YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Climbing Program Coordinator - YMCA Camp Potawotami in Wolcottville, Indiana

OUR CULTURE

At YMCA Camp Potawotami, we focus on the ABCs of camping - working to increase camper's sense of Accomplishment and Belonging while they learn about positive Character traits and values. What does this look like?

Caring. We show a genuine interest in others, putting them first, and engaging everyone with a positive attitude. Honesty. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Respect. We accept differences and meet people where they are at, honoring others with thoughtfulness and courage. Responsibility. We do what we say we?re going to do, taking ownership of our decisions and being good stewards of our resources.

Join us as we love, care and serve at camp!

JOB SUMMARY

The YMCA Camp Potawotami is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual interested in serving as our Climbing Program Coordinator.

Reporting to the Program Director, their primary responsibility in the summer will be to work with the program director to assist with staff training for Summer Camp and serve as the main facilitator leading the climbing tower, high ropes, giant swing, zip-line, low ropes and summer campers along with other camp programs. In the spring and fall, they will primarily serve as one of the lead staff members by assisting in coordinating retreat groups and being the onsite contact for select retreat groups, working with our school groups as an instructor and being the one leading classes and activities like climbing, high ropes teambuilding, and low ropes.

This position provides a quality experience to children and adults, embodying our YMCA culture, mission, cause and core values.

PAY RATE DETAILS

Pay: $335 per week plus room and board, including laundry services and internet access.

Dates: April - October 2019 (flexible start date)

Must be available to work evenings and weekends; also must live on site.

YMCA Camp Potawotami is located on beautiful Blackman Lake in Northeast Indiana; 7255 East 700 South Wolcottville, IN 46795

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, yet flexible.

  • Must be comfortable communicating with parents and enjoy working with children.

  • Must have a strong knowledge of overnight camping.

  • Previous experience and certification in camp program areas (lifeguarding, high ropes, archery, etc.) are preferred.

  • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as a climbing program coordinator.

  • Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of campers in regard to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.

  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA

ESSENTIAL TASKS AND DUTIES

Summer Season:

  • Work with the Program Directors to assist with staff training Summer Camp.

  • Serve as the main facilitator leading the climbing tower, high ropes, giant swing, zip-line, low ropes and summer campers along with other camp programs.

  • Responsible for the setup, operations, and take-down of our 50-foot climbing tower, 16-element 40-foot high ropes course, low ropes elements and teambuilding supplies.

  • Inspects condition of the Challenge Course daily, in addition to weekly and monthly inspections and documents findings.

  • We will provide training and certification for all ropes-related tasks.

  • Supervises and evaluates staff assisting with climbing and high ropes activities.

  • Coordinate with at least one partnership camp.

  • Assist in managing the day to day logistics and help coordinate all camp events, drivers to/from the pharmacy or urgent care and troubleshoot any other obstacles that may arise.

  • This person will assist with reaching out to fall retreats to set-up their visits.

  • Rotate with other coordinators to be on call at least one night a week.

Spring/Fall Season:

  • Serve as one of the lead staff members by assisting in coordinating retreat groups and being the onsite contact for select retreat groups.

  • This person will also work with our school groups as an instructor.

  • This person will also be leading classes and activities that are offered climbing, high ropes teambuilding, and low ropes.

  • Other Duties: running the camp store, climbing program development, evening programs, ropes maintenance, school visits, professional/peer development, trainings and conferences, community involvement, staff training along with rotating with other coordinators to be on call at least one night a week.

  • In the spring, work on setting up the climbing tower and high ropes area, updating lesson plans, contacting retreats, setting up the camp store and preparations for staff training.

  • In the fall, coordinate with retreats, update curriculum, recruit retreat groups, assist with budgeting and assist with the rehiring of staff.

FULL-SEASON ESSENTIAL TASKS AND DUTIES

  • Be a patient, enthusiastic role model for our participants and staff

  • Conduct regular inventory of supplies

  • Maintain program areas, host meals, set-up and breakdown of facilities

  • Manage all tasks and duties assigned by the Camp Directors

  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends, live on site and be comfortable in outdoor settings