Adventure Trips Director – openings for 1 male and 1 female

YMCA Camp Wapsie


Come join us at Camp and bring your outdoor adventure skills! The Adventure Trips Director leads 4 one-week long trips with high school aged campers on and off camp property. These trips include multi-day excursions of hiking, canoeing, climbing and tent camping.


  • Prepare, organize, and implement all aspects of the Adventure Trip program and is responsible for the general safety and supervision of campers in program.
  • Educate campers in the various responsibilities/skills of program:  camping, cooking, and safety equipment; canoeing, climbing, backpacking, etc.
  • Supervise and participate in all assigned aspects of the campers’ day which includes but is not limited to:  Camper check-in and check-out; meal times; activities; backpacking, canoeing, climbing, swimming, rafting; and before/after hours duties as assigned.
  • Attend and participate in ten days of Staff Training. Employment dates would be May 21- August 8. The weekly salary for this position begins at $220/wk.  Room and Board is provided.


This position requires:

  • the ability to supervise and lead groups of campers and staff
  • must be 21 years of age or older and possess leadership skills that can assist in encouraging and motivating campers
  • the ability to teach songs, crafts, games, stories, sports, and related skills is preferred.
  • must show enthusiasm, dedication, responsibility and maturity and have the ability to interact and communicate clearly with campers, parents and staff
  • Bachelor’s of the Arts of Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation, Physical Education, Education or related field is preferred (or working toward degree). 
  • should have valid Wilderness First Aid, CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding certification and climbing experience. If necessary, training will be provided.

Seasonal Position late May through August.

Apply soon - position open until filled!

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