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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for March 1, 2012

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from March 1, 2012. 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 = 17
Food Services = 3
Site & Facilities = 6

* New listings = 17


The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has Space Camp Crew Trainer positions to fill at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL! If you would like to earn $9.00/hr, enhance your teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills, and be a positive role model then we may have the job for you! We are looking for college students or graduates who have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours (any major); who can work day, night, and weekend shifts; and are interested in working with youth and adults in an educational camp environment. Please visit our website at for more information and to complete an on-line application. Positions start March 14, 2012 so apply today! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to work as a Space Camp Crew Trainer at the US Space & Rocket Center. U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base • Huntsville, AL 35805, Email: AA/EOE * Substance Abuse & Background Check. (ACA Accredited)

Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp is accepting applications for male and female counselors to begin in September 2012 until July 31, 2013. (Male position available now.) 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 Sun evening through Fri afternoon each week, are responsible for 10 campers in a cabin, lead them in 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 for 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)

School Year Program Staff: 9 month position (August 2012-May 2013)/salary: $1300 per month plus housing and some meals. Program Staff members facilitate outdoor education (science & history), retreats, community building & leadership programs. CYO Camp is an inclusive, residential camp, located in south central, Indiana, operated by the Catholic Youth Organization since 1946. CYO Camp is ACA accredited and serves participants of all ages. We offer a welcoming staff community in a beautiful outdoor setting. Applicants should have a passion for the outdoors and recreation/camp leadership experience and be at least 21 years old. For more information and the online application visit: Questions? Contact Angi Sullivan at (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 spring season (positions will begin in March and April) with possibilities of summer, fall & winter employment. Salary is $296.00/ week; room and board included. Please apply online at: or email resume to: (ACA Accredited)

YMCA Camp Eberhart is located on beautiful Corey Lake in Three Rivers, Michigan. The Outdoor Education program is looking for intelligent individuals who are creative, possess a high energy level and have a hard work ethic. Most importantly, we are looking for individuals who love to work with children. We hire intelligent people who can problem solve quickly. We look for outgoing people who can represent themselves and the YMCA well, and who treat our customers with great care and attention. Our Outdoor Education Program serves schools during the fall and spring seasons from Detroit to Chicago. Outdoor Education instructors will facilitate students in grades 4th – 12th by teaching and adapting our educational and teamwork based curriculum. Outdoor Education Instructors will also serve weekend groups ranging from YMCA Indian Guides to Corporate Business Conferences. Activities for weekends and schools include: Archery, Riflery, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rock Wall, High Ropes Course. Salary/Benefits: $250.00 – $275.00 a week, room and board is included. To Apply: Download an application from and email them to Carolyn OR Email Carolyn Grace at ( for more information. (ACA Accredited)

Outdoor Educators Needed! Wilderness and Environmental Education & Living History and Cultural Education Coordinators and Staff for Spring 2012 (March/April – June 9), longer contracts available for those interested in Summer & Fall. Stipend starts at $300/wk for Facilitators and $375/wk for Coordinating Facilitators! Communal housing available. 1,400 Acres with 2 lakes, 5 High Element Challenge Courses, 1860’s Pioneer Replica Town. Must have at least 12 months of experience teaching outdoor education or in the education field with a passion for the outdoors. Along with providing great learning moments and a customer service attitude, basic animal care and group set-up is required. For full job descriptions please request at To apply please send us a resume and cover letter at (ACA Accredited)

Woodridge, NY, USA. Our Catskill Mountains NY resort seeks outstanding candidates in resort recreation. We prefer a team player who enjoys a position of significant responsibility, in a small business geared to high quality service. Responsibilities include daily activities and themed events for children and families, and supervisory support for staffing, snack bar, lifeguards, front office, and general park supervision. The goal is recreation excellence in customer service, programming, staffing, cost control and revenue generation. Must be able to stand, bend, lift, carry supplies, and participate fully in various physical activities. Requires reading, writing, math and computer skills, valid driver’s license, and prior supervisory experience. Professional training or degree in recreation is preferred. Salary: $28,000 – $35,000. Negotiable based on experience. Individual health insurance benefit now, retirement benefit after 2 years. Please respond to:

Position Description: Seeking positive, energetic, dynamic leaders with a passion for excellent customer service. Share your passion and enthusiasm for nature and outdoor adventure with thousands of students and groups. The Outdoor Education program focuses on hands-on experiential educational and outdoor courses. We are seeking instructors to teach pre-approved curriculum, facilitate our ropes course, run teambuilding sessions and conduct evening activities. Qualifications: •College credits in environmental studies, recreation and leisure services, education or related field or relevant experience. Degree preferred. •Knowledge of any of the following preferred: ropes courses, belay experience, climbing tower, team initiatives, hiking, canoeing, fire and shelter building, survival skills and orienteering. •Experience working with children. Submit resume to Jon Olson at: Email: Fax: (908) 832-9078. Visit our website at: (ACA Accredited)

The Eastern 4-H Center is located near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Seeking: experienced instructors with experience in teambuilding and enviro ed program delivery for March – May 2012. Extended opportunities available to successful employees. The Eastern 4-H Center is a year-round Conference Center that hosts guests from across the country. Applicants should have the following qualifications: 1 year cumulative teambuilding facilitation, 1 year cumulative environ ed experience, 1 year cumulative experience with outdoor recreational programs (such as canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing), and experience in planning and logistics. Ability to lead birding and interpretive paddling trips is preferred, too. Possession of current CPR/First Aid is preferred. Additional notes: Pay: $290 per week, room/partial board included. Weekend work required. Interested applicants should apply on line at search for position number 11CLL2 or by emailing (ACA Accredited).

Located in Burlington, Wisconsin, the Director coordinates & directs the use of YMCA Camp for summer resident camp, summer day camp, all family programs, camp store, conference groups & other groups and programs. Coordinates summer camp marketing. Scope of Responsibilities: Responsible for overseeing adventure/challenge/high ropes activities; recruiting, hiring, training, & supervising part-time and/or seasonal staff that are needed to facilitate camp programs within assigned departments; budget & for achieving revenue goals and for controlling expenses; marketing of camp programs. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree & previous YMCA resident camp experience. Must have supervisory experience. Previous training & experience in high ropes courses and adventure/challenge programs required. Willing to work a flexible schedule to include nights & weekends. This position is required to live on site. Candidates must apply online: (ACA Accredited)


“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” Dr. Seuss. Time: can be end May–>August, or tack on April and September. Positions: Village Leader (8-13 female); Assistant Director; Master of Fun & Games. Small camp (95 campers), extremely successful, nonprofit, longest staff training in the country (3.5 weeks), & extensive development before camp and during it. Camp Augusta offers over 140 different activities, numerous unique evening programs, creative cabin activities, and innovative “Playstation” period. We operate on a structure of flat hierarchy, consensus and intention with every action. Call us up, skype over virtual coffee, put your feet up, say howdy. :-) Have a fantabulous day, thanks for reading, namaste. / 530-265-3702 (ACA Accredited)

Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover and Coventry, CT is seeking a Director of Special Needs Programs. This position entails working alongside the Camp Director to design and implement program that integrates typically developing children with those who have physical, emotional, and/or developmental challenges for the 2013 camping season. This is a full time salaried position and will require a start date of June 1, 2012. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience of candidate. Degree in recreational therapy or similar field is preferred. 5+ years in camping, specifically in programs designed for special needs is preferred. All inquiries and resumes should be sent to Denise Hornbecker: (ACA Accredited)

Small private coed Resident Camp seeking dynamic Program Director. Seasonal position from mid-June to late August. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, camper scheduling, staff scheduling, overseeing program areas, staff supervision, special events, evening activities and CIT program. Candidate should possess a strong work ethic, good organizational skills, high creativity and a fun personality. Send email and resume to (ACA Accredited)

Seeking dynamic equestrian professional with excellent people and horse skills. Successful applicants must have no less than 2 – 3 years of related experience, strong work ethic, and excellent communication, listening, and organizational skills. Please send resume to For a complete job description with benefit information, please visit Camp Ondessonk is located on 983 amazing acres adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. E/O/E. Thank you. (ACA Accredited)

Waycross Camp, a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, located in the beautiful hills and forests of Brown County, Indiana is looking for a Camp Director. The program runs for six weeks serving 300-400 campers and has two weeks of staff training. The position is full time during June and July and has part time responsibilities during the winter and spring months. Program includes decentralized program group activities, spiritual formation activities, camp outs and large group events. The staff team is approximately 25 people with sessions of 60 to 80 campers. Previous camp administration or similar experience is required along with a Bachelors level or higher educational experience. Contact Van Beers, Executive Director at 812 597-4241 or at Visit for more information on our program. Fax to 812-597-9241 (ACA Accredited)

United States, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Camp Director, Location: Camp Joy Hollow, Westfield, IA. Join our team and experience Adventure, Excitement, and Leadership! Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa seeks a camp director to oversee camp operations ensuring the delivery of high quality outdoor events and programs. Provides year-round on-site direction and administration of an ACA accredited resident camp to meet the needs and interests of today’s girls; promoting the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The successful candidate must possess a BA degree in a related academic discipline or equivalent experience preferred with two years in camp supervision, recreation and youth oriented programs. Certified or ability to become certified in CPR/First Aide, Lifeguarding, Certified Pool Operator, and as a Challenge Course Facilitator. Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and written and oral communication skills. Great motivational and leadership skills a plus! Girl Scout experience strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to (ACA Accredited).

Wabanna Camp & Conference Center, a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry is looking for a Director of Ministry & Programming for its 22 acre site in Edgewater, Maryland. The Director of Ministry & Programming will create, implement, and grow various programs for summer camp, youth retreats, adult retreats and conference ministries. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, developing, and supervising personnel needed to accomplish these tasks. Position is full-time and requires working some weekends. 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. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, housing, utilities, and annual salary ($20,000-$25,000) dependent on experiences & abilities. For a complete job description and qualifications, please visit If interested, send a letter of inquiry and resume to

Fay School Director of Auxiliary Programs. Beginning immediately. The Director of Auxiliary Programs develops, implements, and oversees non-tuition, revenue-generating programs utilizing the physical and human resources of Fay School in support of the School’s mission. The Director will run Fay’s summer Day Camp and hire, supervise, and evaluate other seasonal program managers and staff. In addition, the Director will supervise Fay’s After School Clubs program and manage facilities rentals. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Operations. This is a year-round, full-time position with benefits. Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and should have five to seven years of administrative leadership experience in a non-profit setting as well as experience working with children. He or she must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The position requires top-notch organizational skills. for more info.

The Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for creating, marketing and overseeing programs running outside the school day including before and after school, summer, vacations and weekends. The summer program includes athletic, arts, academic, extra-curricular camps and trips. The After School program includes the REACH program (Recreation, Enrichment, and Art for Children), Homework Club, and after school classes. Facility rentals focus mainly on the athletic fields and gymnasiums. This is a 12-month position. Start date is flexible. Qualifications 1. Experience working in summer camp programs and with elementary/middle school children. 2. Self-starter who is eager to take the program to the next level. 3. Experience in marketing and designing marketing materials. 4. Ability to direct many projects at one time and must have strong organizational skills. For more information go to Send cover letter and resume to

Our Management Training program is for young adults or new-to-the-field professionals with a desire to begin a career in the YMCA, Residential Camping (900 campers), Outdoor Education, Adventure Track, or Educational Travel Program (we take 8 trips, 500 students on tours of historic Boston, Washington DC, etc.) wanting to get more experience in a variety of areas. This is a program to train new professionals in all aspects of the Cheshire YMCA. This program provides hands-on experience in management within the YMCA and Leisure Services industry. Besides our core programs we emphasize administration, budgeting, organization skills, and communications. Each Management Trainee will be assigned and lead projects, assist managers, and perform administration duties. Stipend for 9 to 12 months is around $10,000 with room and board (during the season) included. International applications will be accepted. For more information contact Rory Doyle at or 603-352-0447. (ACA Accredited)

The New York YMCA Camp is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for the administration and operation of safe and quality programs for youth. The Director must ensure qualified staff are recruited, trained, supervised and retained. He/she is also responsible for marketing all resident summer programs. Housing provided. Resp: Assist in planning and managing fiscal operation. Establish and enforce YMCA Camp safety and risk management procedures and staffing policies. Manage fiscal aspects of program supplies. Coordinate training and certification of staff. Assist with coordination of weekend retreat groups as needed. Qual: BS in Recreation or related field required. Min. of two yrs of exp. in camp administration, large group programming, working with diverse groups of young people, staff development, budget development and management. Program marketing exp. desired. If qualified, please send your resume and cover letter to or to: New York YMCA Camp, Attn: Leanne Fraccio, 300 Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746. EOE – DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. (ACA Accredited)

A prominent Westchester NY Day Camp, we are seeking talented camp professionals – including up-and-coming professionals – for several potential Year Round and/or Partial-year positions. Roles may include: – Transportation Director – Registration/Tours/Parent Communication – Innovative Program Design – Other Leadership Roles. Our camp is in an exciting phase where we are re-examining our traditional roles and strategies, and looking to add 1-3 outstanding contributors who wish to pursue careers in camp. If interested, please send your resume and contact information to (ACA Accredited)

Falling Creek Camp, Tuxedo, NC, is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic professional to serve as Program Director. This individual will work with other staff members to provide high quality activities and programs. Authentically modeling Christian values to campers and staff while adhering to the mission of Falling Creek is expected. Candidates should have a proven track record of leadership in a similar organization and hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Also important are strong interpersonal skills with a willingness to lead, follow and work together with others. This position requires the individual to be physically able to respond to first aid/crisis situations as well as to participate in camp activities. Benefits include attractive salary, health insurance and housing. The successful applicant will be surrounded by a supportive environment. View complete job posting at To apply, forward resume and cover letter to (ACA Accredited)

Falling Creek Camp, Tuxedo, NC is looking for a person to serve as Administrative Director. This person will collaborate with the leadership team to effectively implement strategic goals and objectives. The Administrative Director will serve as the primary liaison for camp families, prospects, alumni and vendors. Responsibilities include maintaining and managing camp files and data, managing mail and company-shared calendar and supporting the administrative needs of the Directors. This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher and strong computer and writing skills. Applicants must possess a positive attitude and high energy level with the desire to be a part of the camp community. Must be physically able to respond to situations requiring first aid and meet the demands of the summer camp season. The Administrative Director will receive an attractive salary, health benefits, company lap top and smart phone. To apply send cover letter and resume to (ACA Accredited)

Make a difference in a child’s life for years to come! YMCA Camp Willson (west central OH) seeks a “youthful in spirit, mature-in-judgment” individual to lead our ACA accredited summer camp program. Responsibilities include providing a fun-filled, character building, dynamic summer camp program for 120-150 campers per week, and recruiting and supervising a staff of 40 who want to provide kids with the best week of their lives. This position also includes administrative functions of marketing and the promotion of summer camp, and budget responsibilities ($490,000). Staff smoking is not permitted on camp property. This full time position includes salary, outstanding housing, medical and 8% retirement benefits. Visit for more information about our programs and facility. Send cover letter and resume to: Anne Brienza Executive Director YMCA Camp Willson 2732 County Road 11 Bellefontaine, OH 43311. Resumes until March 19. (ACA Accredited)

Lead Camp Joy’s efforts for our medical specialty programs. Build strong relationships with local hospitals, medical associations and youth and families with medical conditions. This role is responsible for programming year-round, staffing summer programs, supervising staff, managing a large budget, and creating life changing experiences for our guests. Please submit resumes to SALARY: Competitive based on experience. BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Retirement, On-site Housing. (ACA Accredited).

Bear Creek Camp (BCC) seeks a visionary and passionate year round leader. The camp has undergone a strategic refocus over the past year and is poised for an exciting future. The camp is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains and boasts 3000 acres. Housing (unfurnished) is available and benefits include salary (based on level of experience) and housing allowance (if applicable). The Executive Director is responsible for directing the summer program, developing relationship with other leaders, hiring and managing a staff of up to 5, and working with the board to develop and implement strategy. The candidate must have a working understanding of Lutheran theology in an outdoor ministry setting. Web Site: Complete job description: Deadline: 4/7/12. Send cover letter and resume to: Pastor Donald Hayn, Interim Executive Director, Bear Creek Camp, P.O. Box 278, Bear Creek, PA 18062, (ACA Accredited)


Responsible for operations of Food Service dept at year round outdoor center serving youth & adults of all abilities. Manages, supervises, coordinates, & provides accountability for healthy menu & dietary standards of clients. Works with all staff to ensure quality delivery of food service to customers; responsible for maintenance & upkeep of dining halls/equipment; & works with clients and groups to coordinate meals & special requests. Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, food service mngt, or related field & two years of food service mngt & food prep exp. Knowledge pertaining to nutritional standards & diet-specific menu options; knowledge of health codes/proper food handling procedures; & experience supervising food service staff on multiple shifts. Must be willing to obtain Food Safety Mgr Examination Certification through the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. Send resume and cover letter to: Bradford Woods 5040 SR 67 N, Martinsville, IN 46151. (ACA Accreditation).

YMCA Camps of Medford is looking to hire a full-time 9 month Assistant Food Service Director. This position works with the Food Service Director to prepare a healthy, menu for our customers from start to finish (preparation, cooking, serving, cleaning, ordering, receiving and budgeting) in an open style institutional kitchen. Responsibilities also include supervising the daily routine in the kitchen, maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment, supervising, training and evaluating kitchen staff and larger daily, weekly or monthly projects. Must be able to maintain high health and safety standards for the kitchen and dining hall. Qualifications: The position requires a minimum of 18 years of age, and a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in institutional cooking. This position also requires a current or recently expired ServeSafe certification. Good pay & benefits. Please contact Jason Ostroski at or 609-654-8225. (ACA Accredited)

Camp Killoqua a Camp Fire USA camp is looking to hire a full-time 9 month Food Service Manager/Head Cook, (March 15 – Nov. 15th.) Responsibilities include: managing the daily operations of the Food Service, food preparation, menu planning, ordering, staff supervision and sanitation. Must be knowledgeable of food allergies and preparation of special diets and enjoy working with children. Please contact Carol Johnson or send resume to or (425) 258-5437. (ACA Accredited)


Facilities Manager (For Immediate Hire). The position requirements include: previous experience in facilities maintenance, construction or related field(s); good organizational and people skills; good communication skills, including personal, written and telephone. Preference will be given to applicants with previous construction experience, and experience in a supervisory capacity. Qualified applicants will have training in construction/facilities management or a related area; computer skills including AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheet and data management. Contact Debbie Priddy at 870-867-4131 or (ACA Accredited)

Two positions available for Site Manager. Supervises camp properties by performing guest services; property development and building, grounds, and equipment maintenance; works with volunteers, and provides site security by residing at the camp location. Housing provided at no cost to employee. Position requires a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and a criminal background investigation for all individuals over the age of 18 residing on the camp property. High school or equivalent with three to five years’ experience in property management including skills in basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, construction, land and grounds maintenance. Must be able to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with volunteers. Email resume to: or mail to Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri, 8383 Blue Parkway Drive, Kansas City, MO 64133. (ACA Accredited)

You will oversee the operations, administration and management of our year-round Camp Cheerful programs. We offer a variety of programs: therapeutic horseback riding, high ropes course, adapted sports, and residential, day and weekend camps. Responsibilities: • Supervision of 14 year round employees and 90 seasonal staff members • Develops, implements and monitors budgets and fiscal plans • Participates in fundraising, promotion and public relations • Represents the camp at public events and volunteers to speak to service organizations • Develops and maintains relationships with camp sponsors • Promotes safe work habits. Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree, -Minimum of 5 years of camp administration, -Flexibility to adapt to demanding summer camp schedule, -Experience with children and/or adults with disabilities. For consideration, please email resume to (ACA Accredited)

Experience Camp Site Manager at Camp Wabak. Please visit our website at for full vacancy description. (ACA Accredited)

Lutherdale is accepting resumes for the position of Operations/Property Manager. Qualified candidates must enjoy a fast paced and busy environment, serving 10,000 guests annually. Qualifications include- self-starter, mechanically oriented, skilled in building trades, computer skills a must, outgoing personality, good at organizing and working with volunteers, desire to live and work in a Christian community. Contact Jeff Bluhm, Executive Director at (ACA Accredited).

Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America seeks a year-round, full-time lead camp ranger for Tomahawk Scout Reservation located in Birchwood, WI. The primary responsibilities are the operations, program facility development, and maintenance of the 3,000-acre facility and providing camping support. Requirements: high school degree or higher, with technical college education preferred; skills including personnel management, carpentry, plumbing, electrical; general computer skills; able to lift 150 pounds; and valid driver’s license. Preferred: Facilities management or camp ranger experience, and some Scouting background. Must be customer-service oriented and able to work independently. Compensation includes on-site housing, utilities, vehicle, competitive benefits; salary will depend on qualifications. Email resume and cover letter to or mail to Mark McCabe, Northern Star Council 393 Mashall Ave St. Paul, MN 55102. View the camp website at (ACA Accredited)