Sailing Director

Since 1918, YMCA Storer Camps has been providing programs for youth, teens and families from Michigan, Ohio and the World.

Sponsoring YMCA

Storer Camps


Jackson, MI 49201-9211

Camp Information

YMCA Storer Camps
6941 Stony Lake Rd
Jackson, MI 49201

Camp Description

YMCA Storer Camps offers educational programs, character development and team building services to youth and adults through our three core programs: Outdoor Environmental Education, Summer Overnight Camp, and Specialty Programs & Group Retreats. Located in southeast Michigan on 1,200 acres surrounding Stony Lake, our 15 unique ecosystems provide a natural learning environment for campers, students, teachers and families year round.

Job Description

The Sailing Director reports directly to the Aquatics Director. The incumbent is responsible to lend support to the entire Summer Camp staff and structure. The Sailing Director is responsible for the safe operations and supervision of the Sailing programs and activities. The Sailing Director is responsible for enforcing all state and licensing regulations with camp policy.


Preferably the Sailing Director will be at least 21 years of age and have had two years’ experience working in a supervisory or management position in an aquatic department or resident camp setting. The Sailing Director is responsible for the overall planning of the Sailing program and must be skilled in the operations of different sailing vessels. The Sailing Director must have a sincere desire to work with children. The Sailing Director will be a U.S. Sailing Certified Instructor or have experience commensurate with that certification.

Essential Functions


  • The Sailing Director will be responsible for planning, content and delivery of YMCA Storer Camps Sailing program. They will be the lead instructor for shore-based and on the water sailing programs and activities at the camp.
  • Provide oversight for the maintenance, inventory, storage, care, upkeep and replacement of sailing equipment.
  • Support the Summer Camp Director in growing a culture of respectful use of sailing equipment and maintenance thereof, the skills required for the safe usage and enjoyment of the equipment and the process utilized to build skills and competency in the staff and students.
  • Provide, enforce and maintain the safety standards and regulations of the Sailing Program.
  • Supervise the Sailing staff during boating activities.
  • Oversee the instruction of Sailing lessons during class period and take the lead in all camp Sailing activities during designated periods, such as the Regatta.
  • Responsible for implementing the Buddy System.
  • Oversee the daily maintenance and upkeep of all Sailing areas.
  • Inform the Aquatic Director of any events that may affect the overall well-being of campers and staff.
  • Maintain a written log of daily incidents and camp-related phone calls.
  • Maintain an open-door policy for staff and campers.
  • Follow all camp policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for rainy day activities.
  • Any other duties assigned that enhance any/all camp programs and the experiences of all campers and participants at YMCA Storer Camps.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

April 15, 2020

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