Adventure Camp Counselors - YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir

Location: Cascade, ID
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
Adventure Camp Counselors - 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.

Adventure Camp Counselors are responsible for planning, leading, and implementing adventure camp programs for children ages 9-14 in a wilderness camp setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group.  Each counselor is responsible for one group of campers. All YMCA employees are expected to model and teach the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Starting Wage Range:
$324 - $336 p/week
 
Date of Interviews:
December 2018 – May 2019
 
Proposed Starting Date:
June 2, 2018
 
Key Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years old at the start of employment. We will consider 17-year-old applicants who have completed the YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir leadership program. Experience in wilderness camping and outdoor recreation is preferred.  Must have the knowledge and skill in working with youth and teens in a positive leadership role and be able to provide guidance and instruction.  Must be able to keep an inventory of equipment and upkeep of equipment.  Must be able to assist with the management of campers and keep up with the assignment of camp activities. Must obtain CPR certification prior to first day of camp.
 
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. 
 
Counselors and Campers sleep outdoors in tents in a wilderness camp setting.
 
Schedule Requirements:
This is a seasonal position from June 2nd – August 9th. Typical camp schedule will be Sunday - Friday. Occasional 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 www.ymcatvidaho.org or contact jobs@ymcatvidaho.org.
 
 
 
Alli Miles
Human Resources Recruiting Director
TREASURE VALLEY FAMILY YMCA | ASSOCIATION SERVICES
1177 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702
(P) 208 344 5501 ext 209
(E) allison.miles@ymcatvidaho.org (W) ymcatvidaho.org
 
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