CGS - Summer Camp Overnight Positions

Location: Dallas, TX (Camp Grady Spruce YMCA - Dallas Office 9409 Garland Road)

 

How would you like to spend the summer mentoring children and teens on the majestic shores of Possum Kingdom Lake?  Camp Grady Spruce overnight summer camp program is dedicated to making the world a better place by using the camp adventures as a backdrop to teach Christian Values, self-confidence and friendship while having a blast!!  Your position at camp will depend on your age (Junior Counselors-17yrs +, Counselors 18 yrs +, Administrative Staff 21 yrs +) but everyone must be willing to do what it takes to clean, maintain, develop and care for campers, the summer program and the facility making up YMCA Camp Grady Spruce.

Our Mission at CGS is: To deliver exceptional outdoor programs that inspire, build and strengthen relationships with God, His creation and each other.  Overnight camp could be the most challenging job you may ever have.  We are looking for “Professional Role Models” who will don’t mind getting dirty, tired, and hungry to make sure campers are having the time of their lives.  Each staff person will be given the opportunity to earn a 2 year YMCA Lifeguarding Certification and training in camp activities.  The camp experience will transcend your summer employment to whatever life has in store for your career and beyond. 

 

 

Below is a list of available positions for Camp Grady Spruce Overnight Summer positions.  To apply for these positions click on "apply" below, or for more specific information on a job described, please contact the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce offices at (214) 319-9944 or (940)779-3411.

Assistant Camp Director ($250-300/Week)is an organizer, supervisor, program developer, and coordinator. He/She assists the director in planning and implementing camp programs, supervising all personnel, and is responsible for their morale and effectiveness. He must be able to resolve camper problems that become too complicated or difficult for the counselors.  He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Persons interested in this position should have extensive experience with organized camping, supervising peers, and working with children and parents.

Unit Leader ($200-300/Week)   is responsible to the Assistant Camp Director for a particular “unit” which might include eight to fourteen counselors and approximately 65-85 campers. The Unit Leader is an organizer, Supervisor, program developer and coordinator. He/She assists the director in planning and implementing camp programs, supervising the counselors in the unit, and is responsible for their morale and effectiveness. He/She must also be able to resolve camper problems that become too complicated or difficult. He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Cabin/Tent Counselor ($160-220/Week)    is responsible to the Unit Leader for assigned activities and the health and safety of 6-9 campers an entire session. He/She is also responsible for developing a living unit and pride with in the group.  Some specific counselor duties include: one-on-one counseling with campers; basic instruction of all activities for the cabin/tent group; assuming leadership role for evening programs, in the dining hull, and at all camp activities; instructing assigned daily activities; assuming responsibility for assigned unit duties, scheduling and posting cabin/tent duties and assisting campers in their completion; and supervising the buddy cabin/tent when that counselor is on his time off.

Head Wrangler ($200-300/Week)is responsible to the Assistant Camp director for the Program and safety at the corral. He/She will work with the Program Director in planning activities at the corral and will coordinate and supervise the staff assigned to the corral. He/She is also responsible for the health and safety of the horses and maintaining equipment under his supervision. Persons interested in this position should be 21 and have experience in working with horses and children. He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Assistant Wrangler($180-250/Week)is responsible to the Wrangler and will aid him in the aforementioned duties. Persons interested in this position must be 19 years old and have some previous experience. This position also lives with a group of campers.

Waterfront Director($200-250/Week)is responsible to the Camp Director.  He/She is responsible for all safety, policies and procedures with the waterfront including:  boating and swimming.  He/She will also supervise the Lifeguards while they are on duty reporting good or negative job performance the Camp Director.

Water Ski Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Waterfront Director for implementing the progressive ski program, caring for and maintaining the equipment (boats, skis, etc.), maintaining gas records, and supervising staff and campers on the ski dock. This person should have teaching experience and know the basics of all skiing techniques including but not limited to 2 ski, slalom, wake boarding, knee boarding, trick skiing and bare footing. Certifications required are Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, and Boater Safety. Ski Instructor certifications are preferred but not required. He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Assistant Ski Coordinator($180-250/Week)is responsible to the Ski Coordinator and will aid him/her in the aforementioned duties. Persons interested in this position must be 19 years old, be able to teach skiing and hold required certifications. This person will live with campers.

Swim Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Waterfront Coordinator and is responsible fort safety within the pool area including the BLOB. He/She will coordinate activities and instruct swimming. Persons seeking this position must have a current Water Safety Instructor certification, Advanced Lifesaving or equivalent. This position may also live with campers.

Sailing Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Waterfront Director for the sailing program and sailing area maintenance, He will instruct sailing introduction, teach sailors how to handle large boats, and coordinate sailing day trip. He will coordinate staff assigned to the sailing area and enforce safety rules. Required certifications are CPR, First Aid, and Life Guarding This position may also live with a group of campers.

Ragger Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to Assistant Camp Director of his respected camp and the Ragger Director overseeing the entire program. He/She will introduce the program, maintain a sign-up sheet, coordinate counselors and Ragger candidates, conduct individual and group discussions, schedule Ragger ceremonies, maintain records for the database and assist with Leathers program. This position will live with campers

Challenge Course Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Assistant CampDirector for the care and maintenance of the challenge course facility and for directing all programs in that area. He/She will work with camper groups and coordinate the use of other instructor staff with the Program Directors and Unit Leaders.  He/She will have final approval on all persons participating in the course and will keep records of daily activity and repairs. Certifications required are CPR, First Aid and Ropes Course Facilitator. This position may live with campers.

Crafts Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Assistant Camp Director for the safety, program and equipment in the craft area. He/She will create daily crafts projects, maintain inventory of supplies and equipment, assists campers with projects, and supervise and staff assigned to the area during the day. This position lives with campers.

CampNurse($300-600/Week) is responsible for setting up the clinic, training staff in daily observances in health and first aid, and handle all medications given to campers and staff. The Camp Nurse also maintains a daily log of all medications administered and will complete.

Medical Specialist($200-300/Week) is responsible for setting up the clinic, daily observances in health and first aid, and handle all medications given to campers and staff under the supervision of the . The Medical Specialist also maintains a daily log of all medications administered and will complete. He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Frontier Specific Positions

Trip Coordinator($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Assistant Camp Director for the care and safety of the trip and participants. He/She is responsible for the leadership of trips leaving camp. This person must be certified in First Aid, CPR, YMCA Life guarding (or equivalent) and have a valid Drivers License, and be 21 or older. He/She coordinates all needs for groups and will keep daily session records on activities and repairs. He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Trip Counselors ($180-250/Week)  are responsible to the Trip Coordinator and have aforementioned responsibilities and certifications. Age minimum is 19 vents. These people will live with the campers participating on camp trips during trip session and serve as a general counselor on non-trip sessions filling in where needed at other activities.  He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Special Ski Instructor($180-250/Week) is responsible to the Ski Coordinator aiding him in maintenance of boats and equipment. This person should have skilled knowledge in ski instruction and hold required certifications. Will work with a select group of campers several hours daily to leach and improve their skills. He/She must be willing to fill any role at Camp including sleeping in a cabin when the situation arises.

Leaders In Training Coordinators($180-250/Week) are responsible to the Assistant Camp Director for development of leadership among older campers. Ideally, a male and female counselor will head these positions working with 15 and 16 years olds in the two-year progressive programs titled Leadership Development Program and Counselor-in-Training Program. They will work together as a team training campers to use their leadership skills in a camp setting, coordinate overnights, and assigning them to a practicum with younger campers. Persons interested in this position should have skills in human relations, leadership abilities to work closely with more mature campers and the ability to coordinate and direct leadership programs. This position may live with a group of campers.

 

Junior Counselors

Junior Counselors($60-85/Week) assist the counselors and administrative staff. Under no circumstances will a Junior Counselor be allowed to be in charge of any hazardous activities or activities requiring adult leadership. Junior Counselors assume a leadership role in a tent/cabin in the absence of a counselor who is on time off or a day off. Junior counselor duties include assisting in the office, assisting in the kitchen area, leading songs, preparing skits, and displaying spirit. Ultimately the Junior Counselor helps with the overall success of camp and is an intricate part of its program.

Please call (214) 319-9944 or (940) 779-3411 for more information.