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Camp Name: YMCA Camp Nissokone

Camp Location: Oscoda, MI

Camp Description: Camp Nissokone is one of the nation’s premier properties, with 170 acres of spectacular lakefront in Oscoda, Michigan. Guests stay in 36 newly renovated cabins with modern private bathrooms. A wide variety of activities and programs are offered and the facilities include a 1920 vintage dining hall, boat house/crow’s nest, theater and ranch with full barn. Camp Nissokone features one-half mile of shoreline along Lake Van Ettan and access to some of the finest canoeing rivers in Michigan. Surrounded by 1,000+ acres of national forest, Camp Nissokone is perfect for those not only looking to enjoy nature but for those looking for adventure and play. Founded in 1914, this Camp retains a true nostalgic feel with well-maintained cabins.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

YMCA Location: Detroit, MI

Job Description and Required Certifications: YMCA Camp Nissokone seeks the first Executive Director for their newly repurposed Family Camp. This is a new position to help establish, grow and nurture a transition from a traditional resident camp to a full summer season Family Camp, one of only seven such YMCA camps dedicated to the mission of bringing families together in multi-generational wholesome activities. If you are self-motivated and eager to create and expand a dynamic family camp, then this experience is a fantastic opportunity! This position is responsible for the staffing, budgeting, program development, Board development, financial development and operation of the camp. The Executive Director is responsible for building top-notch hospitality for guests while providing a tremendous family camp experience. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual wishing to take a fabulous property and build, from the very foundation, a high-performing Camp with a long history and enormous potential. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree required, preferred in education, outdoor education, hospitality, recreation, or a similar field. At least 10 years experience in a camp setting with at least 5 years in a supervisory role. YMCA experience helpful, but not required. Family Camp experience highly desirable. SKILLS: • Proven track record of success, a strong sense of YMCA mission, and desire to impact families with life-changing experience. • Strong budget building experience and record of successful financial development to support camp • Experience in communication and marketing approaches effective in attracting families • Experienced camp professional with charisma and the ability to relate to children, parents, and older adults. • Ability to manage multiple tasks, build an outstanding member-focused team, and build a camp culture for family clientele. • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to build and sustain a constructive, close-knit staff team withy strong hospitality skills. • Create an engaging high-quality family camp program and dedicated staff • Long-term visionary thinking • Well-organized with a solid grasp of hospitality services, which includes an eye for cleanliness and overall facility and equipment care. • Goal orientation with commitment to financial and mission success and achievement. • Experience engaging and motivating volunteers; Building and strengthening relationships are keys to a successful family camp operation. BENEFITS: Family housing provided on camp. Location off-season flexible. All health, insurance and other YMCA benefits provided.

Salary Information: $65,000 - $85,000 annually (depending upon experience)

Room and Board Provided: Yes

How to Apply: Inquiries and applications welcome to Dan Maier at dmaier@ymcadetroit.org or submit via mail to 1401 Broadway, Suite 3A, Detroit, MI 48226

Apply By Email: dmaier@ymcadetroit.org

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Contact: Dan Maier
1401 Broadway St.
Suite 3A
Detroit, MI 48226

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