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Camp Name: Camp E.L.K.

Camp Location: Wrightwood, CA

Camp Description: At Camp E.L.K. we believe every camper should have opportunities to: •Participate actively in a community in which they are accepted for who they are. •Receive guidance and support in setting and achieving new goals. •Learn new skills. •Increase self-awareness, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem. •Expend their sense of responsibility for the shared experience of the community. •Develop healthy and supportive relationships with peers and mentors. •Explore and appreciate nature in an outdoor setting. We understand the value of learning and how to be an active and productive citizen of the community and the world. We want our campers to learn from and with people different than themselves. We take care in hiring a staff team reflecting a wide range of backgrounds in order to expose our campers to an array of cultures and experiences. All staff are fully screened through background and reference checks and undergo extensive training to ensure the safety of all campers. Our outdoor activities encourage campers to expand their sense of their own capabilities while also helping them participate in the achievements of the group. We use reflective activities to help campers incorporate their experiences into a larger worldview. Our activities include values clarification and character development through non-denominational devotionals, reflections at the end of the day, cabin chats, and ceremonies. We also make sure our campers have tons of fun! Campfire time is filled goofy skits, stories and sing-alongs. Campers have many opportunities to be adventurous during games and activity times, to play, sing, splash, and have a great time while learning valuable skills.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Orange County

YMCA Location: Tustin, CA

Job Description and Required Certifications: General Function: The Director of Camping Services is responsible for the overall operations of Camp E.L.K. in the Wrightwood Mountains in Los Angeles County California. Responsibilities Include: • Budget development and fiscal accountability • Facility management and direct general maintenance and repair for the Camp • Management of facility maintenance personnel • Program Development • ACA Compliance and Standards; maintains Accreditation • Hiring and staff management • Volunteer Recruitment and management • Supports and Executes Annual Fundraising Campaign for Kids • Follows YMCA Safety Program and Practices • Promotion and marketing • Registration and Administration process • Implements policies and procedures • Serves on San Gabriel Valley YMCA Management Team • Reports to Executive Director Benefits Include: • Full Time salaried position, year round • Optional participation in Medical Benefits • YMCA Retirement package (after vesting period) • Paid Time Off • Job includes living quarters/facilities at Camp

Salary Information: Competitive

Room and Board Provided: Yes

How to Apply: Please contact James Barrasso, Recruiter, at to apply.

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Contact: James Barrasso

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