Camp Kresge Employment

YMCA Camp Kresge Employment Opportunities

Outdoor Education Instructor/Intern

“It’s very rewarding to get kids outside and experiencing nature directly, particularly for kids who would otherwise not have access to a site like Camp Kresge. Each day of work is different with the variety of classes taught and the range of grades and schools that visit. What remains the same, however, is the atmosphere of positivity among the staff when working together and with the groups that come out.”
- Timothy Wychock 2nd year staff member.

Now Hiring for Spring 2018 - Positions start March 27, 2018!

Come be a part of a team of professionals that are organized, passionate for camp, nature and working with children. Gain valuable hands on experience working with people of all ages, enhance leadership abilities, work on communication skills and grow self confidence all while having fun at the same time. Teach over 20 science based and outdoor adventure classes to day visit school groups.

To Learn More:
-Outdoor Education Instructor/Intern Position
-More About Our Outdoor Education Program
-Staff Who Live Onsite
-Outdoor Education Main Page

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and three references to: Laura Buzzell-McElhinney, Outdoor Education Director,

Kresge Summer Camp Staff

Now Hiring for Summer 2018 - Positions start June 3, 2018!


Day Camp

Are you looking for a summer job that makes a difference in local children’s lives? Join our day camp team, and help campers have their best summer ever. Lead campers in making friends and building confidence through a variety of camp activities, programs, and field trips. Gain experience in group leadership, activity planning, and communication while having fun in the outdoors. Great for future educators and outdoor enthusiasts alike!

To Learn More:
Day Camp Sample Schedule
Day Camp Job Opportunities

Overnight Camp

Want to make an impact on campers from around the world? Join us in making lifelong memories at Camp Kresge’s Overnight Camp.  Live with a cabin of campers and a co-counselor, and facilitate daily camp programming including archery, boating, arts & crafts and more. Each evening ends with an exciting program including campfire performances, all-camp games, and a weekly camp dance. Overnight Staff gain experience in group leadership, activity planning, and communication while having the time of their lives! (Internships available.)

To Learn More:
Overnight Camp Sample Schedule
Overnight Camp Job Opportunities
Summers at Camp Kresge

To Apply: Please fill out application form here.

Questions about summer camp positions? Please contact Devin Polhemus, Camp & Conference Director, or via phone: 570-443-CAMP (2267)

Cook Position
Part-time seasonal cook wanted in a camp environment in the Mt. Top area. Previous food service experience preferred. Must have reliable transportation. Apply in person at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA or please download the WB YMCA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and return to:
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Attn: Heather McDougal, Food Service Director
40 W. Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701


Thank you for considering employment at the YMCA. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law.