Spend your summer in the great outdoors as a camp counselor at Camp Crosley

Spend your summer in the great outdoors mentoring some pretty fantastic kids at Camp Crosley YMCA.

You want to make a difference in the life of a child. You want to spend the summer outdoors in nature instead of cooped up in a cubicle.  You want a job that comes with lifetime friendships and an alumni network that can help you out in your future. You want to work for Camp Crosley YMCA.

We are looking for energetic, creative, hard working young people to join our summer camp team.  There are a variety of ways for you to participate – counselor, kitchen staff, office staff and maintenance staff.  We offer training and certification in CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, NAA Archery Instructor, CMP Riflery and Ropes Course before camp starts and most are free of charge!

All staff positions are residential positions and eligible applicants are required to have been through at least one year of college unless otherwise indicated.

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Cabin Counselors

Be a summer camp counselor at Camp Crosley YMCA

Be the difference in a child’s life this summer. Be a summer camp counselor at Camp Crosley YMCA. (And, yeah, you might get wrapped up in a little newspaper in the process.)

Cabin counselors are directly responsible for the campers assigned to their cabin. Their primary responsibility is to care for the campers in their cabin. All staff are expected to set a strong Christian example for campers and other staff. They are also responsible for health and wellness of campers, cleanliness of cabin, planning cabin activities and devotions, participating in all evening programs, coverage during recreational swim, cabin and individual morale, occasional weekend coverage and assisting or leading 2-3 instructional activities each day. In addition, Counselors will be called on to lead a devotion in the cabins at night alternating with their co-counselor. Minimum requirements: at least 1 year of college, desire and ability to work with children, ability to lead camp related activities.

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Waterfront Director

The Waterfront Director will plan, direct and supervise all aquatic activities in camp. Responsibilities include early arrival to set up waterfront area and receive required training, teaching staff responsibilities during staff training, maintenance of all assigned equipment, supervision of all waterfront activities, supervision of all waterfront staff, cleanliness of waterfront area, maintain inventory of supplies, and assistance in other areas of camp as needed. Minimum requirements: at least 20 years old, Certified Lifeguard with at least 3 years experience, motorboat driving experience, sailing and water-skiing experience preferred.

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Head Wrangler

Head Wrangler at Camp Crosley YMCA job description

Our head wrangler runs the popular summer equestrian program at Camp Crosley YMCA.

The Head Wrangler will lead and supervise all equestrian activities in camp. Responsibilities include arriving early to train horses, health and wellness of horses, evaluation of campers, leading horseback riding lessons, supervising assigned riding staff, cleanliness of equestrian facilities, maintenance of equipment, and assistance in other areas of camp as needed. Minimum requirements: at least 21 years old, prior experience teaching horseback riding lessons, ability to supervise riding staff, knowledge of horse science and health care.

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Office Assistant

Camp Crosley YMCA summer staff

Have the brain for organization and detail and the sense of humor to keep up with crazy summer shenanigans? Apply to work in our Camp Crosley YMCA office this summer!

The office assistant will be assigned to the office to assist the office manager with filing, sorting mail, copying and other office related tasks. Additional responsibilities will include managing the camp store, organizing certificates and photos, assisting with scheduling, check-in and check-out of campers on opening and closing days. Minimum requirements: PC skills and familiar with Access, Word and Excel.

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Kitchen Assistant

Camp Crosley summer kitchen staff

Camp Crosley kitchen summer staff work with students from other countries in a friendly, fast paced food service environment serving up to 350 people per meal per day!

Kitchen assistants will be assigned to the kitchen to assist food service manager with preparation, serving and clean up for all meals served in camp. Responsibilities include food preparation, dishwashing, mopping and scrubbing of kitchen surfaces, unloading supply truck, trash removal, and other duties as assigned by food service manager. Minimum requirements: at least 17 years old, must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without assistance, must be able to stand for long periods of time.

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The housekeeper is directly responsible for the cleanliness of camp. Responsibilities include cleaning restrooms, health care center, dining hall, guest rooms, large area program buildings, main office and laundry. Minimum requirements: at least 17 years old, must be able to climb ladders and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without assistance.

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The groundskeeper assists the Maintenance Supervisor in maintaining the grounds. Responsibilities include lawn mowing, weeding, painting, minor carpentry, replacing light bulbs and screens, and other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor. Minimum requirements: at least 18 years old, must be able to climb ladders and lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without assistance, ability to use and repair small motors a plus.

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Night Watchman

The night watchman will patrol the grounds after dark. Some assistance with maintenance and housekeeping is required. This position requires walking for long periods of time as well as the ability to remain awake at night. Minimum age 21.

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Volunteer Nurse

Camp Crosley YMCA volunteer nurses provide camp with a safe, healthy environment.

Camp Crosley YMCA nurses are among some of the best trained, fun loving, caring volunteer professionals out there. We couldn’t do what we do week in and week out without our amazing nurses.

If you are a registered nurse and would like to spend a week on Little Tippy volunteering at Camp Crosley, then your child can attend camp for free! Call Priscilla at 574-834-2331 or e-mail her at priscilla@campcrosley.org to find out the details and you can have as much fun as your children this summer!

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