Equestrian Instructor – Camp Speers YMCA – Doylestown, PA

What you’ll do:

  • Assist Equestrian Program Director in the development of program curriculums for all riding activities. Program goals should be: safety, fun, and progression.
  • Enforce all riding procedures.
  • Evaluate, assign riding levels, and schedule horseback riding participants for appropriate lesson curriculum.
  • Teach basic horse management.
  • Assist in establishing and carrying out daily feed and care procedures for horses.
  • Perform routine health checks. Identify and treat minor illnesses and ailments of horses.
  • Supervise the riding staff in the absence of the Equestrian Center Director.
  • Assist in keeping stable, riding rings, and general ranch area clean.
  • Do repairs or notify the Equestrian Center Director of repairs that need to be done.
  • Care for pastures and fences as needed.
  • Assure that all standards are always met in accordance with our risk management policy and other regulatory agencies (ACA, YMCA, CHA)
  • Team player in organizing evening camp programming, and other special events.
  • Work as a key team player as a summer camp administrative staff to assure that a safe, fun and quality program is provided in all areas to all campers and staff.


Exposure to weather, wet and/or humidity, high levels of noise.

What you need to succeed:

  • At least 20 years of age and at least one (1) year of experience working at Camp Speers or similar program
  • Desire and ability to work with people of all ages, especially children.
  • Sound knowledge of horse care and riding instruction.
  • Exceptional customer service and program promotion skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • High energy, creative, person with an understanding of the YMCA mission.

Where: Camp Speers YMCA located in the Poconos (Dingmans Ferry, PA).

When: June through August

Some benefits and perks of working at the Y:

Room and board included, if needed. FREE camp for medical staff children, flexible work schedule, a free family membership, discounted programming.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $310.00 to $380.00 /week

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