Camp Program Coordinator

Do you love camping and being outside?  Are you looking for a fun interactive summer work environment working with youth and families? 
Camp Description
Since 1922, Camp Menogyn has provided transformative small-group wilderness experiences. Only accessible by water, Camp Menogyn is uniquely situated on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on West Bearskin Lake. Specializing in canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing trips, participants have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the triumphs and challenges of wilderness travel.
Job Description

The YMCA is looking to hire fun, energetic, leaders that love working with children and families as a Camp Program Coordinator in a summer seasonal "full time" role.

Do you like to manage an office?  Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to assist in the administrative aspects of camp?  The camp program coordinator is a great mission to get behind and is a FUN environment. 

The Camp Program Coordinator will assist in developing quality camp programming.  The Camp Program Coordinator orders supplies, coordinates all camp schedules and assists with reporting.  Oversee daily activities, general camp operations and programs to ensure the camp offices are assisting with camp operations.  The Camp Program Coordinator will help with hiring and on-boarding of camp staff.

Job Summary:  

The Camp Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the camp in the program season.  The incumbent assists with the development of quality programs in all camp areas.  The incumbent is also responsible for various administrative tasks, which may include ordering supplies, coordinating schedules, and completing all necessary reports.

Additional Notes: 

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from the Camp Program Director or their representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the Branch or Association success. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge 

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.  

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.



·       Minimum age of 18.

·       Adult and Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED provided by YMCA or other certified organization (may be obtained upon hire but must be completed before an employee supervises youth).

·       Minimum of 2 years of experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of practices, procedures, activities, and programs as they relate to youth/child camping.

·       Strong interpersonal communication skills. 

 Work Conditions: 

·       Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities, which include hiking, canoeing, swimming, rustic construction, building campfires, physical games, and activities. 

·       Must be capable of carrying loads of up to 50 pounds and able to traverse hilly and uneven terrain without undue exertion.

·       May work at heights up to 30 feet for extended periods of time if applicable.

·       Work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.

·       Perform essential program support to camp activities and programs which may include, but not limited to the following activities: semi – reaching to full-reach overhead, crouching, kneeling, shoveling, working in narrow and/or confining spaces underground, overhead, and at ground level, twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs, and lying on stomach and/or back. 

·       Ability to work with a computer for a prolonged period of time.

Essential Functions

·       Assist the Camp Director in overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality camp during the season of programming.

·       Coordinate quality and safety before and after care at all sites.  Assist in the development of programming and with hiring and handling staffing. 

·       Work with special events, promotions, and any other special needs as they arise.

·       Ensure that all program area schedules are completed satisfactorily in a timely manner.

·       Ensure the maintenance of accurate program and administrative records.

·       Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.

·       Be responsible for knowing, understanding, training, and executing all camp policies and emergency procedures associated with the camp.

·       Assist in mid-summer and post-summer evaluations with the Camp Program Director.

·       Be a leader in parent communication and address parent concerns in a timely manner.  Seek the help of the Camp Program Director when necessary.

·       Assist with the various administrative tasks necessary for camp to run efficiently. 

·       See camp-specific addendum for program details.