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Residence Camp Counselor- Equestrian

Trinity, Texas 75862-8807
United States

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Date Posted: 01/08/2020 | Last Updated: 01/08/2020

Categories: Instructor, Summer Camp, Working Student, Wrangler
Positions Available: Temporary
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? No
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? Yes
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
YMCA Camp Cullen is a summer camp and conference center in the piney woods of East Texas on Lake Livingston. We have over 500 acres of property and an equestrian facility that showcases a 90' by 300' arena, 10 stalls, 30 acres of pasture, and an air conditioned building that keeps our tack and supplies.
Job Description
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YMCA Camp Cullen is looking for equestrian staff who are passionate about sharing their love of horses and who can help us impact the lives of our campers with riding programs that build confidence, impart life skills, enrich values, and teach campers how to build and deepen relationships with others. Summer equestrian staff are responsible for all aspects of care for our herd of 50 horses and the instruction of campers in horsemanship skills. Many of our campers are casual riders who ride two or three times during their week of camp and earn levels as they advance in their riding skills and knowledge of horsemanship. They mainly ride western and play games in the arena, but can also enjoy over 200 acres of trails after demonstrating basic skills. Our horsemanship specialty track program provides more avid riders with the chance to ride every day they are at camp with a small class of other riders of similar skill level and learn more in-depth material as they practice their English or western riding skills through games, patterns, and trail riding; try new disciplines; and learn groundwork and horsemanship theory. Staff will teach classes in pairs according to skill level and experience. Staff will gain experience in horse health care, feeding and herd management, lesson planning, horse training and behavior, and coaching riders of different skill levels and ages in various disciplines.
Job Requirements
1. Prefer 2 years of experience riding horses in any discipline
2. Prefer some experience caring for horses in a professional or educational setting
3. CPR, First aid and O2 certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
4. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations
Stipend of $200 per week. Housing and meals provided. Opportunity to bring own horse if it can be ridden by campers/staff.
Description of Housing Provided
Shared cabin with 10 other staff. Meals served at dining hall.