Employment

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YMCA Camp Pepin is now accepting Staff applications for 2016! Please make sure you have all of the necessary paperwork completed before you submit your application. If you have any questions about the application materials or any available staff positions, please contact Camp Pepin. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Benefits:

  • FREE housing and meals while camp is in session
  • FREE training in First Aid, CPR, and optional Lifeguarding
  • Scheduled time off during the week and on weekends
  • Access to many outdoor activities in the area, including climbing the bluffs, biking to one of the local villages, and canoeing the Mississippi
  • Access to nearby attractions, including the Mall of America, watching a baseball game, or attending one of the many local summertime festivals

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Positions available:

  • Resident Counselor
    • Qualifications: High school graduate or 18+ years old
    • Duties: Serve as a two-person team to lead a cabin group of 10 campers; oversee the health, safety, and welfare of the campers; provide supervision, direction, enthusiasm, and positive reinforcement for the campers; demonstrate patience and positive role-modeling; teach daily skill session activities; compose written communications to campers following their experience.
  • Junior Counselor
    • Qualifications: Entering 12th Grade
    • Duties: Serve as a two-person team to lead a cabin group of 10 campers; oversee the health, safety, and welfare of the campers; provide supervision, direction, enthusiasm, and positive reinforcement for the campers; demonstrate patience and positive role-modeling; teach daily skill session activities; compose written communications to campers following their experience. 
  • Assistant Counselor (Volunteer)
    • Qualifications: Entering Junior year of high school and completed Camp Pepin C.I.T. Program
    • Duties: Serve as a two-person team to lead a cabin group of 10 campers; oversee the health, safety, and welfare of the campers; provide supervision, direction, enthusiasm, and positive reinforcement for the campers; demonstrate patience and positive role-modeling; teach daily skill session activities; compose written communications to campers following their experience.
  • Program Director
    • Qualifications: High School graduate and 21+ years old (or returning staff member and 20+ years old)
    • Duties: Assist with planning staff training and staff functions; supervise, evaluate, and motivate counselors; assist with behavior management of campers and staff; supervise and administer summer program events during each week; coordinate lesson plans for each skill session; and conduct routine checks of program areas.
  • Waterfront Director
    • Qualifications: High School graduate, 19+ years old, and current lifeguard certification (or returning staff member, 18+ years old, and current lifeguard certification)
    • Duties: Establish a safe waterfront and beach area; teach and/or supervise staff and campers in waterfront activities; conduct and evaluate swim skills; conduct waterfront emergency drills; and maintain all waterfront equipment.
  • Challenge Course Specialist
    • Qualifications: High School graduate, 19+ years old, and current challenge course certification (or returning staff member, 18+ years old, and current challenge course certification)
    • Duties: Supervise all aspects of the Challenge Course, including high ropes, low elements, a zip line, a leap-of-faith pole, and a 30 foot climbing tower; train staff members in challenge course operations and safety; perform daily set-ups and take-downs, inspections, etc.
  • Trail Specialist
    • Qualifications: High School graduate and 19+ years old (or returning staff member and 18+ years old)
    • Duties: Prepare equipment and food for outgoing overnight trips and trail camps; drive groups to and from drop-off/pick-up sites; alternately lead outgoing trail camps; train staff members in tripping skills and safety; maintain trips equipment.
  • Leadership Specialist
    • Qualifications: High School graduate and 19+ years old (or returning staff member and 18+ years old)
    • Duties: Create an itinerary for the leadership camps (Leaders-In-Training [L.I.T.] and Counselors-In-Training [C.I.T.]); lead activities for the leadership camp participants; work with other program directors to incorporate the challenge course and trips into the leadership camps.
  • Arts & Crafts Specialist
    • Qualifications: High School graduate and 19+ years old (or returning staff member and 18+ years old)
    • Duties: Prepare equipment for craft activities; lead Arts & Crafts sessions; train staff members in craft skills and safety; maintain craft equipment.

How to apply:

  • Get to know us- review our website to familiarize yourself with Camp Pepin
    Find out what you'd like to do at camp- review the available Staff Positions to help you determine which jobs you would be interested in and would qualify for.
  • Submit three (3) references: Download three (3) copies of the Reference Form  and give each of them (along with a stamped envelope addressed to Camp Pepin) to three people - excluding family members - that can speak about your character. Former employers, teachers, and pastors all make good references.)
  • Complete the New Employee Application Form. Staff that have previously worked at Camp Pepin within the last year should complete the Returning Employee Application Form to be considered for rehire.

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When your completed Application and three References have been submitted, your application packet is considered complete, and we will contact you to set up a phone interview. You will be notified shortly thereafter of your status so that you may begin planning for the summer. Staff that are hired seasonally will be emailed an Employment Agreement and will need to complete and submit the hiring forms that are appropriate to their position in the Employment Packet.