Group Services 2022 Internship (Spring, Summer, or Fall)
Posted on: June 22, 2022
Build skills to last a life time!
YMCA Camp Duncan
YMCA Camp Duncan is located about an hour northwest of Chicago on
beautiful Fish Lake. Camp Duncan is approximately 300 acres and
operates a Day Camp, Overnight Camp, and Group Services Department.
Camp Duncan sits on a lake with boats and a blob, archery, climbing
tower, high ropes course/zipline, hiking trails, campfires, teams
course, soccer fields, basketball courts, gaga pits, and so much
If you are looking for a fun and exciting experience, Camp Duncan
is the place for you. Interning at Camp Duncan will give you a look
at how a year round camp operation functions, how to plan and host
customer groups, and teach you over 25 outdoor education classes
and recreation programs. The Group Services Department serves
around 20,000 diverse customers a year.
The Group Services Department offers internships during the spring,
summer, and fall: Spring 2022 Semester (February-early June 2022),
Summer Semester (mid May-August 2022), & Fall Semester (mid
August-December 2022). The internship will provide employees with a
well-rounded, paid internship experience which focuses on all
aspects of a year round camp. Training will include: how to teach
outdoor education, facilitate classes, risk management, marketing,
budget, and customer service. Ideal candidates will be committed,
energetic, and enthusiastic individuals that are working toward a
degree in Parks & Recreations or a related field.
Being flexible to work various hours which are dependent on
customer needs is very important. Some days start very early, and
some run late. Interns must live on the camp property for the
internship. Room and board is provided at Camp Duncan, in addition
to a stipend.
Camp Duncan is a place to learn, grow, and make memories that will
last a lifetime!
What you'll do:
Interns will gain the following skills:
Complete trainings and certifications in First Aid/CPR, Risk
Management, Customer Service, Child Abuse Prevention, Leadership
Development, Classroom Management, Policies and Procedures, and the
overall function of the camp.
Learn to teach over 25 outdoor education classes.
Develop and design classes to meet the needs of diverse groups.
Learn to facilitate at the archery range, climbing tower, team
course. high ropes course, waterfront, and more.
Grow your communication and leadership skills by working with all
departments at camp, including kitchen, maintenance, and
Assist in marketing, budget implementation, and fundraising
Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention and
Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to
staff, members or guests to your supervisor.
Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children
safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the
monitoring and supervision of children.
Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and
procedures to your supervisor.
Completing all child abuse prevention training as required.
How you'll do it:
Currently seeking a degree in Parks and Recreation or related
Ability to perform moderate physical activity and adapt to changing
Work with diverse groups of people, and work with minimal
Strong organizational skills.
Strong ability to communicate effectively with others.
Must be able to commit to one semester (Spring 2022) and commit to
working 40+ hours a week.
Must be willing to live on camp grounds for the Spring 2022
Must be willing and flexible to work various hours/shifts including
nights and weekends.
YMCA Vaccine Policy
Were committed to the health and wellness of our employees,
members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired
by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19
vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date
unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held
religious beliefs is granted.
Be Part of Our Mission
The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong
children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago
through academic readiness, character development, violence
prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 19
membership centers, five camps, early learning,school-aged and
other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides
everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role,
you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a
leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a
family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're
impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.
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