National Newspaper Association (NNA)


Camp Cayuga
Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


We’re seeking fun, enthusiastic, experienced skaters who are capable of providing quality instruction in Circus Arts & the Flying Trapeze. The Flying Trapeze staff is comprised of a Director and 5-6 Trapeze Instructors, who have documented experience teaching Flying Trapeze and/or Circus Arts to children of all ages and abilities. Instruction is geared to the camper's individual skill level, and is patient and thorough with due regard for both safety and enjoyment. Instructors are trained, evaluated, and qualified by the Activity Director at camp prior to the campers arrival. 

FLYING TRAPEZE & CIRCUS ARTS PROGRAMS:  The programs include instruction in flying, getting caught, spanish web, corde lisse, aerial silks, lyra, and cradle.  Circus Arts include diablo, juggling, plate spinning, devil sticks, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, rolling globe, and stilt walking.  Both programs feature performances.  

TRAPEZE & CIRCUS FACILITIES:  High-Flying Trapeze Rig, 2 Low Single Trapeze Rigs, and a Circus Area.  To see a complete list of all facilities, refer to the Facility List on our website.

* Competitive salary & travel allowance.
* Meals, lodging, and laundry service are provided.
* Staff gratuities range between $400 to $1500.  
* Nights-off and days-off are scheduled throughout the summer.
* Staff lounge features internet access.
* Precamp and Postcamp employment is available.
* Accept challenging responsibilities, and gain valuable lifetime rewards.
* Make a positive impact upon the lives of our campers.
* Meet children and high-caliber staff from around the world.
* Develop strong life-long friendships.
* Only 2½ hours from New York City & Philadelphia.
* Camp Cayuga is a FUN place to spend your summer!
* To learn more about your job benefits, click here.


* Seeking mature individuals with high moral character, who exhibit strong teaching skills, good leadership ability, an outgoing personality, and the ability to work hard.
* Provide top quality instruction at all skill levels.
* Ensure campers enjoy themselves and experience success. 
* Assist in organizing & supervising the two Flying Trapeze/Circus Arts performances.
* Maintain high-level safety standards.
* Care for and maintain the camp's circus equipment.
* Keep all camp areas clean, neat, and organized.
* Genuinely enjoy working with kids.
* Possess a good sense of humor, and the ability to laugh!
* Enforce the principles & policies, as well as the objectives & philosophy of Camp Cayuga.
* Certification in first-aid and CPR is recommended. 

TO APPLY:  Complete the Camp Cayuga online employment application at  Email:  Telephone: (440) 871-7749.  To learn more about applicant requirements, job benefits, and positions available, refer to the Employment Section on our website.

Camp Cayuga is actively supervised by the Camp Directors and over 40 Senior Staff members, who are professional educators, school teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, and the like.  We are seeking mature individuals to fulfill various supervisory and directorship positions including:  Division Directors, Head Counselors, Program Directors, Athletic Directors, Tennis Director (USTA pro), Intercamp Tournament Directors, Trip Directors, Evening Entertainment Directors, Special Event Directors, Activity Supervisors, Horsemanship Director, Pool Directors, Lake Director, Adventure & Wilderness Director, Flying Trapeze Director, Circus Arts Director, Creative Arts Directors, Performing Arts Director, Health Supervisor & Medical Staff, Maintenance Director, Transportation Director, Food Service Manager and Chefs, and Office Personnel.  
* To see a complete list of all positions available, click here.

We are seeking multi-talented enthusiastic individuals who can provide quality instruction from beginner to advanced levels in two or more activities.  Instruction is geared to the camper's individual skill level, and is patient and thorough with due regard for both safety and enjoyment. 
LAND SPORTS ACTIVITIES:  Aerobics, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bubble soccer, cheerleading, dodgeball, exercise and fitness, extreme bungee jumping, fencing, field hockey, floor hockey, flag football, frisbee, gaga, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, inline skating, jogging, judo, karate, kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, newcomb, paintball, ping-pong, riflery, roller hockey, rugby, skateboarding, soccer, softball, tennis, tetherball, t-ball, touch football, track meets, video game room, volleyball, weight training, and wrestling. 
WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES:  American Red Cross swim instruction, recreational swimming, competitive swimming, water ballet, water polo, water volleyball, water basketball, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, row boating, pedal boats, paddle boards, windsurfing, fishing, tubing, intercamp swim meets, scuba diving clinics, polar bear club, and canoe/rafting trips. 
CREATIVE ARTS ACTIVITIES:  Arts & crafts, pottery (throwing pots), pottery wheel operation, ceramics (glazing & firing), kiln operation, clay work (sculpting), t-shirt creations (tye dyeing, air brushing, fabric painting, & silk screening), painting (water color & acrylics), drawing, sketching (charcoal pencils), jewelry making, beading, basket weaving, lanyards & braiding, leather craft, macramé, paper mache & plaster projects, wood projects, copper enameling, block printing, needle craft, mask making, decoupage, model rocketry, nature crafts and cooking classes. 
PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES:  Drama (acting, improvisation, set design & construction), music (guitar & keyboards), singing and chorus, dance (ballet, social, jazz, tap, modern), yoga, zumba, aerobics, theatre productions, talent shows, trips to local theatres.
EQUESTRIAN ACTIVITIES:  Horseback Riding instruction in English & Western styles from beginner to advanced levels, trail rides, horse jumping, intracamp horse shows, intercamp horse shows, evening trail rides, horseback overnights, horse-care instruction, and petting zoo (miniature horse, goats, calf, bunnies, etc). 
ADVENTURE & WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES:  High and low ropes course, rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, ATV Honda quad riding, mountain biking, nature hikes, compass reading, cabin cookouts, overnight camping, petting zoo, backpacking trips, canoe/rafting trips, survival clinics, and more.  
TRAPEZE & CIRCUS ACTIVITIES:  High-flying trapeze, 2 low-flying single trapeze rigs, spanish web, silks, lyra, cradle, trapeze performances, intercamp trapeze competitions, and circus acts including diabolo, juggling, plate spinning, devil sticks, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, rolling globe, and stilt walking. 
MEDIA ARTS ACTIVITIES:  Radio DJ broadcasting, music DJ, video camera filming, photography, and camp newspaper. 
* To see a complete list of all positions available, click here.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56916796
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Camp Cayuga
  • Job Function: Program
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
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