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Equestrian Program Director

Lavergne, Tennessee 37086
United States
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Date Posted: 03/21/2024 | Last Updated: 03/21/2024
Instructor, Summer Camp Counselor
Positions Available:
Full Time, Temporary, Contract
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Camp Y.I. Is located on Percy Priest Lake in Lavergne, Tn.
Job Description
As a Program Director at Camp Y.I. you can expect to be welcomed in an open, diverse, and inclusive community. A Program Director’s main responsibility is the curriculum planning and delivery of program activities within the guidelines of Camp Y.I. and according to American Camp Association (ACA) standards; to design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.
• Lead, supervise and help evaluate a team of counselors, identify areas of improvements and strengths, provide instructive and constructive feedback.
• Ability to identify equestrian safety risks on the ground and mounted.
• Ability to teach lunge line walk trot lessons to beginners, on non-gained horses, from ages 8-14.
• Ability to safely ride the walk trot and canter on any lesson horse.
• Experience using and adjusting both English and western tack.
• Oversight on the overall health and wellness of all the horses.
• Meet with the Assistant & Camp Director weekly for program and staff review.
• Keep written records of program inventory. Advise and assist the Camp Director in the ordering of program supplies and equipment.
• In charge of safe and appropriate usage, care, and storage of camp equipment and facilities.
• Responsible for program risk management.
• Assist other staff members with challenges they may be facing with campers or themselves.
• Responsible to help ensure each camper is having a positive experience in a supportive atmosphere.
• Committed to implement and help further Youth Incorporated and Camp Y.I.’s Mission Statement
Job Requirements
21 years of age or older by June 1, 2022.
• High School Diploma, or equivalent.

Trained and experienced, a formal education in horsemanship is a plus.
Ability to follow and implement established rules and techniques.
• Experience in working with, and teaching children.
• Experience in a supervisory position.
• Excellent social, leadership, and communication skills.
• A drive to promote community, outdoor play, stewardship, and respect for nature.
• Physical ability to participate in activities, this may include, but is not limited to; running, climbing, swimming, lifting items or supporting the weight of children.
• Ability to work outdoor, under harsh weather conditions, and be professional in stressful situations.
• Ability to pass a background check and provide a minimum of 2 professional references.
• Attend Program and Staff training as provided by Camp Y.I.
• Availability from May 26 -July 26, 2022. No Camp week of July 4th.
Overnight accommodations are available in a co-ed dorm room, or in rustic staff cabin. All meals are provided. Pay is based on experience and availability- plus room and board for one horse.
Description of Housing Provided
We have rustic cabins that campers and counselors live in, you may choose one to have privately but with shared bathroom. Other option is air conditioned dorm style cabin with one or two other inhabitants, stall bathrooms.