Group Services Live-On Outdoor Education Staff

Join the Camp Duncan team and provide hands-on experiences with nature through enriching activities in the outdoors.
Camp Description
YMCA Camp Duncan is located about an hour northwest of Chicago on beautiful Fish Lake. Camp Duncan is approximately 300 acres and operates a Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and Group Services Department. Camp Duncan sits on a lake with boats and a blob, archery, climbing tower, high ropes course/zipline, hiking trails, campfires, teams course, soccer fields, basketball courts, gaga pits, and so much more! If you are looking for a fun and exciting experience, Camp Duncan is the place for you. Working at Camp Duncan will give you a look at how a year round camp operation functions, how to plan and host customer groups, and teach you over 25 outdoor education classes and recreation programs. The Group Services Department serves around 20,000 diverse customers a year.
Job Description

The Outdoor Education staff will facilitate program areas and teach outdoor education classes to school groups, girl/boy scouts, church groups, and many other different customers. Training will include: how to teach outdoor education, facilitate classes, risk management, marketing, budget, and customer service. Ideal candidates will be committed, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals that are looking for a positive and rewarding experience. 

Being flexible to work various hours which are dependent on customer needs is very important. Some days start very early, and some run late. Staff must live on the camp property for the position. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition to a weekly stipend. 

Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Qualifications
    • Ability to perform moderate physical activity and adapt to changing work conditions.
    • Work with diverse groups of people, and work with minimal supervision.
    • Strong organizational skills. 
    • Strong ability to communicate effectively with others.
    • Must be able to commit to one season and commit to working 40+ hours a week.
    • Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the season.
    • Must be willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including nights and weekends.

YMCA Vaccine Policy

We’re committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than 2 days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.

Essential Functions

The Outdoor Education staff will facilitate program areas and teach outdoor education classes to school groups, girl/boy scouts, church groups, and many other different customers. Training will include: how to teach outdoor education, facilitate classes, risk management, marketing, budget, and customer service. Ideal candidates will be committed, energetic, and enthusiastic individuals that are looking for a positive and rewarding experience.