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Camp Name: Joe C. Davis Camp Widgi

Camp Location: Nashville, TN

Camp Description: Camp Widjiwagan is an action-packed summer experience where confidence is created through skill development and new friendships are the result of teamwork. Camp Widjiwagan offers resident summer camp for boys and girls ages 7-15 and day camp for ages 5-14. Widjiwagan is an Ojibwa word meaning close, lifelong friend. Because of the nature of teamwork required at Camp Widjiwagan, campers will not only learn more about themselves and their surroundings; they will create lasting friendships, too. At Camp Widjiwagan, campers will strengthen confidence, forge friendships, and sharpen character through programs and activities that build independence and social skills. Water Activities include: swimming, Wet Willy Water slide, the Blob, sailing and many more. Land activities include: horseback riding, soccer, basketball, alpine tower, zip line, archery, arts & crafts and many more. YMCA Camp Widjiwagan is located on the shores of Percy Priest Lake, in Nashville, Tennessee, just 20 minutes from downtown. Camp Widjiwagan sits on 320 acres and 4 miles of shoreline at the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center. Although we have excellent facilities and programs, the secret to our success is an outstanding staff. Camp provides children with a community of caring adult role models, who nurture self-respect and appreciation for others. Campers return home more caring and are more equipped to stand up for what they know is right and are more responsible. Camp Widjiwagan maintains a 1:5 staff to camper ratio to ensure camper safety. Camp grows children into happy, independent, confident and capable people.

Sponsoring YMCA: YMCA of Middle Tennessee

YMCA Location: Nashville, TN

Job Description and Required Certifications: • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility; model the “New Way to Work”. • Plan, evaluates, and implements as aspects of the Equestrian program in accordance with YMCA of the USA and YMCA of Greater Dayton guidelines. • Develops, implements, and monitors department budget to ensure fiscal responsibility throughout the year. • Generates revenue and maintains expenses in order to stay within budgetary restraints. • Creates, develops, and implements high quality programming. • Hires, trains, monitors, and evaluated appropriate full and part-time equestrian staff, weekend staff, camp counselors, barn staff, lesson instructors, and others within the Equestrian Department. • Assists Equestrian Staff with increasing program potential, personal growth within the YMCA, commitment to Camp Kern, and responsibility to high quality operations. • Serve as an effective member of the Camp Widgi Senior Staff team through relationship building and communication. • Established procedures for scheduling and finding substitutes • Supervises, directs and coordinates all aspects of equestrian programming including lesson programs, ranch camp, winter ranch camp, parent/child programs, trail rides • Maintains accurate records for the department, facility, and staff. • Develops effective relationships with current groups and solicits new guests on a year round bas • Gives general care to ensure the health of horses. • Maintains vet and farrier records as well as lesson records, waivers, and other documentation • Ensures the barn is clean and safe for guests and horses • Manages and participates with the cleanliness, efficiency, and safety of the barn and the overall care of the horses including daily cleaning, grooming, feeding and watering, as well as medical care and training. • Communicates and ensures strong relations with our vendors, boarders, and guests • Develop and carry out marketing for all Camp Widjiwagan programs through information distribution, communicating with the community, etc. • Develops positive relationships with program participants and provides motivational support and guidance.. • Examines injured persons and administers first aid or CPR, utilizing training, medical supplies and equipment. Contacts emergency medical services in case of serious injury. • Completes incident and accident reports as required. • Inspects, all equipment used for safety hazards, damage or wear and repairs or replaces as needed. • Prepares the Equestrian Department for 100% compliance during the ACA annual visit. Relate to branch board by attending all meetings and works on assigned committees. • Communicates to direct supervisor any concerns or incidents that may need follow-up. • Communicates any suggestions to improve the programs within the equestrian area. • Takes an active role in the annual campaign including but not limited to special events, soliciting donations, telephone surveys, and other Camp Widgi activities. • Maintains professional growth through training experiences, literature, and workshops Qualifications • Minimum 21 years of age • College Degree ( Preferred) • Minimum of six months experience in barn maintenance and horse care Certifications • Pre-hire: complete YMCA of Middle TN application for employment, new hire packet, Praesidium Child Abuse Detection / Prevention training and BBP. • Before first shift:, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Emergency Oxygen • Within 6 months: Current ASHI CPR and Instructor certification required

Salary Information: $1,246.00 to $1,595.00 per pay period based on experience. 24 pay periods

Room and Board Provided: No


How to Apply: Please send application and resume to Jeff Merhige at jmerhige@ymcamidtn.org or fax 615-360-2119

Apply Online: http://www.ymcamidtn.org

Apply By Email: jmerhige@ymcamidtn.org

Apply By Phone: 615-360-2267

Contact: Mylica Cathey
mcathey@ymcamidtn.org

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