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

May 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

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

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from May 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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Wrightwood, a camp and retreat center in the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, is looking to hire a Programming Coordinator to develop, implement, and oversee programming for summer and non-summer months and offer hospitality for retreat and hosted summer camping groups. Applicants need experience in United Methodist or not-for-profit camping and have comfort with and ability to thrive in a Christian setting. Resumes will be received until August 1st at Wrightwood Camp and Retreat Center at P.O. Box 66 Wrightwood, CA 92397 attn: Gary Clover or (ACA Accredited)

School Year Program Staff at Camp Rancho Framasa facilitate outdoor education, community & leadership programming and retreats. This is a 9 month position: August 11, 2012- May 25, 2013. Salary: $1300 per month; housing provided. Camp Rancho Framasa is an inclusive, residential camp, located in south central, Indiana, operated by the Catholic Youth Organization since 1946. We offer a welcoming staff community in a beautiful outdoor setting. Visit to submit an application and references. Questions? Email: (ACA Accredited)

YMCA Camp Copneconic is looking for Program Instructors who are passionate about teaching others their love for the outdoors! 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 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)

Easter Seals New Jersey Camping & Recreation provides travel services to adults with developmental disabilities and currently seeks a dynamic and energetic individual to work with our summer Hotel and Travel Respite Program as a HTR Prgm Asst. Our travel program consists of 6-day and 12-day programs running from June through August. Traveling by bus and support van, we will visit destinations in the Northeast including: New England; Catskill Mountains; Nashville/Memphis; and the Jersey Shore. Responsibilities include: driving support van, supervision of adult campers, and assisting campers with personal care/ADLs as needed. Ideal candidate will have: experience working with adults with disabilities, and strong work ethic. Candidates must have: clean driving record and meet pre-employment eligibility. Summer stipend is dependent on experience, and includes: paid training, housing, and meals. Summer program runs June 2-August 17, 2011. Contact Jonathan Mauk at 908-852-3896 x224. (ACA Accredited)

The Discovery Program is seeking an outdoor and environmental education instructor for the school year 2012-2013. Duties include teaching and leading groups of youth from public and private schools in activities and classes in the forest, ponds and ecological areas. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a science related field and experience working with youth. All training is paid; benefits include a $250 salary, room and board and health insurance. Interested applicants should email a resume to Position begins August 20, 2012 and completes May 31, 2013. Interviews close as of August 2, 2012.

Camp For All is accepting applications for a Ranch Hand. Located near Burton, Texas, between Houston and Austin, Camp For All is a barrier free camp that works in close collaboration with other non-profits to provide life changing experiences for children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. Reporting to the Equestrian Supervisor, the Ranch Hand must have experience handling our animals which include horses, cattle, llama, sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys and various reptiles. You must also have knowledge of animal feeding practices and grooming and cleaning stalls, pens and pastures. This is a physically demanding position so you must be able to lift 50 pounds and walk 5 miles a day with rest breaks when necessary; a minimum of one year in camp programming is also preferred. This position will office out of the Burton campsite, but may require occasional travel to surrounding communities and Houston. This position includes a competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to: Kelly Stapleton, 6301 Rehburg Road, Burton, Texas 77835, Learn more about Camp For All at (ACA Accredited)

Spend a semester with Camp Cho-Yeh serving as an Event Manager and play an integral role in building relationships and impacting lives through Christ-centered service. Cho-Yeh’s Team of Event Managers partner with group leaders and other Cho-Yeh team members to ensure the success of events hosted at Cho-Yeh. This position demands you to be highly relational, to think critically, to work within a team, and to be able to facilitate and debrief a variety of experiences. Ideal applicants are college students and recent graduates who exhibit a strong work ethic and a servant’s heart. If you are looking to invest into others and to be invested into, chances are the Cho-Yeh Event Manager position is for you. For more information and to apply, visit: (ACA Accredited)

DISNEY CRUISE LINE is currently recruiting for fluent bi-lingual Spanish speaking Youth Activities Counselors. OVERVIEW: Interact/supervise all children participating in Youth Activities programs (ages 3-17 yrs.) by providing a safe environment for children to enjoy themselves. Assist in the set-up for all facilitated activities and execute clean-up duties upon completion of program. Assist with cleaning/sanitizing of spaces and objects. Provide registration/check-in/check-out services for Guests in children’s spaces on the ship and Castaway Cay. Prep food trays for children during meal/snack times. EXP: Min. 2 yrs. recent exp. in a high volume, fast paced recreational/camp environment with children. Strong oral, written communication and organizational skills. Ability to command the attention of large groups of children. Schooling in recreation, education, or related field of study is preferred. APPLY: Send your resume to with Subject: DCLYAC120420-ACA-Your Last Name.


Friendly Pines Camp is a 4th gen. family-owned camp located in the Bradshaw Mountains near Prescott Arizona (6,200′). The coed camp offers a traditional program for ages 6-13. Friendly Pines is hiring an Assistant Program Director, with the hopes that the candidate will be able to assume the responsibilities of Program Director for the 2013 season. Candidate needs to be capable of recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating summer staff, and capable of eventually assuming administrative roles. Creative, cooperative, energetic, personable, independent thinker eager to make a mark on a camp with a long, proud tradition. Year-round or seasonal candidates considered. Strong written and verbal communication skills; experience in camping including administrative/director role; bachelor’s degree at min. Along with a positive, friendly workplace and a stunningly beautiful environment, Friendly Pines Camp offers competitive salary, health care, and vacation-time. Please visit our website To apply, email a cover letter and resume to or fax to 928-445-6065. (ACA Accredited)

The Sierra Club is seeking a director for our Mission Outdoors program. This nationwide initiative connects people with nature and with one another, increasing their commitment to conservation and cultivating community leadership. We are looking for someone who can expand the program’s reach with forward-thinking initiatives that engage youth and diverse constituencies—communities of color, military families and veterans, and underserved populations. The ideal candidate will have a related degree and/or over 5 years’ experience in outdoor education, conservation, or a closely related field. Demonstrated success with program development, staff management, and fundraising is essential. Previous experience working collaboratively with communities of color, advocates for youth, military families/veterans and/or underserved populations is also important. To apply and for full job details, please visit:

Girls Leadership Institute is seeking a West Coast Associate Camp Director who will oversee the launch of an additional camp site in California. The Camp Director oversees operations, personnel management and client relationships for the West Coast Summer Camp year round. For complete details regarding this position, please visit The Girls Leadership Institute summer program is a residential camp for middle and high school girls. GLI teaches the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression, and healthy relationships to give girls the skills and confidence to live as leaders. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references, and 2 reference letters to in Word or PDF format to Simone Marean, Executive Director: The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Camp Director Application.”

Great opportunity for the Camp Program Director in you! Summer staff, week-long volunteer groups, summer and year-round camping programs in Southern California. 2 camps and 100+ opportunities for the right director. The Camp Program Director is responsible for mountain resident Camp E.L.K. and Coulter Pines program development for summer and year-round usage. Provide direct leadership to volunteer staff teams and summer program staff. Camp E.L.K. and Camp Coulter Pines are owned and operated out of the San Gabriel Valley YMCA. Both camps are located in Wrightwood in Southern California. Submit resumes to Director of Camping Services, Marc Marroquin at (ACA Accredited)

Marin County Outdoor School / Manager, Walker Creek Ranch – Residential Outdoor Science School and Conference Center operated by the Marin County Office of Education. $7,806 – $8,123 per month, Classified Management position, with excellent benefits package, and CalPERS retirement. Residency may be required. For additional information and full position announcement and to apply see

The Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass (LAC) Board of Directors seeks to employ a visionary leader for the office in Versailles, KY. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board, providing leadership and direction for LAC initiatives, programs and staff. In this role, the Executive Director will: • Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. • With the President, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. • To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives. Additional information about the position can be viewed at LAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (ACA Accredited)

The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church seeks applications for Director of Retreat and Camping Ministry. This is a full time, exempt position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2012. The full job description is found at The Minnesota Annual Conference has had a strong history with its Camp and Retreat Ministry and is now in a time of significant transition. See the description of our current ministry and strategic process for the future at To apply: send a letter of interest along with a resume and salary requirements to: Rev. Cindy Gregorson, Director of Ministries, 122 W Franklin Ave, #400, Minneapolis, MN 55404. 612.230.6143. Applications will be received until June 1, 2012.

Under the direction of the Director of Programs, the Director of Camp Lakewood contributes to the overall goals and objectives of the YMCA of the Ozarks by ensuring the proper daily operations and programs of Camp Lakewood’s Resident Camp and Outdoor Education. Camp Lakewood is an ACA accredited facility located in Missouri’s Eastern Ozarks and is situated on a 360-acre lake surrounded by 5,200 acres of forest-covered hills with three ropes courses, traditional summer program and excellent support staff and departments. Located 90 minutes south of St. Louis. Meals and housing included. Salary: $38,400 – $48,100 plus benefits, including 8% retirement. Resumes to Human Resources, YMCA of Greater St. Louis, 1528 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 or Resumes accepted until April 20, 2011. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D. The YMCA welcomes a diverse workforce. All Job Offers are Contingent upon Applicant Passing Criminal History Screening. Must pass E-Verify check. (ACA Accredited)

Fleur de Lis Camp seeks a self-motivated and goal oriented professional to lead a new one-week residential program for deserving girls including fund development, recruitment of campers & alumnae volunteers, and program development. Requires significant community development and ability to implement the future vision; position is also a seasonal camp administrator/leader during the summer and assists as needed with core business strategies like recruitment, retention, fund development. Minimum age of 25 with 3-5 years administrative experience, strong management and communication skills; ability to travel New England and be on-site June-August. Contact for a job description and to submit a resume. Position is part-time, to begin Oct/Nov 2012 with possible summer 2012 seasonal administrative role. Fleur de Lis Camp is a non-profit, all girls, traditional summer camp located in Fitzwilliam, NH: (ACA Accredited)

Camp Glen Brook Seeks Next Director. Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, N.H., and its Board of Trustees have re-opened the search for the Camp’s next Executive Director. The Board seeks a dynamic individual with proven leadership experience to guide the Camp in its exciting new phase of development. Glen Brook was founded in 1946 by Waldorf educator William Harrer and is now owned by the Waldorf School of Garden City. The Camp serves students of the Waldorf School of Garden City, offers a visiting-schools program to other Waldorf and private and public schools, and operates a traditional ACA-approved summer camp. Glen Brook is situated on a 250-acre Colonial-era farm in view of Mt. Monadnock in southern New Hampshire. Requirements include previous experience as a leader of a residential camp or school. Competitive salary and benefits package. This is a year-round position. For a complete job description visit or email Twain Braden, Interim Director, at (ACA Accredited)

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 Camps, or Educational Travel Programs (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 camping season) included. For more information contact Jake Kavalar at or 603-352-0447. (ACA Accredited)

Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, is a year-round facility located in the Pocono Mountains in Stroudsburg, PA serving churches, families, youth groups, students, and Scouts, both in summer camp programming and off-season activities and rentals. Kirkwood Camp seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the full-time position of Interim Camp Director. The Interim Camp Director would serve beginning in June 2012 through the remainder of the calendar year, and would eligible to apply for the permanent Camp Director position. The Interim Camp Director would supervise permanent and seasonal staff, administer the business operations of the camp, deliver programs in a safe and quality manner, and maintain a safe physical environment for campers and staff. Strong work ethic, highly developed communication skills, experience with program development and execution, and strong leadership/supervision skills sought. A resume, cover letter, and salary expectations may be emailed to no later than May 9, 2012. Questions may be directed to the Board President Eric Borgstrom at Visit for more information about the camp and to view a full job description. (ACA Accredited).

Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, is a year-round facility located in the Pocono Mountains in Stroudsburg, PA serving churches, families, youth groups, students, and Scouts, both in summer camp programming and off-season activities and rentals. Kirkwood Camp seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the full-time position of Interim Assistant Camp Director. The Interim Assistant Camp Director would serve beginning in June 2012 through the remainder of the calendar year, and would eligible to apply for the permanent position. The Interim Assistant Camp Director would support the Camp Director in the supervision of the seasonal staff, the administration of the business operations of the camp, the delivery of programming, and in the maintenance of the grounds and facility. Strong work ethic, high developed communication skills, experience with delivering programming, and strong leadership skills sought. A resume, cover letter, and salary expectations may be emailed to no later than May 9, 2012. Questions may be directed to the Board President Eric Borgstrom at Visit for more information about the camp and to view a full job description. (ACA Accredited)

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY. Coordinator for New Horizons. Location: Summerton, SC. This position oversees and coordinates the day-to-day schedule, food service, hospitality and maintenance functions of the programs and facilities for the New Horizons program as a residential instructor at Camp Bob Cooper. NHFC is a residential home for teen mothers who are currently in the custody of the Department of Social Services, together with their child. The mission of New Horizons is to help teen mothers become self-confident and effective mothers through hands-on educational experiences in a positive home environment. This position reports to the Assistant Director of the NHFC. Qualifications: Be at least 21 years of age with a BA or BS degree (preferred), experience in youth care, social work and/or counseling preferred. Salary: $275-$325 per week plus room, board, and insurance. If interested, please send your resume to Sara Davis at EOE.

CAMP ALL SAINTS — LAKE TEXOMA Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Texas. An opportunity for leadership of a six-year old growing lakefront camp. Primarily a youth facility producing programs for the diocese and more than fifty public and private schools. Annual budget $1.0 million with more than 12,000 camper days. Requires camp administration experience and the ability to recruit, train and lead both program and operations staff. This is a residential position with benefits and comfortable housing for a family. Compensation will be based on credentials, experience and proven results. Full position offer available on request. Applicants please send a letter of application, resume’ and at least three references to: Dr. Charles Wallace c/o Ms. Virginia Wilder, Administrative Assistant, The Office of Bishop Paul Lambert,, The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, 1630 N Garrett Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206. First response to applicants, June 1, 2012.

Part time area special needs representative sought to manage monthly school year weekend programs and conduct local camper recruitment. Ideal candidate will have a background in camping and/or recreation, knowledge of local special education schools and services, experience with children with attention issues (AD/HD, Aspergers, NVLD), resourceful programmer, self-starter, and entrepreneurial spirit. This is an opportunity to join with a premier special needs camping organization. Summer position(s) possible as well. Compensation is commission based. Questions and resumes to (ACA Accredited)

Developing the educational curriculum for our 2013 Summer Camp, including overall program design and course offerings for youth ages 7 to 17 years of age. Collaborating with our Executive Director, you will support all aspects of marketing the 2013 Summer Camp throughout OR, WA, ID, MT, & AK. Developing detailed staffing plans that exceed the needs of the Summer Camp and lead us to the development of our 2013 Summer Camp initiatives. Recruiting day volunteers, counselors, counselors in training, medical professionals (nurses, life guards, etc.), and support staff. Training Summer Camp counselors and staff regarding expected outcomes concerning personnel practices, safety procedures, and daily camp operations. Managing all steps of the recruitment and camp enrollment process, including communication with families, travel arrangements, and processing of confidential camper information. Coordinating all financial aspects of the 2013 Summer Camp with our Executive Director.

Full time Program Coordinator position available at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, located in the eastern Cascade Mountains in Washington state. Responsible for developing, managing, and supervising summer camp and year round programs; and coordinating promotional strategies. Must be well organized, interact well with children and youth, & have a heart for Christian ministry. Minimum 21 years old with 2 summers experience in a camp setting & previous experience supervising and training staff. Salary depends on experience, between $22,000 – $25,000 with housing provided. Application is available at or call 509-962-2780. Screening for candidates begins May 7, position starts July 28. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and application to We also have a full time Administrative Assistant position beginning late August. If there is a couple interested in applying for both positions, please let us know. (ACA Accredited)


Camp High Hopes, a brand new, 90-acre year-round special needs camp for youth and adults located within the city of Sioux City Iowa, is seeking a full-time, year-round Health Care Manager who holds a current Registered Nurse (R.N.) license and will be responsible for overseeing the health of our campers and our employees, as well as our Medical Center and Medical Policies. We are looking for a self-motivated professional with leadership and organizational skills. Experience in caring for both children and adults with chronic illness/injury/physical and developmental disabilities is desired. The Health Care Manager must have general nursing functions, staff training capabilities, knowledge of special diets, infection control principals, physical assessments, standing orders, vital signs, medical terminology/abbreviations, inventory and purchasing capabilities for the Medical Center and the ability to create and maintain the camp’s Healthcare Manual and Treatment Procedures Manual per ACA and state requirements. This is a year-round position. Weekday, weekend, evening, and some overnight work is to be expected. This position will not be required to live onsite, thus housing is not included. Salary: $42,000 annually exempt full-time plus benefit package. Estimated start date of position: July 9, 2012. For a complete job description, visit Email resumes with cover letters to or mail to Camp High Hopes – Human Resources Dept., 5804 Correctionville Road, Sioux City, IA 51106 or fax to 712-224-2269.


Position available for a Site Manager at Camp Winding River in Dearborn, MO. Camp Winding River is approximately 400 acres and specializes in equestrian activities and includes a state of the art equestrian center. Site Manager ensures that buildings and property are maintained in a safe and attractive manner; performs periodic checks and responds to requests from staff; performs minor repairs and remodeling jobs and oversees contracted services. Must provide excellent customer service. HS or equivalent and 3-4 years of experience. Knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, grounds maintenance and general equipment repair. Housing provided at no cost and living on site is a requirement of the job. All residents over the age of 18 must pass a criminal background investigation and successful applicant must have a valid drivers license and a good driving record. Email resume to: or mail to Girl Scouts – 8383 Blue Parkway Dr. – KCMO 64133. (ACA Accredited)