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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”. • Directs, supervises and monitors Summer Camp operations and program activities to meet Camp Widgi and YMCA objectives and adhere to state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations. • Develops, monitors and effectively forecasts program budgets to meet fiscal objectives. • Oversees operations of all summer/resident camp programming including but not limited to: Main Camp, Specialty Camps, Adventure Camp, CIT, LIT, and other programming as designated. • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of and participation in the program. • Supervises and develops programming with the Adventure Coordinator to implement successful teen programming, weekend expeditions, seasonal camping, family programming and more. • Oversees that appropriate records are maintained including program registration, staff and attendance rosters, and equipment. • Creates the schedule and program activities to meet the demands of guests and Camp Widgi objectives. • Hires, monitors, supervise, and evaluate appropriate staff including but not limited to summer camp counselors, adventure coordinator, weekend staff, specialty camp counselors, international staff, etc. • Serves as Camp Widgi’s International Staff liaison in conjunction with the International YMCA and other staffing agencies. Recruit, Hire, train and Assist with cultural transitions to working and living in the Unites States. • Ensure all staff and volunteers are properly trained. Education and Requirements • Minimum 18 years of age • Bachelor’s degree in related field • Minimum 1 year of summer program management • Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience is required including the ability to recruit, train, motivate and supervise staff as well as the ability to work with committees. • Possess extensive knowledge of camp programming: sports, arts, challenge course, swimming, boating, literacy, equestrian, outdoor living, cabin life, evening programs, outdoor education and special events. 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: $1,429.12 to $1,786.41 depending on experience. 24 pay periods

Room and Board Provided: No

How to Apply: Please send application and resume to Jeff Merhige at or fax to 615-360-2119

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Contact: Rebecca C Walker
1000 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203-

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