Sports Specialist

YMCA Storer Camps has been serving youth and families for over 100 years  
Camp Description
YMCA Storer Camps offers educational programs, character development and team building services to youth and adults through our three core programs: Outdoor Environmental Education, Summer Overnight Camp, and Specialty Programs & Group Retreats. Located in southeast Michigan on 1,200 acres surrounding Stony Lake, our 15 unique ecosystems provide a natural learning environment for campers, students, teachers and families year round.
Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for lending support to the entire Summer Camp staff and structure.  The Sports Specialist is responsible for the safe operations and supervision of the Team & Target Sports programs and activities and for enforcing all state and licensing regulations.


Must be at least 19 years of age and a High School graduate.  Must be skilled in the teaching of archery, riflery, and ax throwing.  Must have current certifications in CPR and First Aid; lifeguard certification is encouraged.

Essential Functions

Oversee the instruction of Sport lessons during class period and take the lead in all camp sport activities during designated periods.

Train all camp staff in the proper and safe techniques of archery, riflery and ax throwing.

Provide oversight for the maintenance, inventory, storage, and replacement of sport equipment.

Support growing a culture of respectful use of sports equipment and maintenance thereof, the skills required for the safe usage and enjoyment of the equipment and the process utilized to build skills and competency in the appropriate staff and campers.

Provide, enforce and maintain the safety standards and regulations of the Sport Program.

Responsible for care and upkeep of all sports equipment.

Inform the Summer Camp Director of any events that may affect the overall well-being of campers and staff.

Maintain a written log of daily incidents and camp-related phone calls.

·         Assist with cabin coverage responsibilities when not scheduled for sport responsibilities.

Follow all camp policies and procedures.

·         Any other duties assigned that enhance any/all camp programs and the experiences of all campers and participants at YMCA Storer Camps.


The Sports Specialist is part of a staff team that will work together to provide quality camping programs in an environment that fulfills the YMCA’s mission and Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.  In addition, this team will also be accountable for working in a manner that will ensure the financial stability, which allows for future growth and development.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to plan, lead and participate in program activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

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There has never been a better time to join the YMCA of Greater Toledo! Our employees enjoy a diverse and inclusive environment and the opportunity to do cause-driven work to impact our communities through: helping kids succeed in school, helping people improve health and well-being, and bringing people together. If you are interested and have the skills and desire to make a difference, please continue by completing the application. Thank you for your interest in our Y!