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Program Recreation Specialist

The Program Recreation Specialist works as a member of the Program Team with an emphasis in Recreation. Key
qualities are tenacity in acquiring details, proactive (not reactive), ability to solve problems and make recommendations
on the timeliness and accuracy of information from those disseminating the reports for camp (e.g. retreat planners, etc.).
As part of the Program Team the Program Recreation Specialist (PRS) will assist in both recreation (~70% of time) and
non-recreation needs (~30% of time) during programed events. This includes preparation, execution, and post experience
details. While an important member of the program team, additionally the PRS also communicates and works closely with
both properties of the Lake Geneva Foundation (Lake Geneva Youth Camp and Conference Point Center) for conference
needs as it relates directly to programming and recreation.
The “recreation emphasis” of the PRS entails Scheduling, Supervising, Training, Inspecting and Leading staff for the
various on-site recreation activities of both camp properties. Communication, planning and persistence in acquiring the
needed recreation details in advance from program and conference are the PRS’ priority as it relates to recreation. The
PRS meets weekly with retreats/conference to get recreation details for staffing.
It is the PRS’ additional duties to assist in seasonal recreation preparation, such as snowmaking and grooming for the
tubing hill at both properties and toboggan run in the winter and the giant water slide in the summer.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Safety – Be responsible for placing safety and supervision of staff and campers during recreation activities as the
top priority. Uphold and exceed current local and national safety standards and policy as it pertains to recreation.
2. Excellence - Represents LGCC in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current campers,
customers, churches / groups and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of staff,
volunteers, board members, guests and other constituents.
3. Training - Responsible for training staff to meet current national standards and policy and ensure the ultimate
guest experience.
4. Scheduling – Schedule staff as needed to ensure positive guest experience. Make sure activities are open and
ready on time. Interface with Guest Services on programed camps needs for scheduling and servicing of
recreation.
5. Supervision – Be responsible for supervision of staff to ensure ongoing development, safety and guest
experience. Prioritize job tasks and complete tasks on time, meeting department deadlines.
6. Maintenance – Perform regular maintenance and inspections of activities and equipment as needed to ensure
“safe” camper experience. Develop and execute a preventive maintenance program. Alert the Camp Program
Director or Executive Director of recreation areas that pose a safety concern and propose estimate to refurbish or
replace.
7. Vision – Develops business plan for new recreation areas to promote optimal guest experience and increased
revenue. Executes approved initiatives to add recreation options taking ownership of their profitability. Develop
ways to improve what we are currently doing as it relates to training, safety, policy, program delivery, new
activities, spiritual results.
8. Sales/Inventory - Work closely with the shared services sales department to make sure all current and potential
groups are aware of and encouraged to take advantage of our recreation activities. Keep current records of all
recreation equipment with identification numbers and current condition of equipment. Sharing this updated
inventory list with sales to maximize groups experience and prevent the sale of items that are out of commission
or hindered because of natural forces.
9. Offsite Adventure - Assist with offsite adventure activities as needed. Assist with Adventure training.
10.Recreation Logistics - Coordinate food service, vehicle, equipment, ordering etc. needs with appropriate staff.
Preplan for seasonal set up and take down of recreation areas, order supplies prior to their need, collect/file all
release forms. Ability to work independently and be responsible for overseeing and executing activities at both
properties.
*Recreation Activities currently include: Giant Swing, Rock Wall, Zip Line, Paintball, Lazer Tag, Challenge Course,
Canoes, Paddle boats, Row boats, Mountain bikes, Broomball, Ice Skates, Fishing, Ross’s Run, Trails, Tube Run,
Toboggan Run, Outdoor Recreation Areas, Gaga Pits, 9 Square in the Air, Tetherball, Playground equipment, Gym,
Pavilion, Game Rooms, Disc Golf, Human Foosball, and any other new activities or activities not listed here.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
1. Supervision of summer staff, teen staff, interns and other staff as directed and as it relates to recreation activities
and program needs. Collaborate with Program Team in hiring of Recreation Staff.
2. Leadership - Lead campers, staff and co-workers spiritually toward Christ. To live an exemplary life and to have a
focus of love for the Lord and others. To be responsible to teach Bible Studies, lead devotions, and disciple staff
and campers one on one as needed.
3. Assists where necessary with a variety of Camp and Retreat duties as needed including, but not limited to, the camp
and conference center food service operations, guest group hosting, housekeeping, maintenance, etc. Note: The
camping “ministry” occasionally requires all staff to “jump in where needed” to accommodate and serve our
campers and guests. All staff are expected to approach the ministry with a positive mind-set relating to serving
where needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
A. A Strong personal faith in Jesus Christ. Positive interpersonal skill and a team player.
B. Knowledge:
a. Extensive challenge course, climbing wall, paintball, etc. experience.
i. Able to teach camping, cooking, adventure skills, etc.
b. Able to teach others the Bible in a small group setting and one on one.
i. Able to sign our statement of faith and affirm it
c. Able to use experiential learning techniques to transfer learning from activities to life in order to make leaders
and disciples for Christ.
C. Water based sports experience is ideal- canoeing, rafting, kayaking, swimming, speed boat driving
D. Able to teach how to belay and have climbing competence.
E.Able to teach facilitators for Team building/ Low Ropes course is ideal.
F.Able to Mtn Bike, perform basic bike maintenance on trails.
G. Able to be responsible for camper safety while on recreation activities.
H. Current CPR and First Aid Training, Current Lifeguard Certification, boat Certification is ideal, a valid Wisconsin
Driver's License.
I. 4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent required.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Programming

 

 

Updated: 1/9/2019 2:33:31 PM

Job Contact:
Christiaan Snedeker
(262) 248-5500

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Why work at Lake Geneva Youth Camp & Conference Center:

Exciting Christian outreach to youth and families. Located in Beautiful Lake Geneva, WI. An amazing "resort" community just 1.5 hours from Chicago.

W2655 South St.
    Lake Geneva, WI 53147-2340

(262) 248-5500

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