Michigan United Conservation Clubs carefully recruits its camp staff from numerous colleges and universities throughout Michigan. Candidates who have knowledge of conservation, outdoor skills, and environmental education as well as demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude are chosen. 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 curriculum 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 will be taken to provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere for your child at camp.
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Positions Available for the 2017 Camp Season:
Required to be 18 years old and have current Lifeguard certification. A Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is preferred and CPR status. Camp experience is helpful. Reports to Director or Assistant. Aquatics Supervisor is responsible for all staff and campers on the waterfront and supervises water activities. Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of waterfront supplies and area. Teaches and is a cabin counselor when needed. Gives all swim tests and oversees and trains for water rescues. A background check and drug test will be required prior to consideration for this position.
Required to be 18 years old. Experience with children, public speaking, and outdoor skills. Reports to Director or Assistant. Responsible for teaching coursework in a safe, responsible, and enthusiastic manner, a cabin of campers, supervising groups of campers in cabins and teams, supervising other staff as directed, conducting classes and cleaning duties. A background check and drug test will be required prior to consideration for this position.
Must be at least 16 years of age and possess experience in a camp setting or working with children. Jr. Counselors are responsible for assisting counselors in teaching programs in a safe, responsible, and enthusiastic manner and will be expected to assist with a wide variety of tasks and duties. These may at times include cleaning and materials set up. They are also responsible to assist in overnight supervision of campers when needed and supervise youth when counselors are on break. Staff are housed in camper cabins for weeks assigned and in staff quarters for the remaining weeks. Additionally, camp spans more than two hundred acres and camp life is very active. Physical stamina is needed to keep pace with the often rigorous daily schedule. CPR and First aid certifications is required.
Food Service Supervisor
Food Service Supervisor must be at least 18 years of age and possess some experience with children and the outdoors. The Food Service Supervisor is responsible for all food preparation, clean up, food ordering, and keeping the kitchen tidy. The Food Service Supervisor will work with the Director prior to camp to create a daily menu for camp. The Food Service Supervisor reports directly to the Director or Assistant Director. Must be able to obtain ServSafe certification prior to camp season. It is important to remember that you will be preparing meals for up to 80 campers, in addition to staff, ever full day camp is in session. A background check and drug test will be required prior to consideration for this position.
Food Service Assistant
Food Service Assistant should be at least 18 years of age though not required if a work permit is provided and possess some experience with children and the outdoors. Food Service Assistant reports to the Director and Assistant Director, works with the Food Service Supervisor and other staff members when needed. Food Service Assistant is responsible for assisting in meal preparation, clean up after meals, and may be asked to assist in other camp duties as needed. A background check and drug test will be required prior to consideration for this position.
Are you are interested in joining our team or do you have questions? Please contact Tyler Butler, Michigan OUTofDOORS Youth Camp Director via phone (517-346-6462), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post...