character,
who make the world a better place” should visit
to submit resume and cover letter. (ACA Accredited)

Take a look at the new salary range! YMCA Storer Camps seeks a leader to
join us as a Senior Program Director. You must be knowledgeable of the
inner workings of a resident year-round camp working closely with the
Program Executive to ensure our mission focused operations run smoothly
and that each of our 24,000 guests have a wonderful experience. Submit a
two-page typed assessment of your strengths, your weaknesses, and any
insights in or examples of your leadership style. Include relevant
examples in the following areas: stewardship, helping children build
life-skills for success, character development, education, teambuilding
and independence in an outdoor setting. Include one paragraph explaining
how YMCA Storer Camp’s mission statement fits with your professional
aspirations. Salary range is $35,000 to $39,000, 12% retirement benefit
and health insurance. Contact Abimbola Fajobi
or Jennifer Brown 800-536-8607. (ACA

240 acres camp, located in the middle of Missouri. 10 week summer, 180
campers per week, 1-6 week sessions, 60 summer staff, 8 full time year
round staff. Position combines the job responsibilities of a full time
Camp Director and full time Zoo Keeper. During the off season 4-5 hours
each day is spent caring for the animals. Remaining time is spent with
administrative duties. (Over 100 species of animals including snakes,
lizards, monkeys, kangaroo, horses, cat, dogs, ferrets.) Supervisor of all
animal related activities during the summer. $20,000-$36,000 per year plus
benefits and housing optional. Would consider a couple. Visit our website
for more information: Submit resume
to (ACA Accredited)

Camp Mowglis, an internationally renowned boy’s summer camp in central New
Hampshire, seeks a dynamic, full-time Director to lead its summer program
and manage its business, recruiting, and outreach activities year-round.
Founded in 1903, Mowglis is a traditional seven-week summer program which
features a full range of activities including water sports, crew, crafts,
riflery, hiking, camping, woodsmanship, and an extensive tripping program.
Additional information about the camp may be found at The
Director will be responsible for year-round business and operations
management of the camp, including all camper and staff recruiting, alumni
outreach, budget management, and fundraising efforts. The Search Committee
welcomes all nominations and inquiries. For consideration, please send
résumés and letters of interest via e-mail no later than February 6, 2009
to: David Tower, Search Committee Secretary,

We are looking for a Camp Intern and Director of Special Programs for our
residential, co-ed, summer arts camp in southern New Jersey. This is a
great stepping stone for individuals interested in pursuing a year-round
camp career. Live and work in a supportive, nurturing, artistic
environment, gain valuable leadership and program management skills, and
participate in the daily operations of a residential summer arts camp with
50 years of excellence. Candidates must be at least 20 years old, and have
experience working with children in education, camping, or the arts. The
full time internship is available February through August, and includes
salary, room and board. Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled. Applicants may e-mail resume and cover letter to (ACA Accredited)

The Louis August Jonas Foundation, New York, New York, Position: Executive
Director, Start Date: May – July 2009. The principal activity of The Louis
August Jonas Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to operate Rising
Sun, a non-religious, non-political, tuition-free 8-week summer
international leadership program for talented youth near Rhinebeck, NY.
The Board seeks an accomplished administrator with a strong
education-related background and proven people skills, the ability to
relate well to teenagers, alumni, board members, and funding sources, and
excellent oral and written communication skills. Hands-on leadership
training and presentation experience and publishing in peer-reviewed
journals is desirable. Salary is competitive. Website: Email
in MS Word a letter of interest, résumé, personal statement and five
references to: Deirdre A. Ling, Educators’ Collaborative, Phone:

Camp JRF, recognized as one of the “Top 10 Jewish Camps,” seeks Assistant
Director for Operations to be responsible for business and administrative
aspects of camp. Full-time year-round position in Jenkintown PA during
off-season and in-residence at Camp JRF in South Sterling PA during summer
months. Responsibilities include supervision of office operations and
camper registration; human resources; risk management; budget management;
oversight of summer and year-round site operation; and supervision of
kitchen, health, and office staff. Qualified candidates will be team
players and will have Bachelors Degree or higher in relevant field; 3+
years professional experience in camping or youth program; supervisory
experience; strong organizational skills; excellent communication skills;
experience working with lay committees. Salary commensurate with
experience; generous benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary history
to Rabbi Isaac Saposnik, Director, at (ACA Accredited)

Krislund, a 1900-acre Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center
( located in the mountains of central PA, serves 145
churches in 3 presbyteries of the PCUSA. We seek an experienced full-time
year-round Program Director to direct summer (700+ campers) & off-season
programs (70+ groups). Applicant must have a strong faith in Jesus Christ,
a love for young people, clear communication skills with groups of all
ages & a positive history of working within a committee structure &
managing a budget. Applicant may be a layperson or ordained minister &
should have experience in camp program direction, staff recruiting &
training & wilderness adventure programs. Duties include camper
recruitment, oversight of interns & other staff, camp promotion & creative
program development. On-site housing provided. Submit inquiries, resume or
PIF to: Rev. Mark Englund-Krieger, Carlisle Presbytery, 3040 Market
Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011, (717) 737-6821,

Traveling Players Ensemble, Inc. has a camp for dedicated teens (ages
11-18) to perform classical plays outdoors. Camp
Manager works with Founder/Producing Artistic Director and Managing
Director to plan, implement and manage summer programs, plus year-round
classes and field trips. Primary duties: recruit/register campers,
hire/supervise staff, manage finances, coordinate tours/festivals,
communicate with parents/students. Ideal candidate: BA Theatre; excellent
organizational and communication skills; camping experience; clean
driver’s license; reliable vehicle; undaunted spirit; sense of humor.
Bonus points: CDL; knowledge of buses, stage management, QuickBooks,
supervising. Day camp w/ weekly overnights. Occasional weekends and
evenings. Salary $30,000-34,000/year, plus benefits package (incl. health
care) Available: Jan. 1, 2009. Email cover letter/resume to Jeanne
Harrison, Producing Artistic Director;


The United Methodist Camp & Retreat Centers in Fruitland Park, FL is a
300-acre, 500+ bed facility located in beautiful central Florida approx.
one hour from Orlando. The candidate will be a vital part of the ministry
team. We’re now seeking an individual with the following qualities: A love
for food; Ability to create a wide range of well-presented meals for all
age groups from basic to gourmet; 5+ yrs “hands on” kitchen management
experience; Organized/administrative; Work ethic/self-motivated • Able to
meet deadlines/work under pressure; Warm personality; Team player;
Flexible/servant’s heart; Growing relationship with Christ & desire to
work in a camp setting. Previous camp experience or culinary education a
plus. This is a full time year round position. Benefits include a
competitive salary, health insurance, pension, vacation, ministry &
holiday time off. Please send resume to: Warren W. Willis United Methodist
Camp, 4990 Picciola Rd., Fruitland Park, FL 34731, Attn: Food Services
Position, (ACA Accredited)

Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA (1 hour from Harrisburg,
Baltimore and Washington DC) seeks an experienced and charismatic
executive chef. The ability to work independently and build substantive
relationships is central to the job. The candidate will work with a team
of professionals in a fun, familiar environment. This is a full time, year
round position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply now
to be part of a great and supportive team. Send resume or letter of
application to: Capital Camps & Retreat Center, 12230 Wilkins Ave,
Rockville, MD 20852, Attn: Food Services, e-mail:,
Toll Free Fax: 866-407-7846, Capital Camps & Retreat Center is an equal
opportunity employer. (ACA Accredited)


Under the general direction of Director of Property & Facilities, Camp
Ranger provides general maintenance & custodial services in accordance
with the Council’s policies & standards. Camp Ranger works closely with
camp directors, volunteers & council staff to ensure that troop, day &
resident campers have a successful camping experience. Primary
responsibilities include ongoing maintenance & development, safety &
security of Camp & maintenance on other Council owned sites. Incumbent
required to live onsite to provide 24 hour emergency coverage. Competitive
salary and housing. Separate positions available at camps in Antrim, NH
and Thetford, VT. Send resume & cover letter to Director of Human
Resources, GSGWM, PO Box 10832, Bedford, NH 03110-0832. (ACA Accredited)

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