March 31, 2020
The following are current year-round job openings in the U.S.
(or seasonal openings longer than just May - August)
Place a job opening on Year-Round Jobs at Camp.
Alphabetical by state under the following categories:
Activity Specialist = 5
Administration = 20
Site & Facilities = 2
Jobs in Fall/Winter/Spring = 1
*New listings = 4
Total listings = 28
WILDERNESS COORDINATOR AND ILAB DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
The Wilderness Coordinator & iLab Director oversees all aspects of the Helios School’s camping and wilderness program, while also providing hands-on direction, instruction and oversight in our Imagine Lab, or iLab, the school’s makerspace. In addition to actively communicating both verbally and in writing (e.g., emails), this position requires extensive outdoors/camping experience, as well as a sense of adventure and creativity when helping children create items in the iLab. Specific responsibilities include: - Wilderness Coordinator - Organizes and facilitates biannual class camping trips including meal planning - Coordinates volunteers, vans, and drivers, communications and reservations with sites and facilities - Coordinates wilderness training with classroom teachers - Coordinates camping training for parent volunteers/chaperones - Co-creates teacher manual for camping - Facilitates the I’Lab for grades K-8 & design lab for grades 7-8. Helios School is seeking a person with: - 4 year college degree - At least 3 years’ experience in wilderness/outdoor education or equivalent experience -At least 3 years’ experience working within makerspaces -Prior teaching experience with K- 8th grade population. firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS/SPECIALISTS - INDIANA
Bradford Woods is Indiana University’s Outdoor Center, serving nearly 20,000 people annually through amazing outdoor programs. The Environmental Education program has been going strong for over 60 years and provides standards-based curriculum to students. Adventure Education provides team building and leadership development to youth, emerging professionals and adults. Environmental Explorers Summer Camp gives kids a chance to return in the summer and “play” again in the woods and learn a little something too! Do you love the outdoors, teaching kids, everything camp, and making a difference in the lives of others? Check out our spring, summer, and fall opportunities in 2020. We hire outdoor instructors and specialists on an ongoing basis and any position can double as an internship. For more information and full job descriptions, visit our website or contact Melanie at email@example.com or 765-349-5113. IU is an EOE/AA/M/F/VET/Disability (ACA Accredited)
OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR - TEXAS
At The Outdoor School (TOS) students are able to experience their natural environment in a fun and educational setting. We offer a variety of programming for visiting schools to choose from, typically working with 5th - 7th-grade students. Instructors teach from a pre-approved academic and adventure curriculum including Teambuilding, Reptiles, Water Quality, Kayaking, High Ropes Courses, Archery, Outdoor Survival, Art in Nature, and many more! Compensation includes housing, meals during program, and a $260/week stipend for new instructors. There are also several opportunities for professional growth at TOS! Instructors participate in a 3-week training period that provides challenge course training, teambuilding facilitation skills, Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification, Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (optional), and the foundation for great friendships! The Fall Season runs mid-August through November 20th. For more information please contact Personnel Director Mark Stein via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website. (ACA Accredited)
DAY CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR - WISCONSIN
HIRING NOW, and we need you! Edwards YMCA Camp offers rising star camp professionals the opportunity to learn and increase their knowledge of the camping world. The Day Camp Program Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of the day camp program along with the supervision of the day camp counselors. They will work with their team of counselors to create inclusive, fun, and safe activities for all campers as well as liaison with parents at check-in and out and provide counselor support. The Day Camp Program Director will also serve as a member of our Support Staff team and provide support to the resident camp program when day camp is not in session. The position begins in late May and runs until August 14th with opportunities to start as early as late March and work the spring outdoor education season and/or stay on for the fall season after summer camp ends. Benefits include competitive summer camp wages based on experience as well as housing and meals while camp is in session. To apply and join our fun loving team of dedicated camp professionals visit our website or send your resume to Ali Eisenman at email@example.com. (ACA Accredited)
FIELD INSTRUCTOR - WISCONSIN
Field Instructors provide a committed and empathetic atmosphere to students who have experienced trauma and are in desperate need of support. An individualized attuned relational approach is used, while providing year-round novel experiences, like canoeing, cross country skiing, fishing, and canine therapy, to engage students while building self-esteem and providing opportunities for growth. Field Instructors work an 8 day on/6 day off schedule with the potential to work in all areas of programming. Requirements: Field Instructor must be at least 21 years old. BS/ BA degree or comparable experience working in the adventure or outdoor field with at-risk youth is preferred. Excellent leadership, communication and problem-solving skills. Must possess and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification (WFR preferred) Ability to lift and carry 50+ pounds for extended durations. Must be able to pass a Background Criminal Investigation. Must hold a valid Driver's License with clean driving record. Must pass a post-employment offer medical physical. Apply online.
* EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION, NEW ENGLAND
ACA, New England seeks an Executive Director who will create value for members, affiliates, and industry partners. The successful candidate will oversee the organization’s relationship building efforts, advocacy initiatives, operations and fiscal management, educational programs, and manage a team of five. He/She/They will build upon the organization’s long history of serving the New England camping industry by helping to shape and implement ACA, New England’s strategic plan. Learn more about this opportunity.
ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - ARIZONA
Summer camps are amazing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Camp Civitan aims to bring the summer camp experience to people with disabilities in fun and creative ways. Civitan is looking for an Assistant Camp Director who will be working closely alongside our Camp Director. Having it the best of both worlds living in Phoenix and working out of our Foundations headquarters while spending summers and weekends at camp! The Assistant Director will work along side the Camp Director making sure that programs and programming specific staff have all they need to be successful. Working on the intake of new campers and communicating with parents. As well as supervising camp and staff in the absence of the director. Civitan is looking for someone with previous camping and outdoor recreation experience. They will need to be able to adapt programming to fit the needs of our campers and any groups using Camp Civitan’s facilities. This role would be based out of Phoenix, Az and spend camps and summer onsite at Camp in Williams. Please submit resumes and cover letters to Cody Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your interest.
* ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
Eden Village West is seeking an exceptional leader with experience in Jewish camp management and outdoor education to serve as our Assistant Director. This is a full-time, year-round position. Start date is mid-May 2020. The Assistant Director has a key leadership role in creating our camp program and culture, recruiting campers, communicating with families, supporting camp operations, and hiring, training, and supervising staff. We are a small team who collaborates on every component of our camp and non profit operations. You will be engaged with every part of camp on some level. Please send a resume, two references, and a note to Casey at email@example.com with the subject “Assistant Director – YOUR NAME”. In the text of the email, please share informally and briefly (under one page/~400 words) why Eden Village West of all places is so interesting to you; your experience, and share about your passions. We will also accept video cover letters, if that’s more your thing. Applications are accepted until April 1st, 2020. View more information.
SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR - CALIFORNIA
Nature-Family-Community: Launch your career in camp leadership at Oakland Feather River Camp in beautiful Quincy, California, where the Cascades meet the Sierra Mountains! For most of the summer, we operate as a family camp serving families from Oakland, CA. We also run one week of youth summer camp and serve multiple, diverse retreat groups. The Summer Camp Director is the leader of our summer programs: This person will train, schedule, supervise and coordinate all camp activities and program staff; ensure a positive experience for all guests by both planning camp activities and responding to guest needs; and work as crucial part of the camp leadership team to ensure a successful and safe summer season. This position has somewhat flexible dates but the ideal start date will be in April and ideal end date in October, with the potential to transition to year-round, full-time employment with benefits at the end of season. Pay range is $700-$1,000/week, depending on experience. Private, on-site housing provided. To apply or for more information, contact Mark Olson, Executive Director, at Mark@FeatherRiverCamp.com
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY & PROGRAMMING - FLORIDA
The Diocese of Southwest Florida is seeking a leader for our youth programs, including our DaySpring Summer Camp. The ideal candidate (clergy or lay) will have a strong background in theology, parish ministry and pastoral skills, as well as demonstrated training, experience, skills in leadership with youth. The position includes congregational development and support of youth ministry, leadership development for young people, administration of diocesan youth and young adult programs, and DaySpring Summer Camp administration. This is a full-time position, including pension and healthcare benefits per the Episcopal Church Denominational Health Plan. On-site housing at DaySpring Episcopal Center in a single-family private home is required. We intend to hire this position in coordination with the 2020 Summer Camp season, which starts May 28, 2020. Additional information can be found here. Resumes will be received through April 15, 2020. Please send resume and cover letter, including three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Canon Anne Vickers at (941) 556-0315.
CAMP DIRECTOR - GEORGIA
The Camp Director at Camp Misty Mountain must have a passion for the outdoors and the ability to inspire and lead our youth development focused aquatic and equestrian programs. The ideal candidate will take a visionary approach to opportunities and be able to convey a clear understanding of the organization’s mission. The Camp Director is a role model for girls and should be actively involved in the camp program. The Camp Director leads a team that provides outstanding year-round outdoor program and exceptional customer service while building relationships within the community. View the full job description and apply (ACA Accredited)
* DIRECTOR OF CAMPING - IOWA
Camp Hantesa, a program of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa, is seeking the person who will lead all camp programming for the council. The The Director of Camping is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the highest standards for all aspects of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa’s camp programming including, but not limited to, all activities, camps, and user groups. The Director of Camping is charged with leading the camp staff; inspiring them to be recognized leaders in the camping community; building a culture of inspiration for campers; and maintaining the highest level of camper safety. The Director of Camping is a proactive leader, sensing trends and opportunities for growth with all aspects of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa’s residential and day camps. They will work directly with the Executive Director to develop and manage the camp portion of the organizations budget. For a complete job description visit our website. Send cover letter and resume to M.Slocum@outlook.com Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. (ACA Accredited)
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER - MASSACHUSETTS
An independent YMCA Camp and Conference Center, Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA is located on 1,400 beautiful acres in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. BCCYMCA provides residential camp experience, teen travel, leadership & outdoor education experience and day camp programs. The Chief Operations Officer provides overall leadership to the Shared Services and Support Departments and ensures that service delivery systems, processes, and standards effectively meet program and guest needs. They ensure that the duties and responsibilities assigned to respective Departments are carried out in an effective, systematic, and cost-effective and risk mitigated manner. Qualifications: 10+ years of senior level nonprofit management experience with demonstrated executive leadership skills; Experience within a resident camp/outdoor education setting preferred; Demonstrated success in large scale project management including oversight of facilities/property management, and food service; Commitment to excellence and collaborative teamwork; Awareness of issues that affect all aspects of the organization (legal, social, health, etc). To view the position announcement, click here. Please email your cover letter and resume to: BCCYMCA@developmentguild.com (ACA Accredited)
OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR & MANAGER - MASSACHUSETTS
Want to oversee a hoard of zombies and monsters? Guardian Adventures' Wizards & Warriors and Zombie STEM Summer Camp is in search of a new year-round Overnight Camp Director to train under our current team for the 2020 season to direct and manage our creative STEM and story-based residential summer programs. This position requires an individual that is able to adapt to a unique, fast-paced and constantly changing environment… and know how to look imposing with a foam sword (no sword experience necessary). Camp/school management experience necessary. Summer requires 6 days a week during 6.5 weeks of overnight summer camp. Standard work week in off season. 401K, vacation, health. Apply online.
CAMP PROGRAM DIRECTOR - MINNESOTA
St. Andrew Lutheran Church is seeking candidates for the position of Camp Program Director for our Camp located in Hackensack, MN. Objective and duties include: To design, deliver and evaluate a summer youth camp program with a standard of excellence that meets or exceeds ACA accreditation and aligns with the overall mission of this ministry. Essential Job Functions: 1. Oversee the daily operation of the summer youth camp from June through mid-August. 2. Assess, Review Summer Camp Programming, identifying needed improvements and Prepare for the upcoming Camp Season. 3.Work with other youth and children ministries during the off-season to develop relationships with future campers and support the work of those ministries during their program season. 4.Maintain procedures including, maintenance schedules, safety and emergency procedures, healthcare procedures, lakefront procedures, kitchen procedures, staff schedules and any other procedures as needed or identified for the safety and enjoyment of our campers and staff. 5.Maintain strong and supportive relationships with those outside of St. Andrew who work with or are impacted by our camp. Interested candidates should contact Pastor Gail at email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Director of Youth Development and Camp Hale oversees our summer sleepaway camp, Camp Hale, winter programming, and develops and implements a year-round youth development program. The Director serves as the Camp Director during the summer months and resides at camp from June through August. The Director embraces the camp’s culture and traditions and ensures a multi-cultural experience, where campers meet and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. The Director manages all aspects of camp, including camper recruitment and enrollment, curriculum development, staff training and supervision, and camper safety. The Director ensures all standards and quality are met and maintains the physical property. In addition, the Director is responsible for the overall financial health of the camp. What we are looking for: -A minimum of 10 years of experience in youth development with at least 7 years of experience in program management and supervision of staff. -Previous residential camp experience required preferably in a leadership role. Experience working with urban youth, staff, agency personnel. More information and how to apply found here. (ACA Accredited)
ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - NEW JERSEY
Appel Farm Arts Camp: Igniting creativity, kindness, and confidence! Since 1960, Appel Farm Arts Camp has been a haven for creative kids, with programs in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, photography, video, creative writing and more! Appel Farm does camp differently, with a mature staff and 3:1 camper to counselor ratio ensuring each child’s physical and emotional safety. A focus on transformative arts and learning, camper choice, and personal attention helps children develop their unique strengths and skills. Appel Farm’s diverse community empowers children to become their best selves, teaching empathy and kindness. A balance of arts classes, free time, trips, campfires, and performances has all the fun of a traditional summer camp for creative kids. Key Responsibility: The Assistant Camp Director has a year-round focus on camper retention and recruitment with ultimate responsibility to design, implement, execute, and continually evaluate a plan to increase camper enrollment. How to Apply: Candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and resume to Jennie Quinn, Public Outreach Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more. (ACA Accredited)
AQUATICS DIRECTOR - NEW YORK
Mohawk Day Camp is seeking an Aquatics Director. There are year-round planning and hiring responsibilities, and this individual would be part of our year-round camp leadership team. We are looking for a knowledgeable, friendly, creative and well-organized person to join our dynamic team. Our aquatics program is a critical component of the Mohawk Day Camp camper experience. Campers swim daily, with a combination of both instructional and recreational swim. The aquatics facility includes eight heated outdoor swimming pools of varying depths to accommodate campers 3 to 15 years of age. The Aquatics Director will manage the swim staff, deliver a high-quality swim program to campers, ensure camper safety and work well in a team environment. Additional planning, hiring, and training responsibilities are a component of this position. Qualifications include: Experience teaching swim lessons to children, 3 plus years of staff supervision experience, facility operation and pool management experience, currently Certified as a Lifeguard and WSI preferred, LGT/CPR/WSI Trainer preferred (not required). For more information and to apply, visit our website. (ACA Accredited)
*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - OREGON
Salary: $80000-$83000. Status: Full-time, Exempt. Reports to: Board of Directors Start Date: Negotiable with Camp Season. Originally founded in 1936 by the YWCA of Greater Portland, Westwind has welcomed over 100,000 campers, students, families and others to its incomparable site, and continues to welcome over 6,000 people a year for camp, outdoor school and other transformative overnight experiences, as well as 600+ others for day programs and visits. Full Job Description and Application information. Position open until filled. (ACA Accredited)
ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR - PENNSYLVANIA/MASSACHUSETTS
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, MA is seeking an Assistant Director to join our year-round leadership team. The Assistant Director is an integral part of the leadership team whose primary year-round and summer responsibilities are camper welfare, camper recruitment, parent communication, marketing, program development, and staff recruitment. Alongside our Directors, the Assistant Director will work to uphold the values of our camp, provide exceptional care and customer service, and perpetuate our camp traditions. Through building knowledge of camp culture, families and staff, the Assistant Director will become a key decision-maker in our organization. Ideally, year-round work will take place in our suburban Philadelphia office and in-season work, mid-May through August, on-site at camp in Massachusetts. To submit your interest, please email a cover letter and resume to Jamie@campmkn.com. Visit our website (ACA Accredited)
DIRECTOR OF OUTDOOR PROGRAM - PENNSYLVANIA
If you have a passion for outdoor education, high adventure, and empowering girls and young women – and you have the experience to back it up, then we want you for our team! As the Director of Outdoor Program, you will lead the development and implementation of high-quality outdoor programming and camping experiences that are girl-driven and girl-focused. Accountable for the planning, implementation and assessment of all outdoor programming and camping opportunities; Manage all aspects of camp to include program planning and delivery, resource allocation, and risk management; Ensure that all outdoor program offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and leadership program outcomes; Ensure that progressive outdoor programming supports the membership strategy and plans; Create a staffing plan to support outdoor and camp programming and coordinate the hiring, placement, training, housing, and supervision of summer camp staff; Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience managing staff; Minimum of 5 years of work experience with proven experience in Camp Management and outdoor programming for youth; Must have reliable transportation and ability to travel throughout western PA; send resume to email@example.com (ACA Accredited)
OUTDOOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST - PENNSYLVANIA
As a member of the Outdoor Program Team, you will help design, coordinate and lead large events and programs related to camps which provide a high-quality experience, are girl-driven, girl-focused, and customized to address and meet the needs and interests of girls. •lead the coordination of large outdoor and camp events and programs; •coordinate work, supplies and materials for part-time staff and facilitators; •implement summer camp programming as needed; •experience in youth development and outdoor programming required; •field based position with travel required throughout western PA; •certified in canoeing, archery, & lifeguarding OR willing to get certified; •non-traditional work hours to include days, evenings and weekends; •full-time position; •have reliable transportation; Submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2020. (ACA Accredited)
EQUESTRIAN DIRECTOR - TEXAS
Camp Balcones Springs is looking for a flexible, experienced, and creative Equestrian Director to run our summer camp equestrian department and manage our barns, stables, and horseback riding offerings during our non-summer retreat season. Responsibilities will including managing our herd of 14-16 horses, 3 donkeys, and 1 goat, and maintaining a healthy and clean stable and barn environment for the animals, which includes but is not limited to ordering supplies and food, implementing and executing a system of maintenance and upkeep for the barn and stable environments, maintaining medical records and monitoring health and vaccines of the animals, and keeping all animals groomed and happy. The ideal candidate is CHA certified, knowledgeable about horse nutrition, and has at least 5 years of experience working with horses. Qualified candidates will also have both experience and interest in equine education and instruction, riding lessons, summer camps or youth environments, and developing horseback programs. We are looking for someone who could ideally live on-site at our camp and retreat property. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to: email@example.com (ACA Accredited)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA
Hidden Meadows operates a non-sectarian coed summer camp for ages 6-16 in the mountains of West Virginia. Our off-season office is located in Charlottesville, VA. We seek a wonderful and creative assistant director. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in managing all aspects of our summer program operations and off-season programs. This includes program development and supervision of program activities. Hiring, training, and supervision of seasonal and year-round staff. Also includes assisting with the design and implementation of a marketing plan to maintain camper attendance and camp usage. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Experience in the outdoor education field. Detail-oriented and great organization skills. Comfortable working both outside and in an office environment. Live on-site during the summer camp program. BENEFITS: Competitive Salary - Health Insurance - Retirement Savings Plan - High number of vacation days per year. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org. (ACA Accredited)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – WASHINGTON
The Sunset Bay Wharf is seeking extraordinary water persons to join our management team running the Beach Camp Marine Mammal Academy. This is not your ordinary summer camp! ALL Beach Camp leaders spend their days in the field actively teaching and advising our staff and campers in providing a one of a kind world class watersports and marine science summer program. Our program combines mission based marine science education with sea kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding beachcombing, beach biking, skimboarding, snorkeling, and scuba. Also including a fleet of outboard powered Zodiacs for fun and exploring. This is a high coordination, athletic, outgoing, fun loving, SMART PERSONS gig, dealing with a wide range of gear, activities, logistics, and intellectually challenging marine mammal curriculum and research. Our pier is located only minutes from downtown Seattle, providing a normal big city life for our talented leaders. Potentially interested/qualified candidates should start with our photos/videos here and then drop us an email here: email@example.com with a pic of them doing something interesting on the water along with a few lines about what they're looking for in life. (ACA Accredited)
SITE & FACILITIES
GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR - COLORADO
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center is a facility that ministers to children, youth, and adults of all ages through summer camp programs, adult educational opportunities, and guest group rentals. The Guest Services Supervisor shall be responsible for: • Supervision of Guest Services Staff • Supervision of Housekeeping Staff • Supervision of Summer Guest Services staff • Assisting in ongoing maintenance of facilities • Supporting operations of Water and Waste Water facilities. The Guest Services Supervisor has both managerial and hands on responsibilities. This position is responsible for providing excellent preparation and service for guests, campers and users of Highlands’ facilities. This is a year-round, full-time, exempt position. The person hired for this position will be required to live on-site at Highlands in private staff housing. Position includes salary, housing and benefits. To apply, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Highlands. (ACA Accredited)
GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST - GEORGIA
The Grounds & Maintenance Specialist at Camp Meriwether will provide maintenance service support for both property and equipment. He/She will ensure the operational and aesthetic standards of the organization, and provide exceptional customer service to all internal and external customers. Duties & Responsibilities: Maintain camp properties and service center facilities in good repair for use by council volunteers, members, visitors. Ensures efficient building and camp property operations through preventative and restorative maintenance using computerized work order system: repairs to buildings and equipment within individual’s capabilities, in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and painting. Specific repairs to buildings, i.e., flooring, screening, plumbing, gutters, interior window cleaning, replacing bulbs and ballasts, replacing batteries, painting, carpet care. Responds to work orders generated through work order system. Maintain grounds such as cutting weeds and grass, trimming trees, blowing of leaves, and clearing brush at camp property. etc. Click here to apply (ACA Accredited)
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CAMP DIRECTOR - SEASONAL - VIRGINIA
Are you ready to lead like a G.I.R.L. and help girls change the world for the better, and leave a lasting legacy in the heart of every girl you reach? At Girl Scouts Nation's Capital, we build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We are searching for a new, energetic outdoor/camping professional for our Camp Director position at Camp Coles Trip in Stafford, VA. This aquatic-based camp combines sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking with campfires, friends, songs and more for an unforgettable voyage of discovery for girls in grades 5 to 11. The Director works remotely, part-time in the off-season, Sept-May, and lives on-site full-time June-August. Responsibilities include directing the executing of all camp activities and operations related to the Girl Scout program at Camp Coles Trip. The Director identifies, directs, and supervises all camp program activities and staff, including the development, organization, implementation, and management of the camp program operations, systems, and processes. The Director ensures ongoing staff development and maintains positive parent, public, community and staff relations. Questions? Email email@example.com. Apply online.