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Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for March 15, 2013

March 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Camp Jobs

Summer Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association Job List for March 15, 2013

List of Year-Round Camp Jobs from the American Camp Association from March 15, 2013. 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 = 21
Food Services = 2
Health & Wellness = 2
Site & Facilities = 2

* New listings = 17
Total listings = 32


Canada-Trinity Western University located in British Columbia Canada is looking for a Director for their teambuilding and leadership program called Omada. The Director is responsible for the daily operation of a low and high ropes course, teambuilding activities, training staff and operating off site experiences. If you desire to work within a university setting advancing leadership and teambuilding through experiential education in one of the best places to live please click the link below for more information. If you have additional questions please contact, Jodie Smith at 604-888-7511 (extension 3053). Target start date: May 1, 2013.

We are an award winning, five star RV resort located in Sarasota, Florida offering, RV sites, vacation home sales and rentals on 177 acres. We specialize in creating an active winter lifestyle and summer family fun. We are seeking a dynamic, creative individual with a recreation background to join our fun team. Job duties include development and execution of summer day camp program including supervision of team members. Coordinator will also plan special events, arrange daily activity schedules, liaison with volunteers, and promote and educate guests regarding resort activities and amenities. Qualified candidates will have experience working with both children and adults in a recreational setting. Ability to create and envision a memorable camp experience while juggling the needs of the Resort, campers and parents. Must have excellent customer service and organizational skills, be detail oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. Prior camp experience preferred. This is a full time, year-round position. Excellent benefits available after six months of employment. Sun-N-Fun is a non-smoking work environment. Apply by emailing cover letter, resume, and references to Visit us at

YMCA Camp Potawotami is looking for individuals interested in becoming an Outdoor Education Instructor between April 8 — June 1. YMCA Camp Potawotami serves 4th-6th grade students from Indiana that come to camp for a day or overnight visit. OE Instructors teach living history, environmental, and leadership classes during the day and run a living history program in the evenings. Candidates must be friendly, comfortable in the outdoors, and able to teach 1 hour classes to groups of ~15 students. OE Instructors receive $310/week plus food and housing. Hourly rates are available for staff unable to live on property. Candidates must be at least 18 years old. Located in Wolcottville, IN. Apply online at or in person at Camp Potawotami.

YMCA Camp Copneconic is nestled on 700 acres of woods, lake and fields in Fenton, Michigan. We have a variety of positions open and are currently looking for Outdoor Education 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. Positions will begin in March with more available in April. Camp Copneconic also has positions open at our Day and Overnight Camps. Program staff, Waterfront and Health & Safety jobs are available with potential for leadership/director opportunities. Come spend a rewarding summer at our pristine camp while sharing your enthusiasm for positively impacting the lives of children. Summer positions begin June 9th. Training for each of these areas is provided. Possibilities of winter/spring/summer employment. Salary is varies based on job; room and board included for OE instructors and Overnight Camp. Please apply online at: or email resume to: (ACA Accredited)

DISNEY CRUISE LINE is currently recruiting for Youth Activities Counselors (fluency speaking Spanish/English is preferred). OVERVIEW: Interact/supervise all children participating in Youth Activities programs (ages 3-17 years) 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 Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Prep food trays for children during meal/snack times. EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years recent experience 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/CV to with Subject: DCLYAC120815–ACA–Your Last Name. To learn more about life onboard Disney Cruise Line, visit


Camp To Belong headquarters seeks a visionary leader to work alongside the Executive Director and Board of Directors to take the organization to the next level of growth proactively and in response to demand. Camp To Belong is a national non-profit that provides summer camps that reunite siblings separated in foster care. Our camps are located throughout the U.S. The Camp To Belong Program Manager will be responsible for assisting in the development functions of CTB including strategic planning, grant writing, assisting in organizational growth, regular contact and support of member camps, and operational aspects including training, operation standards and manuals. This is a full-time, year-round position. Resumes accepted until March 15, 2013. View job requirements and application requirements at the following link:

Easter Seals Camp Harmon is looking for a full-time, year-round, on-site Director to oversee camp operations, and supervise, Facilities Manager, Food Service Manager and recruit, hire and supervise, Summer Camp Program Staff. Camp Harmon is a camp for children and adults between the ages of 6-65 with special needs. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains approx. 60 miles south of San Francisco, Camp Harmon has been fully functioning for nearly 50 years. During non-summer months, camp facilities are used for User Group rentals and Respite Camps for which recruitment and hosting would be required. The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years’ experience in leadership and management in the camp world and experience working with people with special needs. Director required to live on site full time. Salary is based on experience and benefit package includes housing, food during any camp sessions, health/dental, life, and retirement plan. Full-time work will begin immediately upon hire. Send letter of application and resume to June Stockbridge, Director of HR and Director of Camp Harmon at or to print learn more go to (ACA Accredited)

The Girls Leadership Institute teaches girls tools for assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence, and healthy relationships for success in leadership and life. We are hiring a Camp Director who will serve as the Assistant Camp Director for Summer 2013 in training to become the California Camp Director. This person must therefore live in the Bay Area or plan to move there by September 2013. This person would oversee operations, personnel management and client relationships for the California Summer Camp year round. This individual would join a team of outstanding professionals dedicated to changing girls’ lives. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to be immersed in girls’ social and emotional enrichment and development. It is also a unique opportunity to join the leadership team of a growing, national non-profit organization. Please visit,, for more information. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, application, and at least three references to Kiku Johnson, Director of Programs:

Tumbleweed Day Camp is searching for an experienced Equestrian Director for Summer 2013. We’re an independent, traditional day camp in West Los Angeles, serving over 1200 campers each summer at our beautiful and secluded 100-acre facility. The Equestrian Director oversees a team of wranglers to implement a riding program for campers ages 5 to 14 along with our after-camp enrichment equestrian program. The director is responsible for supervising their equestrian staff, designing and executing the riding program, and caring for the horses and equestrian equipment. REQUIREMENTS: At least 21 years old, 4+ years of equestrian instruction experience (preferably in a camp or similar setting), 2+ years of supervisory experience (preferably in an equestrian settings, though other youth-development programs are acceptable). The position is part-time beginning in spring and full-time June through August; as a day camp, we don’t provide housing. If you’d like to help campers grow through equestrian experiences this summer, please send your resume to Andy Kimmelman at Got questions? Call 310-472-7474 ext. 102. (ACA Accredited)

Dearest Male Village Leader,Oh, how my heart wishes you were here in the Northern California woodlands already. With your confident demeanor, zany playfulness and inspiring support, you ensure that the counselors in your care bring the magic of Camp Augusta to the excited male campers aged 11 to 16. I long for the moments in which your weekend village programs create new worlds in the wilderness, or when you sit quietly with a homesick lad, working through his grief using the many skills you developed during our three-week staff training. I can still hear the echoes of your costumed special wake-ups, and the heartbeat of your love of our consensus based, intentional speech loving, flat-hierarchy community. I remember the times we chatted about our 1:2 staff/camper ratio, and your love of our 150 unique clinics including blacksmithing, glass-working and mountain boarding. I yearn to hear more of your life through our application process: a simple yet profound set of six questions. Our community this summer cannot be complete without you. Yours in Camping, Camp Augusta or applications@campaugusta.org530-265-3702. Seasonal

Girl Scouts is America’s premier leadership development organization for girls. The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts San Diego’s headquarter is centrally located in beautiful Balboa Park, with additional offices in Escondido, Carlsbad and El Centro, and two camps near Julian. Position title: Outdoor Education Specialist/Day Camp Director. Position reports to: Program Outdoor Manager *This is a full-time, exempt position To see details and requirements for this position go to: Application process: Submit résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to: Email: Girl Scouts San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or veteran’s status. (ACA Accredited)

Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains near Silicon Valley, Camp Campbell is looking for someone with the passion and skills to supervise the operation of Rental Groups, Ropes Course Facilitation and Training, and Program Areas. This includes staff training plans and supervision, program development, fiscal management, and volunteer recruitment. Qualifications:• This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and its core values of: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in adults and youth. Additionally, the YMCA values diversity, youth, and a broad vision of health and wellness which is enhanced by relationship building. • At least 2 years’ experience in program development with a strong background in organized camping, program development and customer service.• National Certification or equivalent hours/experience on High and Low Ropes Courses.• Four year bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and work experience.• Proven success in staff and program development as well as an understanding of American Camp Association (ACA) standards. If interested, please send resumes to Scott Glissmeyer at (ACA Accredited)

YMCA Camp Woodstock is looking for a Full-Time Youth Leadership Director to join an energetic team of Camp professionals. This is a great opportunity to learn all aspects of residential camping. The Youth Leadership Director is directly responsible for our camp’s Leadership Development Programs, Adventure Programming and shares responsibility in the off season for Family Camp, User Groups, and Ropes Course Group Programming. JOB QUALIFICATIONS:• Bachelor’s degree and two years resident camp experience in a supervisory role. • Experience in adventure programming, environmental education and resident camping.• Excellent organizational and administrative skills required. • Ability to work well with youth, adults, staff and parents.• Must be able to work a flexible schedule.• Must possess or attain Lifeguard, CPR/AED, climbing tower certifications within 60 days of hire. HOW TO APPLY• Send cover letter and resume to • If you have questions regarding the position please call Tony at 1-800-782-2344. (ACA Accredited)

Wildlife Prairie State Park has often been referred to as a jewel in the Midwest. Located just outside of Peoria, IL, this 2,000-acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals that are native to Illinois. The park opened in 1978 and since its inception Wildlife Prairie State Park has strived to promote its mission of conservation, education and recreation. The park is currently seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic and tactical leadership for all operational entities. Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Holly Mosack at by April 15, 2013. Visit to learn more about the park.

Established in 1922, Camp Louise is an overnight camp for Jewish girls located in Western Maryland in Cascade, Maryland. Camp Louise’s brother camp – Camp Airy – is located nearby. Year-round offices for Camps Airy and Louise are located in Baltimore, MD. Camp Louise seeks a candidate with exemplary skills in the following areas: • Leadership• Communication• Public speaking• Relationship building• Organization• Passion for Jewish Camping• Desire to have input into the future vision of Camp Louise. The Assistant Director will be part of the year-round senior leadership team. Responsibilities will include: • Camper recruitment• Staff recruitment• Parent communication• Vendor communication• Programming• Training, supervising, and managing staff• Coordination with Camp Airy in joint activities (both summer and year-round) The Assistant Director frequently travels during the year as a representative of Camps Airy and Louise. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: No phone calls please. COMPENSATION: Camp Louise offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. DESIRED START DATE: June 1, 2013

Barrie Day Camp is the summer program of Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD. The Associate Director will assist with the development, enhancement, and management of the summer camp and extended day programs. In addition, the Associate Director will develop and implement the outdoor education, off-campus learning, experiential education, and leadership training programs in collaboration with the School’s Division Heads. Qualifications: The Associate Director must be able to clearly articulate and champion the vision and purpose of the above programs, their convergence with the School program and alignment with its mission, and their unique set of positive outcomes for today’s youth; 5+ years of leadership experience as a camp administrator, specifically programs involving recreational, experiential, outdoor, and leadership training; a BS or BA degree in education, camp administration, recreational management or related field; excellent public relations skills; computer/technology aptitude; values attending to detail and efficiency. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional references to (ACA Accredited)

Entry level position with international student travel company in Mamaroneck, NY. Leading international student travel program seeks year-round, full time Assistant to the Director as an entry level opportunity. College graduate, detail oriented, organized, excellent phone manner for client interaction, enthusiastic, comfortable multi-tasking, hardworking, caring and preferably experienced working with youth/teens. Ideal for people who love summer camp. Small office, fun business, we work hard & love what we do. Visit Position in our Mamaroneck, NY office. Email resumes, cover letter, references to

Friends of Camp Little Notch (Friends of CLN) is dedicated to providing opportunities for all people to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves. Friends of CLN operates an outdoor education and retreat center in Fort Ann, NY that hosts a variety of programs and user groups throughout the year. We are seeking a camp director who is innovative, dynamic, conscientious, and organized—with the ability to create a diverse cooperative community working toward the realization of our vision. The camp director will be in charge of the operation of our 443-acre camp facility—maintaining a safe and sustainable site for all our guests, ensuring all currently planned programs are implemented, generating additional revenue through planning and running new programs, and soliciting and hosting user groups. Full job description at Compensation: $1,750 per month for the contract period: Mar. 1 through Oct. 31. Food and lodging is provided from May 15th- September 30th. We aim to have a year round Camp Director, and hope to be able to offer a contract extension. To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to as soon as possible. (ACA Accreditation)

Exciting opportunity to take on all aspects of leadership of 55-acre camp bordering serene county park. Camp routinely serves over 400 children daily and also is a destination for high adventure and family programming. Over 5 million dollars in facility upgrades in the last 5 years! Facilities include; conference center, heated outdoor pool with slides, water spray ground, nature center, picnic lodge and numerous enclosed 3 season shelters with rest rooms. Full time program director, registrar and camp ranger round out year round staff team. Qualifications: The director must possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree and prior experience; supervising full time staff, launching and managing high quality large volume programs, developing and working with volunteer groups, fundraising, managing all aspects of day camping The individual must be personable, self motivated, a hands on team leader with strong skills in staff development. Excellent organizational, administrative and human relations skills are critical. To Apply: Log on to For a detailed job description or to have additional questions answered contact Debbie Masters, YMCA of Greater Rochester, District VP 1-585-341-3249,

Amazing opportunity to provide senior leadership to the largest YMCA day camp in Upstate NY. Picturesque 28-acre campus has experienced over 2 million dollars in facility upgrades in 5 years, while boasting priceless waterfront property to support robust sailing/water ski program (already sold out for 2013!) Last year, school aged camp reached 99% capacity. Eighty five percent of staff team will be returning this summer. State of the Art high adventure campus to be unveiled this summer. Qualifications: The director must possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree and prior experience; supervising full time staff, launching and managing high quality large volume programs, developing and working with volunteer groups, managing all aspects of day camping and a familiarity with youth sports and School Aged Child Care. The individual must be personable, self-motivated, a hands on team leader with strong skills in staff development. Excellent organizational, administrative and human relations skills are critical. To Apply: Log on to For a detailed job description or to have additional questions answered contact Mike Stevens, Executive Director-Bay View Family YMCA 1-585-341-3211, (ACA Accredited)

Including Registering, Marketing & Operations. 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: Registration/Tours/Parent Communication- Innovative Program Design- Marketing/Advertising Lead – Operations – 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)

Catholic Charities is seeking a year round Camp Director at Camp Christopher to provide a wide range of administrative activities including marketing, recruiting, curriculum development, public relations, fundraising and supervision. The Director coordinates operations and personnel so as to ensure efficient program implementation including planning, coordinating, and executing program ideas and activities and managing facilities. Program budget is in excess of $1,000,000. Programming includes traditional day/overnight camping, programs for persons with special needs, environmental education and more. Salary to be commensurate with experience. Must have BA or BS in Education, recreation or related field and 3-5 yrs. management experience. Apply at (ACA Accredited)

Krislund Camp and Conference Center, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is seeking a Krislund Director to oversee year-round camp operations. Krislund, located on 875 acres in a central Pennsylvania mountain valley, is approximately 25 miles from Penn State University. It is a ministry of three presbyteries representing 140 churches. Our program includes a full summer session serving 600+ campers and a retreat season serving nearly 100 groups. 20 new cabins and 2 lodges support the growing ministry to all ages. This position will oversee all aspects of a year-round program, i.e. programmatic oversight, maintenance and improvement of facilities, leadership and staff support, long range planning, and financial management. The Director will also interpret the Krislund ministry to constituents. This ministry is guided by a committed Board drawn from the three presbyteries. There is also strong volunteer support that provides services in many areas. This is a unique opportunity to join a team that is excited about utilizing our rich resources to grow our Christian ministry. To view our website go to To receive a full job description and/or submit a resume, contact

Full time, year around position for energetic, self-motivated team player with whatever it takes attitude. Must have excellent public relations skills and project a professional, clean cut, all American image. Small privately owned, non-profit, residential, non-smoking camp nestled on 2300 acres in the Pineywoods of East Texas. Traditional camp program. Position requires limited travel, staff recruitment/training/management, camper recruitment and retention as well as helping oversee the daily operation of the camp. Retreat planning and hosting required during off-season. Competitive pay. Email resume to: No phone calls please. (ACA Accredited)

The Aloha Foundation-Program Director for Educational Partnerships-Hulbert Outdoor Center.The Program Director for Educational Partnerships oversees the day to day operations of the Hulbert Outdoor Center’s programs of experiential education for students. He or she also develops, markets and manages program collaborations with other educational organizations including elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and youth and adult special interest groups. In addition, the Program Director for Educational Partnerships secures funding for Hulbert programs from grant-makers and donors through proposal writing and personal presentation; and develops and conducts program assessments to ensure educational offerings of high quality and sustainable financial performance. To view the full job description, please visit our website: Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Jason Knowles, Director, Hulbert Outdoor (ACA Accredited)

Camp Dogwood ( seeks an Assistant Director for the 2013 summer. The Assistant Director will assist in leading all aspects of the camp program including direct oversight of our Rites of Passage and STEP programs, the daily program schedule and both camper and staff evaluations. The Assistant Director should also be comfortable playing an integral role in the ACA re-accreditation process, helping to lead and design staff training, assisting in the oversight of our emergency management plans and assuming leadership in all aspects of camp when called upon. This is currently a part-time position, with the possibility of growth into a full time position after the summer for the right candidate. This position requires residency in Madison Virginia from early June-late August and preferably part time in our Northern Virginia office from March-May and then September. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in education, parks and recreation or a similar field along with demonstrated previous experience in senior staff roles at camp. Comfort level with working long hours, minimum downtime, working in a fast-paced, diverse environment and adaptability are key components for this position. Current certifications in CPR, First Aid and AED are required. Up to date certification in WFR or WFA is preferred. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. Interested candidates should please email a cover letter and resume to (ACA Accredited)


Year-round Food Service Director needed at Camp Ondessonk. Qualifications: A genuine desire to change the world through creating nutritious, tasty, and increasingly local meals in a summer camp and Outdoor Education program. Position requires a working knowledge of professional food services. No less than 3 years’ experience in food service management. Of particular importance is extensive, effective experience managing people in the delivery of food services. Min 21 years of age. Duties: Administrative, teaching, mentoring, food ordering and prep, facility management, Summer Food Service Program compliance, and public relations. Compensation: Salary ($30,000-$32,000/year); Opportunity for performance-based salary increase and/or bonuses; Benefits (Paid Vacation; Health Insurance; more) Located in beautiful Southern Illinois, we are a tightly knit community with a passion for sharing the outdoors with others. For more information, please visit: Contact: Jeremy M. Culpepper –

Looking for an exciting culinary opportunity in the Farm to Table Movement? Procter Center is a 1200-acre camp, conference, and working farm located in the heart of Ohio. Serving over 10,000 guests each year, the Center caters to everything from high-end weddings to children’s summer camp. Food is either organically grown on-site or purchased from local sources. ( ) The Head Chef will be responsible for management of an industrial kitchen, menu development, and staff oversight. The Chef will work closely with our on-site farm manager to determine what will be planted, harvesting times, and quantities. The Head Chef must be able to spot problems and resolve them quickly and efficiently, maintain a level head, and delegate many kitchen tasks simultaneously. Duration: This is a full time, salaried position to begin immediately. Compensation: Annual salary, full benefits, and on-site housing can be provided with his/her own bedroom in a shared flat on the farm with a communal kitchen, baths, and living space. Interested applicants should send a CV and resume to: Ms. Christine Tokarz,, 903.267.6372


Glisson Camp and Retreat Center, a United Methodist camp in Dahlonega, GA, is seeking to hire a summer Healthcare Manager to provide medical care for campers and staff. Applicants must be a licensed RN, LPN (with lots of experience with children) or Physician in the state of Georgia, with pediatrics experience preferred. Applicants must be able to be on site Sunday through Friday from approximately May 22 until July 28, 2013. Applicants would also be asked to perform camper health form review periodically in the months leading up to summer camp. Compensation also includes meals and lodging, if needed. Please contact Kim Bell, Program Director, to schedule an interview at 706-864-6181. (ACA Accredited)

Summary: The mission of Victory Junction is to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. The Nursing Director of Victory Junction provides the means of fulfilling the mission statement, and our goal is to be a medical center of excellence for each of the conditions and illnesses we serve. This is accomplished by leadership that provides superior medical services to campers, families and staff when at Victory Junction. Please see full job description and/or apply at: (ACA Accredited)


Position available for someone with experience in property management. Camp Winding River is a 400 acre property located in Dearborn, MO specializing in equestrian activities and includes a state of the art equestrian center. The Site Manager ensures that buildings and property are maintained in a consistently safe, attractive and efficient manner; performs minor repairs and remodeling and oversees contracted services; performs year round grounds maintenance including snow removal, tree trimming, clearing trails and road maintenance. High School or equivalent and 3-5 yrs. experience. Knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, grounds maintenance and general equipment and vehicle repair and maintenance. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Housing is provided at no cost and living on-site is a requirement of the position. Appointment is dependent upon the results of a criminal background investigation. All residents of the household over age 18 must pass a criminal background investigation. Email resume and cover letter to: (ACA Accredited)

Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA seeking professional candidate to manage and maintain camp in Kingsley, PA. Responsibilities include maintenance of site, safety and security of the property, and campers’ safety. Perform routine and/or emergency repair and maintenance or supervise contractor performing repairs. Develop positive relationships with campers and community. Five years’ experience in construction trades or camp maintenance preferred. Valid driver’s license. Ability to handle power tools and operate machinery and lift up to 100 pounds. Candidate must reside in housing that is provided. Forward resume and cover letter to or mail to GSHPA, Attn: HR, 350 Hale Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17104. (ACA Accredited)