We are excited to see new applications coming in for open positions.
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Archery director lynchburg


Our experienced Archery instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers, providing archery-specific instruction, creating a safe and fun learning environment and serving as a positive role model for campers.

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Put your creative talents to use and oversee a variety of nature based arts and crafts activities. The Arts and Crafts Director will plan, direct and supervise camp’s arts and crafts program while encouraging respect, sensitivity and understanding for individuals and the natural environment. This position will be responsible for curriculum design, ordering of materials and equipment, teaching and monitoring proper use of equipment, end of season inventory and assisting with overall camp activities regarding the creative arts.

aquatics director lynchburg

Aquatics Director

Camp’s Aquatic Director is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the CKBY pool, equipment and supervision and training of personnel. Camp Kum-Ba-Yah’s pool has a rich history providing campers with quality swim lessons and skill development. It is the responsibility of the Aquatics Director to execute a safe, high quality instructional swim program.

CIT program director


The LIT Program Director works closely with the Camp Director to develop, plan and implement a 7-week Leader In Training program for campers, ages 14-15, that is consistent with the LIT program goals. This position will role model positive and appropriate behavior, build positive relationships with LIT that develop and promote their growth as young leaders in the camp community.

Commissary (food service) lynchburg

Food ServiceS Director

Reporting to the Director of Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, this position is responsible for the quality, quantity and timeliness of that day’s meal production. This position purchases and prepares the food in accordance with camp’s vegetarian recipes, standards and procedures under strict sanitary conditions. Food handler certification preferred.

ropes course director lynchburg


Camp Kum-Ba-Yah boasts three zip lines, a climbing wall, leap-of-faith element and a postman’s walk. The Ropes Course Director is responsible for organizing, supervising and implementing a safe and fun high ropes experience. This position will maintain inventory and organize all adventure program equipment while displaying solid leadership for staff and campers. Certification through Inner Quest and one year previous experience as a ropes trained counselor is required.


International Counselors

Each summer, Camp Kum-Ba-Yah welcomes international counselors from around the world. In recent summers, we have had international counselors from Trinidad, Germany, France, Egypt, Netherlands and Kenya! International counselors are hosted by local families, and we are always seeking families willing to share their home with these special friends.

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Pool Manager

The Pool Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the operation and programming of CKBY @ Cosby Woods pool. This position provides direction to the lifeguard staff and is responsible for providing training to equip staff to successfully perform duties of the Lifeguard position. It is the responsibility of the Pool Manager to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the Department of Health, American Camp Association and the American Red Cross. The Pool Manager will implement systems to ensure patron safety while fostering positive relationships and a welcoming environment at CKBY’s pool.


Summer Camp Counselors

The heart and soul of any camp are its counselors. In this critically important position you will provide leadership and instruction in one or more specific camp activities and maintain a positive attitude towards others at camp. A highly flexible and can-do attitude are a must. The best counselors are energetic and love interacting with campers. Being a counselor requires being outdoors all day, so a comfort level with this is imperative.



Maintaining active surveillance of the pool area, CKBY @ Cosby Woods Lifeguards provide a safe environment during summer camp swim lessons and membership swim time. This position consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and immediately responds to emergency situations; providing emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services. Lifeguards present a professional appearance and attitude at all times and maintain a high standard of customer service. This position also performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility. Preference is given to certified lifeguards; however we also welcome applications from strong swimmers who would like to be lifeguard certified. Our pools open from late May to early September. Pool hours are Monday through Friday 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm.

waterfront director lynchburg


The Waterfront Director oversees all the happenings and planning of activities at Long Lake to ensure a safe, fun and age appropriate experience. Lakeside activities include canoeing, kayaking, fishing and exploring along the lake. Lifeguard certifications and open water experience is preferred, but not a requirement.