Reach Outdoors - Recruiting for Camp

SDC15398 SDC15287 SDC14867 (1)I have run into several people the last week or so asking me what I do as a “summer” camp director when it isn’t camp season. This month it is RECRUITNG. Recruiting is the word on my mind and the activity I spend the most time on at this point of the year.  It is a two pronged approach, as we are recruiting for staff and campers.  With April at its midway point and camp registration having been officially open for roughly a few weeks we are making some progress getting kids signed up to spend a week with us in the outdoors.
I am busily trying to get our camps filled and the kids sorted into the right program.  Our camp programs are open to the public as well as our club members and our ultimate goal is to get camp filled to capacity this summer.  We have a total of 400 available slots each summer and the last two years we have been running between 85% and 90% capacity.  With this being my 3rd summer at the helm I am making a big push to get camp over the hump of 90% and push hard to be full every week we offer programming.
To get more information on what programs we have available and find the application to get your son, daughter, grandkid, nephew, niece, or neighbor signed up visit our webpage https://mucc.org/home/education-programs/michigan-outofdoors-youth-camp/! Our programs do fill up on a first come first served basis so if you want to get your first choice of program make sure you start the registration process soon.
On the camp staff recruiting front we are in the final month of recruiting.  We have filled several key spots and will have many fresh new faces adding to our team this year. I recently returned from a recruiting trip to the U.P. where I spent a week visiting classrooms at Lake Superior State University and attending a job fair at Northern Michigan University to recruit staff for camp.  However, we are still looking for a few more male and female counselors.  We are also looking for a maintenance/grounds person to help take care of the facility and finally we are looking for 2 individuals who would be interested in running our ranges safely and teaching our hunter safety courses this summer.
All of these positions are paid positions!  To apply or for more information on each job you can click the link: https://mucc.org/home/education-programs/michigan-outofdoors-youth-camp/youht-camp-the-staff/employment-opportunities/.  You can also send me a resume at smckeon@mucc.org if you are interested in a position.
With April moving along the time to act to stay ahead of the early summer registration rush, or to lock up a summer job for you or someone you know is now!  So get your kids signed up and take a look at the jobs we still have available before the chance passes you by.

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