April 8th, 2024-June 7th, 2024
YMCA Camp Bernie is looking for energetic staff that are enthusiastic about providing excellent programing to a diverse population. Program Instructors further the mission of YMCA Camp Bernie through the development and delivery of Outdoor Education and recreational activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the participants’ ages and abilities. This job is designed to grow with you, providing basic training to those entering the field, and continued training to advanced facilitators.

– Instruct classes of 12-18 participants in activities such as teambuilding, climbing, boating, archery, hiking, nature, crafts, and more in accordance with established lesson plans. Engage participants in subject matter and give hands-on learning opportunities. Use positive techniques and re-direction to guide participants through all activities.
– Help young people develop social and interpersonal skills through programming that also promotes the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
– Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment.
– Provide excellent customer service to all on-site guests. Respond promptly and appropriately in cooperation with Group Hosts to address any reported or anticipated issues. Develop and maintain friendly relationships with all on-site guests.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


-Must be at least 18 years of age.
-Prior work, volunteer, or educational experience in environmental studies, education, camping or recreation a plus.
-Must love the outdoors; enjoy working with children and adults; and have a strong appreciation for, and understanding of, our natural environment
-Current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and American Red Cross Lifeguarding preferred.
-Must have the ability to lead activities, be a group leader and team player, and be flexible.

About YMCA Camp Bernie

YMCA Camp Bernie, a branch of The Ridgewood Y offers programs and community connections that positively impact lives through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, building spirit, mind and body for all.

YMCA Camp Bernie & The Ridgewood Y is a nonprofit charitable organization that serves youth, adults, and families founded on Christian principles and committed to strengthening our Northern New Jersey and Camp Bernie communities since 1902, as part of a worldwide YMCA.

Application Instructions

Please email [email protected]