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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for April 1, 2011

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments · ACA, Camp Jobs

Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for April 1, 2011

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from April 1, 2011. 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 = 20
Food Services = 3
Site & Facilities = 4

* New listings = 15


Seeking Waterfront Director for Private Resident Camp in Northwest
Connecticut from June 13 – August 21. Interested applicants should contact (ACA Accredited)

Melwood Recreation Center is looking for a knowledgeable, motivated Social
& Digital Media Specialist for the summer 2011 season. Responsibilities
include updating the Recreation Center’s blog, Facebook, Twitter, website
photo gallery, and other mediums of communication between the Recreation
Center and members of the community. Experience in marketing or journalism
is a plus, excellent writing skills and a valid driver’s license are
required. $300-350/week, room & board provided, May 31-August 20. Email
resume to Bekah Carmichael at or visit us online

Melwood Recreation Center is looking to fill two seasonal head staff
positions that may lead to full time employment after successful
completion of the summer season. Camp Accomplish is a fully inclusive day
and overnight camp program for youth and teens aged 5-16. Access
Adventures is an assisted travel program for adults with disabilities with
destinations such as NYC, Myrtle Beach, & Atlantic City, just to name a
few. Head staff are responsible for supervision of seasonal staff, program
management, communication with camper/traveler families, and coordination
of program operations with each other. $300-350/week, room & board
provided, May 25-August 20. Email resume to Bekah Carmichael at or visit us online at
(ACA Accredited)

YMCA Camp Copneconic is looking for Program Instructors who are passionate
about teaching others their love for the out of doors! Instructors will
facilitate programs for Outdoor Education School Groups as well as Youth &
Adult Retreat Groups. Courses fall into one of the following categories:
Environmental Discovery (Stream Study, Reptiles & Amphibians, etc.)
Adventure & Cooperative Learning (High and Low Ropes, Giant Swing, & Zip
Lines) Recreational Fun (Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, etc.) Touching
Nature (GPS Orienteering, Fire Building, etc.) and Historical & Cultural
Lessons (History of Michigan, Pioneer Crafts, etc.) Training for each of
these areas is provided. We are looking for applicants for the spring
season with possibilities of summer, fall & winter employment. Salary is
$296.00/ week; room and board included. Please apply online at: or email resume to: (ACA Accredited)


A unique opportunity to impact school age youth year round! Camp Fire USA,
Alaska Council is accepting applications for the position of Program
Manager, Day Camp and School Age Programs. This year round position
provides seasonal leadership and supervision to the Council’s well
attended summer day camp and school age program sites during the school
year within the Camp Fire USA Youth Development framework. Key duties
include ensuring day camp operates at the highest standards possible and
manages the accreditation process; Prepares and monitors day camp budgets
in coordination with the Director of Program Services; Works
collaboratively with other program managers to direct, supervise, train
and support school age programs and staff during the school year. For a
complete job description and application instructions please visit our
website at (ACA Accredited)

The Girls Leadership Institute summer program is a residential camp for
middle and high school girls held at Smith College in Northampton, MA.
Unlike traditional girls’ leadership programs, which teach girls
“external” skills like public speaking or interviewing, GLI specializes in
building the internal skills necessary for leadership. GLI teaches the
practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression, and
healthy relationships to give girls the skills and confidence to live as
leaders. GLI is seeking a Camp Director who will oversee the operations
and management of the GLI Summer Camp year round. The Camp Director is
oversees operations, personnel management and client relationships.
Candidates must be at least 25 years of age and have at least three years
of summer camp or other residential experience. Please go to for
more information about the position and application instructions.

Small camp (90 campers), extremely successful, nonprofit, longest staff
training in the country (3.5 weeks), & extensive development before camp
and during it. Camp Augusta offers over 130 different activities, numerous
unique evening programs, creative cabin activities, and innovative
‘PlayStation’ period. We operate on a structure of flat hierarchy,
consensus and intention with every action. Our website has over 310 pages
of information. Village Leaders must possess excellent communication,
grammar and organizational skills. Village leaders are the primary support
system for counselors, responsible for overseeing the campers’ & staff
experience. Village Leaders are lynchpins in the community for
camper/counselor/village life. They are core members of the leadership
team. Position is from late May-August, but can include April through
October as well, perhaps longer. Camp Augusta is in Nevada City, CA. Look
forward to hearing from you!,

A talented team of Area Directors is at the core of Galileo Learning’s
success. Each Area Director manages four to six of Galileo’s K-8th grade
program communities (Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest, and The Tech
Museum Summer Camps) in the SF Bay Area. They identify school facilities,
hire and lead a team of multiple Camp Directors, help market the camps to
families, and oversee camp operations in the summer. Collectively, the
Area Director Team drives the overall direction for our day camp programs.
We currently have an opportunity for an incredible individual to join
Galileo’s Area Director team. You will work full time throughout the year,
and will be based out of our HQ in Oakland. The role will begin
mid-June/early July so you can experience our camp before you start
leading others. Competitive salary, health insurance, and 401K are
provided. Most importantly, we have a work environment that people love.
To learn more/apply, visit: (ACA Accredited)

Camp Dir or Asst, FL, Yr-Round: Circle F Dude Ranch, central Fl 58 yr
history. Circle F is a traditional, non-denominational, for profit
residential summer camp for boys & girls, 6-18. Recreational facilities
designed to create an atmosphere of learning and growth, through
team-building & self-confidence. Commitments to excellence, sense of
humor, love of children and camps positive impact on a child’s life. Off
season, we promote our facility to specialty groups & family weekends.
Person (male or female) must possess strength in sales & marketing new
business along w/strong organizational skills, an ability to create
programs & execute them. Applicant must be mature, self-starter w/at least
3 yrs experience as Director/Asst Director at a residential camp. PLEASE
cover letter, references & salary requirements to & NO CALLS.
Position available immediately.

Seacamp Association Inc. has an exciting opportunity for the right
individual to be a part of a professional camp team. Seacamp is an
established camping/educational operation in the beautiful Florida Keys.
Candidates should have 5 years of camp experience in a supervisory role.
Communication, leadership, organizational and risk management skills and
competency in MS Access and Excel are required. Primary responsibility is
management in all aspects of our day-to-day operation. To apply send a
cover letter and resume to: Peter Baumgartner, Seacamp Association, Inc.,
1300 Big Pine Ave, Big Pine Key, FL 33043. Anyone with questions about the
position may call 305-872-2331 or email (ACA

Seacamp Association, Inc., a marine environmental education center in the
Florida Keys, est. 1966, is in search of a dynamic individual to manage
our Science Education Program. We offer residential programs for
elementary to adult groups from Sept. to May. From June to Aug. we offer
a residential and day camp program for youth ages 10 to 17. It is
Seacamp’s mission to educate its staff and participants about the
environment through experiential field based programs. This is a
management position that requires excellent communication and supervisory
skills, sound judgment, initiative, and flexibility. Applicants should
have a min. 5 years of related experience and an advanced college degree
in marine science, science education, or related field. This position
requires the ability to recruit, train and supervise staff, and lab
management. Applicants must assist in maintenance of ACA accreditation
standards. Boat handling experience, strong swimming skills and SCUBA
cert. are preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and
official college transcripts to: Seacamp 1300 Big Pine Avenue Big Pine
Key, FL 33043 or (ACA Accredited)

Camp Erdman Executive Director, YMCA: YMCA of Honolulu, Location: Waialua
(North Shore), Hawaii. The YMCA of Honolulu is looking for an experienced,
dedicated Executive Director to oversee the total administration of branch
operations. The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include budget
development, fiscal management and control, financial development, and
overall program operations. The Camp Executive will also be responsible
for promotion and marketing, volunteer leadership development, strategic
planning, personnel administration, staff development, and risk
management. Qualified applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a
related field or equivalent, a minimum of 5 years professional camping
experience. The Executive must demonstrate strong skills in public
relations, membership management, program development, board/volunteer
development and fiscal management. Work with International staff and
programs a plus and previous experience with diverse populations a must.
Salary range: $65,098 -$81,372. Additional compensation: 12% Retirement
contribution after 2 years of YMCA service and 1,000 hours of service.
Medical, Dental, TDI (Short Term Disability), LTD benefits. All Island
membership facility access. On-site Camp Beach front housing. To apply:
send resume to

Camp Newaygo is adding a fulltime year round Program Director position.
Hiring to commence immediately. Responsibilities include directing one of
the following summer programs: Coed Day Camp, Girls Resident Camp,
Tripping, Waterfront or Art and Crafts. The Program Director will assist
the Camp Director in the implementation of year round programs including
environmental education programs, retreats, and community family programs.
Responsible for marketing and recruiting for year round programs and
retreats. Must possess excellent communication, organizational and people
skills. Needs to be able to motivate, train and supervise staff along with
the Camp Director and possess strong ability to work with groups in
program and team building. Camp Newaygo is growing and expanding and is
looking for a dynamic leader to grow with it. Additional Camp Newaygo
information at Send resumes to (ACA Accredited)

Progressive, growing, camp is hiring a dynamic, fulltime year round Camp
Director committed to the impact of camping in the lives of our children.
Camp Newaygo is an ACA accredited; year round facility that recently
completed a $2.5 million renovation of its lodge and conference center.
This is Camp Newaygo’s 85th year of summer Girls Resident Camp, a growing
coed day camp program, retreat center, environmental education programs,
an entrepreneurial catering business, and active community event schedule.
Camp Director is responsible for program development and implementation,
staffing, volunteer leadership, promotion, marketing, fiscal management.
Compensation includes salary, benefits and housing. Reports to Executive
Camp Director. Additional Camp Newaygo information at
Send resumes to (ACA Accredited)

Qualifications: The Program Coordinator must have a Bachelor’s degree
and/or coursework or experience in Education, Recreation or in a related
field. He/she must have a minimum of 1 year experience working in YMCA
camping or Outdoor Environmental Education programs. The Program
Coordinator must be committed to the mission of the YMCA and be able to
implement this mission through the year round programs, summer and OEE/ORC
programs and interpret this mission and purpose to our guests. He/she must
have excellent communication and organizational skills, confidence and
willingness to interact in a positive and motivational manner with peers
and guests, flexibility, patience and initiative. He/she must be a service
oriented problem solver. Must have a valid driver’s license and approved
YMCA Storer Camps driver. Salary: $15,080 – 15,600 per year. Benefits:
Health benefits. Housing. Meals when groups are in camp. 12% Retirement.
YMCA Fitness Membership. Professional Development opportunities. To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Charlene Gross, Resource Management
Director, YMCA Storer Camps, 6941 Stony Lake Rd., Jackson, MI 49201. Faxes
or email accepted. Phone: 800-536-8607. Fax:
517-536-4922. Visit our website: (ACA

Help lead one of the best Resident camps! YMCA Storer Camps seeks a leader
to join us as a Senior Program Director. A Senior Program Director at a
camp as large as Storer is a true leadership position. You must be
knowledgeable of the inner workings of a resident year-round camp,
enthusiastic and highly motivated. You will work closely with the Program
Executive to ensure operations run smoothly, are mission focused, and that
each of our 24,000 guests each year have a wonderful experience. Help us
build relationships that last a lifetime. 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
for this position is $30,000, depending on certification and experience.
Room and board are included as well as a 12% retirement benefit and an
excellent health insurance package. Please send cover letter and resume
to: Abimbola Fajobi, Program Executive and
Charlene Gross, Resource Management Director
YMCA Storer Camps, 6941 Stony Lake Rd, Jackson MI 49201, fax to
(517-536-4922). (ACA Accredited)

Friendship Ventures is looking for 2 Program Specialists. Positions will
be contracted 6 mo – year with potential for further employment. On-site,
shared housing provided in Annandale, MN. To apply for either position,
visit our website and fill out our online application: Volunteer and Camper Recruitment Specialist.
Will assist in the supervision, training & recruitment of youth & adult
volunteers. Staff and Camper Recruitment Specialist. Will assist in the
supervision, training & recruitment seasonal staff members. Preferred
Qualifications: Must have high school diploma or equivalent. College
diploma or certificate preferred. Experience working with youth or with
people with disabilities is preferred for Volunteer and Camper Specialist,
Human Resources experience preferred for Staff and Camper Specialist.
Computer experience preferred. Must be at least 21. Contact Samantha Funk
with questions: (ACA Accredited)

This is your opportunity to help transform the life of a child. Sherwood
Forest Camp (SFC) is a not-for-profit organization providing residential
camp experiences for economically disadvantaged children. Since 1937, SFC
has served over 30,000 children from the St. Louis area. The camp is
located on 487 acres in Lesterville, Missouri and serves 400 children a
summer. We are looking for an individual to work year-round (spring,
fall, and winter mainly in St. Louis, summers will be spent at camp) with
our Continued Contact program. During the school year we provide many
follow-up activities for our summer campers. This person will be in
charge of coordinating all those activities, mainly focusing on our
Leadership Training Program (6th to 9th graders) and our CIT Program (10th
graders). This person will also have frequent interactions with our
younger campers. A successful candidate will be someone with organized
camping experience, a college degree, skill in curriculum development, and
someone who is excited to bring their skills and talents to our campers.
For additional information, please contact us at (ACA Accredited)

Camp Administrator Position: Hope Conference and Renewal Center in Hope,
NJ seeks to employ a full-time Center Administrator for this Moravian
Church Christian camping ministry. Applicants must be at least 25 years
old with a Bachelor’s degree or appropriate professional certificate. The
Center Administrator is accountable to the Hope Board of Management. A
full job description is available at (ACA Accredited)

Camp Manager – Mimbres NM. Camp Thunderbird, a non-profit Christian camp
in the Gila National Forest of NM, is seeking an experienced individual or
couple to develop the camp to its full potential. Reporting directly to
the board of directors, the manager(s) will be responsible for daily
operations and maintenance of camp on year-round basis, also providing
food services, & scheduling for campers. Other responsibilities include
developing and marketing programs for both adult and youth camps.
Manager(s) must be able to work well with potential campers, maintenance
crew, and other entities with which the camp interacts. Desirable Skills &
Responsibilities: business mgmt, supervision of maintenance crew and other
staff, marketing and fund raising, food service, computers and web site
development, grant writing, long-range planning, overseeing of
construction and maintenance projects. On- site residence provided. Must
pass a criminal background check. Send Resumes to; please use Camp Thunderbird
as reference in subject line.

The Director of Development (DOD) works closely with the E.D. and Fund
Dev. Committee activities and events. Responsibilities will include but
not limited to grant writing, directing individual giving programs,
corporate and foundation relations, marketing and communication, special
events and managing the organizations donor database. Experience: The
candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 – 5 years of
relevant work exp., management skills, written and communication skills
and a proven track record of achieving revenue targets. Benefits: CSC
provides a generous benefits package. Salary: The Director of Development
salary will be commensurate with experience. Additional Information:
Please visit our website to review the DOD job
description. If interested send a letter of inquiry and resume to: Frank
R. Gerome, Executive Director, The College Settlement Camp – attn: DOD-AC,
600 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Baker Services is located in Chesterfield, VA. and provides Summer
Camp, Respite, After School, and Day Support programming to over 650
individuals with developmental disabilities. Under the direction of our
Director of Summer Camp and Respite Services, the Respite Coordinator
schedules and operates our Emergency Respite, Weekend Respite, and Summer
Camp Respite programs. This is a management position requiring a
background in developmental disabilities, excellent communication, and
supervisory experience. Position is full-time with benefits and requires
working weekends. Salary range is $28,000-$32,000. Please email a cover
letter and resume to Jarek Muchowski at or fax
to (804)796-6880. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Virginia Jaycee is looking for quality people who have a genuine
interest in being good role models and providing our special needs campers
with support and guidance. We serve children and adults with disabilities
such as Downs Syndrome, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Traumatic Brain
Injury, Learning Disabilities and others, both physical and mental. Staff
members must be active and participatory, which involves hands-on
supervision of campers. Staff members are required to perform a variety of
tasks with campers, including but not limited to: dressing, feeding,
lifting, bathing, toileting, supervising, and cleaning. It is an
opportunity to further development professional careers in psychology,
social work, education, health care, or one of the helping fields. This
is a great chance to learn, to have fun. Open positions are listed at and send resumes to or to Camp Virginia
Jaycee, Inc., P.O. Box 648, Blue Ridge, VA 24064


Camp Stevens is searching for an Assistant Chef who has a passion for
preparing nourishing, organic, sustainable, and delicious food for groups
of up to 150. This is a unique opportunity to learn and grow in an
environmentally conscious, creative, and community based camp kitchen.
Responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day operation of the camp
kitchen, food preparation, and baking. The full time, year-round position
begins May 15th 2011. Experience working in a Commercial kitchen, an
interest in sustainable food and the ability to obtain a food handler’s
card, First Aid, and CPR is required. Benefits include health insurance,
paid vacation and annual salary ($11,000-$13,000) depending on experience.
Meals and onsite housing are provided and required. Camp Stevens is owned
and operated by the Episcopal Dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego. Email
a cover letter and resume to: Abbey Gordon, Associate Director, Email:, (ACA Accredited)

Club Getaway, a Sports and Adventure Resort, located in Kent CT. just 90
minutes from NYC is seeking to hire a dining room manager for our May –
October season. During the week we host school children and day camps and
on the weekend weddings and active adult vacations. Ideal candidate must
have strong background in managing the front of house. We serve family
style, buffets, and wedding service. The staff is international and
inexperienced. Must have a strong work ethic, reliable, customer service
oriented, team player, and loves the great outdoors. Plus if you have
Safeserve, & a valid driver license. This position requires living on the
property and working a 6 day work week. Compensation includes a weekly
salary, housing, utilities, & meals. Position begins late April/Early May
– Mid October. All applicants should email their resumes to, or fax 860-927-1890. Check our website at for more information on our programs & facilities.

Camp For All is accepting applications for A Food Service Supervisor,
which is a full time, salaried position with benefits. Primary
responsibilities include: prep and cook food, hire, train and develop
staff, create and develop menus, meet special dietary needs, kitchen
health and sanitation, order food and supplies, responsible for annual
budget and work with volunteers. Ideal candidates exhibit creativity,
flexibility and willingness to work long hours. A minimum of 2 years
kitchen management experience is needed along with a proven track record
of cost accountability, purchasing and inventory control, staffing and
scheduling and computer skills, Effective communication with full time and
seasonal staff, campers, volunteers and visitors is a must. Send resume
to: Camp For All, 6301 Rehburg Road, Burton, TX 77835 or by email Sterling
Leija ~ For more information about Camp For All,
visit (ACA Accredited)


Camp Alexander, A large nationally affiliated non-profit organization
seeks a Camp Ranger for its high performing camp. 4000 summer campers,
6000 Year Round, A strong independent work ethic and a love of working
with youth is a must for this position. Provide year round maintenance and
security for entire camp including equipment and facilities. Provide
strong customer service to all guest of the property. Meet regularly with
supervisor and work together to ensure proper camp maintenance preparation
for upcoming events is completed on time. Perform regular preventative
maintenance to camp facilities and vehicles. Overall function and
beautification of camp and grounds is the entire responsibility of this
person. 20k to 24k Salary depending on qualifications, Full housing with
Utilities. To be considered, please include both your resume and cover
letter and any other information that you deem sets you apart. Send
Resumes to For more info

Courage Center Camps offer a variety of residential camping programs as
well as conference and retreat services. Camp Courage lies on 305 acres of
beautiful lakeshore, woods and fields near Maple Lake, MN, 50 miles west
of the Twin Cities. We are seeking a talented and resourceful Facilities
Supervisor who will be responsible for the physical structure of Camp
buildings and all equipment applicable to the operation of the buildings
and grounds, in addition to supervising maintenance staff. The purpose of
this job is to lead the overall operations and maintenance of the property
including grounds in accordance with participant needs, safety and
building standards, with focus on maintaining a welcoming environment and
smooth operations for participants while helping to achieve business
objectives. For a complete job description and qualifications, please
visit Interested candidates should click on
‘Facilities Supervisor’ and apply on line. (ACA Accredited)

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri is seeking a full-time Property
Manager. This person will be responsible for ensuring that all council
buildings and properties are maintained in a consistently safe, attractive
and efficient manner; performs period checks and responds to observations
or requests from staff. Performs minor repairs and remodeling and oversees
a variety of contracted services. Supervises camp maintenance staff,
including Camp Rangers. Must be able to oversee construction projects and
read and interpret blueprints. Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related
experience required. Knowledge of basic construction, heating, air
conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and land management. Must be familiar
with building codes and ADA accessibility requirements. Email resume to: or mail to Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas
& Northwest Missouri, Inc. 8383 Blue Parkway Drive, Kansas City, MO 64133.
FAX 816-358-3262.

Assistant Facility Manager – AHRC NYC seeks Assistant Facility Manager for
two special needs camps in upstate New York. Responsibilities: manage the
onsite summer operations for Camp Anne including all repairs, maintenance
and safety of buildings, grounds, pool, vehicles and equipment. Provide
supervision and guidance to seasonal staff in general maintenance,
housekeeping and laundry. Off-season work includes projects and
renovations at both camps with the Facility Director. Reports to the
Facility and Camp Directors. Qualifications: Associate degree or
equivalent; 3 – 5 years related experience; knowledge of knowledge of
local and camp regulations. Driver’s license required. Ideal candidate
will be a team player who can work collaboratively with a diverse staff
and have a respect for campers with disabilities. To apply: send resume
and cover letter to Michael Rose, Camp Anne, 228 Four Corners Road,
Ancramdale, NY 12503 or e-mail or fax
518-329-5689. (ACA Accredited)