Trout Lodge Program Specialist

The Gateway Region YMCA is seeking an energetic candidate to fill the positions of Program Specialist for Summer sessions.

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of the Ozarks


Potosi, MO 63664-9802

Camp Information

Camp Lakewood
13528 State Highway AA
POTOSI, MO 63664

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening

community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the guidance and supervision

of the Lead Program Director, the Trout Lodge Program Specialist will be responsible for the delivery of Trout Lodge

Programs to guests of the YMCA of the Ozarks Trout Lodge.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of

strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all.

We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your

individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are

nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else,

we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


 Must be at least 18 years old.

 High School Diploma required, some college preferred.

 Previous experience in camp, resort or outdoor skills programming preferred.

 Class E Driver’s License and clear driving record required.


 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for

extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The

employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work


 The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Essential Functions

1. Facilitates Trout Lodge Programs and occasionally teambuilding programs for the Leadership


2. Works with the marketing department to ensure that all flyers that are visible to guests are up to the

standards of all YMCA of the Ozarks marketing.

3. Assists with theme weekends at Trout Lodge.

4. Assists with the planning and facilitation of all community including but not limited to the Community

Valentine’s Dinner, Fall Soccer, Halloween night, Climbing Above Conflict as assigned.

5. Delivers evening programs at Trout Lodge.

6. Develops lesson plans for Trout Lodge programs.

7. Follows staff policies and procedures.

8. Enhances overall service given to all Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood guests by leading activities in

areas such as Archery, Rifle, Geocaching, Rocket Building, Nature Hikes, Cave Excursions, Pontoon

Tours, Face Painting, Zip Lines, Climbing Towers and much more. They will also lead campfires and

special evening programs.

9. Maintains positive working relationships with support services departments including group sales,

Triangle Y Ranch, maintenance, food service, and housekeeping to provide for the comfort and safety of

Trout Lodge guests.

10. Provides the maintenance department with timely information pertaining to the upkeep, maintenance

and operation of assigned program areas, towers and related equipment.

11. Responsible for van maintenance and upkeep of all YMCA vehicles when in use.

12. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Aug. 25, 2020

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