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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for March 2, 2009

March 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from March 2, 2009. Visit the ACA Summer Camp Job Center and find out how the ACA can help you find a job or find employees.

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Alphabetical by state under the following categories:
Activity Specialist = 2
Administration = 14
Site & Facilities = 3
* New listings = 7


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)

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


Chauncey Ranch is a 5,000 acre working horse ranch, located in Central
Arizona. Primary functions are to assist the Camp Director and Outdoor
Education Director with camp promotion, retention and program activities.
Helps to develop the camp department and programs, including staff
supervision, budget management and planning. This position ensures that
camping programs are high quality, creative and cutting edge, operated
within budget and provided by competent staff and volunteers. Bachelor’s
degree in recreation or equivalent and five or more years of camping
experience. Must have good interpersonal, public relations and
communication skills, including the ability to make oral presentations.
Year-round position with housing included: $27,000. Resumes to: Linda
Rowntree, 5725 S. Senator Hwy. Prescott, AZ 86303. Fax 928-445-1908, 1-800-660-1385. (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! :-)

Club Getaway is a sports and adventure resort/camp located in the
foothills of the Berkshire Mtns, just 90 minutes from NYC. We host a
variety of groups from NYC school students, day camps, girl scouts,
weddings, and adult vacations. Activities include hiking, biking, skiing,
high ropes, low ropes, trapeze, water sports, dance classes and much more.
We are seeking an experienced waterfront director adventure director for
the 2009 season. Or program begins in May and runs until October. The
position is 6 days a week, and the compensation includes, a competitive
salary, housing, and meals. Ideal candidate will have 3 years plus
supervisor experience, and 5 years work experience. Current certifications
are a plus. Fill out an application online at or email
your resume to

Year-round employment for Camp Director & Asst Camp Director. Must have
solid experience (minimum of 5+ years) in coed summer residential camp
plus rest of the year working with various weekend groups. Must be a
self-starter and be able to take immediate control in all aspects with an
emphasis on sales & marketing as well as working with Camp Brain on line
registration system and other computer software. Background in food
service will be helpful. Important that candidate to be mature and able to
relate both to parents and campers. Special emphasis also on day and
evening activities, primarily during summer camp. Must be willing and able
to take direction from owner in addition to supplying valuable input to
the owner. Some accounting background would be helpful. As part of your
duties as Camp Director &/or Assistant Camp Director you will be required
to oversee day to day operations on the property including maintenance,
barn & kitchen personnel. Reply to

Wanted: Program Director to administer year round programming, insuring
that the goals and objectives as set forth by s Outdoor Ministries Center
in Oregon, IL are inherent in all camp, retreat, and conference programs.
This will be accomplished by providing programming for retreats and
conferences for all ages and families and directing the summer program.
Contact Russ Senti at (815)298-7724 or Please read the
entire Job Description on our website (ACA Accredited)

Hampshire Regional YMCA is seeking a dynamic and experienced Executive
Director in Northampton, MA. The Executive Director will work with the
Board and staff and oversee planning, programs, membership development,
facilities and development and management of financial resources. Requires
senior leadership and management experience, fundraising ability, and
commitment to the mission. Experience within the YMCA-USA system is a plus
but not required. Cover, resume and salary history to, Egmont Associates, 85 East India Row #24F,
Boston, MA 02110.

Major non-profit organization is currently seeking a Youth Outdoor Program
Director to oversee a youth camping program, properties, and ranch
management. Position ensures that the program is of a high quality and
meets safety standards while remaining within the budget. The ranch has
approximately 100 year round employees and 1,000 seasonal employees.
Position requires strong leadership, strategic planning, and staff
management skills. Being responsible for a twenty million dollar annual
budget, heavy fiscal management skills are a must. Youth outdoor program
knowledge, volunteer board management experience, great people skills and
the ability to work long hours are essential. Position requires a
bachelor’s degree and 15+ years experience in related field. Must be
willing to live in on-site housing. Some travel required. Position offers
excellent immediate company paid benefits. Please email resume and cover
letter to Please reference job title in subject
line of email.

YMCA Camp Willson (west central OH) seeks organized, hospitality/guest
services oriented individual to direct Group Camping program for ACA
accredited camp. Responsibilities include: recruitment, coordination and
implementation of weekend and weeklong retreats and specialty programs, as
well as high ropes/adventure program. Other responsibilities include a key
role in summer camp, marketing, and fund raising. Budget: $440,000+. Staff
smoking is not permitted on camp property. Send cover letter and resume
to: Anne Brienza, Executive Director YMCA Camp Willson 2732 County Road 11
Bellefontaine, OH 43311. Tel: 937-593-9001,
Resumes accepted until March 16, 2009. (ACA Accredited)

CVNPA, in partnership with the National Park Service operates six weeks of
summer camp, both residential and day. The Summer Camp Coordinator is a
seasonal position beginning in March and ending mid-September. The Summer
Camp Coordinator, under the supervision of the CVEEC Manager will: Direct,
coordinate and manage programming and logistics for summer resident camps.
This person will be the day to day manager of all summer camp programs.
The Summer Camp Coordinator will supervise Program Assistants, counselors
and the staff nurse. S/he will work with other CVEEC staff to maintain
quality programs consistent with CVNPA’s mission. The successful candidate
must have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years experience in Program
Management and supervisory experience preferably in a summer camp setting.
To apply send cover letter, resume and three professional references to
CVEEC Manager, Job Code SCC at Go to for a
copy of the full job posting. (ACA Accredited)

Camp For All (CFA) is accepting applications for one full-time, salaried,
full-benefit program supervisor. CFA is located between Houston and Austin
and is a barrier free camp that works in close collaboration with specials
needs organizations to provide a camping experience. The Program
Supervisor will work directly with the Program Manager to recruit,
interview, hire and train program staff. They will also be responsible for
communicating directly with the user groups; scheduling; and assisting in
the development of the annual budget. As an important part of the
leadership team, they will serve as a good role model, a believer in the
“make it happen” attitude and a leader to staff and campers alike. Must
work well under pressure, while maintaining professionalism, and have
organizational and problem solving skills. Requirements: Bachelor’s with a
minimum of two years of experience in camp programming. Send resume by
February 27th 2009 to: (ACA Accredited)

The Director of the Hulbert Outdoor Center manages the operations and
markets the resources of an organization that conducts educational and
recreational programs for youth, adults, families and community groups in
a camp setting on Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont. The Center offers
programs of one day to one week from September through May, with overnight
accommodations for up to 80 participants in dormitory-style cabins, and
three meals daily in a rustic dining hall. The facilities of the Center
are available for rental by organized groups for meetings, retreats and
events on weekends, and some weekdays. Special resources of the Hulbert
Outdoor Center include hiking and nature trails; high and low ropes
courses; an extensive waterfront for swimming and boating; canoe and kayak
fleets; and environments and equipment for winter sports of all kinds.
Resume/letter by 3/20/2009 to: Jim Zien, Ex Dir, The Aloha Foundation,
2968 Lake Morey Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045, (ACA

The Hulbert Outdoor Center conducts educational and recreational programs
for youth, adults, families and community groups in camp setting on Lake
Morey ion Fairlee, Vermont, under the umbrella of the Aloha Foundation. A
residential year round position, the Director plans and manages the
Center’s operating and capital budgets; oversees its facilities and
operations; supervises its program staff; markets it facilities for
meetings, conferences and retreats. 5 years’ senior level experience
required in managing the operations of a year round outdoor education
center. Competitive salary and benefits, plus on-site housing. Please send
a cover letter, resume and three references by March 20, 2009 to: Jim
Zien, Executive Director, The Aloha Foundation, 2968 Lake Morey Road,
Fairlee, VT 05045, or The Aloha Foundation
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (ACA Accredited)

Responsible for administration, program development, staff development and
regulatory compliance of year-round respite, day support and after school
services, and the summer camp program, all for individuals with
disabilities (Chesterfield, VA). Supervises program directors and
administrative staff. Assures profitable, consistent, high quality, and
coordinated services to consumers and their families and primary
caregivers. Qualifications: Experience leading a large team (year-round
staff of 50 plus seasonal hires) Experience managing a summer camp
program, including fiscal accountability. Knowledge of state regulations
and licensing requirements and ACA standards. 10 yrs experience working
with persons with disabilities, at least 3 yrs in mgmt. Degree in related
field preferred. To apply, email resume to,
fax resume to (804)353-0163 or send resume to 1901 Westwood Avenue,
Richmond, VA 23227. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Dart-Lo, a day camp in North Spokane, is seeking applicants for
Assistant Camp Director/Program Director. Responsibilities include
training, supervising, and evaluating staff, scheduling, camp health care,
teen leadership participants, assist in program development, assist in
recruiting and selecting summer camp staff, assist with the ACA
accreditation. A successful candidate will be least 21 years of age, have
two years administrative/supervisory experience, preferably in camping,
possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record, demonstrate
excellent communication and organizational skills, be self-motivated and
able to manage time and human energy effectively, and possess the ability
to work independently and on a team. For consideration, submit cover
letter and resume, including three references to: Camp Dart-Lo Director,
Camp Fire USA Inland Northwest Council, 524 N. Mullan Rd., Spokane Valley,
WA 99206, or e-mail (ACA Accredited)


Girl Scouts Heart of the South is seeking a Property Manager for its
Tik-A-Witha property located near Houston, MS. Desired candidate must be
able to assure the security, maintenance, protection, improvement and
proper use of buildings, grounds, and equipment at the assigned site.
Basic knowledge of the following skills are needed for the general
operation and repair of facilities: carpentry, plumbing, electrical,
painting, masonry, maintenance/operations of motorized vehicles and
equipment, conservation and land management. Must be licensed and insured
driver. Must be able to live on-site. High School Diploma or equivalent. 5
years experience in facility/plant maintenance or construction field
required. Girl Scouts Heart of the South offers a competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Email or fax resumes to:,
901-797-2183, and please specify the position you are applying for. No
phone calls please. Deadline for submission of resumes is Monday, February
23, 2009. EOE. (ACA Accredited)

Responsibilities include: maintenance of facilities and grounds, customer
relations, weekend security. Call 816-524-0923 or email
to request application packet. (ACA Accredited)

Girl Scouts of Western Washington ( seeks an
experienced Site Manager for our busiest outdoor center, Camp River Ranch.
The camp is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley 45 miles east of
Seattle. The heavily wooded 425 acre property borders a river, contains a
lake and has over 62 structures. Camp River Ranch is used nearly year
round with programming that includes outside use groups throughout the
year, resident and day camps during the summer season, canoe, archery,
challenge course and horse programs. Qualified candidates must be 25 yrs
of age with at least three years property management experience. This is a
full-time, exempt position paying $35,302 + DOE per year with excellent
health and leave benefits. Housing is provided. For a complete job
description, please see Please
send resume and cover letter to EEO. (ACA

American Camping Association 5000 State Road 67 North,
Martinsville, IN 46151

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