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

August 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

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

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from August 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 = 10
Administration = 18
Site & Facilities = 3

* New listings = 17


The Discovery Center, an award winning diversity education program is
seeking camp counselors for a high quality experiential curriculum and
outdoor activities program. Our full year program offers residential
experiences for 4th, 5th& 6th grade students from urban & suburban
communities in a camp setting. Camp, teaching, or outdoor education
experience is a plus. Responsibilities include teaching classes in
diversity, math, science, language arts, teambuilding, and creating a
positive learning environment. Fall sessions: August 31, 2011 through
November 18, 2011. Salary: $350 per week for 1st season employees. Lodging
included, meals provided when students are present at camp. Visit us at We are an EOE. Send resume, cover letter & 3
references to: Sharon Roberts, Director of Curriculum & Instruction at: OR Call (860) 681-2722 for more

Join a team with vision! YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, Michigan seeks
qualified individuals to teach fourth through eighth grade students, from
all social and economic backgrounds, in our residential Outdoor
Environmental Education School. The qualified candidate will be
knowledgeable of the environment, preferably a lifeguard, enthusiastic,
and enjoy working with children. If you are child focused, hardworking,
and enjoy working as a team member, employment at Storer will help you
grow in stature both professionally and personally. Many of our past
employees go on to leadership roles at Storer and other fine camps and
outdoor centers. Qualifications include experience working with children
involving life-skills building, character development, education,
teambuilding and independence. We are seeking educators with skills and
interests in any of the following areas, Natural Science (interpretive
naturalist), Environmental Awareness, Cultural History, and Adventure
Education. Other areas of interest include Equestrian (English and
Western), Woodland Native American History, Pioneer Living and Tools,
Reptile/Amphibian Care-Taking and/or Camp Health Officer. Our Program
Educators typically work from August through June with shorter terms of
employment available. Some weekend work within our Specialty Camping
programs is required. Salaries begin at $240.00 on up depending on
certification(s) and experience. Room and board are included. If you are
interested, send cover letter and resume to
(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 fall season
(positions will begin Sept. 6th) with possibilities of winter and spring
employment. Salary is $296.00/ week; room and board included. Please apply
online at: or email resume to: (ACA Accredited)

Koinonia Servant Community…Year-Round Staff Community! Living and Serving!
Operations Manager and Program Specialist Roles. Join our leadership team
to provide life-changing experiences for children, families, schools, and
congregations. Use your gifts in leadership, staff supervision,
hospitality, program leading, and organizational skills to help Koinonia
excel. Term (12-18 months) and Non-term full-time year-round positions are
available, including housing and benefits. Please inquire by email or fax
and send resumes: or fax: 845-557-0517. Visit
us at (ACA Accredited)

The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculum and
educate children in natural resources, forensic sciences, and marine
biology. We have three sites that we will hire instructors for, they
include: Pickens Educational Center in Pickens, SC where we teach our CSI
program (forensic science), R.M. Cooper 4-H Leadership Center in
Summerton, SC where we teach our Teaching KATE program (natural
resources), and some programming at Camp Hannon in Sunset, SC. We work
with students from 2nd to 8th grade and instruct in day and night
programming. The program runs for 3 days and 2 nights with each group. In
addition, we also facilitate team initiatives and games. There will be a
good amount of traveling between sites between the work dates of August –
December 2011. Pay Rate: $500-$550 bi-weekly with room and board provided.
If interested, email your resume and references to Chelsey Repokis at EOE.

Expedition Sewee Field Instructor. Location: Awendaw, SC (right outside of
Charleston) Dates: August – December 2011. The program combines a unique
opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in natural
resources and marine biology. We are hiring instructors to work at the
Sewee Coastal Retreat Center where we teach our Expedition Sewee program
(marine science). We work with students from 2nd to 8th grade and instruct
in day and night programming. This program runs for 3 days and 2 nights
with each group. In addition, we also facilitate team initiatives and
games. We are looking for applicants that have a strong background in
marine biology and love working with kids. Pay Rate: $500 – $550
bi-weekly. If interested, please email your resume and references to
Chelsey Repokis at EOE

Camp Summit is currently hiring camp counselors and activity directors for
the fall season. Fall camp is scheduled September 7 – December 11, 2011
and includes a week of training as well as a staff break from November
21-27. Benefits include salary, lodging, meals, laundry facilities,
workers compensation and the experience of a lifetime! Camp Summit is a
premier camp for children and adults (ages 6-99) with disabilities
providing weeklong camps in the summer, fall and Spring Break as well as
weekends, family weekends and respite days. Since 1947, Camp Summit has
provided traditional camping activities in Texas such as horseback riding,
swimming, modified ropes course, arts & crafts and cookouts all modified
for our campers’ abilities. Visit or call
972-484-8900 for more information. (ACA Accredited)

Houston Independent School District’s Outdoor Education Center is located
90 miles north of Houston on the shores of Lake Livingston. The OEC is a 4
day 3 night school program for HISD 5th grade students. Emphasis is given
to science, ecology, environmental concerns and human relationships.
Employment is for the school year, Aug. 22 through April 30. Benefits
include salary of $21,000, health benefits, paid school holidays, paid
training, housing, meals Mon-Fri. Visit our web site-
Contact Tom Cosper, or call 1-800-729-6291

YMCA Camp & Outdoor Education Center in southeastern Wisconsin has
openings for program instructors. Seasonal position from August thru
November. Five days on, two days off. Primarily weekdays but does require
some weekends. Experience working with kids and teens required. Experience
in low and high ropes courses ideal but not required. Lifeguard
certifications a plus. Weekly Salary with Room and Board provided. Salary
range between $275 – $300 per week. Must have degree or college experience
in education, recreation, or similar field. Perfect for recent
grads/interns/teachers. 90 minutes from Chicagoland and 45 minutes from
Milwaukee. Owned and Operated by the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Equal
Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. To apply online visit:
or send resume to: or call Jeff Tremmel at
847-410-5343. (ACA Accredited)

Outgoing, adventurous, personable leaders wanted! Join us from mid-August
2011 through beginning of June 2012 for an outstanding season of various
types of group facilitation. Applicants should be willing and able to
learn and perform tasks in all facets of the camp operation! A large
component of the Program Specialist position focuses on teaching
environmental education lessons, and running teambuilding/high ropes
course elements. Program Specialists will receive onsite training for
lessons and ropes courses. We are looking for applicants with a passion
for teaching, the outdoors and working with people of all ages! Join us at
Camp Edwards for an exciting season of fun! Apply Today! Weekly stipend
$260 plus room and board. Send resumes and at least 3 references to
emails:, Website: (ACA Accredited)


Camp Smile-A-Mile, Alabama’s program for Children with cancer, is seeking
an Executive Director. The ideal candidate will possess the following: – A
deep love of children and passion for the mission of Camp Smile-A-Mile. –
Superb skills in fundraising, communications and collaboration. –
Strategic thinker who will be a partner with the Board of Directors in
setting the vision for the future. – Strong interpersonal skills: someone
comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds, interest and
education levels. – Persuasive speaking and writing skills. The Board of
Directors requests that the applicant submits a letter of interest that
addresses the qualifications above. Additionally include a resume with
detailed salary history, salary requirements, and 5 references. Please
respond to by August 22, 2011. (ACA

The KSS Development Associate works in partnership with the KSS Director,
Board, and staff to coordinate and take the lead on fundraising from
individual donors, foundations, and corporations. The Development
Associate will also work closely with The Keystone Center’s Marketing &
Development staff to coordinate fundraising activities across the
organization. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year or more
experience in fundraising, grant writing, annual fund management, donor
solicitation, database management, and special events experience. Must
have a passion for the work of KSS! Find out how to apply and see full
description at

Easter Seals Connecticut is seeking applicants to interview for the role
of Year Round Camping Director. The Camp Director is responsible for
directing the execution of all programs offered by Camp Hemlocks. This
person recruits, directs and supervises all camp programming, staff and
volunteers. Responsibilities include development, organization,
implementation, and management of the camp program operations to include
budget management, systems and processes that will ensure continued
accreditation of Camp Hemlocks by ACA. The Director ensures the ongoing
staff and program development, promoting the Camp and facility usage,
educating the Community about the programs offered by the camp, and
maintains positive parent, provider, public and community relations.
Qualified Candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age, and possess a
Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Education, Recreation or related field, with
demonstrated experience in youth program management for youth with
disabilities and program planning and implementation. 5 to 7 years of
supervisory experience including strong leadership skills required. To
apply please send a resume to George O’Loughlin, Vice President of
Programs at EOE (ACA Accredited)

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is seeking an experienced camp
professional near Daytona Beach. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit but
like the backing of a strong agency this could be the opportunity for you!
This position requires the ability to work as a member of the Camping
Services Team. As an agency camp our vision is to help young men and women
who, because of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, are able to face the
future with a sense of direction, ability and hope. Our mission is to
prevent delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient, and productive
citizens who will make a positive contribution to our communities for
years to come. Our camps provide the opportunity for all kids to come to
camp regardless of the ability to pay. Please email Cori Welbes at for more information, job description,
application process etc. Level 2 background screening. Includes salary,
housing and agency vehicle. Visit us on the web at
(ACA Accredited)

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne has an opening for a creative, energetic
Director at Camp Potawotami, located on 210 acres off the shores of
Blackman Lake in Wolcottville, IN, just 30 miles north of Fort Wayne. The
successful candidate will lead and manage camp operations including
program development, staff and volunteer engagement and annual support
campaign. Strong leadership skills and the ability to clearly communicate
the YMCA mission and camp vision are required. Candidate should have
management experience and a bachelor’s degree. Benefits include: Onsite
housing, paid utilities, paid major housing repairs. Salary Range:
$45,000-52,000. Family YMCA membership-valid at all Fort Wayne locations.
Health and Dental plans, YMCA retirement program (12% paid). Qualified
candidates submit resumes to: Sheila Goldthwaite, YMCA I 347 W. Berry
Street, Ste. 500 I, Fort Wayne, IN 46802,,, Resume deadline: 8/5/11 (ACA Accredited)

The Melwood Recreation Center is a 108-acre facility about one hour south
of Washington, DC that operates four core programs: Camp Accomplish
(inclusive summer youth camp), Access Adventures (year-round assisted
travel), an Equestrian Program, and a Retreat Center. There are currently
three openings for seasonal (September-December) Program Assistants.
Program Assistants are instrumental in the general operations of assisted
travel, weekend camp, equestrian activities, and in managing and providing
customer service to user groups. Must be at least 18 years old, valid US
or international driver’s license strongly preferred. Positions open to US
citizens and international applicants who possess a valid work visa for
the duration of the season. Salary is $375/week plus housing and partial
board. Visit for more information on programs.
Email resume and three references to Bekah Carmichael at (ACA Accredited)

Camp Director – Year-Round Position. The Barton Center for Diabetes
Education, Inc. We are seeking an experienced camp director for Clara
Barton Camp (a residential camp for girls living with insulin-dependent
diabetes) in North Oxford, MA. We are looking for an individual who is
passionate about empowering campers, inspiring staff, and encouraging
growth throughout the camp community. The successful candidate will
understand the needs of the camp population, develop innovative programs,
and be receptive to feedback. While blending fun and accountability, this
individual must also demonstrate exemplary leadership skills including
superior communication, orientation to detail, organization, and
supervision ability. The candidate should also be perceptive to the needs
of campers and staff, and able to work well with both children and young
adults. Must be at least 25 years old, have a Bachelor’s degree (in
related field preferred), and an understanding of Board of Health and ACA
standards. Diabetes knowledge is a plus; openness to learning about
diabetes is a must. The Barton Center is a leading organization in
providing year-round camping, recreational, and educational programs for
children with diabetes and their families. Visit for
more information on the organization or the position. Email cover letter
and resume to:; or fax to (508) 987-2002; or
mail to Camp Director Search, The Barton Center for Diabetes Education,
Inc., P.O. Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537. (ACA Accredited)

Director of Michi-Lu-Ca and Communications, located in Fairview, MI.
General Responsibilities: Provide oversight, direction, and shared vision
for the facilities, staff, and programming of Michi-Lu-Ca and Day Camp.
Create, implement, and direct a comprehensive plan for Living Water
Ministries communications including traditional and contemporary forms of
media in an effort to effectively publicize programs and in support of the
Annual Fund development plan. Deadline: September 9th, 2011. For a full
job description or for more information please visit or e-mail (ACA

The Eastern Nebraska 4H Center, located just west of Omaha is seeking a
full time program coordinator. Responsibilities include supervision and
development of staff; evaluation and development of program; cabin mentor
and counselor training program. Responsible for fall and spring Outdoor Ed
programming. Assist Camp Director in day-to-day operations. Bachelor’s
degree in Recreation Management, Education or other related field plus 2
years experience in camp programming and site management including
experience as a residential camp staff member required. Must possess a
valid driver’s license. Ability to become certified in TRUST Course
operations and maintenance by the American Challenge Course Technologies
Association. Current CPR, first aid and First Responder, and lifeguarding
certifications helpful. Applicant review begins Aug 15. View requisition
110509 at for details and to apply. Direct
questions to Jared Parker, Camp Director at (ACA

The Algonquian Camp, Conference & Retreat Center, 100 miles from NYC is
searching for a General Manager to oversee its year-round facility serving
user groups of all types. Ideal candidate is a “jack of all trades” & will
be involved in sales, marketing, hospitality, food service, programming, &
staff management. This is a unique opportunity to get involved in a new
venture from the ground up. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated
to cultivate sales, has the ability to travel between the NY area business
office and retreat center on a regular basis, possesses good communication
skills and is highly resourceful. Applicant will oversee a team of approx.
12 staff and be expected to assists and manage in facility set-up and
breakdown for user groups and general preparations for each event. The
position will start on or about 9/1 & salary will be commensurate with
exp. Benefits include generous time-off & housing. Applicants apply ASAP
with resume to (ACA Accredited)

Now receiving resumes for the position of Faith Formation and Retreat
Ministry Coordinator at Don Lee Center. This person will develop, direct,
and host programs of retreat and faith formation at the Center. There are
currently over 10,000 persons using the center annually in these programs.
This person will plan, promote, staff, and coordinator this most vital
ministry of the center. In addition they will coordinate the faith
formation program area for the summer camp programs. They will provide
training and leadership for all staff. This person will be a member of the
Center’s Core Leadership Team. Looking for someone with educational
background in religious education, faith formation, or ministry program.
Hoping for someone with experience in church ministry, religious
education, youth ministry, or camp and retreat ministry. Check out job
details at and click on employment. Send resume to (ACA Accredited)

Seeking an Assistant Director who is a mature adult with an active
Christian faith and a commitment to outdoor and retreat ministries.
Seeking someone with at least three years full time experience beyond
graduation. Experience in camping, religious education, youth ministry, or
camp and retreat ministry is desirable. Check out employment details of
job description and compensation package on position
open until the right person is found. send resume to (ACA Accredited)

Metigoshe Ministries is adventure anchored in Christ where people
experience and celebrate the gifts of God in a life together. For over 50
years, our mission has been reflected across every aspect of our thriving
year-round ministry. We are nestled in the Turtle Mountains of North
Dakota just a few miles from Canada outside of Bottineau, a progressive
community of nearly 2,500 members. Our location is a perfect setting for
your “Adventure Anchored in Christ.” The Executive Director provides
management and oversight of all Metigoshe Ministries’ programs and
operations. As chief administrative officer, the executive director
provides leadership and is responsible for carrying out the vision and
mission of the organization. This includes the administration of two
sites; The Christian Center on Lake Metigoshe and Camp Metigoshe on
Pelican Lake, our summer camp. The executive director reports to the board
of trustees, and hires, supervises, and evaluates all staff. For more
information, go to (ACA Accredited)

The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a
Director for Camp Otterbein, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in
the beautiful Hocking Hills area of Ohio. The candidate will have a deep
Christian faith consistent with the standards of the United Methodist
Church, vision, energy and passion for the camp and retreat ministry,
creative programming skills including high adventure experience and
certification (high ropes, rock climbing, etc.), great communication
skills, a welcoming spirit of hospitality, and an unmistakable call into
this ministry. The Director will oversee the entire ministry including
summer program, financial and personnel management, building and grounds,
food service and retreat groups. Camp Otterbein is one of three camps in
the West Ohio Conference of the UMC. Our three camps work collaboratively
towards accomplishing our shared mission to “serve all people for
Christian birth, growth, and renewal.” West Ohio Camps and Retreats offers
a salary that is commensurate with experience, on-site housing, health
insurance and retirement benefits. A complete position description and
application instructions can be found at This
position will remain open until filled, so interested candidates should
complete the application process as soon as possible. (ACA Accredited)

Overnight Camp Director Mandel Jewish Community Center Of Cleveland. The
Mandel Jewish Community Center has an exciting opportunity for a creative
and experienced individual to lead its vibrant, highly successful
overnight camp. One of the premier Jewish residential camps in the US,
Camp Wise is a 375 bed camp founded in 1907 and located 25 miles east of
Cleveland in a beautiful rural setting with updated facilities. The
Director of Camp Wise will have oversight of all aspects of the Camp’s
operation as well as the year around Retreat Center and will be
responsible for supervision of year around and summer staff. The Director
of Camp Wise will report to the Chief Operating Officer and is a member of
the Mandel JCC’s senior management team. Qualified candidates should have
at least 3 to 5 years of experience in residential camp management and a
demonstrated record of attracting and retaining campers and high quality
staff, developing and implementing innovative programming, successfully
leading strategic planning and change and providing sound financial
oversight. Candidates must also have the skills and background to further
the Jewish purposes of the Camp. A BA is required; MA in Social Work or
Education preferred. Please send your resume and salary requirements to
Human Resource Director at (ACA Accredited)

We are currently hiring an Outdoor Youth Development Program (OYDP) Field
Instructor. The position is located in Summerton, SC. The work dates are
August – December 2011. The Alternative School (OYDP) is a program, which
works with expelled or suspended students from the county school district.
The school runs on a regular school schedule with the students arriving by
bus in the mornings and picked up in the afternoon. Students stay
overnight every other week for field trips and short adventure trips as
well as multi-day adventure trips throughout the school year. We are
seeking one instructor to work with this program. The program has a staff
of 5-6 that work with 20-25 students. The program works both in and out of
the classroom setting. To find out more about us you can go on our website
at . The pay scale is $500-$550 biweekly. If
interested, please contact Chelsey Repokis at EOE.

Imagine a career opportunity at a place that is “so much more than a
summer camp.” Camp Balcones Springs is looking for individuals that
approach work with a positive, committed, and energetic attitude. We are
looking for young men and women with strong communication skills and a
willingness to engage and adapt with different audiences and clients in a
camp/retreat setting. We desire individuals with a strong initiative, a
passion for knowledge, and solid problem-solving skills. We are currently
hiring staff to immediately join our eighteen-month internships as well as
our full-time team working with camp registration and office
administration. Camp Balcones Springs is a Christian Sports and Adventure
Camp located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. To begin the application
process, please upload your resume and send it to Christine Baskin at Applicants are asked to fill out a summer staff
application online through the staff tab at (ACA

Camp Hanover, a Presbyterian camp and retreat facility owned by the
Presbytery of the James, located near Richmond, Virginia, seeks an
Executive Director to oversee the camp’s operations, long-range planning,
budgeting, fundraising, donor development, staff development and
supervision, and to serve as overall administrator of the camp. The ideal
candidate shall have training and experience in Christian camp and retreat
programs and their administration, and fundraising/donor development.
He/she shall have training and experience in the Reformed tradition and be
committed to the Presbyterian Church (USA). This person shall possess
personality traits that enable him/her to work with others and meet the
public with ease. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Please see entire position
description at our website: Send PIF/resume to
Patrick Dennis at or Bruce Harvey at Interviews for the position will begin in
early October. (ACA Accredited)


Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is seeking Camp Ranger for a camp
property located in Palm Harbor Florida to provide general maintenance and
custodial services in accordance to council policies and standards. Camp
Rangers work closely with camp directors, volunteers, and council staff to
ensure all campers have a successful camping experience. Rangers are
required to live on property as a condition of employment. Housing,
utilities and service vehicle provided. Email resume to
or visit the Career page of our website at to complete an
application and/or view the complete job description and qualifications.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves girls in the diverse 8-county
jurisdiction of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas,
Polk, and Sumter counties through conventional and expanded program
opportunities for girls. (ACA Accredited)

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Middleburg, FL. To assure the security,
maintenance, protection, improvement and proper use of buildings, grounds
and equipment of site. In consultation with the Director of Property,
develop and implement annual plan of work and budget. Bachelor’s degree or
equivalent experience. Must reside on-site in housing provided. Basic
knowledge of the following skills needed for the general operation and
repair of facilities: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, masonry
maintenance/operation of motorized vehicles and equipment, conservation
and land management. Commercial Pool Certification to operate public pools
or obtain within 90 days of hire. Physical strength and stamina are
essential, as the incumbent must perform manual labor in an outdoor
setting under all weather conditions. Be able to work independently in
carrying out council policies, plans, procedures and directives. Be able
to supervise and train maintenance employees and volunteers. Contact (ACA Accredited)

Do you like the challenge of creating residential camp programs that
create memories that last a lifetime? Would you like to help campers to
come to know Christ in a more personal way? Outdoor and Retreat Ministries
is seeking a dynamic team member to plan, promote and implement Christian
programs for children, youth and adults. ORM is an outreach program of
the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. This is a
full time salary (30K-35K) position with benefits and possible housing.
Salary will be commensurate with experiences and abilities. Our ideal
candidate will have at least a bachelor degree or 3 years of related
experiences in camp programming or youth ministry. A complete job
description and application information is available on our website; Applications and questionnaires must be received by
August 26. Interviews will be conducted September 12-15. For more
information, contact Bruce Nelson. 1-800-642-2267. (ACA Accredited)