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Positions Available

Looking for the ultimate job? Please look below for our current job openings at Pretty Lake. Being a staff member at Pretty Lake is a unique and rewarding opportunity for many reasons, and you’ll have a chance to spend your time in the great outdoors with other talented, fun, and creative people.

Positions Currently Available:

Summer Camp Director

Summer Camp Director is responsible for forwarding the Pretty Lake Camp mission. Primary responsibilities include enhancing and managing a summer youth program, a year-round educational program, as well as collaboration with other specialty programs within the organization. These responsibilities are conducted within accordance to the organization’s polices and procedures, and all local/state/federal regulations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure camp goals and objectives stay in line with the organizations mission and vision of providing quality camp.
  • Monitors and stays in compliance with licensing for summer camp and organizations programs.
  • Recruit, screen, hire, train, and retain a diverse quality summer staff.
  • Plans and implements camp and in-service training for staff in accordance with local/state/federal guidelines.
  • Implements and executes camper recruitment and application process, using Camp Brain software.
  • Supervise and evaluate all programs and operations of camp.
  • Develops and adheres to an annual camp budget.
  • Keeps inventory of supplies and equipment needed to maintain high program standards.
  • Creates annual camp calendar and process for properly opening and closing the camp season.
  • Establishes a plan and takes continuous action toward becoming American Camper Association accredited.
  • Works in collaboration with other department directors to integrate the camp experience with their departments.
  • Interprets the camp’s mission and vision to constituents, volunteers, donors, and general public.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience in a seasonal or full-time camp leadership role is required. Must be 21 or older, state law.
  • Bachelor’s degree in camp administration, education, social work, or related youth development degree.
  • Director certification by American Camping Association preferred.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification.
  • Ability to supervise a diverse staff or group of campers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and carry out daily and special programs.
  • Ability to interact with others in a friendly, respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to stay calm and perform work under high stress situations.
  • Proficient in common office software and data bases related to camp work.
  • Physically able to stand, walk, run, bend, lift (up to 50 lbs), and climb.
  • Able to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Able to work extended hours during the camp season.
  • Proficient in reading, writing, calculating, analyzing, and use of computers.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license.
  • Mandatory residency during camp season.


  • Medical
  • Dental

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter to Eric Wimbley, Executive Director, at

Summer Camp Director

Adventure Centre Facilitator

The Adventure Centre challenges individuals, teams, and organizations to expand their self-confidence, trust, and leadership skills through a variety of outdoor adventure learning activities. As southwest Michigan’s leader in facilitated low ropes courses, high ropes courses, climbing towers, and team building experiences, joining our team will allow you to combine industry-leading programming in an inspiring environment.

Learn more about the Adventure Centre.


  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Part-Time hours are available year-round (with seasonal availability)
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, recreation management, or similar program.
  • Basic understanding of concepts relating to human and group development.
  • Ability to work with all Pretty Lake staff and customers of diverse ages and backgrounds, providing information an services in a friendly, respectful and courteous manner.
  • Leadership experience and the ability to communicate in a clear and understandable fashion to participants and other staff members is required
  • Able to effectively communicate in appropriate manner in the programming environment with or with out accommodation.
  • Ability to stay calm and perform work under high stress situations.
  • Performs work in a logical, orderly, timely and skillful manner.
  • Well organized, self-motivated with the ability to work independently or in group settings
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding organizational, personnel, client, and customer information is required.
  • Current CPR and Standard First-Aid certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge and past experience working with farm animals preferred.

The Adventure Centre Part-Time Facilitator is responsible for working with the staff of the Adventure Centre (AC) to implement safe and effective experiential education programs. These responsibilities are conducted according to the organization’s policies, procedures, and all local/state/federal regulations and laws.

The Adventure Centre Part-Time Facilitator thoroughly prepares for all programs while ensuring site and equipment readiness prior to and after each program. He/she is responsible to facilitate experiential activities while maintaining the physical and emotional safety of the clients. In addition to programming, he/she is also responsible to maintain the general upkeep of the site (including activity sites, ropes courses, & campsites). The Seasonal Facilitator must be prepared to work a varied schedule including weekends, nights, overnights, and extended weeks.

More information and application instructions

Adventure Centre Facilitator (part-time)