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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for April 15, 2009

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from April 15, 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 = 4
Administration = 11
Food Services = 1
Site & Facilities = 1
* New listings = 5


Americorps Counselors – Arkansas. Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp is accepting
applications for male and female counselors to begin in September 2009
until July 31, 2010. 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, was named a national Exemplary
Substance Abuse Prevention Program. AmeriCorps Counselors must live at the
camp from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon each week, are
responsible for up to 10 campers in a cabins, lead 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. Benefits: Living allowance of $11,400, free room/board, 100%
health care, 2 weeks paid time off at Christmas and 1 week at Spring
Break, and a $4,725 scholarship. Call Binky at 501-821-3714 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! :-)

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)

Florida Summer Camp — Year-round employment for Asst. Camp Director at
Circle F Dude Ranch Camp. Must have solid experience (minimum of 4+ years)
in coed summer residential camp + rest of year working w/various weekend
groups. Must be a self-starter & able to take immediate control in all
aspects w/an emphasis on sales & marketing as well as working w/Camp Brain
on line registration & other computer software including website
applications would be helpful. Important that candidate to be mature and
able to relate to both parents & campers. Special emphasis also on day &
evening activities, primarily during summer camp. Must be willing & able
to take direction from Director and owners in addition to supplying
valuable input to the owner. Some accounting background would be helpful.
As part of your duties you will be required to oversee day to day
operations on the property. Reply to Website:

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

Executive Director, Good Earth Village, Spring Valley, Minnesota.
Responsibilities: generate the financial means to support the mission of
camp; Generate awareness of & enthusiasm towards the ministry; Administer,
direct and coordinate the daily operations of GEV and staff; Work with
Board, committees & staff to develop strategic and operational plans;
support the Associate Dir. in implementing and overseeing programming.
Directly responsible to the Board of Directors. Qualifications: Previous
outdoor ministry experience preferred including experience in budget
development and management, raising private funds, personnel management,
and strong communication skills. ACA knowledge and a bachelor’s degree
preferred. Demonstrated commitment to Jesus Christ. Inquiry Deadline:
April 20, 2009. Upon inquiry additional details will be sent on position
and camp. Full applications must be received by May 5. Send Inquiries to:
Steph Helkenn, (ACA Accredited)

We have a wonderful opportunity if you are a self-motivated seasoned
professional possessing sound judgment and exceptional leadership
abilities. You must have a proven track record that demonstrates the
ability to successfully and broadly promote YMCA Camp Ockanickon’s
services; raise contributed financial support through annual and periodic
capital campaigns. In addition, you must have the ability to understand,
negotiate and discuss contracts; work with a YMCA board focusing on
strategic issues; develop and manage a staff and enhance the services we
offer. We have a dedicated staff of ~269 (including: 11 Professional
Staff, 7 full-time employees, 51 part-time staff and ~200 Summer Seasonal
Employees) a budget of $3.5Million dollars. Minimum Criteria: * Must have
an accredited 4-year college degree; * Must demonstrate excellent written
and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with YMCA
Camp Ockanickon’s mission and values. To review the complete position
profile and/or to apply, please click on the following link or visit our
careers page at: Job Posting Link:
Resumes received until: 5/1/2009. Contact: Suzanne Corvo. (ACA Accredited)

SummerQuest is a new private day camp in Mount Kisco, NY – approximately 1
hour north of Manhattan. We are seeking a seasoned or aspiring camp
professional for a full-time, year-round position. Specifics of the
position and title may vary depending upon the skills and experience that
the applicant brings. We have put together a terrific administrative team
– and are looking for the last piece. Please contact me at, or 914.752.4110.

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:


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)


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)

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