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Camp Hantesa Resident Camp Staff (Boone, Iowa)

Overnight Camp Staff positions at Camp Hantesa are available! Camp Hantesa is located in Boone, Iowa and there are various positions available including Camp Counselor, Barn Staff, Day Camp Coordinator, Resident Camp Coordinator, Aquatics Director, Barn Director, Cook Staff, and more. Hantesa Camp Staff do stay onsite throughout the week and are allowed to leave camp on Saturdays with a return on Sunday. Counselors get to enjoy the best parts of summer camp with their campers. Sleep in a cabin or under the stars, shoot bows and arrows, go swimming, and finish off your week with a giant council fire.  If you enjoy working with youth and being active outdoors, apply today using the application button provided above!  See Job Descriptions below.

Full and Part-Time Positions


Assistant Registrar (Camp Fire Service Center Des Moines, Iowa)

This position serves as the support for summer registration to our office manager, and will often times be a primary contact for our families through phone calls, email, and face to face communication.

Essential Qualifications
-Ability to communicate and work with youth and staff team, providing necessary support to both
-Ability to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office and Excel
-Ability to help from time to time with youth supervision
-Candidates should be detail oriented, organized, responsible, and self-motivated

Specific Responsibilities 
-Accept and record registrations for Camp Fire programs, send confirmations and assist with managing camper information
-Organize reservations and camper information, including summer registration data entry
-Assist with answering phones and emails, and take accurate messages
-Assist with sorting and overseeing the sorting of mail and preparing outgoing mail
-Responsible for reproduction of Camp Fire program materials as assigned
-Be courteous and support office business and the handling of office inquiries 
-Be familiar and follow through with camp policies regarding camper and staff phone calls and messages
-Perform all duties as assigned to the best of your ability, and with a positive attitude 
-Must be available starting May 15 - August 4, 2017


Summer Day Camp Staff- Various Locations (Ames, Boone, Des Moines, West Des Moines)

Summer Day Camp staff positions are open in Ames and Des Moines for Summer 2017! Qualified staff members are energized every day to work with campers and share a passion for learning through experience. These positions do require staff to be outdoors throughout the day and to actively engage with all youth throughout the entire programming period. We are looking for Site Directors, Literacy Coordinators, and Camp Counselors. If you enjoy working with youth and being active outdoors, apply today using the application button provided below! Be sure to check out each of the position descriptions too! 

Seasonal Positions

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Working with Camp Fire can be a truly rewarding experience whether you've been with us for years or it's your first summer. 

We invite you to be a part of the magic of Camp Fire!

Career Opportunities

No Full-Time positions avaliable at this time.

2017 Camp Hantesa Resident Camp Positions


Day Camp Coordinator
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-$312/week
Number of Openings: 1
Description: Responsible for the planning and execution of the Hantesa Day Camp. HDC runs 12 weeks from June 5-August 23 and has an average weekly enrollment of 70 campers aged 5-11 years old.
Resident Camp Coordinator
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-$312/week
Number of Openings: 1
Description: Responsible for the day-to-day management of approximately 40 counselors and 150 campers within the resident camp program. Must possess the willingness and ability to lead, to be an excellent communicator, and be organized.
Riding Coordinator
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-312/week
Number of Openings: 1
Description: Responsible for the oversight of the Hantesa English riding day and resident camp programs. Must have experience planning and leading English riding lessons.
Teen Leadership Coordinator
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-$312/week
Number of Openings: 1
Description: Responsible for helping the campers in our teen leadership programs, aged 14-18, become leaders and in some cases, preparation for future work in the camp industry. Teen Leadership Coordinator will be provided with a curriculum that needs to be used within the programs.
Trip Coordinator
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-$312/week
Number of Openings: 2
Description: Responsible for the planning and execution of multiple wilderness trips throughout the summer. This is a new position and experience with outdoor camping is an absolute must. Coordinators also must possess a drivers license and willing to drive a 15 passenger van, training provided by camp.
Outrageous Coordinator:
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-$312/week
Number of Openings: 1
Qualifications: Responsible for the planning and execution of Hantesa’s outdoor oriented day camp for campers aged 9-14 years old. Outrageous Coordinator must be open to adventurous activities such as; ropes course facilitation, riflery, rock climbing, and canoeing.
Aquatics Coordinator
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: $225-$312/week
Number of Openings: 1
Qualifications: Responsible for the day-to-day management of the pool, lifeguards, swim lessons, and the care and upkeep of the pool area. Aquatics Coordinator must be a lifeguard and preference will be given to candidates

Riding Assistant Coordinator
Minimum Age: 18 Salary: $210-$294/week
Number of Openings: 1
Description: Responsible for the care and upkeep of the horses and the barn equestrian areas at camp. Also will be expected to assist the Riding Coordinator with lessons and supervision of campers and counselors in the riding program.
Photographer
Minimum Age: 18 Salary: $175-$252/week
Number of Openings: 1
Description: Responsible for documenting the day-to-day activities at all Hantesa day and resident camp programs. Photographer will also be expected to teach activities and interact with campers.
General Counselor
Minimum Age: 18 Salary: $175-$252/week
Number of Openings: 24
Description: Responsible for the direct care and supervision of the day and resident campers. Hantesa is an outdoor based camp so all candidates should be comfortable in nature. All counselors must love working with children, have energy and passion for the job and be reliable to the campers you serve and the co-counselors you work with.
Riding Counselor
Minimum Age: 18 Salary: $175-$252/week
Number of Openings: 4
Description: Responsible for teaching English riding, horse science and safety to Hantesa day and resident campers aged 9-18 years old. Must be willing to learn proper riding methods previous experience with either English or Western riding necessary.
Office Manager
Minimum Age: 18 Salary: Starting at $9/hour
Number of Openings: 2
Description: Responsible for the organization of Camp Hantesa summer programs. Office Manager must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and must be comfortable talking on the telephone with parents and vendors. Preference given to candidates with previous customer experience.
Nurse
Minimum Age: 21 Salary: negotiable
Number of Openings: 1
Requirements: Responsible for working with the camp directors to ensure the proper health and safety of all campers and counselors at Hantesa. RNs, EMTs, and MDs preferred but all nursing certifications accepted.
Chef/Chef’s Assistant
Minimum Age: 21 (preferred) Salary: Starting at $10/hour
Number of Openings: 2
Requirements: Responsible for providing healthy and balanced meals daily for the camp community. Chef must have meal planning experience and must have experience preparing meals for people with dietary restrictions such as non-dairy and gluten free diets.