Wolf Ridge
 

Summer Camp Director Positions


A team of 4 directors and supervisors work together to manage the Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders, schedule activities, assign dorms rooms, arrange for overnights and work with outside groups. The team supports and mentors staff, assisting with behavior management and instructing classes as needed. Minimum age 21.

director of health services

The Director of Health Services is a vital part of the director team.  They provide leadership and guidance to staff and campers about the physical and emotional health of summer youth program participants. In addition, they provide basic first aid, support campers with special needs, transport campers for off-camp medical care, assist campers with the management of their medication, communicate with participant families about the health of campers, monitor medical supplies, promote healthy lifestyle habits for all staff and campers and assist in the daily management of the Wolf Ridge Summer Youth Programs and Trips.

Position Responsibilities

This position has four main responsibility areas; camper health, record keeping, health communication and daily camp management

Camper Health

  • Set-up and breakdown of the health center
  • Ensure health and safety of campers and staff
  • Collect & organize camper & staff medical forms
  • Collect and administer medications (prescribed and over-the-counter)
  • Providing first aid for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Attending to home sickness & dehydration
  • Accompany sick/injured campers or staff to the hospital or to medical appointments
  • On-call 24 hours, 5 to 6 days a week while camp is in session

Record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate and detailed health logs & incident reports

Health Communication

  • Communicate with parents/guardians
  • Keeping open communication with Camp Director
  • Communicating specific camper health needs (allergies, special diets) to appropriate staff
  • Communicate with local medics / hospital if needed

Daily Camp Management

  • Participate in camp activities and events
  • Assist in the implementation of staff training
  • Other duties as needed

Required Qualifications & Expectations

Directors at Wolf Ridge are resilient, take initiative, selfless, creative, high-energy, fun, nurturing, compassionate, and display a positive attitude. They care about children and want to share a passion for our environment with each of them. A camp job is can be challenging – think 14 hour days, 5 – 6 days a week – but directors are ready to work hard to meet those challenges. They’re also great role models, display that sense of selflessness and always put the campers first. Most of all, directors are always focused on ensuring that the campers and staff have an amazing and memorable camp experience.

The Director of Health Services must

  • Possess a current First Responder and/or Wilderness First Responder certification or higher is required
  • Possess a current CPR/AED certification
  • Possess a current driver’s license
  • Have a minimum of one year’s experience in providing health care for children
  • Friendly, happy, with a good sense of humor (laughter can be the best medicine)
  • Take the initiative to see problems, find solutions, and make recommendations as it relates to 
your area of responsibility
  • Responsible, detail oriented and hard-working
  • Be a minimum age 21

Pay

$320/week plus room & board

 

director of counselors

The Director of Counselors provides training, direct leadership and support to Summer Camp Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders while they actively supervise staff and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate programs.

Position Responsibilities

The Director of Counselors position has three main areas of responsibility; staff supervision & training, program & camper management and participant communication & marketing.

Staff Supervision & Training

  • Train, motivate, support and supervise Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders. This includes coaching, teaching, modeling, reinforcing, assisting with difficult situations and correcting behavior
  • Continually observe and evaluate all Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders on a weekly basis. Including a formal mid-summer and end of the summer evaluation
  • Provide ongoing training for Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders throughout the summer
  • Provide the Directors of Programming with weekly Counselor and Assistant Trip Leader group assignments

Program & Camper Management

  • Support and connect with campers; behave as an appropriate positive role model in all camp activities
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities; enjoy playing, and not “sit on the sidelines”, being visible throughout the day, leading transition times and supervising campers
  • Work with the Directors of Programming to ensure summer programming scheduling and needs are met
  • Attend administrative staff meetings
  • Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff
  • Maintain the daily schedule during summer camp programs
  • Participate as a member of the director team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
  • Work evening and night duty as assigned
  • Assist with weekly camp check in and check out
  • Other duties to be assigned as needed

Participant Communication & Marketing

  • Take daily photos of campers and groups in assigned activities
  • Work with the Marketing Director to provide communication with camper families via social media pages. Including posting photos, writing articles and emails to families
  • Communicate with camper families as needed (i.e. behavior, medical concerns, etc.)

Required Qualifications & Skills

Directors at Wolf Ridge are resilient, take initiative, selfless, creative, high-energy, fun, nurturing, compassionate, and display a positive attitude. They care about children and want to share a passion for our environment with each of them. A camp job is can be challenging – think 14 hour days, 5 – 6 days a week – but directors are ready to work hard to meet those challenges. They’re also great role models, display that sense of selflessness and always put the campers first. Most of all, directors are always focused on ensuring that the campers and staff have an amazing and memorable camp experience.

The Director of Counselors must

  • Possess current First Aid and CPR/AED Certification. (Can complete at Wolf Ridge during staff training)
  • Possess Wilderness Water Safety (WWS) and/or Lifeguard Certification. (Can complete at Wolf Ridge during staff training)
  • Possess a current driver’s license
  • Have specialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: group and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation
  • Display integrity, patience, adaptability, flexibility, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth
  • Be responsible, detail oriented and hard-working
  • Be a minimum age 21

Pay

$320/week plus room & board

director of programming - youth programs

The Director of Programming – Youth Programs has a crucial role to play to ensure the success of the summer youth programs & trips.  They works closely with the team of directors to schedule, design and deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.

Position Responsibilities

The Director of Programming – Youth Programs has four main areas of responsibility.  These include program creation & scheduling, camper management, camp reporting & evaluation and risk management.

Program Creation & Scheduling

  • Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes, the abilities of the campers and are fun
  • Coordinate all camp program and campfire activities with other staff, including Choose Your Own Adventure Day, Day Camp and other special events
  • Work with the Director of Counseling to develop and supervise staff schedule for programs and activities
  • Able to make responsible decisions and judgments about programming in the absence of the Summer Youth & Family Program Director
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities; enjoy playing, and not “sit on the sidelines”, being visible throughout the day, leading transition times and supervising campers.
  • Attend administrative staff meetings as needed
  • Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff
  • Participate as a member of the director team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
  • Work evening and night duty as assigned
  • Assist with weekly camp check in and check out
  • Other duties to be assigned as needed

Camper Management

  • Support and connect with campers; behave as an appropriate positive role model in all camp activities
  • Provide emotional and behavioral support to Counselors and Assistant Trip Leaders when working with campers

Risk Management

  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs
  • Provide guidelines for programs utilizing camp equipment
  • Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas
  • Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
  • Ensure that program areas are kept fee of hazards and debris
  • Take the initiative to see problems, find solutions, and make recommendations as it relates to 
your area of responsibility

Camp Reporting & Evaluation

  • Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas
  • Work with the Director of Counselors to supervise and evaluate counselors in the development and implementation all facets of camp program activities
  • Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities

Required Qualifications & Expectations

Directors at Wolf Ridge are resilient, take initiative, selfless, creative, high-energy, fun, nurturing, compassionate, and display a positive attitude. They care about children and want to share a passion for our environment with each of them. A camp job is can be challenging – think 14 hour days, 5 – 6 days a week – but directors are ready to work hard to meet those challenges. They’re also great role models, display that sense of selflessness and always put the campers first. Most of all, directors are always focused on ensuring that the campers and staff have an amazing and memorable camp experience.

The Director of Programming – Youth Programs must

  • Possess current First Aid and CPR/AED Certification. (Can complete at Wolf Ridge during staff training)
  • Possess Wilderness Water Safety (WWS) and/or Lifeguard Certification. (Can complete at Wolf Ridge during staff training)
  • Possess a current driver’s license
  • Have specialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: group and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • Display integrity, patience, adaptability, flexibility, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth.
  • Be responsible, detail oriented and hard-working
  • Be a minimum age 21

Pay

$320/week plus room & board

director of programming - family programs

The Director of Programming – Family Programs will plan, coordinate and oversee all aspects of the family camp and grandparent/grandchild programs.  This includes staff management, scheduling, program development and implementation and attending to the daily needs of participants.  When not working directly with the family camp and/or grandparent/grandchild programs, the Director of Program – Family Programs will assist in the daily management of the summer youth program & trips.

Position Responsibilities

The Director of Programming – Family Programs has three main areas of responsibility.  These include program management & delivery, risk management and communication & evaluation.

Program Management & Delivery

  • Assist in the management of family camp and grandparent/grandchild program participants including check in/out, scheduling, room assignments, medical concerns, special events, van driving and clean up
  • Be flexible to accommodate the needs of different programs
  • Facilitate opening and closing campfire to family camp and grandparent/grandchild program participants
  • Facilitate special family camp and grandparent/grandchild program events (i.e. sunrise hikes, night hikes, astronomy, etc.)
  • Provide communication with the kitchen and custodial staff about food and room needs.
  • Provide primary contact to participants during the family camp and grandparent/grandchild program weeks
  • Participate enthusiastically in all family camp, grandparent/grandchild program, youth summer camp and wilderness tripping activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders
  • as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions
  • Ensure all onsite and offsite trips are packed and prepared for
  • Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers
  • Teach Wolf Ridge summer program classes per week to family camp, grandparent/grandchild, summer camp and wilderness tripping program participants
  • Assist with summer camp and wilderness tripping set up, registration of participants; van driving, daily schedule and camp clean up when not working directly with family camp and/or grandparent/grandchild programs

Risk Management

  • Ensure that family camp, grandparent/grandchild, summer camp and wilderness tripping staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.
  • Provide guidelines for programs utilizing camp equipment. (Recreational equipment, waterfront, etc.)
  • Ensure participants and staff follows safety procedures in all program areas
  • Inventory equipment/supply needs and report to director if equipment/supplies are needed
  • Ensure that program areas are kept free of hazards and debris
  • Assign end-of-week cleanup responsibilities for counseling staff

Communication & Evaluation

  • Assist in the implementation of staff training
  • Plan, implement and participate staff training sessions that pertain to family camp and grandparent/grandchild programming
  • Regularly monitor work of counselors when they are teaching programs to family camp and grandparent/grandchild programs
  • Provide feedback and guidance to naturalists about family camp and grandparent/grandchild programs specific programs
  • Provide recommendations and concerns to directors regarding naturalists and/or counselors performances while working with the family camp and grandparent/grandchild programs.
  • Participate in staff meetings (introduce family camp and grandparent/grandchild program, present special needs of the group; go over evaluations from previous group)
  • Act as director on duty when assigned for all family camp, grandparent/grandchild programs, summer camp and wilderness tripping programs

Required Qualifications & Expectations

Directors at Wolf Ridge are resilient, take initiative, selfless, creative, high-energy, fun, nurturing, compassionate, and display a positive attitude. They care about children and want to share a passion for our environment with each of them. A camp job is can be challenging – think 14 hour days, 5 – 6 days a week – but directors are ready to work hard to meet those challenges. They’re also great role models, display that sense of selflessness and always put the campers first. Most of all, directors are always focused on ensuring that the campers and staff have an amazing and memorable camp experience.

The Director of Programming – Family Programs must

  • Possess current First Aid and CPR/AED Certification. (Can complete at Wolf Ridge during staff training)
  • Possess Wilderness Water Safety (WWS) and/or Lifeguard Certification. (Can complete at Wolf Ridge during staff training)
  • Possess a current driver’s license
  • Have specialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: group and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • Exhibit high standards and practices in all areas of professionalism including: activity leadership, teaching skills, and knowledge in leadership and communication skills, staff management, inter-staff relationship, organization and productivity.
  • Be responsible, detail oriented and hard-working
  • Be a minimum age 21

Pay

$320/week plus room & board

 

to apply

To apply for a position, please complete an online application.