Staff

Michigan United Conservation Clubs carefully recruits its camp staff from numerous colleges and universities throughout Michigan. We recruit candidates who have knowledge of conservation, outdoor skills, and environmental education as well as demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude. Background checks are completed for all staff hired and participation in a week long training session is a requirement for employment. During this time, each of our camp staff learns the importance of teaching techniques, camper motivation, behavior management, leadership and emergency procedures plus the many different curricula they will be instructing as part of their training. We are extremely proud of the staff at Cedar Lake Outdoor Center and assure you that the utmost care is taken to provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere for your child at camp. As a State of Michigan Licensed Camp, we not only meet the requirements of several inspections we strive to go above those requirements in order to deliver the best experiences for your child!

Apply Online or Email Camp Director Max Bass at [email protected] for more details.

Camp Positions:

Assistant Director-

The assistant director must be 21 years of age or older, possess experience working with children and be First Aid/CPR certified. In the absence of the director, the assistant director will serve as the lead contact responsible for the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. The assistant director will be expected to aid in the creation and implementation of curriculum for campers and module training for staff. Assistance in daily facility management and administrative duties, as passed on by the director, will be required. Deliver instruction and curriculum in an enthusiastic, safe and responsible manner. Responsible for the supervision of campers as well as staff members. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230-acre facility. The assistant director is expected to live on-site during the camp season.

Assistant Director Informational Sheet

Health Director-

The Health Director must be at least 21 years of age and have experience working with children as well as knowledge of first aid and medicine. Must have level two First aid certification or higher, Professional Rescuers CPR Certification, Emergency Management Training, a valid Drivers License. Must display an ability to collaborate with staff for medical needs, follow and train staff on medical policy and procedures, ensure safety of camp, prepare daily prescriptions and keep documentation of both planned and unplanned procedures, oversee the Health Office and all supplies, prepare First Aid kits for all staff, provide a health screening for all campers as the attend camp, provide leadership for the staff and campers.

Health Director Informational Sheet

Waterfront Director-

The waterfront director must be 18 years of age or older, possess experience working with children and must be Lifeguard and First Aid/CPR certified. The Waterfront Director is responsible for the safety and management of all staff and campers at the waterfront. Deliver instruction and curriculum in an enthusiastic, safe and responsible manner. Must conduct swimming tests to all campers as they attend camp and create an adequate “buddy check” system. Must train staff in waterfront activity safety during training week. Must keep the waterfront clear and clean. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230-acre facility. Experience in fishing, canoeing, and kayaking is preferred.

Waterfront Director Informational Sheet

Range Officer-

Range Officers must be 18 years of age or older, possess experience working with children, has acquired hunter safety instructors certification and must be First Aid/CPR certified. Must deliver Michigan’s Hunter Safety instruction and curriculum in an enthusiastic, safe and responsible manner. Must supervise campers on the .22 and archery ranges. Must be able to maintain all range equipment, including firearms and bows. The Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp creates safe, responsible, ethical outdoorsmen and women. A range director must be able to convey these concepts and show accountability. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230-acre facility. Experience in outdoor recreation, education, childcare and an interest in natural resources preferred.

Range Officer Informational Sheet

Conservation Educator-

Conservation educators must be 18 years of age or older, possess experience working with children and must be First Aid/CPR certified. Must deliver instruction and curriculum in an enthusiastic, safe and responsible manner. Must supervise campers, as many as 18, inside cabins during the evening and night hours. Expected to be with campers at all times and lead groups of 20 children in their day to day activities. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230-acre facility. Experience in outdoor recreation, education, childcare and an interest in natural resources preferred.

Conservation Educator Informational Sheet

Programs Assistant-

Program assistants must be 16 years of age or older, possess experience working with children and must be First Aid/CPR certified. Must deliver instruction and curriculum in an enthusiastic, safe and responsible manner. Must supervise campers, as many as 18, inside cabins during the evening and night hours. Expected to be with campers at all times and lead groups of 20 children in their day to day activities. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230-acre facility. Experience in outdoor recreation, education, childcare and an interest in natural resources preferred.

Programs Assistant Informational Sheet

Camp Cook-

The Camp Cook must be at least 18 years of age and have experience as a cook or assistant cook for large groups. Catering experience preferred. They must demonstrate an ability to work well with others at camp and have knowledge of standards of food preparation and serving and kitchen procedures. Advanced training in diet and nutrition or college degrees in nutrition or kitchen management is preferred. Responsibilities include training kitchen staff, plan nutritionally balanced meals (in accordance with state regulations and food licensing), preparing each meal for 125 campers and staff, licensing, work with the Camp Health Director to respond to special dietary needs of participants, stock kitchen with all food and equipment throughout the season and provide weekly menu’s, clean and prepare food service areas for use and inspection.

Camp Cook Informational Sheet

Facilities Manager-

The facilities manager must be 18 years of age or older, possess experience working in an outdoor setting and must be First Aid/CPR certified. The facilities manager is responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center. Responsibilities include caring for shrubs, trees and greenery on sight, mowing the 230 acre facility each week, mining repairs, mechanical maintenance and janitorial duties. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230 acre facility. Grounds experience is preferred.

Facilities Manager Informational Sheet

Kitchen Assistant-

The Kitchen Assistant must be 16 years of age or older, possess experience working with children and must be First Aid/CPR certified. Reports to the Camp Cook and must work with all staff to meet nutritional needs. Responsibilities include table setting, meal preparation, dish-washing and varies tasks delegated by the Camp Cook. Must also be available to manage our camp store for one hour each evening. Basic math and customer service skills required. Must be physically capable of performing daily camp tasks and traversing our 230 acre facility. Experience in foodservice preferred.

Kitchen Assistant Informational Sheet