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Dear Camp Staff and Friends,
Many of the great staff that we have either went to camp as a kid or were referred to us by another “Rock Star”
camp staff. Typically the “Rock Star” staff says to their awesome (and equally cool friends) “Hey,
You should work at camp with me this summer. It is by far the best job that I have ever had, seriously. At work
I ride horses, zip lines and buses with kids singing on them. I work with people that have funny names like Big Cheese,
Jellyfish, Sonic, Sparrow, Jammin’ Jen and Woodchuck, he’s my boss that had 5 bad cases of Gold Fever last summer,
and we poured water on his head 5 times to cure him. On a normal day we are visited by various woodland wildlife, bearded
ladies, gorillas, a candy dog, a giant hand, peanut bird, Hollywood people, gnomes, pirates
and a strange bird named Perch that laid a Golden Egg. Some staff even get paid to go to Wild Water West, seriously.”
Then you ask “What do you do at your job?” “Really?!?” “You get yelled at by unhappy
customers, get grease burns from flipping burgers, get chaffing from wearing dress pants, are pale from lack of sunlight,
get written up for singing at work and have a grumpy boss named Lyle?” Then you say. “Woah, that is
brutal, I got promoted for singing silly songs at my job and a free membership to the YMCA. You should totally work
at camp with me!” “But, apply soon because cool people tend to be organized and several people already
have applications in.” www.leifericson.org
I will apply, but
APPLICATION LINK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!!
SIOUX FALLS YMCA CAMPING PROGRAM
THE EXPERIENCE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME!
LITTLE VIKES 4 & 5 YEAR OLDS LEIF ERICSION 6 TO 9 YEAR OLDS
CAMP TEPEETONKA 10 TO 13 YEAR OLDS
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Sioux Falls Family YMCA offers five, two- week sessions
of day camp throughout the summer. The camping program is filled with fun, progressive activities that build confidence, self-esteem,
and awareness to the campers.
Activities such as archery, boating, fishing, bb guns, crafts, and music as well as special camp traditions
and unique activities fill each two-week camping session. Each session ends with an overnight on the second Thursday for the
eight and nine year olds and Camp
Tepeetonka has an overnight on each Thursday night.
TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE: The staff for Leif Ericson and Tepeetonka arrive at
8:45 and most times are done by 4:00 in the afternoon. Little Vikes begins earlier in the morning and ends around
noon each day. Except for Thursday evening Family Night programs and overnights, evenings and weekends are not part of the
Senior staff positions are a salaried position. Additional hours and pay can be earned by life guarding camp
swim, staffing our Sitter Service program, or driving or assisting on the camp buses that pickup and drop-off campers each
day. Senior staff is given one,two-week sessions off each summer.
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER:
· Sioux Falls YMCA Camping Programs have over 80
years of camping experience.
· Camp facility and programs located in the heart of Sioux Falls.
· Beautiful camp situated along the Sioux River with trails, woods, and
· Excellent training for any future profession.
· Opportunity to work with 100 fantastic staff and be a part of great programs.
· Internships opportunities available.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
· Individuals with a genuine love for children and camp.
· People who will show initiative, leadership, and are a positive influence.
· Individuals who are supportive of the YMCA Camp Mission.
· People with a love and appreciation for the outdoors and ability to share
· Individuals with understanding and patience combined
with a sense of humor and vitality for life.
RETURN TO: Chuck Bennis Ph: (605) 336-3190
Sioux Falls Family YMCA Fax: (605) 336-3516
230 S. Minnesota Ave
Attn: Greg Koch
Director of Camping Services
Leif Ericson Camp
YMCA CAMP MISSION
The Mission of our YMCA Camping Program is to put Christian principles into practice through camping programs
that will develop the spirit, mind, and body in an outdoor environment.
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