Employment Opportunities for the Qualified and Experienced Individual

“I worked there several years ago and it was the best six months of my life. A piece of my heart will always live there and in NJ. What a wonderful, beautiful place …. why can't I get this back in England?”

- International staff member

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Whether you are a returning staff member or new to the group, we welcome you! Listed below are our employment opportunities.

To apply for any camp position, please visit our employment portal or contact the directors listed below. Thank you!


YMCA of the Pines does extensive background and reference checks to ensure the safety and quality of our programs. Please be aware that employment is based upon successful completion of both checks.

General Food Service Staff    

To provide nutritious and appealing meals to the guests of the YMCA of the Pines and to keep all facilities and equipment in the care of the Food Service Department clean and presentable at all times. The General Food Service Staff are responsible in assisting the department in implementing and achieving the mission, goals, objectives and values of the YMCA.

School Age Child Care (SACC) Director

The SACC (“Director”) is responsible for all aspects of the before/after school age child care programs, as well as holiday/vacation camp days.  These responsibilities include program development, staff relations, risk management, customer/community relations, licensing/professional accreditation, staff hiring, staff training, fundraising, marketing and budget development. The Director is also responsible for administering, monitoring, and refining current SACC sites, and coordinating funds for program development and scholarships.  Reports directly to the Director of Operations. 

Challenge Course Program Coordinator

Under the direction of the Outdoor Center Director, the Challenge Course Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising the challenge course programs as well as delivering other Outdoor Center programs. In collaboration with the Program Directors, the Challenge Course Program Coordinator organizes and implements safe, high quality, participant-focused YMCA challenge course programs. This position will ideally run mid-March through mid-November, with possibilities of working in other areas of camp through the winter season.

BOLD & GOLD (Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) Program Coordinator

BOLD & GOLD, Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is a national YMCA movement that fosters multicultural leadership in diverse groups of boys and girls. While navigating the challenges of backcountry travel in the wilderness, BOLD & GOLD participants get to see what they are truly capable of. Our trips aim to develop five core competencies in youth who participate in the program: Confidence, Courage, Emotional Intelligence, Community Awareness, and Wonder.

Program Coordinator – Camp Matollionequay (girls sleepaway camp)

The Camp Matollionequay Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Camp Director in program development and implementation, staff and camper recruitment, staff and camper retention, safety/risk management, training, parent relationships and customer service, fundraising, and general marketing.  Other responsibilities include serving as an advisor for the YMCA of the Pines’ Teen Leaders Club and assisting the Outdoor Center as a host/program instructor, especially during periods of high volume.  This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Program Instructor

We are looking for highly motivated team members to join us in facilitating life-changing and mission-driven experiences at YMCA of the Pines, a beautiful camp located on more than 800 acres in the heart of the South Jersey Pinelands.  The Outdoor Center provides intentionally programmed day outings and overnight retreats for families, schools, and other organizations.  We focus on building healthier communities, stronger relationships, and supporting all people to realize their potential.  All of our programs integrate our six core values – Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Courage, and Inclusion.

School-Age Child Care Employees

YMCA Camp Ockanickon is looking for employees to work in our before and after school program. Our staff provides programming, homework help, arts & crafts, projects and so much more in nine schools in the Medford area.