Integrated Education Staff

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Integrated Education Instructor

We are excited that you are interested in learning more about our work and joining our seasonal staff team. We are looking for mature, enthusiastic, hardworking and caring individuals who role model the principles of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility in words and actions, to be a member of the Sherman Lake camp team. We hire seasonal staff for these programs:

Fall and Winter/Spring – School Programs:
Integrated Education Instructor/Counselor – helping schools transform by bringing character development lessons learned at camp back to the classroom (Camp to Classroom)

Why Sherman Lake YMCA Camp? 
Each person who works at the Sherman Lake YMCA is selected because of their strength of character, professionalism, demonstrated commitment to mentoring children and their ability to role model the principles of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility through words and actions.

Award Winning Programs: 
The Sherman Lake YMCA Integrated Education program received the Eleanor Eells Award for Program Excellence. This award honors programs that develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people or societal problems using the camp environment and programs that effectively demonstrate the positive contributions camping has made to the well-being of individuals and society.

Your Challenge and Reward: 
Working at camp is truly one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities you will experience. Sherman Lake YMCA staff model the behaviors of a well-rounded lifestyle, our values, performance objectives and philosophy. If you, like us, are excited by the opportunities and undeterred by the challenges of working at the Sherman Lake YMCA…if you want to share your talents and experiences with kids and fellow staff…if you support the teamwork that makes Sherman Lake YMCA special and will project that support by your own example…if you want to experience a lifetime of growth and personal accomplishment…we look forward to reviewing your application!


Qualifications: Applicants must be 18 years or older, available Monday through Friday, days and overnights.

Responsibilities: Integrated Education Instructors will facilitate experiential and character based curriculum for local area schools throughout our 3 – 5 day residential programs.

Set-up a cabin group of students from beginning to end using tools like community commitment, teambuilding games, and bag of tricks to create a great experience for every student.

Set-up and facilitate all programs run through Sherman Lake Y Camp such as climbing, archery/mineshaft, fire building, teambuilding/low ropes, kayaking/canoeing, geocaching/orienteering, nature & art (training provided).

Positive reinforcement, character education integration and strength based approach to program delivery and conflict resolution.

Spend the nights in cabins with the students.

Dates of employment:
Positions are available during the Fall (September to mid-December) and Winter/Spring (late January to late May).

Free certification courses are available for Sherman Lake Integrated Education staff prior to staff training.

Salary range is from $60-$75/day including room, board and YMCA membership during time of employment.

Sherman Lake YMCA Values and Objectives:
All programs are designed to reinforce the four principles of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. How everyone relates to one another is the most important aspect of our YMCA camp programs. We role model these behaviors in all of our programs and develop activities such as chapel, prayer before meals, and campfire stories to reinforce and teach these principles.

Honesty – Truthfulness and genuineness with self and others
Caring – To show loving kindness, compassion and empathy for the interest of others.
Respect – Honor toward others, humility.
Responsibility – Trustworthiness; dependable.

Staff Performance Objectives:
To connect with each camper quickly and make campers feel welcome and included.
To participate 100% in activities enjoy playing and role modeling.
To model the values and mission statement of Sherman Lake YMCA.
To recognize and effectively resolve conflicts based on camp values and procedures.
To seek out and use camp resources to create meaningful experiences.
To work proactively with campers showing spontaneity and creativity.
To create a safe environment and create unique experiences.