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Camp Name: Camp Oakes

Camp Location: Long Beach, CA

Camp Description: YMCA's from all across Southern California use Camp Oakes for their summer camping programs. For over 50 years, Oakes has taken generations of children to new heights with new friends at their sides. Oakes is the ultimate summer camp experience. We provide each participant with high quality programs including horseback riding, rifles, archery, canoeing and more. Our staff continuously teach the campers about the science aspect of camp. Campers gain knowledge in plants and animals, pond and lake studies, animal husbandry, wilderness survival and a variety of other topics. Our attentive and supportive camp staff is available to provide a truly unique and enriched camp experience!

Sponsoring YMCA: Camping Services Branch YMCA

YMCA Location: Long Beach, CA

Job Description and Required Certifications: YMCA Camp Oakes is looking for a seasonal Summer Program Staff to facilitate programs for various groups of youth throughout the summer. For over 50 years, Camp Oakes has taken generations of children, groups, and families to new heights with new friends at their sides. Camp Oakes is the ultimate camp experience, providing high quality programs including horseback riding, rifles, archery, canoeing and more! Program Staff positions available in: Archery, Riflery, Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Assistant Wrangler, Lifeguards, Canoeing, Nature, Crafts, Sports and Rec, Astronomy, and skits/entertainment. All staff will focus on two-three areas, but will cross-train to work in several areas depending on schedule needs. We are looking for a Ranch Manager who demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Building rapport and relating to the children, parents and coworkers is important. The YMCA staff strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for our members. We embrace new approaches and discovering ideas on how to create a better experience for our participants. If this sounds like a job for you please apply for this position! QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High School Diploma or equivalent 2. First Aid and CPR certification 3. Experience working children preferably in a camp setting 4. CHA Equine Facility Manager level 3 preferred. 5. Must pass criminal background check including fingerprints 6. Must pass a drug test, complete a health exam to include TB test WORKING CONDITIONS: Environmental Factors: Indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. childcare and recreational sites); exposure to heat, cold, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials; work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Noise level is usually moderate to loud. While in this position the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Salary Information: Why work at Camp Oakes? Paid training, room and board provided, great location, pay increases for returning staff and we take pride in our staff. Our full summer runs June 10th through Labor Day. We have limited positions available before and after our full summer program as well.

Room and Board Provided: Yes

How to Apply: E-mail your resume to Karen Young at

Apply By Phone: 909-585-2020

Contact: Karen Young

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