Camp Lakewood Outdoor Education Specialist

The Gateway Region YMCA is seeking candidates to fill the positions of Outdoor education specialist. We currently have 5 openings.

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of the Ozarks


Potosi, MO 63664-9802

Camp Information

Trout Lodge and 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 Outdoor Education Director, the Outdoor Education Program Specialist will be responsible for the

delivery of Outdoor Education programs to guests of the YMCA of the Ozarks Camp Lakewood.


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.

? Experience in a resort or camp setting or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required.

? Class E Driver’s License 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.

? Ability to tolerate extreme temperatures (heat and/or cold).

? Ability to drive vehicles (golf carts, car, van and/or bus).

? Ability to maintain alertness for several hours at a time.

Essential Functions

. Develops lesson plans and facilitates outdoor education and teambuilding programs at Camp Lakewood,

and occasionally teambuilding programs for the Leadership Department or Trout Lodge.

2. Assists with theme weekends and Trout Lodge programming when necessary.

3. Assists with the planning and facilitation of all community programs except for Day Camp, including but

not limited to the Community Valentine’s Dinner, Spring & Fall Soccer, Halloween night, Senior Dinner

as assigned.

4. Delivers evening programs at Camp Lakewood and occasionally at Trout Lodge.

5. 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.

6. Reports damaged or lost program equipment in an appropriate and timely manner.

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

8. Participates in the implementation of YMCA management systems as they apply to World Service Drives,

United Way Drives, Capital and Partner Campaigns.

9. Participates in continuing training programs when offered and consistently works to add new and

exciting programming to the Camp Lakewood Outdoor Education program.

10. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

March 31, 2021

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