Careers

Camp Joy offer unique opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others. As a staff member, you’ll join a dedicated team committed to creating year-round transformative experiences for campers of all ages. Whether you’re a counselor, activity leader, or support staff member, you’ll play a crucial role in contributing to others’ personal growth, building community, and creating lasting memories. Camp Joy provides a supportive and inclusive work environment where you can develop valuable leadership skills, create lifelong friendships, and make a difference in the lives of children and families.

About Camp Joy

Camp Joy, located in Clarksville, OH, has been a leading provider of outdoor education and adventure experiences for over 87 years. With a mission to help people grow and succeed through life-long experience-based learning, Camp Joy offers a wide range of programs for campers of all ages, including underserved children, youth experiencing foster care and children with special medical needs. From overnight camp experiences, outdoor adventures, and team-building activities to environmental education, Camp Joy provides a nurturing and inclusive environment where all can thrive.

Current Career Opportunities

Why settle for the ordinary when you were meant for more? Camp Joy is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Camp Counselor to help create intentional, safe, and high-quality camp experiences for at-risk youth, youth in foster care, and children with special medical conditions. As a key leader in our camp’s activities, you’ll bring the fun while also being empathetic to campers’ needs. You’ll inspire and motivate team members with your enthusiasm and friendly demeanor. Your professionalism and commitment to making a difference in the world will ensure that every client and their campers leave with unforgettable and transformative experiences.

Pay: Earn up to $4,800 over the summer of 2024: May 20 through August 9.

Reports to: Camp Coordinators

To apply: Send resume to Hiring@camp-joy.org

Employment Status: Seasonal

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age.
  • Previous experience working with youth. Previous camp experience strongly desired.
  • Experience and ability to communicate and work with other staff, youth, and clients.
  • Be able to be active for over 12 hours a day on diverse landscapes and during inclement weather.
  • Valid driver’s license if applicable.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reside with campers, providing 24-hour supervision.
  • Supervise, educate and assist in all aspects of camper life and daily routine while at camp.
  • Manage camper behaviors.
  • Set up, lead, or assist camp activities for groups of campers as scheduled by the Program Coordinator.
  • Help prepare evening programs and large group games as assigned.
  • Follow the weekly schedule.
  • Provide supervision and assistance during camp activities led by other staff members.
  • Complete all paperwork such as: incident reports, health screens, course usage forms, etc.
  • Follow Camp Joy policies and procedures.
  • Participate in all staff meetings and trainings.

Observable Behaviors:

  1. Customer Service
  • Role Model: provide positive interaction with campers and clients, and demonstrate positive behavior management.
  • Positive Relationships: learn camper’s names, play with campers, and create opportunities for campers to learn and make friends.
  • Go Above and Beyond: respond effectively and efficiently to client and camper needs.
  1. Teamwork
  • Flexible: adapt positively to camp and schedule changes and willing to jump in where needed.
  • Effective Communication: maintain open communication with campers and staff.
  1. Work Quality
  • Professionalism: Deliver a high quality, professional, and safe Joy experience.
  • Timeliness: Arrive on time and prepared for all programs, meetings and tasks.
  • Initiative: Completes all tasks in a timely and professional manner.

Measurable Goals:

  • Receive an average of “meets or exceeds expectations” on staff evaluation form.
  • Receive camper outcome evaluation of 96% or higher in reference to “campers report having fun at camp.”

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Referral program
  • Optional housing available
  • Holidays off

Work Location:

In person/on-site

Why settle for the ordinary when you were meant for more? Camp Joy is seeking a spirited Summer Camp Coordinator to help deliver intentional, safe, high-quality camp experiences for at-risk youth, youth in foster care, and children with special medical conditions. As the mastermind behind our camp’s activities, you’ll bring the fun while being empathetic to campers’ needs. A natural leader, you’ll motivate staff with your self-motivation and friendly demeanor. Your professionalism and desire to make a difference in the world will ensure that every client and their campers leave having a memorable and transformational experience.

Pay: Earn up to $6,300 over the summer of 2024: May 20 through August 9.

Reports to: Camps Director, Camps Managers

To apply: Send resume to Hiring@camp-joy.org

Employment Status: Seasonal

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age.
  • A bachelor’s degree or 4+ years youth programming experience preferred. Significant camp leadership is a plus.
  • Previous experience in program development, scheduling, group logistics, and leadership.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. Flexibility and adaptability a must.
  • Previous supervisory and leadership experience preferred.
  • Superb customer service standards.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate staff, campers, groups, parents and other Joy departments.
  • Ability to maintain positive, active professionalism for over 12 hours a day on diverse landscapes and during inclement weather.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee an overall high-quality, intentional camp experiences for campers and staff by supporting needs to the best of your ability.
  • Finalize and disseminate the weekly camp schedules and cabin assignments. Drafts are reviewed with the Camps Program Manager and Camps Director 2-3 weeks prior to program start. Final schedules and all program write-ups are approved no later than one week to program start. This includes zone schedules/flow, meal details, and other logistical info as it is prepared.
  • Update Camp Brain as you prepare each program. Collaborate with the Camps Program Manager, other camp coordinators and other Camp Joy teams to oversee sharing of space, resources, staff, and equipment.
  • Communicate client specific needs and changes as they arise to all staff.
  • Support staff and their development through a thoughtful staff training and evaluation process.
  • Oversee an intentional camper experience from check-in to check-out. Serve as the main point of contact for all behavior needs.
  • Support camper discipline/mediation processes.
  • Plan, train, and promote camper positive reinforcement practices.
  • Provide as-needed support to program/activity areas and their instructors.
  • Work with the Camp Registrar to accurately track and update the Camp Joy Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
  • Plan, write-up and implement opening campfires, block parties, and Unit Nights.
  • Communicate to all staff client specific programming needs and changes as they arise.
  • Support staff and their development through a thoughtful staff training and evaluation process.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all problem solving.
  • Act as point of contact for parents and contractors.
  • Actively lead staff meetings that occur before and at the end of each week of camp. Actively contribute to the all staff meetings.
  • Support and prepare the end of program slideshows. Reinforce best practices for photo/video collection and organization.
  • Follow and uphold Camp Joy policies/procedures. Act as a role model to other leaders and staff.
  • Plan the End of Summer Celebration with other coordinators and the Camps Director.
  • Perform on-call duties when you are scheduled. Serve as a leader during any camp emergencies.
  • Complete paperwork on-time: incident reports, health screens, course usage forms, etc.

Observable Behaviors:

  1. Customer Service
  • Role Model: provide positive interactions with campers, parents, and clients, and demonstrate positive behavior management.
  • Positive Relationships: learn camper’s and parent names, interact with campers, and create opportunities for campers to learn and make friends.
  • Respond effectively and efficiently to client, parent, staff, and camper needs.
  1. Teamwork
  • Flexible: adapt positively to camp and schedule changes and be willing to jump in where needed.
  • Effective Communication: maintain open communication with campers, clients, parents, and staff.
  • Inspire: keep summer staff motivated and energized all summer long.
  1. Work Quality
  • Professionalism: Deliver a high quality, professional, and safe Joy experience.
  • Timeliness: Arrive on time and prepared for all programs, meetings, and tasks.
  • Initiative: Complete all tasks in a timely and professional manner.

Measurable Goals:

  • Receive an average of “meets or exceeds expectations” on staff evaluation form.
  • Receive camper outcome evaluation of 96% or higher in reference to “campers report having fun at camp.”

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Referral program
  • Optional housing available
  • Holidays off

Work Location:

In person/on-site

Please submit a resume to hiring@camp-joy.org

Dance for Joy
April 26th, 2024

Dance for Joy promises to be a night filled with unforgettable moments: live entertainment, delectable cuisine, a silent auction, tales that inspire, and delightful surprises that will leave you smiling.

Let’s unite, celebrate, and create a positive change in the lives of countless children and future leaders. We eagerly anticipate your presence at Dance for Joy 2024!

The excitement of learning and growing at Camp Joy all begins with our first connection with you.