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Camp Name: Camp Nissokone

Camp Location: Oscoda , MI

Camp Description: Camp Nissokone is our northern adventure camp, located on Lake Van Etten in Oscoda. The perfect destination to learn sailing, kayaking, fencing, water skiing and wakeboarding, Other favorites include: paintball, horseback riding, high ropes course and zip line. Offering outstanding Ranch and Teen Leadership programs for specialized experiences. The ideal location for older campers and families.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Nissokone

YMCA Location: Oscoda, MI

Job Description and Required Certifications: Responsible for the development and implementation of the camp horseback riding program including planning and teaching age progressive lessons in western riding, safety of all participants, supervision of equestrian staff and campers, care of horses, and participation in special camp programs. Ranch Director must be at least 21 years of age and also assist in day to day operation of camp. •Function as head instructor, manage care for horses • Responsible for orientation of new staff members to the YMCA ranch environment; area procedures; proper storage of equipment and supplies; riding evaluations for campers • Develop curriculum for beginner, intermediate, advanced lessons • Maintain practices that meet licensing/accreditation standards • Supervise team of 3-4 ranch staff, 14 horses, lead trail rides • Assist in leadership team planning all-camp events and activities • High school diploma or its equivalency required, some college preferred • Previous riding instruction and western riding experience required • CHA certification preferred • Horse care/ barn management experience •Summer 2014 season May 23-Sept 1

Salary Information: $280-300/wk plus housing & meals onsite

Room and Board Provided: Yes


How to Apply: Email resume to rmertz@ymcadetroit.org

Apply By Email: rmertz@ymcadetroit.org

Apply By Phone: 248-887-4533

Contact: Ryan Mertz
6836 F 41
Oscoda, MI 48750

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