Camp Program Staff - YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir

Location: Cascade, Idaho
Camp Program Staff - YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir
At the Y, we believe children discover themselves through interactions with others and having the freedom to explore. YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir immerses children in a community where making friends is natural, exploring new interests is encouraged, and discovering inner strength is guaranteed. YMCA Camp teaches self-reliance, instills a love for nature and the outdoors, and builds character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, friends, zip-lining, paddleboarding, mentorships, ropes course, and so much more. YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is positively the best way to change a child’s life.

Program Staff are responsible for the facilitation of various programs and activities at YMCA Camp at Horsetheif Reservoir. Activities may include ropes/challenge courses, arts and crafts, archery, biking, and team building activities. Successful program staff members will have the ability to create an inclusive and encouraging environment for all campers. In addition, program staff will assist cabin counselors with in-cabin supervision. All YMCA employees are expected to model and teach the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Starting Wage Range:
$300 - $324 p/week
Date of Interviews:
December 2018 – May 2019
Proposed Starting Date:
June 2, 2018
Key Qualifications:
Must be 18 years old or older. Successful candidates will have the ability to handle unexpected circumstances, a good understanding of group management, good understanding of team work and communication, the ability to work with diverse groups of people, and the ability to instruct large groups and enforce procedures. Must be safety conscious and have the ability to enforce rules. Program staff is required to have CPR and First Aid prior to start date.
Challenge course staff must have ropes course certification or have ability to attend ropes course training May 28th-May 31st. Please let us know if you have questions regarding certification.
Physical Requirements:
Job requires ability to walk, stand, sit (including on the floor), bend, lean, and kneel in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Must have ability to lead and participate in physically strenuous activities in a high altitude outdoor wilderness environment. 
Schedule Requirements:
This is a seasonal position from June 2nd – August 9th. Typical camp schedule will be Sunday - Friday. Ocasional Saturdays will be required. All camp staff receives a 24 hour time off period every 7 days.  Must be able to live at YMCA camp facilities in Cascade, Idaho during program delivery times.
Working at the Y:
At the Y, our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Join us and help transform lives.

Application Process:
All interested staff must submit a resume and a letter of interest stating your skills and knowledge that would qualify you for this position. 
External Candidates must complete an online application.  If you have any questions regarding the position, please visit our website at or contact
Alli Miles
Human Resources Recruiting Director
1177 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702
(P) 208 344 5501 ext 209
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