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

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments · ACA, Camp Jobs

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

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from September 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 = 12
Food Services = 1
Health & Wellness = 1
Site & Facilities = 3

* New listings = 11


Space Camp and Aviation Challenge inspire young men and women to dream big and to work hard to make those dreams a reality. As a Counselor you are responsible for instructing children of all ages during space shuttle simulators, military flight simulators, exciting classroom activities, and leadership development activities. No previous knowledge necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know. You must be at least 20 years of age, completed 30 hours of college credit and able to start training on January 12, 2012 or Mid May 2012. Open availability required (includes day, night and weekend shifts). Internship credit available based on university approval. Paid training, housing and meals provided. AA/EOE • Substance Abuse Testing. Contact:

Too early to begin considering a full-time job for next year? No Way! Now hiring for February – November 2012! Bradford Woods is Indiana University’s Learning and Outdoor Center – one of the nation’s premiere facilities offering programming in environmental and adventure education, therapeutic recreation, equine therapy, and retreats. Instructors are cross-trained in all program area, but focus primarily on environmental and adventure education. This field position offers a great way to move more permanently into the industry with a multi-season opportunity. The full job description as well as application information is posted on our website Please also include a resume and cover letter for consideration. International candidates are encouraged to apply early. For more information, contact Melanie or 765-342-2915. (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)

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)


Zajac Ranch for Children ( is a camp in BC, Canada, for children with serious & chronic illnesses & disabilities. Open year round with medical camps in summer & site rentals the rest of the year. Responsibilities include: activity programming; liaising with parents & rental groups; training & education of staff; compiling reports including inventories, staff evaluations, camper evaluations, & recommendations for following season; maintaining budget & inventory for all activity areas. Qualifications include: Bachelors’ degree in camp administration, recreation, social work, education, or related field; at least 3 years camp administrative experience; the ability to plan, organize & carry out daily, weekly & special programs; ability to supervise & evaluate staff, volunteers, & campers; experience with developmental disabilities, special needs, & behavioral management. Required to live on-site; private living quarters provided. Email resume & cover letter to:

Overview: 1. Create, implement & maintain various initiatives, activities and events needed to build a successful program for the ministry. 2.Create the environment and programs to meet the needs of ministries that come to Lakeside, and those that Lakeside initiates. Secondly, develop relationships with churches and individuals to draw them to Lakeside. Responsibilities: (1) Create, implement, and grow various programs for summer camp, youth retreats, adult retreats and conference ministries (2) Provide, teach and train personnel needed to accomplish above tasks (3) Assist in marketing and relationship building process needed to grow various ministries (4) Assist in developing & maintaining budgets needed to achieve ministry outcomes Maintain and foster biblical precepts and standards in the formation of all programs. Full-time; salary + incentives; housing, health & retirement. For details, or to send a resume/cover letter, e-mail John Mead at (ACA Accredited)

The Wyman Center is a youth development program based in Eureka, MO. Our mission is to enable teens from disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong communities. We are currently looking for a Program Manager to lead the first three classes of our Teen Leadership Program. The individual will be responsible for coordinating and managing the programming and staff of the residential Wyman campus program, and coordinating year-round activities with the LC 4-5 and LC 6-7 Program Managers in order to create a seamless seven year program for participating teens. We require that applicants for the position have a BA in social work, youth development, education or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Additionally, we require a minimum of 3 years residential experience in program design and delivery with at least 2 years of youth experience. If you are interested, send a cover letter and resume to Also, visit (ACA Accredited)

Camp Altitude, a program for children with social-cognitive challenges (Asperger’s, ADHD), is expanding to the East Coast for 2012. We are looking for a licensed clinician experienced with this population who also has a successful summer camp background. You will assess prospective campers for suitability and participate in overseeing all aspects of our two two-week summer programs (one in New York and one in California). This position will be part-time from October through mid-June and full-time from mid-June through mid-August. Please send your resume to

Camp Jacobson at Robin Hood is an established ACA accredited camp serving in excess of 450 children. We are located in a competitive camp market and are looking for an experienced camp professional to grow our day camp and year round programs (nursery and after school). The Director will supervise a full time staff of six (6) and will be a key leader of Sid Jacobson JCC which operates the camp. Candidate must possess five to seven years of experience and demonstrated success in camp and program development at a leadership level. Strong sales and marketing skills are essential. Generous compensation and benefits package. All resumes will be confidential. 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)

Join the team of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City as Executive Director of YMCA Camp Classen. YMCA Camp Classen is located midway between Oklahoma City and Dallas on 2,140 acres in the Arbuckle mountains. Through our traditional summer resident camp program, our Outdoor Education program, two weekend family camps and many weekend Adventure Guide groups we will serve over 8,000 individuals this year. The 2011 operating budget is $1.3M with an annual campaign of $80,000 and over $1.5M in maintenance and scholarship endowments with strong growth potential in all areas. Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years progressive professional and supervisory experience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated competencies in the areas of staff, volunteer, alumni, annual campaign, and program development, relationship building, and communication. Apply By Email: Resumes until: 9/30/2011. (ACA Accredited)

Jewish, not-for-profit, overnight camp in Pennsylvania seeks an experienced, charismatic Camp Director to continue our tradition of service excellence and commitment to Jewish identity building. The Camp Director will oversee the administrative and programmatic function of the entire camp product. This includes; strategic planning, budget, marketing and PR, program development and staff & camper recruitment and retention. A strong work ethic, personal integrity and the ability to make decisions under pressure are essential. The candidate must have the ability to work independently and build relationships with all stakeholders. The candidate will work with a team of professionals in a fun, familiar environment and be supported by an engaged senior management and board of directors. This is a full time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply now to be part of a passionate, fun and supportive team. Send resume to:, Fax: 866-407-7846.

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)

We are passionate about our mission to help all campers grow into the champions they are meant to be. To do this, we find committed and focused individuals and then invest our time and energy to make them the best team possible. Camp Champions was founded in 1967 and is a family-owned, co-ed camp with a ten week season featuring two-week and three-week terms. We are looking for a high-energy person to fill the role of Boys’ Camp Director. The Boys’ Director will play a role in all faucets of camp, from marketing and hiring to programming and execution. The ideal candidate would have experience in these areas, but above all else would have passion for working in youth development and a desire to lead. If this challenge appeals to you, please send an email to Jonathan Shirley at (subject line “Boys’ Director”) with your resume and your thoughts. (ACA Accredited)


The Food Service Manager is directly responsible for the Food Service operations at YMCA Camp Duncan. S/he has full responsibility to manage supply and equipment upkeep and ordering, supervise food service staff and ensure that safety measures and protocols from the health department and ACA are followed at all times. S/he is directly responsible for planning, preparing, and serving healthy, cost effective meals. S/he is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating all food service staff. Responsibilities include prepare & monitor dept. budget, assume a role in the annual campaign, maintain kitchen equipment and supplies, hire, supervise and train dept. staff, support other depts when necessary. Housing on the camp property. Salary Range: $30,000-$35,000. This position will remain open until filled, interested candidates should complete the application process as soon as possible. Candidates must apply on line at (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 (ACA Accredited)


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)

Camp Fire Columbia is seeking a culturally competent and responsive Camp Namanu Rental Manager and Property Assistant. This position supports the Camp Namanu Property Manager in all aspects of facility upkeep and maintenance and serves as the principal host to rental groups. Bi-lingual and/or multi-lingual encouraged to apply. Please visit our website for a full job description: (Click the Get Involved tab on the home page, select Employment at left menu.). Compensation: This is an exempt, full-time position, and includes Camp Fire Columbia’s full package of salary ($22,000-$24,000) and benefits, including medical and dental coverage. On-site living preferred (1 bedroom cabin) and must live on site during rental season. Must work weekends 2/3 of the year. To apply: send cover letter and résumé to NO PHONE CALL, PLEASE. Applications will be accepted until September 23rd 2011 (ACA Accredited)