ADVENTURE SPECIALIST
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Camp Name: Camp Manitou-Lin

Camp Location: Middleville, MI

Camp Description: Located on Barlow Lake, Camp Manitou-Lin offers kids a variety of experiences! To support the amenities listed, we have nine out buildings and 10 resident cabins that can house 220 people. Our riding center houses 50 horses year-round and we also have two archery ranges, a chapel, zip line, high ropes course, rock wall, along with three docks and a variety of boats.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

YMCA Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description and Required Certifications: Facilitate adventure program areas including but not limited to rock climbing, archery, biking, zip-line, indoor/outdoor high ropes, children’s garden, etc… Adventure staff also facilitate camp-outs and cook-outs, work with teen camp, and perform any other duties to ensure the continued success of YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. KNOW HOW High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED); six months to one year of related experience or training; documented experience working with children; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ability and desire to work with children of all age groups. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Enthusiasm, patience, and self-control required. Desire and ability to work and live outdoors. Climbing/archery experience preferred. Must be 18 years of age or older. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for rescue (required) First Aid certification (required) Belay certification (preferred) Lifeguard Instructor certification (preferred) PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES Camp Programs *Lead and/or assist in leading adventure programs *Set up/tear down program areas daily *Ensure the safety of campers and staff while performing adventure programs *Log use of program areas and inspect equipment daily *Facilitate camp-out and cook-out programming, maintain healthy habits and ensure proper cleanliness and storage of all equipment *Act as counselor for cabin in evening programs *Fully participate in all camp programs or functions while on the job *Face-to-Face interaction with campers, parents, staff, and rental groups *Occasional weekends are required Administrative *Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences if appropriate. *Set a good example for campers and others, including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners. *Follow camp rules and regulations pertaining to smoking, use of alcoholic beverages, and use of drugs. *Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities. *Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy. *Maintain good public relations with campers' parents. *Submit all required reports on time. *These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of Camp Manitou-Lin and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids ABILITY REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Information: $195/week; Room and Board provided

Room and Board Provided: Yes


How to Apply: Please visit our website at www.grymca.org and apply online.

Apply Online: http://www.grymca.org

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Contact: Kristi Landis
klandis@grymca.org
475 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-2909

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