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!

The Michigan Youth Out of Doors Camp is Hiring for Summer 2022!   

 To apply please send your resume to Camp Director Ashley Carmichael at [email protected]   

All positions now come with a $200 start of season bonus and an $800 end-of-season bonus!

Open Camp Positions:

Health Director-

The Health Director must be at least 18 years of age, CPR/First Aid Certified, able to obtain Emergency Management Training Certification and have a valid Drivers License. Responsibilities include following and training staff on medical policy and procedures, preparing daily prescriptions, keeping documentation of both planned and unplanned procedures, overseeing the Health Office and all supplies, preparing First Aid kits for all staff, and providing a health screening for all campers as they attend camp.

Health Director Informational Sheet

Range Officer-

Range Officers must be 18 years of age or older, able to acquire hunter safety instructors certification and  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. The Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp creates safe, responsible, ethical outdoors men 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 and must be First Aid/CPR certified or able to obtain. Must deliver instruction and curriculum in an enthusiastic, safe and responsible manner. Must supervise campers, as many as 15, inside cabins during the evening and night hours. Expected to be with campers at all times and lead groups of 15 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.  We offer training before camp to make sure you are confident and equipped to handle any situation!

Conservation Educator 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

Food Service Assistant

The Food Service Assistant must be 17 years of age or older, possess experience working with children and must be First Aid/CPR certified. Reports to the lead chef and must work with all staff to meet nutritional needs. Responsibilities include table setting, meal preparation, dish-washing and varies tasks delegated by the lead chef. 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.

Food Service Assistant Informational Sheet