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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for March 31, 2009

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from March 31, 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 = 5
Administration = 10
Food Service = 1
Health & Wellness = 1
Site & Facilities = 3

* New listings = 11


How would you like to work with an internationally recognized
organization? Are you a person who likes doing something different every
day, enjoys a fast paced work environment, and loves working with
children? As a Camp Counselor at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center you can
have all this and more! We now have summer positions open with our Space
Camp, Aviation Challenge, X – Camp and Ropes Course Programs. No space
knowledge necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know.
Counselors start at $9.00 per hour. Additionally, onsite housing and meals
is available at no cost in exchange for taking rotating on call duties.
Positions start May 15th, 2009. These positions require open availability
and will include weekends. Internship credit possible! Go to for all the details. Don’t Wait! Apply today!
Email with questions or for more information.
AA/EOE * Substance Abuse Testing Required.

YMCA Camp Copneconic, located in Fenton, MI is currently hiring Outdoor
Education Instructors for the spring and/or fall of 2009 and summer camp
staff. We are a year round site serving a variety of groups including
schools, girl scouts, youth groups, adult teambuilding and conf. and
summer day and resident camps. O.E. Instructors will facilitate activities
in the following five areas: Environmental Discovery (reptiles, ecosystem,
pond/stream study), Adventure and Cooperative Learning (double decker high
ropes course, 3 zip lines, teambuilding), Recreational Fun (canoeing,
archery, horseback riding), Touching Nature (orienteering, fire building,
outdoor cooking) and Historical and Cultural Lessons (Native American
activities, history of Michigan, pioneer crafts). We are also currently
hiring High Adventure staff, Lifeguards, and Ranch Staff for the summer of
09. Room and Board provided. Please apply online at
or email (ACA Accredited)

Servant Community… Year-round Staff Community! The Koinonia Community (a
non-profit, Christian Outdoor Ministry) is searching for individuals
interested in committing 18 months as a part of a staff team to host,
support, and lead programming with youth & adults in our 1200 acres of
Catskill wilderness as well as New York City. Staff have opportunities to
serve in a variety of roles: leading environmental education sessions,
caring for our farm, hosting & programming for a wide range of year-round
retreat groups, and assisting with housekeeping, kitchen, & maintenance
tasks. In summer, Servant Community assume leadership roles with summer
only staff. Servant Community staff develop leadership skills through
hands-on experience & continuing education opportunities throughout the
year. Email or fax resumes:; 845.557.0517;
Phone: 800.980.2267. (ACA Accredited)

Scheduling, supervising, and instructing student activities at the camp. –
Assist in designing and implementing outdoor based curriculum. – Assigns
and supervises duties and activities of volunteers; make community
contacts as needed. – Must be physically able to perform the tasks
required to teach outdoors. – Provides or arranges transportation services
to ensure the needed services are available and provided. – Residential
duties on certain nights. – BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Social
Sciences, Youth Development or other related subjects is preferred. –
Experience working with at-risk students preferred (behavior or other). –
Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy. –
Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative
“hands on” teaching methods. Salary: $275 per week ($250 non-degree) plus
room, board, and insurance. If interested please send your resume to Lynda
Stutler by email at

To instruct 4-8th grade students in the four areas of the natural resource
components, instruct night programs for participants, facilitate team
initiatives and games, and perform other duties that are required by the
Outdoor Education Coordinator that relates to the program. Duties: *Lead
students in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals, canteen,
and campfire). *Be actively involved in all program activities, leading
and participating in evening recreational and instructional times *BA or
BS in Environmental Education, or related field is preferred. *Must have
the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy. *Must
demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands
on” teaching methods. *Must be physically able to perform the tasks
required to teach outdoors. *Must be willing to work long hours. Pay
Scale: Monthly pay of $1000-1100 plus room, board, and insurance plan.
EOE. Resumes to Lynda Stutler at


Small (90 campers), coed, traditional, residential summer camp seeks male
village leader. The village leader is summer only, but there is potential
for a transition to a year-round assistant director position as well. 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! :-)

We are the leading provider of afterschool recreation & enrichment
programs serving over 3,000 children at 36 sites each day and hire
dedicated team members who are passionate, creative, and enjoy serving
others. JOB OVERVIEW: Provides direction and overall management of the
District’s recreation & enrichment programs for children 18 months thru 18
years. Responsible for design, delivery and evaluation of children’s
programs including afterschool programs, summer camps, pre-school & teen
programming. Develops & administers the division’s goals, strategic plans
and operating budget. Responsible for leading, hiring, training, and
evaluating staff. COMPENSATION: $49,500 – $63,600/yr. includes competitive
benefits package. Requires degree in early childhood education, recreation
management, or closely related field-Master’s preferred-& 4 years supv.
exp. in children’s program mgmt. with 2 years as department head. Visit
our website & apply today.

Small (90 campers), coed, traditional, residential summer camp seeks male
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! :-)

Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center located on the edge of
Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking an Office Coordinator. The ideal
candidate is a professing Christian, with the ability to “multi-task,”
handling a variety of inputs and responsibilities within a limited amount
of time. The Office Coordinator must be able to anticipate the needs of
guests and staff, organize office tasks, and coordinate the day-to-day
operations of the center. Highlands staff members are expected to work
together in a team atmosphere and practice hospitality in all aspects of
their work. Required skills include excellent computer skills, and being
detail oriented and accurate. Book keeping skills are helpful. This
position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position which includes housing
and benefits. Schedule includes evenings, weekend and on-call status. To
apply, please send resume to (ACA Accredited)

The Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning is a year round camp serving youth
and adults with disabilities. Program Coordinator responsibilities
include: coordinate and run group events, help train, supervise and
evaluate summer staff and help lead summer camp programming. Programs
offered include swimming, boating, horseback riding, gardening, small
animal care, sports & recreation, creative arts, outdoor education and
challenge education. Candidate will be energetic, creative, patient,
organized, have experience working with individuals with special needs and
able to work in a team and independently. Experience with challenge
facilitation and current Lifeguard certification preferred. Position
STARTS IMMEDIATELY and runs until the end of September. Please send cover
letter and resume to: Lynn M. Seeloff, CTRS The Fowler Center for Outdoor
Learning, 2315 Harmon Lake Rd., Mayville, MI 48744 or email to: Call 989-673-2050 with questions. (ACA

Sierra Nevada Journeys is a Nevada non-profit educational organization
that provides experiential science, leadership, and outdoor education
programs for elementary schools. We are one of the leading experiential
education providers in Nevada and California and we are looking for a
person to help us continue to grow and help positively influence our
quickly expanding residential programming at our Journeys Outdoor School.
The Environmental Education Director (EED) position will be a full time 10
month position starting April 1st. The EED would be directly supervised by
Director of Residential Programs. Qualifications: 3-5 years experience
directing environmental education/ outdoor school program; Bachelors in
related field or equivalent life experience; Ability to manage multiple
tasks and to be accountable to weekly deliverables; Exceedingly
professional in all contacts with schools and the community; Positive
attitude, strong work ethic, team player; Ability to pass background
check; Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and hike up to 7 miles per day;
Current lifeguard certification preferred, but not necessary; Current
Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification. Please
email a cover letter, resume, and three references to

Seeking director for Kirkwood which is a Christian camp and retreat center
located in east-central Pennsylvania. It is ACA accredited and owned by
the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Director would work from both the camp
site in Stroudsburg, PA and the Presbytery office in Philadelphia and
report to the Board of Directors. Compensation including salary and
accommodations to be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and
experience. A position description can be found at the Presbytery web
site,, or requested by email at
Applicants should express their interest in the position, including salary
requirements, by a letter to the Board Personnel Committee, Kirkwood Camp
and Retreat Center, 2200 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Contact
information: Carolyn Jeffrey, Email:, Phone:
215-732-1842, Fax: 215-546-7800, Kirkwood web site:
(ACA Accredited)

Oversees the overall development of the mothers and children at the
center. Compile participant evaluations and complete necessary reports as
needed by the Department of Social Services; Coordinate training for those
involved in food service and preparation; Coordinates with administrative
staff to ensure timely and accurate correspondence and reporting; and
participate in staff orientations, trainings, and meetings. Hire, train
and manage, the New Horizons instructors, house mothers and support staff,
and meet challenges unique to the New Horizons programs and activities. Be
at least 21 years of age and possesses a BA or BS degree(preferred),
experience in youth care, social work and/or counseling preferred.
Experience in or knowledge of resident camping or related areas. Ability
to plan, organize and maintain living facilities for young mothers and
infants. $275-$325 per week plus room, board, and insurance. Send your
resume to Dave Keihn at . EOE.

Camp Lonehollow is a co-ed adventure camp in scenic Vanderpool, Texas. The
Lonehollow internship is designed for an individual looking for a career
in camping. The internship involves experience in all aspects of running a
camp operation to include marketing, staffing, training, and management of
staff, recruiting, program development, dining hall management, inventory
control and budgeting. We will provide housing, a monthly stipend along
with an opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the internship.
Please send cover letter and resume to:

Position will serve as a Summer Resident Camp Director is responsible for
the summer operation at Ray Bean Camp for Girls 7-12 on Possum Kingdom
Lake. This includes, but is not limited to: staffing, programming, health
and safety, marketing and business aspects of summer resident camp program
for that camp. He/She will be responsible for developing and implementing
a sales and marketing plan for Camp Grady Spruce. This will include
brochure and flyer design, internal and external marketing plans,
presentations to parent groups, open house oversight, monthly
e-newsletters and bi-monthly print newsletters, advertisements and press
releases, and website oversight. Incumbent will be responsible for special
events by coordinating committee members, securing the site, sponsors,
prizes, recognition items, as well as securing volunteers, and
participants. Apply by going to the employment option of our website: If you have any questions email: (ACA Accredited)


The American Youth Foundation at Miniwanca is seeking a motivated and
qualified person to manage the operations of one of its dining halls. Camp
Miniwanca is one of the premiere camp/youth development programs in the
country. Applicants with a strong background in innovative and creative
food preparation and some history of working with children should apply.
This is a unique opportunity and it’s more than just a job. Our food
program staff is part of our program team! Generous weekly salary and
housing on Lake Michigan may be provided. Contact Mary Rose Wayer, Food
Program Manager, AYF Camp Miniwanca for further information and
application materials. Position is open
immediately and the position runs until mid-October. Only serious
applicants should apply. (ACA Accredited)


Easter Seals WI Respite Camp serves children and adults with moderate to
severe disabilities, including behavioral issues. We currently have a year
round RN position available at our camp in Wisconsin Dells. The Nursing
Coordinator works 15 weeks of camp in the summer and 14 weekends between
September and May. The Coordinator is responsible for first aid
procedures, camper registration protocol, assessment procedures and
supervision of one RN/LPN/GN and nursing students. The ideal candidate
will be a licensed RN eligible to work in the state of WI, be able to work
independently, exercise good judgment and work as a team member with a
variety of different people of all ages. A studio apartment is provided
while the Coordinator is on duty. There is flexibility in this position,
please call 800-422-2324 ext 111 or email your resume and cover letter to for more details and/or visit for more information. EOE (ACA Accredited)


One Heartland, a national non-profit organization enhancing the lives of
children impacted by HIV/AIDS seeks a nine (9) month Program Coordinator.
Ideal candidate must be passionate about our mission, energetic & a
dynamic leader. Must possess: organization, marketing, office, computer,
program & customer service skills. Responsibilities: Design & implement
programs, develop effective relationships with guest/user groups and
facilitate adventure activities, high & low ropes courses. Requirements:
Related Bachelor’s Degree or camp programming experience equivalent +
familiarity with diverse, special needs, & at risk youth populations.
Position located in Willow River, MN. $750-$1,000 monthly stipend +
private room & board (laundry, wireless internet & some meals). Email
cover letter & resume to: Position open until
filled. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Lambec/CAPNWP, North Springfield, PA (west of Erie). APPLICATIONS
Lambec Site & Facilities Manager are to keep the camp in a clean, safe and
attractive condition, to maintain camp equipment in safe and operational
condition, to welcome and provide hospitality to visitor groups throughout
the year, to implement a preventative maintenance schedule, and to be an
asset to whole CAPNWP organization. The Manager functions as part of a
ministry team through participation in regularly scheduled staff meetings
and regular communications with the Executive Director. QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum age 25. Valid driver’s license. High school diploma or equivalent.
Can obtain PA clearances. Knowledge/experience housekeeping, grounds
keeping, vehicle & building maintenance/repair. TO APPLY: Contact Glenn
Oswald with name, address, phone & email. 724-738-0058 or (ACA Accredited)

Camp Young Judaea Midwest in Waupaca, WI South is seeking a Maintenance
Director. Desired candidate must be able to assure the security,
maintenance, protection, improvement and proper use of buildings, grounds,
and equipment at the assigned site. Must direct a maintenance crew during
camp season, tasked with maintaining cleanliness of site, safety issues as
they arise, general upkeep of the camp during operating season, from
June-September, as well as during off-season. 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. Experience in
facility/plant maintenance or construction field required. Email or fax
resumes to: 847-492-9797. No phone calls please. (ACA

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