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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 - OPEN for summer 2020

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 the 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 homesickness & 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

 

Assistant Summer Camp Directors - FILLED FOR SUMMER 2020

The Assistant Summer Camp Directors support all aspects of the summer youth and family camp programs from staff supervision to program creation and implementation and managing logistical details.  Wolf Ridge will be hiring 3 Assistant Summer Camp Director positions.  This team will work closely with the Director of Youth and Family Programs and the Director of Counselors.  

Position Responsibilities

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

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
  • 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

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.)

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 of 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 & 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 Assistant Director 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

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

to apply

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