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Camp Name: Camp Wakonda

Camp Location: Ash Grove, MO

Camp Description: Camp Wakonda is a traditional YMCA summer camp. It has one hundred years of helping youth reach their potential through the development of spirit, mind, and body. We specialize in week long overnight resident camp programs with an emphasis on friendships, skill development, and character building. Sessions are for boys and girls 2nd grade through 9th grade and leadership training by application for 10th and 11th graders with the desire and positive attributes to become counselors. A strong camp board has recently completed a new shower house, pool and water system projects. Camp capacity is currently 120 campers per session and 26 staff. YMCA Camp Wakonda is located about 30 minutes West of Springfield MO on 88 acres in the beautiful Ozarks of Southwest Missouri with many recreation opportunities and an excellent quality of life. The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a very progressive association with 5 facility branches, two centers, and the resident camp. The YMCA and southwest Missouri are experiencing steady growth. Sponsoring YMCA: Ozarks Regional YMCA

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Wakonda

YMCA Location: Ash Grove, MO

Job Description and Required Certifications: Job Description and Required Certifications: The Ozarks Regional YMCA is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to direct the administration and delivery of all programs related to YMCA Camp Wakonda. Candidates possessing a four year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university are preferred. Candidates must demonstrate good communication skills, good leadership skills, work effectively with the public, and deal positively with all program participants and staff. Camp Director must balance fiscal responsibility, staff development/motivation, quality program delivery and equipment upkeep, cleanliness, security and safety to experience success. The Executive Director has both strategic and operational components to provide and expand creative program services to youth, families and communities. Camp is not currently reaching capacity and camp enrollment and positive budget growth are considered key indicators of performance. Education / Experience required: •Minimum 21 years of age •Bachelor’s degree in related field •Minimum five years of full-time overnight camp experience •Experience managing a budget of $250,000 dollars. •Possess extensive knowledge of camp programming: arts, challenge course, swimming, boating, outdoor living, cabin life, evening programs, outdoor education and special events •A valid Missouri driver license required

Salary Information: $35,000 to $45,000 (DOE) Room and Board Provided: 1500 square foot home and yard next door to camp. Board provided during camp sessions. Additional Compensation Details: We offer an exciting, fun, inclusive growth oriented work environment that includes competitive compensation, training opportunities, strong benefits including health, dental and 12% retirement, YMCA family membership and professional development opportunities.

Room and Board Provided: No

How to Apply: Send resume with cover letter and 4 references. Resumes until: 9-4-2013

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