YMCA Camp Erdman

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.

About YMCA Camp Erdman

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.

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. 

Preferred experience:
- Current Lifeguard certification
- High ropes
- Team building facilitation 
- Clean driving record (bus driving certification)

Room and Board

Full Time

On-site staff housing is provided under a $100/month rent. This rent includes all utilities and meals. Most staff living quarters will have two full time staff per housing unit. Senior members receive single staff housing.

Employee Perks

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

Getting Here and Getting Around

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....

Our Jobs


Group Leader (starts at $9.50/hour) - this position is a year round program instructor role. Instructors teach environmental education, run teambuilding activites, facilitate high ropes course challenges, lifeguard, and basically have fun with kids from all over the island. Group Leaders predominantly work with school and retreat groups. 
- on-site housing and meals are provided
- full health benefits and retirement
- professional development through the YMCA of Honolulu

How to Apply

To apply full time employment, please complete this application.

Please email all applications to Jonny at jlinck@ymcahonolulu.org.

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