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Spring Hill Camps

Ranch/Target Sports Activities Director

Spring Hill Camps
Evart, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 12/18/2013
Categories: Sports and Recreation
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Posting                                                                   Contact: Mary Bowers



Position Title:   Ranch/Target Sports Activities Director

Reports to:       Programmed Retreats Manager           

Status:             Salaried, Full Time, Manager Level    

Job Location:   Evart, Michigan



  • Commitment to the mission and ministry philosophy of SpringHill Camps
  • CHA Equine Facility Manger (EFM) Level 4 or equivalent certifications preferred
  • Experience with care and management of large herd of trail horses
  • Five years or more of experience as an instructor in individual and group riding lessons
  • The ability to operate tractors and other farm machinery
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Experience with firearms, archery, and other outdoor activities preferred
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and facilitations skills are required
  • 3+ years experience of team leadership/supervisory experience
  • 3+ years prior experience overseeing multiple activity areas in camp or similar setting
  • Bachelor’s degree required


General Job Functions:           

  • Creating and maintaining the activities culture and experience at SpringHill Michigan
  • Overseeing the delivery of safe, high quality, SpringHill experiences at activities for all guests
  • Managing and leading activity staff and volunteers; including hiring, firing, and conducting performance appraisals
  • Oversee training and in-services for all staff and volunteers on activities
  • Working with program team to create new activities
  • Ensuring compliance for all activities with ACA, CHA, ACCT and State Laws
  • Work with appropriate agencies for periodic inspections
  • Maintain all activity manuals, updating as needed
  • Developing activity-specific curriculums for summer camp
  • Managing all activity-related account lines
  • Inventorying and purchasing supplies and equipment


Ranch Specific Job Functions:

  • Daily care and feeding of 58 to 80 horses and petting farm animals
  • Maintenance, ordering and purchasing of supplies including tack
  • Equine first-aid
  • Run in and turn out, mucking
  • Coordination of hoof, tooth and veterinary care
  • Western and English riding to keep horses fit, safe and trail-ready
  • Buying and selling horses as needed to maintain a safe and healthy herd
  • Lead and supervise guest trail rides
  • Develop and implement Western and English riding curriculums for summer campers


Physical Requirements: 

  • Sit for long periods of time processing data entry
  • Must be able to lift, bend, and twist
  • Capable of long, physical days with 6+ hours per day in the saddle
  • Ability to push and pull loads
  • Must be able to lift frequently up to 55 lbs, occasionally 55-100 lbs with assistance
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Excellent hearing and sight

Looking for a mature and experience  horse professional with extensive background both in riding and horse care. Applicant must be vigilant to all aspects of horse health and horse (and human) safety, and be an innovative team player with proven abilities in management in complex, fast-paced environment, and ability to train and direct a growing staff and build and develop other activities areas at our Evart, Michigan location.


When applying, please submit a video of your riding, resume, cover letter, and copies of applicable certifications to for consideration. 


About SpringHill Camps:

SpringHill Camps is a Christian non-denominational camp with locations in Evart, Michigan, Seymour, Indiana, and summer Day Camps in major metropolitan areas currently in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.  As we experience growth in our ministry, we are seeking people who can bring experience, knowledge, energy, and a passion for Jesus to key roles in reaching kids for Christ.


Our purpose is to present the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to children, teens and young adults and to be His agent of change.  We see this fulfilled through our mission, which is to glorify God by creating life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. 


In addition to the mission, SpringHill holds a number of values that influence the way we think and do ministry.  We are about Jesus and his message of grace, hope and love.  We are committed to the spiritual and personal growth of children, teens, and young adults.  We possess a passionate commitment to be relevant.  This translates into the integration of faith and fun, diversity in programming and a resolve to meet and engage every child at their level of maturity and development.  We are committed to only do ministry in the context of personal loving and caring relationships.  This is why we expend a great deal of time and energy finding, developing, and retaining people who relate to others in such a manner.  We also offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package for our staff to meet their personal needs while serving in vital ministry roles.  In addition, we are committed to exceed expectations and provide exceptional experience, service and value to our guests.  We are always learning and growing, and as a result of this, change is a part of our fabric.