June 30, 2020

The following are current year-round job openings in the U.S.
(or seasonal openings longer than just May - August)

Whether you are a career camp professional or a young adult who is/was looking forward to working at camp this summer, summer 2020 will be different. ACA wants to help. View Job Resources for Summer 2020

Place a job opening on Year-Round Jobs at Camp.

Alphabetical by state under the following categories:

Activity Specialist = 4
Administration = 8
Jobs in Fall/Winter/Spring = 3

*New listings = 7
Total listings =
15
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ACTIVITY SPECIALIST

RESERVATIONIST AND GUEST ACTIVITIES MANAGER - COLORADO
We are seeking a Reservationist and Guest Activities Manager at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO. This individual shall be responsible for assisting the Director of Sales and Marketing with reservations of guest groups and providing program/activity support and facilitation for Guest Groups as requested by the groups. This is a year-round, part-time, non-exempt position with housing. Applications may be made on our website or send your resume or any questions to Sue Spencer at sales@highlandscamp.org. For more information call 303-747-2888. (ACA Accredited)

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 mjwills@indiana.edu or 765-349-5113. IU is an EOE/AA/M/F/VET/Disability (ACA Accredited)

* EVENT MANAGER - TEXAS
This entry-level position is an ideal fit for recent graduates with outdoor recreation or hospitality degrees. As a hospitality team member of the Retreat at Balcones Springs, you will be primarily responsible for facilitating activities, facilitating meal and bar service, preparing meeting spaces, and creating a positive and memorable guest experience. In the summer months, The Retreat switches gears and operates exclusively as a sports and adventure camp for kids ages 7-17. Not only does our hospitality staff gain experience working with adult groups of all kinds, but they also have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of our young campers. The Retreat is at times a 24/7 business, so we prefer that our full-time hospitality staff live on property. We have several renovated spaces ready for move-in, some private and some shared. Utilities are provided, along with most meals, benefits included, and access to un-facilitated activities during free time. Please send a resume and cover letter along with two professional and one personal reference to Christine Baskin at christine@texasretreat.com. Visit our website for more information on The Retreat at Balcones Springs. (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 mstein@outdoorschool.com or visit our website. (ACA Accredited)

 

ADMINISTRATION

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 DIRECTOR - MICHIGAN
Camp Michigamme is a Christian summer camp for youth and adults in the beautiful, rugged highlands of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our century-old mission is to help people become followers of Jesus and grow in their discipleship. The Director manages all aspects of camp, including camper recruitment and enrollment; program development and implementation; staff training and supervision; and camper safety. The Director ensures all standards and requirements are met and oversees the physical property in conjunction with seasonal maintenance personnel. Spiritual development of campers is overseen by resident pastors. Winter duties include planning/recruitment, fund development, and promoting camp partnerships with churches and other groups. Past experience in youth development, program management, and supervision of staff are required. Compensation for this full-time position is commensurate with experience and includes on-campus housing June - August and benefits. Cover letter and resumé incl. three references should be received by Aug 1, 2020. Send to Rev. Scott Harmon, District Superintendent, sharmon@michiganumc.org ; or to 927 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855. Learn more. (ACA Accredited)

* EXECUTIVE LEADER - MICHIGAN
Michigan Area United Methodist Camping is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership to the three unique programs and sites of the organization. A recently defined vision and strategic plan provide a framework for the future – implementation, creativity, full expression of the vision will be the challenge and the opportunity of this role. Three locations each have a unique, primary program niche: Lake Huron Retreat Center (adult retreat center); Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center (intergenerational family camp, primarily RV’s); Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center (summer children & youth camp). A community day camp is envisioned for development for communities across Michigan. This leadership opportunity is unique and full of potential to impact thousands of lives. You can learn more at our website. Kaleidoscope, inc. is conducting the search on behalf of MAUMC. To request an application packet, contact Kaleidoscope at MAUMC@kaleidoscopeinc.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)

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING - NORTH CAROLINA
Camp Rockfish is a multifaceted, year-round camp and retreat center nestled on 486 acres in the sandhills region of North Carolina. Our mission is to help people experience and grow in the love of God through Jesus Christ. Throughout the year, Rockfish Camp hosts over 12,000 campers and retreat guests. Rockfish is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, creative, Christ-centered person to help further its mission through year-round retreat activities, after school ministry, and all aspects of the growing summer programming. The ideal candidate must have: A strong Christian faith, at least a 4-year college degree, camp leadership experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, an orientation for detail, and the ability to multi-task and work with a team. Due to supervisory nature of this position, a minimum of 3 years of staff supervision experience is needed. Compensation for this full-time position is dependent upon experience and includes on-campus housing and benefits. Resumes, a cover letter, and three references should be sent to the Director of Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center, Jim Martin, at jim@camprockfish.org. For more information about Rockfish. (ACA Accredited)

* DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS - NORTH CAROLINA
SOAR is a leading adventure-based program serving youth with learning and attention challenges. Divisions include a residential boarding school, summer camp programs in NC, WY, FL, CA, NY, Peru, and Central American, along with a Gap year program hosted in Wyoming. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to manage and direct SOAR’s program services. This position requires knowledge of program operations as they pertain to Camp and Schools; knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements; knowledge of budgeting; and knowledge of risk management in the outdoor recreation industry. This new position offers an opportunity to join a dedicated group of professionals in a highly respected organization serving youth, young adults, and families living with learning and attention challenges. Job Type: Full time - Experience: 10 years of program management leadership. Education: Masters degree. Work Location: Balsam, NC. Visit our website for more information.  All Applicants must email cover letter and resume to bigjohn@soarnc.org. (ACA Accredited)

* EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - NORTH CAROLINA
Camp Tekoa, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is seeking an Executive Director to serve as the next leader of the multi-site, multi-faceted ministry of summer camp, year-round retreats and after school program. Serving 2,300 summer campers and 80+ groups annually, the $1.8M budget operation supports 6 year-round staff and 90 seasonal staff as well as many volunteers in two locations – Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville and Tekoa Foothills in Casar. Tekoa’s mission is “Touching hearts, changing lives, sharing the light of Christ.” With a 70-year history, Tekoa is ready to continue growth and build on a legacy of innovative outdoor ministry. The next leader will shape the next chapter including creating a robust model of fund development. The successful candidate will be strategic, experienced, visionary, articulate, a leader of leaders, missionally focused. You can learn more about Tekoa's ministry. Kaleidoscope, inc. is conducting the search on behalf of Tekoa. To request an application packet, contact Kaleidoscope at TekoaED@kaleidoscopeinc.com. (ACA Accredited)

* DIRECTOR OF SUMMER AND EXTERNAL PROGRAMS - PENNSYLVANIA
The Director of Summer and External Programs provides vision and direction for an office charged with supplementing the admission process, enhancing alumni relations, being a good partner with the local community, providing and supplementing employment opportunities, and producing appropriate revenue for the school through summer programming. Additionally, the person in this role will serve as the Head Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach, directing the varsity soccer program including developing student-athletes in game strategies and techniques for competition. Full job description is available here. (ACA Accredited)

 

JOBS IN FALL/WINTER/SPRING

Looking for a summer job instead?

BACKCOUNTRY CAMP ASSISTANT - ARIZONA
Arizona Outdoor Adventures is a non-profit organization with the mission of “enriching and positively impacting children’s lives through fun outdoor activities in the peace and quiet of nature.” AOA is looking for Backcountry Camp Assistants for their northern Arizona camp season (July-October). Our camps are unique in that they are tent camps in the backcountry of Arizona’s White Mountains which means no running water or facilities in camp. The Backcountry Camp Assistant will be responsible for assisting in preparing for the arrival of camp groups and activities such as fishing, horseback riding, hiking, outdoor education, storytelling, games, preparing meals, camp maintenance, and camp setup/teardown. Must be First Aid/CPR certified, comfortable in a backcountry environment with no access to facilities, comfortable with handling fish and around horses, kids, and adults with disabilities, and able to display a sense of outdoor professionalism at all times. COMPENSATION: A tent and all tent gear (bed roll, lantern) plus meals will be provided. $100/week paid bi-weekly. 1-4 month contracts available. Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to nate@azoutdooradventures.org. Take a look at our website as well!

* SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM STAFF - INDIANA
Camp Rancho Framasa is an inclusive, residential camp, located in Indiana and operated by the Catholic Youth Organization since 1946. Serving participants of all ages our school year includes: Outdoor Education, Recreation, Catholic Retreats, and Community/Leadership Programs. Program Staff are the core of our ministry. They are integral in sharing the camp vision which empowers individuals to live Christ centered lives. In addition, Program Staff work with teachers and others to deliver programs that meet specified goals and state mandated standards. Working at camp as a Program Staff member gives the opportunity to expand faith, teaching, leadership, and facilitation. Experiences include coordinating, planning, and programming. We offer a welcoming, faith filled community in a beautiful outdoor setting. Training is provided. Three options: fall 2020, full school year (2020/2021) and/or spring (2021). Opportunities to be a part of our summer staff 2021 are available as well. Visit our website for more information and an online application. Applicants of all faith traditions welcome. Questions? Email angi@campranchoframasa.org.

OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER INSTRUCTORS - VIRGINIA
Our skilled team of outdoor educators work each season to create high quality day and overnight programs for K-12 groups, scout troops, universities, churches and corporate retreats. Our programs focus on core areas that include Outdoor Adventure, Team Building, and Environmental Education with a mix of activities each day. Over the course of a week you can expect to go caving or climbing, facilitate on the high ropes course, and lead students through our nature center programs. Each season starts with 2 weeks of in-depth staff training where you will learn skills such as belaying, low ropes facilitation, cave navigation, trip leadership, canoeing and group management. There are also opportunities for pro-deals on gear, in-services and certification opportunities, and optional staff bonding trips. On-site housing is available on our 350-acre property and we are just 20 minutes outside of Harrisonburg’s downtown shops and restaurants. We are also located a short drive from Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Washington D.C. and a number of other fun places to spend your days off. To apply email a resume to Katie Hanley at hanleyk@horizonsva.com (ACA Accredited)