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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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Administrative Assistant / Camp Registrar

Detail oriented, organized, caring, cause-driven, energetic, friendly, dependable, team player.

YMCA Camp Potawotami is looking for candidates with these traits to fill the full time position of Administrative Assistant/Camp Registrar. The ideal candidate will have a resume with noticeable experience in providing excellent customer service and administrative support including clerical duties, various communication processes, and record keeping.

Essential Functions:

  1. Process information and records in a timely and accurate manner for monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of related services including camper registrations and assisting with the booking of Outdoor Education and retreat groups.
  2. Administer and manage selected monetary transactions in line with approved procedures.
  3. Provide clerical support necessary for the smooth operation of the camp. Demonstrate excellent customer service through timely and friendly response of inquiries.
  4. Record and type meeting minutes. Send notices and packets for selected meetings.
  5. Review correspondences and prepare accurate information for distribution.
  6. Monitor and order office supplies.
  7. Assist in annual fundraising activities and special events.


  1. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license.
  2. High School diploma and 1-3 years of related experience particularly working in an office environment.
  3. Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based software products.
  4. Proven track record of confidentiality and strong organizational skills.
  5. Experience in, or ability to, expertly relate to diverse groups of people regardless of age, race, economic status, religion, or cultural differences.

Effect on end result:

This position has a significant impact on the effectiveness on how YMCA Camp Potawotami operates. Customers and donors will receive excellent customer service. The office area will be organized and information will be communicated in a timely manner. Staff members will feel supported and the YMCA core values will be evident in the work of the Administrative Assistant.

Benefits include health and dental insurance, health savings account with YMCA contributions, 12% employer funded retirement plan upon eligibility, employee wellness program, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, career development and training opportunities, a YMCA family membership, and a great family-oriented Christian work environment.

Resumes accepted through June 30, 2017

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.

Logistics and Engagement Supervisor

This is 7 month position runs early April through late October and works with our Outdoor Education Program and Summer Camp Program. During the spring and fall months the Logistics and Engagement Supervisor (LES) will work with the Program Directors to assist with staff training, working with schools to plan their visit, create staff schedules, evaluate staff and serve as an instructor. During the summer the LES will oversee the skill classes which will includes curriculum development, record keeping and supervising and evaluating staff leading skills classes. The LES will also work with our Program Director to oversee and facilitate our Teen Leadership Camp and the Counselor-In-Training Program. The LES will also plan all camp activities and events. Must be organized, detail-oriented, flexible, comfortable speaking with parents and able to work as part of a team. Must be at least 21 years old. Salary $325 per week and includes room and board.

Adventure Supervisor

This is a 7 month position that runs early April through late October and works with our Outdoor Education Program and Summer Camp Program. The Adventure Supervisor is responsible for the setup, operations, and take-down of our 50 feet climbing tower, high ropes course and low ropes elements along with leading the climbing tower with school groups, retreat groups and summer campers. The curriculum revolves around leadership development and teambuilding and he/she will be responsible for facilitation of the high and low ropes course as well as the climbing tower, giant swing, and zipline. Additionally, the Adventure Supervisor will be trained in monthly course inspection procedures and will work with the Program Director to train all future course staff in proper operations. Must be at least 21 years old and have experience with climbing and ropes courses. Must be organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and comfortable speaking with parents. Salary $325 per week and includes room and board.

Summer Camp Support Staff

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.

Waterfront Supervisor

Supervise all waterfront operations including swimming, canoeing, aqua jump, pontoon boat and special programs. Provide leadership and supervision to a team of lifeguards and general camp staff. Maintain high level of safety. Adhere to DOH and ACA guidelines and proactively manage all risk at the waterfront. Must have at least one season's experience working on a waterfront. Must be at least 21 years old and certified in lifeguarding.

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.

Summer Camp Counselor

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 $260 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.

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