Horsemanship Director

Date Posted: 01/03/2017

Camp Cayuga is a coed nonsectarian sleepaway camp located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Family owned and operated since 1963, Cayuga caters to normal average children of the ages 6 to 16.  Our success is directly related to the quality of our staff, who are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for our campers.  Each camper is under the close care and direct supervision of at least 2 cabin counselors.  The youngest counselor is entering sophomore year of college.  Cayuga's staff is comprised of 135 counselors and over 40 senior staff, who assist our counselors and supervise various areas of the camp's program.  Our senior staff are professional educators, teachers, nurses, and coaches.  The staff/camper ratio is 1 to 4.  All staff attend a one-week orientation for qualifying and training prior to the campers' arrival. 

QUALITY STAFF:  We are seeking individuals with high moral character, who exhibit good sportsmanship, strong loyalty, honesty, and the ability to work hard to ensure a positive camp experience for our campers!   If you consider yourself a good role model and have a genuine interest in working with children, we encourage you to apply.  Our staff members have fun at Cayuga because they possess a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, and good leadership abilities. 

SEEKING HORSEMANSHIP DIRECTOR:  We are seeking hard-working instructors who are qualified to teach horsemanship in both English & Western styles from beginner to advanced levels to children of all ages.   The Horsemanship Director is CHA certified (or equivalent) and has documented experience managing an Equestrian Program, including supervising staff, organizing classes, maintaining the facility, and caring for the horses.  The Horsemanship Staff is comprised of instructors who have certification in equine studies and/or experience teaching horsemanship classes to children of all abilities.  The staff is responsible for barn cleanliness (including mucking-out, sweeping, etc); health & care of our horses (including feeding, watering, grooming, tacking, walking-out); daily class assignments (ring instruction, trail rides) with appropriate instruction at all levels; and proper supervision at all times. Certification in first-aid and CPR is also recommended. Horseback Riding Instructors are trained, evaluated, and qualified by the Horsemanship Director prior to the campers' arrival. 

EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES:  Horseback Riding instruction in English & Western styles from beginner to advanced levels, trail rides, horse jumping, intracamp horse shows, intercamp horse shows, evening trail rides, horseback overnights, horse-care instruction, and petting zoo (miniature horse, goats, calf, bunnies, etc). 

EQUESTRIAN CENTER FACILITIES:  Stable for 20+ horses; 2 instructional riding rings; variety of jumps; tack building; wooded pastures; 5 miles of scenic horse trails; horseback overnight site; and a petting zoo including a miniature horse, goats, calf, bunnies, and more.  To see a complete list of all facilities, refer to the Facility List on our website.

JOB BENEFITS: Meet children and high-caliber staff members from around the world! Room, board, and laundry services are included.  Travel allowance is provided and tips are permitted.  Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer.  Staff lounge features internet access.  Camp tuition credit is applied to children of senior staff members.  Precamp and postcamp employment is available.  Accept challenging responsibilities this summer and gain valuable lifetime rewards!  Camp Cayuga is a great place to spend your summer - You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact upon the lives of our campers; You’ll utilize your talents & skills as an instructor; You’ll learn to be patient & understanding; You’ll learn about the summer camp business and its policies regarding safety; You’ll develop strong friendships; You’ll learn all sorts of things about kids; and You’ll also learn a great deal about yourself!  The valuable rewards you will gain at Cayuga this summer will last forever!  (To read comments by parents and staff members, click here.)

TO APPLY:  Complete the Camp Cayuga online employment application at www.campcayuga.com.  A print version of the application is also available online.  For more information, contact the Cayuga Business Office at PO Box 151, Peapack, New Jersey 07977.  Telephone: (908) 470-1224.  Fax: (908) 470-1228.  Email: staff@campcayuga.com.  To learn more about applicant requirements, benefits, positions available, instructions for applying, and more information, please refer to the Job Section on our website.

Salary: Depends on Experience

CAMP CAYUGA
321 Niles Pond Road, Suite ICR
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, USA

Contact: JaMarcus Gibson at (908) 470-1224

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