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Potential positions at YMCA Camp Potawotami

To find out what positions are currently available at Camp Potawotami or other YMCAs, click here.

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Summer Camp Coordinator

Summer Season:
Oversee the skill class/organize program schedule. Mentor staff and will implement a staff in-service training schedule to continuously coach the staff: topics include, but are not limited to, homesickness, teambuilding, managing difficult behaviors, etc. Coordinate with one partnership camp. Be on call at least one night a week.

Spring/Fall Season:
Serve as one of the lead instructors by leading camp activities: lake study, tree study, archery, teambuilding, low ropes, compass, pioneer living, wetlands, etc.

Other Duties:
Evening programs, program maintenance, school visits, professional/peer development, staff training. Serve as camp liaison between select schools.

Spring:
prep for summer camp, staff training, and staff events.

Fall:
plan/execute Fall Camp, assist with budgeting and with rehiring of staff.

Benefits:
$335 per week with room/board. On-site laundry/internet.

Qualifications:
Must be organized, flexible, comfortable speaking with parents, have a strong knowledge of overnight camping, have staff supervision experience and be over 21 years old. Experience in camp program areas (lifeguarding, high ropes, archery) is a plus.

Outdoor Education/Waterfront Coordinator

Summer:
Assist with training, supervision & evaluation of staff/lifeguards leading waterfront activities. Supervise in conjunction with OE Director all waterfront operations including swimming, boating & aqua jump. Maintain beach/boathouse and serve as a lifeguard when needed. Assist in day to day logistics & help coordinate all camp events. Must have staff supervision experience.

OE Season:
Serve as one of the lead instructors by assisting in coordinating school visits and being the onsite contact for select schools. Lead waterfront activities such as canoeing & lake study, may also lead may also tree study, archery, compass, wetlands,etc.

Other Duties:
Assist with the hiring Fall OE staff, be on call at least one night a week, curriculum development, evening programs, program maintenance, open the beach for the year, recruit schools, assist budgeting and rehiring of staff.

Benefits:
$335/week with room/board. On-site laundry/ internet.

Qualifications:
Must be organized, flexible, comfortable speaking with parents, have a strong knowledge of overnight camping and be over 21 years old. Experience in camp program areas (lifeguarding, high ropes, archery) is a plus.

Adventure/Retreats Coordinator

Summer:
Lead and oversee all adventure operations including setup & take-down of 50-foot climbing tower, 16-element 40-foot high ropes course, giant swing, zip-line, low ropes elements and teambuilding. Inspects condition of Challenge course daily, as well as weekly and monthly inspections. Supervises & evaluates ropes staff.

Other duties:
Oversee and run the camp store. Coordinate with at least one partnership camp. Be on call at least one night/week.

Spring/Fall:
Coordinate retreats & be onsite contact for select groups. Serve as lead facilitator for all adventure programming with guests.

Other Duties:
climbing program development, evening programs, ropes maintenance.

Spring:
update lesson plans, contact retreats, set-up camp store and prep for staff training.

Fall:
coordinate with retreats, update curriculum, recruit retreat groups, assist with budgeting and with the rehiring of staff.

Benefits:
$335 per week with room/board. On-site laundry/internet.

Qualifications:
Must be organized, flexible, safety-conscious, have a strong knowledge of overnight camping and be over 21 years old. Experience in camp program areas (lifeguarding, high ropes, archery) is a plus.

Outdoor Education Positions (Spring & Fall)

Our Outdoor Education seasons run from early April until the end of May and late August until the end of October. Outdoor Educators work with students of all ages, families, and adult groups providing a variety of outdoor experiences including canoeing, team building, rock climbing, lake study, survival, archery, and evening programs including group games, camp fires, and night awareness. Educators receive a daily wage, onsite housing, and meals. Must have experience in education, science, or recreation. Certifications in First Aid, CPR, and lifeguarding is a plus.

Media Specialist

The Media Specialist is responsible for capturing the magic of summer in still photos and videos. They will visit all of the camp areas several times per day to capture images and short videos. Daily uploads to private Smug Mug pages for parents viewing. Catalogs all media for current and future marketing use and assist with all social media. This person may also be asked to help in other areas of camp. Must be at least 19 years old and have demonstrated digital media knowledge and application. Resident camp experience is a plus.

Ranch Supervisor

Ranch Supervisor will work with the Ranch Camp Cabin Counselors to manage the 12 horses, teach horse lessons, run the Ranch Camp, and lead various camp activities. The Ranch Director is expected to assist with general camp programming when not busy at the ranch and is a member of the summer support team. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have or be able to get CHA certification (Camp will provide) prior to summer, and have a solid knowledge of how to work with horses and children.

Camp Counselor

Counselors live with a fellow staff member and 10-12 campers of similar age. Counselors act as role models, teachers, best friends, parents, nature guides, entertainers, and inspirations to their campers. The position requires maturity, creativity, and a strong commitment to the YMCA mission. Counselors lead skill classes in the morning and cabin activities in the afternoon. Candidates must be at least 19 years of age. At least one year of college is strongly preferred. Salary $265 plus room and board.

Ranch Camp Counselor

Ranch Camp Counselors are responsible for 10-12 campers in their cabin. The staff's most essential responsibilities include maintaining the physical and emotional safety of campers, developing positive lasting relationships with youth, and providing quality safe educational opportunities for kids to bond and relate with their animals. Ranch Counselors teach and/or assist group lessons on a daily basis with 8-10 riders of like ability. The Ranch Staff's responsibilities include non-horse related activities as well. Waterfront, high ropes, sports, campfires, and arts and crafts are just some examples of the activities staff facilitate for campers. When Ranch Camp is not being offered this person will serve as a camp counselor and assist with riding lessons.

To find out what positions are currently available at Camp Potawotami or other YMCAs, click here.