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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for May 15, 2011

May 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Camp Jobs

Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for May 15, 2011

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from May 15, 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 = 11

* New listings = 8


Camp Stevens has an open position for a residential camp and retreat
center internship. This is an opportunity for an energetic, creative, and
self-motivated person who enjoys working with people in a natural setting
to learn and grow in a professional, community based and environmentally
conscious camp. Qualifications: the ability and interest in learning
environmental education, maintenance, forestry, camp program, and
community living. Have an interest in being part of a staff team and
willing to learn and perform a large variety of jobs. This year-long
position starts August 25th, 2011 with the opportunity to extend into a
two year contract. Benefits: Health and Dental insurance, paid vacation
and monthly stipend. Meals and on-site housing is provided and is a
requirement of the position. Staff works an average of 5 days per week.
E-mail cover letter and resume to: Abbey Gordon, Associate Director,, (ACA Accredited)

AYF-Merrowvista offers year round programs for school and community
groups. Our mission is to develop leadership capacities of young people by
helping them achieve their personal best, promote cooperative community
building and a greater respect for self, others and the environment. We
are looking for dynamic staff that are interested in working with youth,
while enhancing their group facilitation skills and developing their own
leadership style. Job Requirements include: Min. 1 year of college &
experience working with youth; Interested, caring, energetic and willing
to work long hours; First Aid & CPR certifications; Environmental
Education and Lifeguard certification helpful; Valid driver’s license and
clean driving record. Ability to lead 2-3 mile hike in the mountains and
lift 25 lbs. For more information about the work visit
To apply visit (ACA

Join Easter Seals Camp Merry Hearting in providing hotel respite and
travel services to adults with developmental disabilities this summer!
Consisting of multiple 6 and 12 day running from May 28 to August 20,
2011, we visit such destinations as Lake George, Vermont, Bar Harbor, the
Catskill Mountains, and the Jersey Shore. Responsibilities include:
driving support van, supervision of adult campers, and assisting campers
with personal care/ADLs as needed. Ideal candidates will have: experience
working with people with disabilities and strong work ethic. Candidates
must have: clean driving record and meet pre-employment eligibility.
Summer stipend is dependent on experience, starting at $350 per week, and
includes: paid training, housing during summer contract and meals during
programs. Summer program runs from May 28th-August 22, 2011. Contact Bob
Zirkle at 908-852-3896 x228 and send resume by email:, by fax at 908-852-9263, or mail to Camp Merry
Heart, 21 O’Brien Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, Attn: Bob Zirkle. EOE
M/F/D/V. (ACA Accredited)

(west central OH) Responsibilities include being the Summer Ranch
Director, working with 15 campers and 2-3 staff. During the school year,
responsibilities include leading trail rides, teaching lessons, and
assisting with all aspects of horse care, care/cleaning and repair of
horse equipment, and teaching in the outdoor education program. Must be
safety conscience, have excellent rapport with youth and teens, and
experience in barn management, general horse care and some horse training.
Previous camp experience and CHA certification desired, but will train the
willing candidate. Full time position includes $280 – $300/week salary,
housing, medical and 8% retirement benefits. Visit
for more information about our programs & facility. Send cover letter and
resume to: Beth Powers, YMCA Camp Willson 2732 County Road 11
Bellefontaine, OH 43311. 800-423-0427. For
the job description, visit (ACA


Looking for energetic, enthusiastic person to fill the position of Outdoor
Education Director at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center. Must
have at least 2 years in a managerial position as well as 2 years of
actual teaching experience preferably in Outdoor Education. Bachelor’s
degree in Outdoor Education or related field is required. Our OED program
runs spring and fall and serves over 5000 students each year. During the
remaining part of the year this person will supervise our ropes courses,
climbing wall and zip line. It’s a wonderful opportunity to work in a
beautiful setting with a terrific staff. If interested please, please
apply by going to our website: For more information
please contact Gail Albers, Program Director at either or by telephone at 970-586-3341, ext. 1108.

URJ Crane Lake Camp, located in Western MA in the beautiful Berkshire
Mountains, seeks an experienced Senior Assistant Director to help grow,
run and manage the camp. As with any camping position, the Senior
Assistant Director portfolio is broad. However, the primary responsibility
of this role is to develop, in consultation with the Director, the program
and staff relationships to achieve the mission and vision of the camp: to
enrich and transform lives by providing a summer experience that combines
fun, friends, exemplary role models and an organic approach to Jewish
living that strengthens Jewish identity, knowledge and values. This
position is designed for an aspiring Jewish camping professional, looking
for a higher level of experience and responsibility. The Senior Assistant
Director will work in the New Jersey based office September through May
and at camp June through August. For more information, visit or contact Debby Shriber: (ACA

Program Specialists work as part of the Camp Henry team in the delivery of
school, summer, conference and retreat programs. 12 month commitment from
August 15th to August 15th the following year. We are looking for
fun-loving young adults with camping experience to join us in developing
and delivering our programs. This position will afford you training, work
experience, and a chance to grow in community living. It is imperative
that you desire to deliver high quality programs in a Christian Camping
ministry setting, working with youth, teens, and adults. Help us live out
our theme: Love God, Love Others. Prior experience in
environmental/outdoor education, challenge courses,
lifeguarding/waterfront, or administration is preferred. Job description
posted here: Fill out a
2011 staff application. Please contact Ashleigh Munch [Program Director]
at with any questions! (ACA Accredited)

Lake Ann Camp is looking for a Director of Marketing. We are seeking an
energetic individual to join our pro-active team of camping professionals
who believe their goal and ministry is to make a profound difference in
campers’ lives. This position will be responsible for all aspects of
marketing and media. Applicant competencies should include phone skills,
the ability to close a sale, and lead a small staff. Applicants may apply
by sending their resume to (ACA Accredited)

One Heartland, a national nonprofit organization providing an accepting
environment for children, youth and their families facing social isolation
seeks a nine (9) month Hospitality & Program Coordinator. Ideal candidates
must be passionate about our mission, energetic & a dynamic leader. Must
possess-: organization, marketing, office, computer, program & customer
service skills. Responsibilities: Recruitment of new user groups, develop
effective relationships with current guest/user groups, design & implement
programs and education, assist in food preparation and general
housekeeping. 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. $650-$800 twice a
month stipend + private room & board (laundry, wireless internet & some
meals). Email cover letter & resume to:
Position open until filled. (ACA Accredited)

The Director of Camp Development is responsible for the development and
implementation of initiatives in strategic alignment with business
objectives and brand strategy to drive measureable results by engaging
current and future consumer/campers and camp alumni. Additionally
responsible for leading the strategy, development, and execution of
marketing, advertising, branding, promotion, and strategic partnerships,
that address opportunities, resulting in marketing programs that enhance
consumer/camper utilization, media relations and increased camp stay
sales. Candidate will be responsible for marketing of camp to consumers/
campers, advertisers, marketing companies, as well as acting as a liaison
to the surrounding consumers/campers, business community, seeking out both
existing and untapped markets to expand the camp’s business. You will
maintain effective media relations by fielding media calls and preparing
responses, as directed by the Executive Dir. of Camps. ACA Accredited)

United Methodist camp in northwest Nebraska seeks year-round director for
development and management of all facets of the camp program.
Responsibilities include daily operations of camp and retreat services,
budget development, property management, long-range planning, hiring and
training of staff, leadership and mentoring, and marketing. This
faith-filled individual must be willing to work as part of a team, to
facilitate faith development of self, staff and campers, and communicate
effectively with clergy, campers, staff and retreat guests. Complete job
description available. Compensation: salary, on-site housing, benefits.
Qualifications: At least 25 years old, bachelor’s degree in related field,
two seasons of camp supervisory experience; year-round experience in
Christian camping strongly preferred. Contact Rev. Seth Leypoldt, 847
Shelton, Chadron NE 69337 (308) 430-1771 Cover letter
and resume due May 12, 2011. (ACA Accredited)

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont seeks an experienced
Equestrian/Assistant Program Manager with administrative & leadership
capabilities to run its busy, year-round Circle C Ranch & assist in all
camp operations at Keyauwee Program Center. Must be self-motivated, CHA
certified instructor (level II+, English) with at least 3yrs experience
teaching lessons. Experience with herd management, vet/farrier knowledge,
developing/supervising summer camp programs. Ideal candidate is
self-directed, detail-oriented, team-player with a proven track record of
program development, customer satisfaction administration, budgeting,
recruitment, & staff/volunteer management. Position located in Sophia, NC.
Includes onsite housing & utilities. Position open until filled. More into
at: & Email
cover letter/resume (PDF or MS Word format) to:
(ACA Accredited)

Searching for a call to combine your creative passion for Christian
education, youth, and outdoor ministry? Here is your opportunity! The
Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ seeks an Outdoor
Ministries Director to manage our 230 acre Camp Adams, 30 minutes from
Portland, Oregon. The OMD will also staff the CPC Education Ministry Task
Force. It is the mission of Camp Adams to provide an outdoor ministry
setting in which all persons can experience God’s creation through caring
relationships. The Central Pacific Conference is a progressive, open and
affirming gathering of 47 churches in Oregon, southern Idaho, and southern
Washington. Candidate must be a person of faith comfortable with United
Church of Christ polity and theology. Ordination is desirable, but not
required. Job Description: or Contact:
Walter John Boris – Conference Minister. Email:

Camp Champions serves as a weekend retreat facility during the non-summer
months. We are seeking an organized, service oriented person to manage the
retreat operations beginning in the fall. The ideal candidate will have
good communication skills, be resourceful, and oversee all aspects of the
coordination and execution of weekend retreats. This includes
correspondence leading up to the trip, scheduling, staffing, and
overseeing both the weekend staff and guests during their stay. Applicant
will be expected to assist in facility set up and breakdown which could
involve lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 40lbs. The position
begins August 15th, 2011 and ends May 25th, 2012. Pay is $245/week and
includes room and most board. Candidate will be given off the month of
December. If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to
Matt Wiggins at You can also contact
him with questions at 830-598-6282. (ACA Accredited)

Under the supervision of the Operations Director coordinates, directs and
develops the use of YMCA Camp MacLean for weekend/conference groups,
summer day camp, family programs and various other groups. Live on-site
and serve as host to facilitate a quality experience for groups.
Responsible for: recruiting, hiring, and supervising staff to facilitate
camp programs; overseeing challenge/high ropes activities within assigned
programs; budget related to programs including revenue goals; marketing
assigned programs, maintaining accurate files, maintaining equipment and
other duties as assigned. FT Exempt position. Bachelor’s degree required.
Previous YMCA camp staff experience required. Prior experience in high
ropes/challenge courses required. Package includes housing, 12%
retirement, and other benefits including health insurance. We are proud to
be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background
check. YMCA camping experience required. Visit our website at Salary: $29,000 – $32,500. Resumes until 6/22/2011.
For questions contact: Jeff Tremmel, Operations Director,, 847-410-5343. Apply on-line at (ACA Accredited)