Hope for Kids operates a camp that is situated on approximately 90 acres in rural Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. The facilities consist of 45 cabins, 2 gymnasiums, a main dining hall, athletic fields, a swimming pool, a rock wall, a zipline, and many other activities and facilities. The programs serve children and teens from across the ACR. There are additional programs that serve underserved children from the inner city; special needs children and their families, Leadership Training programs, as well as Sports and Performing Arts programs. In all, some 2500 people are served during the camp sessions.
Hope for Kids is interested in a person with hands-on skills to perform the daily maintenance issues and repairs, year-round.
Property Manager to be responsible to the Director of Facilities for all maintenance on camp property, including but not limited to: management of utility systems (well-water, septic, electric propane); upkeep of buildings and grounds; directing and oversight of adult maintenance volunteers; coordination of event tasks and property management with Crew Chiefs; coordination of vendors and contractors on camp property.
The applicant is to be self-motivated; familiar with general construction, plumbing, and electrical
work; able to be flexible with changing task requests; able to coordinate with other staff
leaders; management of other staff members, and have a mindset of a cheerful, humble servant.
The basic duties are varied and would include but not be limited to:
- Opening and closing of property for winterization
- Lawn and Landscape Maintenance; General Site cleanup
- General Repairs and Maintenance
- Managing well water system that complies with DEP regulations
- Maintain Swimming Pool at the opening and closing of the season
- Managing volunteer groups, on and off-season
Our programs are in session from June through August but require work dates of March 15 through October 15 to prepare and close the property.
During the camp sessions, the work schedule is 6 days a week with Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon as time off. The work day is considered a minimum of 8 hours or as needed due to additional needs or emergencies.
The Off-season is when ongoing repairs and tree work are done to maintain the property and facilities. Off-season work schedule based on a 40-hour week.
Due to the integral involvement needed to manage the property, on-site housing is provided year-round.
Medical Insurance: Partial coverage
Vacation: One week of vacation for the first year then two weeks of vacation starting the second year. All time off is to be taken during the off-season with approval by Facilities Director.
Holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. If
the holiday falls on the camp session, comp time will be substituted.
Based upon needs and experience.
To apply or for more information, send an email to Kathy Whetzel at email@example.com.
At Hope for Kids, we are changing children’s lives by connecting kids from widely different backgrounds with each other, with caring and consistent mentors, and with nature’s miracles. Since 1992, a group of dedicated individuals has banded together to build community and inspire the lives of the socially and financially privileged and disadvantaged youth – not by keeping them separate, but by bringing them together each summer in a beautiful 88-acre camp facility in Pennsylvania. More than 15,000 kids have built lasting friendships, memories, and a vibrant spiritual community at Camp Hope for Kids over the past 24 years.