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

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

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

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from September 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 = 15
Health & Wellness = 2
Site & Facilities = 2

* New listings = 10


Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp is accepting applications for male and female counselors to begin in September 2011 until July 31, 2012. 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, and 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 them 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 $12,100, free room/board, 100% health care, 2 weeks off at Christmas and 1 week at Spring Break, and a $5,550 scholarship. Must be a U.S. citizen to be in AmeriCorps. Call Binky at 501-821-3714 or email (ACA accredited)

Responsibilities: Facilitating on our high and low challenge courses, leading environmentally themed programs, night hikes, a huge assortment of hands-on, outdoor-based programs in many different disciplines such as biking, creative arts, aquatic programs and experiential education, as well as evening and camp-wide programs. Facilitators are not responsible for overnight supervision of the participants. Facilitators are required to live on-site while working with groups. Includes some weekend work. B.A., B.S. preferred. You must either be certified, or be willing to become a certified life guard or ACCT Level One challenge course facilitator. A science or teaching background helps but is not required. Salary: $300/wk, Season: Sept. 9 – Nov. 20. Send resume and references to: Mark Johnson, (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)

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)


Sr. Camp Program Director: Tucson Arizona. The YMCA of Southern Arizona is seeking a dynamic Sr. Camp Program Director to help shape the future and run the operations of Triangle Y Ranch Camp! Tri-Y is located in the beautiful Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona. Candidates must have a passion for youth work, strong organizational and leadership skills and want to make a positive impact. Qualified applicants must be at least 21 with a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 3 year’s supervisory experience, and current 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification. Salary: $32,000 to $40,000 DOE including benefits and housing. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and 4 references to: or visit our website at for more details. (ACA Accredited)

The Great Books Summer Program is looking for an Admissions Manager with energy, drive and dedication to expand our program. The AM assists in the creation and execution of marketing campaigns to acquire and retain participants through school and home visits, hire seasonal staff, assist in marketing, and reside on campus to provide summer program management. Responsibilities: Create & execute an outcomes-based strategic recruitment plan. Manage the operational budget. Represent the program to prospective students, educators, and parents. Develop & manage relationships with schools. Compile & analyze recruitment reports. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Experience in admissions or related area; Experience coordinating programs; Proficiency with Microsoft Office; Strong Public Speaking Skills; Ability to work effectively in a team environment, both as a leader and participant.; Excited to travel and willing to work some nights and weekends. Send cover letter & resume to

Provides overall vision and implementation of Girl Scout Leadership Experience in the camp setting through yr-round OD programming in resident and day camp settings. Provides leadership, support and direction to the camp directors and staff to ensure that operational work supports the council’s mission, goals, initiatives and strategies (program costs, revenue, quality, and risk). Delivers OD programming that is customized to address the needs, preferences and interests of girls, implemented to meet designated leadership program outcomes and provides exemplary customer service and a superior experience for girls. Responsible for managing multiple camp locations and maintaining ACA accreditations. Min 5yrs camp directing experience, min 2yrs multiple locations. Bachelor’s degree, proven knowledge in youth prog dev and OD education, strong leadership, people, organization, MS Office and written/verbal communication skills. ( resume and cover to (ACA Accredited)

Camp Wartburg is a retreat center and camp facility located in southern Illinois (Waterloo) serving youth, adults and families. Camp Wartburg is owned and operated by Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois. You will oversee all operations and development of the Camp, as well as two resale shops. The candidate is able to demonstrate a deep commitment to the missions of the Camp and Lutheran Child and Family Services of IL. Managerial and public relations/marketing experience is req’d., with experience in fund development, and camp programs, and excellent communication skills. You will provide leadership in promoting the Camp’s programs while building positive relationships with foundations, overseeing grants and working toward receiving major funds for Camp growth. Bachelor’s Degree req’d. with 5-10 years of experience leading a department or organization. Experience in strategic planning, and exposure to camping ministry req’d. Apply to: (ACA Accredited)

Executive Director-Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. This position is responsible for the overall operation of Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. The Director will oversee/direct staff and resources associated with programming, facilities management, medical services, risk management, food service, customer service and public relations. Holds responsibility to create an annual business plan and budget…monitors revenue and expenses throughout the year, noting and explaining variances and maintaining fiscal responsibility of the camp in its entirety. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in the field of camping and recreation or an appropriate combination of education and experience, proven demonstration in the development and facilitation of recreation, outdoor education and/or youth programming, as well as experience in conducting/directing programs for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Excellent medical, dental, vision, life and matching 401K insurance. Contact (ACA Accredited)

The Program Director will plan, develop, and supervise all programs for Camp Ernst’s large summer resident camp program (3000 camper weeks) and various school year programs. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, developing, and supervising 300+ summer staff including nurses, cooks, and counselors. Manage portions of the budget as assigned. Maintain ACA standards and innovate to further the YMCA mission. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; background in resident camping is essential. Ability to supervise and work with children, teens, and parents. Strong administration and organizational skills required, as well as desire to work hard in a fun, fast-paced environment. Send resumes to Cindy Hietter at Salary Range: $30,000-$33,600. (ACA Accredited)

If you love working with children to make a memorable and positive impact on their lives and enjoy creating and innovating, this full-time, year round position will be of interest to you. Growing, ACA accredited Camp Jacobson at Robin Hood nestled on 15 acres on Long Island’s North Shore is seeking an experienced camping professional to lead a team of talented, passionate and energetic people in building a premiere program and summer day camp. Interested candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) with five to seven years of experience and demonstrated success in camping and program development at a leadership level. Please email cover letter with resume to (ACA Accredited)

Camp Kanuga is the oldest continuously operating part of Kanuga Conferences, Inc. Annually providing summer camp experiences to up to 600 children, it is a central point of Kanuga’s children’s ministries. The Director is the camp’s principal leader, setting long-term and short-term strategy, policy and operating practices with a goal of maintaining Camp Kanuga as a premier camp in the industry. The Director serves as the camp’s primary spokesperson, and is accountable for the camp’s performance. Because the Director’s presence must be felt continuously throughout the camp (“24/7”), excellent leadership and influencing skills are central to his/her success. For a full role profile of the position, please email your request. To apply, please send your résumé, list of references, salary requirements and salary history to LeeAnne Martin. LeeAnne Martin, VP Camping and Outdoor Ed., PO Box 250, Hendersonville, NC 28793, 828-692-0077 x.263 (ACA Accredited)

The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a Director for Camp Wesley, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in west central 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, 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 Wesley 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 compensation package that includes a salary commensurate with experience, on-site housing and utilities, 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)

Camp Joy a premier year round facility focused on helping people grow & succeed through life long experience based learning is hiring a seasoned Camp Director to take the program & partnerships to the next level. The program is focused on providing camp experiences for those who would not otherwise receive a camp experience, low-income youth, youth in foster care, youth with medical or special needs. The Director oversees the following responsibilities: Business development, camp budget, staff leadership and development including hiring, training, evaluations. Develop strong client relationships, oversee communication & details with clients. Oversee program development, curriculum, & delivery focused on high quality, state standards & innovation. Enforce policies & procedures, lead positive culture and act as member of Joy leadership team. Visit for a full announcement and to apply send cover letter and resume to (ACA Accredited)

Camp T. Frank Soles, located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania offers 263 acres, an 18 acre lake, and additional facilities. With an 80 year history, Camp Soles is the newest resident camp of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. We are looking for a camp professional with a minimum of six years’ experience to further the mission of the camp through the development and management of program, site/facility, human resources, and financial, marketing, and strategic operations. Budgeted at $400,000 annually we anticipate great potential for this camp as we continue to develop additional sources of camping revenue. Housing is provided as well as a generous benefits package. To see the full job description: Send Job Description Request to: SALARY: $39,000 to $49,000. SEND RESUMES TO: Deadline to apply: 9/2/2011. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.

The Alternative School is a program, which works with expelled or suspended students from the county school district. The program focuses on behavior modification and incorporates problem solving skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness, outdoor skills, high adventure, science, outdoor education, and experiential activities to teach and improve behavior. The school runs on a regular 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. To find out more about us you can go on our website at Salary: $500 – $550 twice a month plus room and board and a sickness/accidental insurance plan. Send your resume and references to Chelsey Repokis at EOE.

Please visit our website at for full vacancy announcement. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Carter is looking for a camp professional with a minimum of 2 years’ experience to further the mission of the camp. Bachelor’s degree in marketing or recreation preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position will be responsible for the development, implementation, organization, management, supervision, administration, and evaluation of outdoor programs and marketing strategies to increase and retain participants. Specific programs managed will be Outdoor Education, Retreats & Day Camp. Should have experience in marketing, sales and/or public relations knowledge & skills as well as excellent communication, supervisory, & computer skills. Ability to develop and manage the annual department budget, promote programs to the community, & participate in our scholarship campaign. Salary $33 – 38K Email resume & cover letter by August 19 to Laurie Johnston at Excellent benefits available including 12% retirement.

Ohana is a summer gathering place for families who enjoy living and playing together in a beautiful, natural, historic setting – All-inclusive week-long family stays in July or August offer diverse staff-led and self-directed activities: swimming, canoeing, archery, tennis, arts, crafts, hiking, biking, evenings with story-tellers, wild animal experts, contra-dancing and campfires. Ohana requires a creative, personable, family-attuned, outdoor-oriented, hospitality-savvy leader to: 1) plan and manage excellent daily programs of recreational and social activity; 2) recruit, hire and supervise 10-12 camp staff; 3) oversee national marketing and advertising; 4) develop and monitor net-positive annual budgets. Quals: 5 years’ senior experience in camp or outdoor center management. 24/7 on-site presence req’d mid-May-Sept. Full description: Email letter of interest, resume, 3 relevant references to by 9-30-11. (ACA Accredited)


The Medical Director directs Camp Kudzu’s diabetes education and medical management programs. He/she is part of Camp Kudzu’s leadership team. For a full job description, please see Seeking medical professional, preferably a BSRN. CPR Certification. High level diabetes medical management skills. Strong collaborative work ethic, project planning and communication skills, experience managing medical staff and volunteers, familiarity with research and outcomes reporting. Good writing and editing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, database systems, internet communications. The position is year-round, located in Sandy Springs, GA, except when on location at camp. Expected hours per week, outside of camp sessions, are 40. At camp, communal living and long hours are the norm. Health care benefits and vacation, as well as salary, provided. Contact aallen@campkudzu. (ACA Accredited)

Residential Nurse (RN): Full time, for independent college prep boarding/day school. Also, on call some evenings and some weekends. Includes apartment, all utilities paid. Start date 8/22/11. Email cover letter and resume to or call 845.534.7892, ext. 234. Please visit our website:


Lions Camp Tatiyee is seeking to hire a live-in, on-site, year-round Resident Manager to manage our buildings, grounds and vehicles. This job includes being an ambassador for the camp toward visitors and rentals. People skills and knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills are required. This job includes the use of a 2 bedroom cabin with all utilities paid and $24,000 annual salary. Lions Camp Tatiyee serves children and adults with special needs for 2 months every summer, in our off season we are a rental facility. Please call Pam at 480-380-4254 (office) or 480-202-7062 (cell) or e-mail at with inquiries. (ACA Accredited)

East Bay Camp is seeking a mature adult with a deep Christian faith to serve as the year-round site manager at the camp in Hudson, IL. The manager is responsible to oversee & lead the overall ministry of the camp, including program, facility, & services; to support & nurture leadership in employed and volunteer staff; and to serve as the primary ambassador for camp in accordance with the mission & core values of the site & United Methodist Church. Qualifications include a passion for camping, ability to manage systems (financial and operational), ability to oversee building, grounds, & food service, computer literacy, ability to satisfy requirements of various regulatory agencies, & ability to earn certifications in First Aid/CPR, lifeguard & waterfront, pool maintenance, & food safety. Compensation includes salary, benefits, housing, & meals (during camp sessions). Submit resumes to P.O. Box 19207, Attn: Camping Coordinator. Direct questions to or 217-529-2646. (ACA Accredited)