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

October 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

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

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from October 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 = 5
Administration = 19
Food Services = 1
Site & Facilities = 1

* New listings = 16


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:

Arkansas Outdoor School (AOS) Mission: Our mission is to provide learners of all ages a positive outdoor education experience; to instill a lifelong enthusiasm, appreciation, and sense of responsibility toward the natural world; and to assist participants in ultimately making informed decisions. Through our experience-based activities, it is our intention to introduce participants to the 4-H Leadership Life Skills as interpreted through our mission: Learning about the natural world, communication through teamwork, conservation of our natural resources, exploring relationships to and within nature, understanding self, and decision making particularly with regard to understanding the impact of our choices. Location: Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale (West Little Rock) For more information or to apply for this position:

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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens to serve in AmeriCorps. 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. Call Binky at 501-821-3714 or email (ACA accredited)

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 areas, 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)

We are a camp for children and adults with special needs & serve ages 6-99 (no upper age limit). We are currently looking for people with a desire to work with our campers in the following positions: Counselor, responsible for assisting campers in camp activities and with activities of daily living. Experience working with disabilities not necessary; however, desire to work with disabilities a must. Wrangler activity director, must have experience in the care and management of horses, including feeding, hoof care, tack, and stable care, possess the ability to adapt programs to the needs of campers with varying disabilities. Rate of pay: $170 per week, plus room/board. Positions available immediately and our season will run until Dec. 11th. All staff will have the week of Thanksgiving off. Please visit our website for an application. Contact Nikki at 940-241-2809 or (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:

Summer Camp Director. Position available for Residential Summer Camp Director/Camp Whittier, in Santa Barbara Mountains. Looking for great leadership qualities, energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, good organizational skills and a team player. Flexible part time hrs. Mar-May, increasing hours June-July. In charge of hiring, training and programming for a 4 week program in July. 1 week of staff training and 3 one week sessions. Start date: Feb, 27th, 2012. End date: August 3rd, 2012. Drug and alcohol free environment. Please call Debi for additional information @ 805-962-6776 or email resume & inquiries to (ACA Accredited)

Day Camp Director – Greater Boston. Suburban day camp is seeking a camp director for the 2012 season. Candidate must possess a minimum of five years of administrative experience and demonstrated success in a leadership level. Strong organizational and supervisory skills are essential. Full-time during summer season; part-time the remainder of the year. Competitive salary. All resumes will be confidential. Please email cover letter with resume 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)

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. The successful candidate will have a four year college or university degree. Deadline for submissions is October 21st, 2011. Please send inquiries, resume and cover letter to: (ACA Accredited)

Join one of the most prominent, largest girl-serving organizations in the country today! Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys seeks a Camp Director to facilitate high quality, high capacity resident camp and summer programs to maximize the utilization of the summer camp season. Recruit, hire, train and supervise a diverse and highly qualified seasonal camp staff. Develop and disseminate clear information for parents, campers and staff to prepare them for their time at camp. Develop and implement high quality outdoor program that meets the needs of diverse groups of girls and adults from diverse backgrounds and locations. Assist in the design and implementation of evaluation strategies for girls and adults at all summer programs to provide feedback for improvement and to ensure quality. To apply and to view a complete job description and minimum requirements please follow this link: EEO. (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)

Jewish community center in NYC seeks FT Camp Director with experience as camp director or high level camp supervisory experience along with youth director experience. Day camp located in Rockland County; main office in northern Manhattan. Applicants must possess strong Jewish values while working with a diverse population of both Jewish and non Jewish campers. Serves 300+ campers ages 5-15 including special needs campers primarily high functioning on autistic spectrum. Must be high energy, charismatic, communicate well, work well with others, driven and goal oriented. Responsible for entire camp program including camper recruitment, staff recruitment and development, camper and staff paperwork, vendor contracts, staff supervision, and parental communication. Email resume to Salary commensurate with experience and includes health insurance.

Live and work on beautiful Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains with endless wilderness recreation opportunities right outside your door. We are looking for an experienced camping professional with strong people and organizational skills to manage our summer camp staff and programs. Chingachgook serves over 2,000 children each summer in overnight camp, day camp and adventure trips. Our 200 acre site, surrounded on three sides by forever wild forest preserve, has 90 buildings, 100 watercraft, and over $6 million of new facility improvements, with many new program facilities planned for the future. The Capital District YMCA is one of the fastest growing, highest quality YMCAs in the country. The salary range for this position is $22,000 to $25,000, with a year-round home (utilities included). Benefits and retirement are included. Please send resumes to: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Billy Rankin – Camp Director, 1872 Pilot Knob Rd., Kattskill Bay, NY 12844, 518-656-9462. (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

WB Surf Camp seeks a Program Coordinator for a full time, year round position. This position is responsible for the preparation of our diverse camp offerings and development of programs during the off season. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 3 years experience and proven success in camp management. Min 25 years of age and able to work 6 days a week from June-August. Candidate must be passionate about working in a summer camp environment, have the ability to supervise and manage staff, be extremely quality-oriented, self-driven, and have a vast array of skills. Surfing experience not required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Located in the beautiful coastal city of Wilmington, NC. WB Surf Camp combines learn to surf/marine science curriculum with vital coastal conservation education to instill a passion and desire to protect our oceans and all they offer. E-mail for a complete job description.

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has an opening for a Director of Outdoor Program and Property, reporting to the VP of Program and Property. The Director of Outdoor Program and Property provides leadership and supervision to our outdoor program and ranger teams to ensure safe, effective operation of all properties and camp programs. S/he ensures the safety and security of all properties, buildings, equipment, and vehicles within the guidelines of the Council, GSUSA, the American Camping Association, and any regulatory agencies, and that outdoor program offerings align with the Girl Scout Leadership Program Experience and support attainment of the council’s membership recruitment and retention goals. Location is flexible, with Gastonia or Hickory preferred for more centralized location to all properties. See for requirements and how to apply. (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.

Director of the Office of Summer Programs, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Date: Applications received by November 1, 2011 will receive full consideration Successful candidate will serve as primary University professional administering the Office of Summer Programs (OSP) and its mission to assist in the development and implementation of summer academic programs for youth primarily for K-12 youth audiences. The person filling this position will be responsible for supervising a staff of five people, and for facilitating intentional and collaborative relationships between the University’s academic units and other offices and support functions. Occasional teaching and a faculty appointment are possible, depending upon qualifications. To Apply: Send cover letter stating interest, resume and names and contact information of 3 professional references to: Search Committee Chair, Office of Summer Programs, P.O. Box 340730, 212 Barre Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0730. Questions should be directed to: Dr. Brett A. Wright, Chairman, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, P.O. 340735, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0735 or Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. (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)

Southeast 4-H Educational Center, Inc. (Airfield 4-H Center) is seeking an energetic, innovative self-starter for the position of Program Director. Applications will also be accepted for consideration to fill a Program Coordinator position that will assist the Director. The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of youth and adult volunteers through innovative 4-H camping, environmental education, and leadership training. The Program Director’s primary responsibility is to plan, conduct, supervise, and evaluate educational programs for youth and adults. All youth programs will be conducted in accordance with the Virginia 4-H Program guidelines, and the American Camp Association’s standards. The Director position is a salaried position with benefits. A Bachelor’s degree is required. The anticipated hiring range is between $26,000 and $35,000, commensurate with experience and education. Applications are available at the Center’s web site at the following address: or call 757-899-4901. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2011. EEO/AA. (ACA Accredited)

Easter Seals Wisconsin has an opening for full time camp director for Respite Camp in Wisconsin Dells. This position will be responsible for the oversight of the care, welfare, and safety of all aspects of the camp program. Respite Camp serves individuals 3 and up with a variety of disabilities, including high medical and personal care needs and behavioral disorders in a one on one setting. Camp sessions run 10 weeks in the summer (plus 3 weeks of training) and 14 weekends from Sept-May. Housing is included and is located on camp in Wisconsin Dells. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. B.S. in therapeutic recreation, special education or health-related field, or equivalent experience. 2. Min 3 – 5 yrs experience in camp field, with people with disabilities. 3. Supervisory experience required. 4. Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including weekends and evenings. 5. Ability to lift a 75 pound individual and transfer safely. Please email cover letter and resume to (ACA Accredited)

Edwards YMCA Camp in East Troy, WI is searching for an experienced and well rounded Environmental Education Director. Responsible for all aspects of EE program including facilitation, contracts, curriculum development, scheduling, and administrative duties. Strong supervisory skills to motivate and direct 4 seasonal staff in efforts to build a cohesive staff team are imperative. Other duties apply. Must exemplify Environmental Educational practices, maintain a positive customer-first attitude, possess an outgoing personality, and have the educational background to create new marketable programs. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, with a degree in Environmental Studies or related field, and/or experience commensurate in Environmental Education. Benefits: On-site housing, 8% employer funded retirement, medical/dental/vision plan and exempt status salary structure. Please send résume to (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)


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)