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YMCA CAMP CLASSEN exists because we believe that summer camp is uniquely capable of impacting lives! Each and every week of summer, we see firsthand the mighty ways that God is using CAMP CLASSEN to shape the lives of young people. Our campers come from all walks of life - different contexts, different homes, different stories, and different places of faith. As such, our goal is to meet campers where they are and challenge them to take the next step. CAMP CLASSEN is not about being pushy, but rather allowing kids to be who they are as they grow in Christ.
To accomplish this we need a variety of people doing many different jobs all to accomplish our mission. We would love to talk to you about working and serving with us.
The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is an Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy that we will not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please visit your nearest YMCA and the Service Center staff will be able to assist you. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS
CABIN COUNSELORS (36 Positions)
We are looking for young men and women with a committed faith and a desire to work in the outdoors and love campers with the unconditional love of Christ. CAMP CLASSEN staff positions are challenging day to day, but provide tremendous growth on a personal and spiritual level. CAMP CLASSEN counselors live in a cabin with 8-12 campers and work alongside at least one other co-counselor to care for the children in their cabin. Counselors will have responsibilities both in and out of the cabin including but not limited to: Developing meaningful relationships with campers, leading devotions, teaching and assisting activities and monitoring the overall care and safety of campers. This position also has the potential to be used for internship credits for college courses.
PROGRAM SPECIALISTS (3 Positions)
We are looking for 3 dynamic individuals who love kids and know how to have fun. As part of program team, you work closely with the Leadership Team to help set up, facilitate and tear down almost all programming and events during camp. Program specialists are professionals at having fun. They help keep Camp Classen running smoothly, be it behind the scenes or front and center. Lifeguard certification is preferred. Not already nertified, no worries, we can help. This position does not stay in the cabin with campers.
CAMP COORDINATOR (1 Position)
We are looking for one young man or women with a committed faith, summer camp experience, a desire to work in the outdoors, wants to invest into staff and love campers with the unconditional love of Christ. This person's main duty is making schedules for the everyday running of camp. As part of Leadership you are second in command. This position does not stay with campers.
HEAD COUNSELORS (1 Male & 1 Female Position)
We are looking for one young man and women with a committed faith, like to work in the outdoors, a desire to invest into staff and love campers with the unconditional love of Christ. Head counselor’s primary responsibility is to support cabin counselors in anyway possible. This can mean being a sounding board, idea generator, support system, dealing with camper issues or someone that brings them toilet paper when the cabin runs out. They will have a minor role in planning and implementing some camp programming. This position does not stay in cabin with campers.
WATERFRONT COORDINATOR (1 Position)
We are looking for a young man or women with a committed faith, a desire to invest into staff, strong leadership ability, aquatics knowledge and the desire to love campers with the unconditional love of Christ. This person will be in charge of all camp aquatics programs including boating, swimming, Jet ski, tubing and fishing. They are responsible for managing a waterfront that is safe, clean and fun. The waterfront coordinator will be in charge of the scheduling and continued education of camp lifeguards. This position does not stay in cabin with campers.
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ACTIVITY COORDINATOR (3 Positions)
We are looking for young men or women with a committed faith, a desire to invest into staff, strong leadership ability, creative mind, outgoing personality and the desire to love campers with the unconditional love of Christ. As an acivity coordinator you will work with one of our three age groups, facilitating activities and building relationships. You will also work closely with the Camp Director to help plan and execute almost all programming and events during camp. Activity Coordinators are professionals at having fun. This position does not stay in cabin with campers.
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TEEN COORDINATOR (1 Male & 1 Female Position)
We are looking for a young man and women with a committed faith, a love for the outdoors, a desire to invest into teen campers, strong leadership ability, is a self-starter, are very responsible and have the desire to love campers with the unconditional love of Christ. The teen coordinators will be in charge of the Colorado trip and Counselor-in-Training program. The CIT program is integral to the success of camp. CIT’s are the future leaders of CAMP CLASSEN. They will work with the Director of Camping in planning and executing each program. This position will spend 10 days during the summer away from camp in Colorado. This position will also serve a member of the program team so they will have a hand in planning and executing all camp programs.
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CAMP PHOTOGRAPHER (2 Positions)
We are looking for young men or women that love taking pictures, making videos and enjoys building positive Christ centered relationships with camper and staff. Some of the greatest memories a child will have are made at summer camp. This person will get to document the camper experience daily and manage the online photo site so that parents get to enjoy the camp experience with there child! This position does not stay in cabin with campers.
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KITCHEN CREW (8 Positions)
Every great camp needs a dedicated Kitchen Crew. Meal preparation, clean up and service are included in this position. Typically, two meals per day are worked with one off. Kitchen Crew often join in the camp fun after the evening meal is served.
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WRANGLER CREW (5 Positions)
With trail rides daily, someone has to take care of the horses! Fortunately we have the best horseman west of the Mississippi on our side. Russell Gholson leads our equestrian department and staff. Not only will you have an opportunity to work with horses for an entire summer but you'll learn a lot too. This position leads trail rides, teaches lessons and cares for our 36 fantastic horses. Learn their names, personalities and more while working a summer at YMCA CAMP CLASSEN as a wrangler.
FALL AND SPRING INTERN POSITIONS
INTERNS WORK DURING NON SUMMER MONTHS
YMCA Camp Classen in Davis, OK is hiring Outdoor Education, Equestrian and Food Service interns for our Outdoor School and Conference Camping programs. Each intern is hired to work in one of three primary areas:
2. Outdoor Education or
3. Food Service.
As needs dictate, each intern will be given the opportunity to assist in other departments. The total experience will consist of roughly 80% of time spent in your primary area of interest and 20% of time spent in crossover support.
In addition to the experience detailed above, the following can be expected.
• Being involved in some aspects of program planning and marketing Program development for outdoor school and summer camp
• Participating in staff meetings as well as staff devotionals Becoming certified in CPR Pro/AED, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen if not previously certified
Intern Employment Dates
• Fall Internships typically begin around the beginning September and continue until beginning of December.
• Spring Internships typically begin around mid January and continue to the end of May.
NOTE: Exact start dates are determined prior to each season as group contracts are finalized.
To get more specific dates for the approaching season, email Ben Radley at email@example.com for Outdoor Education, Russell Gholson at firstname.lastname@example.org for Equestrian or Cathy Frantz at email@example.com for Culinary or call 580 369 2272.
INTERN COMPENSATION AND AMENITIES
Interns will earn a stipend of $50 per day and will work at least 5 days of work a week on average ($250 weekly or more on average). Depending on group contracts, an additional 1 or 2 days of work may be available. In addition to the established stipend the following are provided: housing with all utilities paid, Wi-Fi after office hours in Griffith Lodge and meals anytime groups are on grounds (about 80% of all meals are available in the camp dining hall). There are laundry facilities in or near staff housing. Staff will also be provided with a microwave and have access to a refrigerator, stove and oven. If you have any questions about the internship, email Ben Radley at firstname.lastname@example.org for Outdoor Education, Russell Gholson at email@example.com for Equestrian or Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org for Culinary or call 580 369 2272.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS: 10840 Main Camp RD. Davis, OK 73030
OUR PHONE: 580-369-2272