YMCA Camp Erdman - Jobs on the North Shore of Oahu!

Join us for the challenge of a lifetime in Hawaii


Camp Erdman is a YMCA camp located on Oahu’s North Shore. We specialize in youth development by getting kids to unplug, get outside, and make real connections.


YMCA Camp Erdman is a year-round camp and conference facility.  Summer camp runs from late May to early August, school programs run from August to May, and conference and retreats run year round.

We look for hardworking individuals who want to be at camp for the right reasons.  At camp, you will work long days and won't have much time off.  You will also make a difference in children's lives, grow personally, and have the adventure of a lifetime.

If you want to work hard and have an unforgettable summer, apply to join the team at Camp Erdman.

Camp fire on the beach of Oahu with YMCA Camp Erdman

Season Dates:

  • Summer Camp Season
    • Unit Leaders, Teen Staff & Program Staff: May 24 - August 7, 2015
    • All Staff: May 30 - August 7, 2015
  • Intern Season: Year Round by Semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Our Jobs

YEAR-ROUND

Intern (3 month unpaid placement) - Fulfill your college requirements as a Camp Intern.

SUMMER CAMP

Cabin Counselor ($175 per week) - Lead a group of youth on the adventure of a lifetime at our overnight summer camp.

Program Staff ($185 per week) - For experienced staff who feel they are ready to lead program area in our overnight summer camp.  Program areas include sports, art, nature, lifeguarding, English as a Second Language and more.

Unit Leader ($225 per week) - Provide leadership and support for a team of counselors and program staff.  Previous leadership experience required.

Teen Program Leader ($185 per week) - Provide leadership for Teen Adventure Camps, Leaders-in-Training, and Counselors-in-Training programs. Previous leadership experience required and additional certifications preferred.

Support Staff ($175 per week) -  Previous experience in identified area preferred.

Nurse Aide - ($175 per week) - Assist Camp Nurse with all aspects of health care. Nursing student or significant experience with health care required.

Welcome Center Staff / Media Coordinator ($175 per week) - Sell items in camp store and assist with administrative duties.  Take and post photos daily for parents to see.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for outgoing, energetic, personable leaders. Camp Staff must be prepared to work long days and put in 100% at all times. Staff should enjoy working with kids and spending time outdoors. While there are no specific required qualifications we are looking for people to be role models to the children we serve.

Experience working in a camp setting is preferred.

Room and Board

Housing is provided to all program staff. Counselors and Program Staff live in cabins with kids. Other staff live in dormitory style staff housing. 3 meals a day are provided in our camp dining hall. All meals feature a vegetarian option.

Employee Perks

Staff and volunteer trips and fun days are organized by our director team.

Ropes Course with YMCA of Camp Erdman

Getting Here and Getting Around

Camp is isolated on the North Shore. There is a staff van that is used for staff and volunteer trips, etc.

All staff and volunteers are responsible for the cost of flying to Hawaii. We will transport you from the airport to camp when you arrive on the island.

For Fun

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Hiking
  • Simply laying on the beach....

How to Apply

To apply for employment, please complete this application, attach to an email, and send to Rich Rinaldi, Resident Camp Director, at rrinaldi@ymcahonolulu.org

To apply for intern positions, please complete this application.

For Spring & Fall intern positions, attach the application to an email and send to Hadley Kunz, School Programs Director, at hkunz@ymcahonolulu.org

For Summer intern positions, attach the application to an email and send to Chris Lawson, Conference and Retreats Director, at clawson@ymcahonolulu.org 

View Website Send an Email

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Year Round

Housing: Cabin and Dorms

Staff Size: 20-50 depending on the season

Age Requirement: 18

Location: Hawaii