Overnight Camp Director

Job Description

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Camp Fuller, monitor the performance of all program directors and staff within the camp program to ensure that our employees represent the YMCA in quality programming. Oversee the development, administration and operations of the summer camp. Hire, train, supervise and develop staff. Support marketing efforts to maximize camp capacity in conjunction with management staff. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience: 

A bachelor's degree is preferred.  A minimum of three to five or more years of camp program management experience is required.   Candidates will have significant management and organization skills. YMCA camp experience is preferred.  


  • Driver’s License required. Chauffeur’s License preferred. 
  • CPR and First Aid required.  
  • Lifeguard certification preferred. 
Essential Functions

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • Must reside on camp during the camp season (June to August). Optional housing provided for the off-season. 
  • Plan, develop and implement mission-driven program offerings, as approved by the Executive Director of Camp Fuller, intended to maximize camp capacity for summer, weekend and off-season programs.  This will require an intensive summer schedule and working various weekends to support the spring and fall weekend groups. 
  • Accountable for appropriate and acceptable attendance and use of Camp Fuller facility to include process/permission/approval documentation for each camper or attendee (individual or group) scheduled to be present in camp facilities. Must know at all times who is using Camp Fuller facilities. 
  • Oversee and direct the hiring of highly qualified summer staff through the appropriate recruitment tools and through an effective hiring process utilizing the YMCA of Greater Providence guidelines and the camping industry best practices.  This will require travel during the winter and spring months to recruit staff. 
  • Oversee and ensure the development of staff and volunteers by accessing the Association Training Academy, formalizing training and development plans and providing staff recognition that will bolster morale and create team processes. 
  • Provide leadership in the marketing and public relations of programs and services.  Specific focus must be given to use of current technologies for marketing that will maximize appropriate enrollment levels in all summer, weekend and off-season camp programs. 
  • Supervise staffing in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, mentoring and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 
  • Involuntary termination of employees will be done in consultation with the executive director and with the involvement of Human Resources. 
  • Ensure access to YMCA programs by promoting the financial assistance program to the community.  Actively participate in branch or association fund raising efforts, provide leadership and visibility as necessary, assist teams, recruit and train volunteers and camp staff. 
  • Ensure that the branch adheres to program quality standards.  Communicate with participants and members regarding programs and services. 
  • Assist in ongoing recruitment and training efforts to facilitate volunteer involvement on committees, in programs and with Annual Support. 
  • Support the YMCA mission and serve as a role model for the character development in the community and with staff, volunteers and members. 
  • Maintain all necessary reports and statistical data as required for program management; monitor and assess all data to ensure programs are meeting established goals. 
  • Cultivate positive public relations with Camp Fuller stakeholders by listening and responding to their needs; and develop positive and dynamic relationships with camper families. 
  • Develop, manage and monitor department budgets monthly and annually as instructed. 
  • Participate in branch staff meetings, trainings and events as well as in cluster, field and national YMCA groupings as appropriate for cooperative and coordinated efforts. 
  • Continually enhance professional development through workshops, educational courses, seminars, program school offerings and appropriate reading material. 
  • Participate actively on process and task teams and sub-committees as directed.  Remain abreast of the activities of branch committees or board directives as needed. 
  • Work in harmony and cooperation with other staff members at the branch and Association level as well as with volunteers and members to develop a team spirit and family atmosphere.  Ensure proper communications and marketing of program activities to pinpointed audiences. 
  • Work to ensure a risk-free environment, i.e., caution regarding unsafe practices and conditions.  Report on accidents and injuries and complete incident reports. 
  • Work in collaboration with others to extend the YMCA into the community, researching opportunities and funding sources.  Be willing to participate and develop and seek out activities that lead to community involvement. 
  • Assist with building coverage and facilities management as a member of the professional staff team. This includes serving as the Director on Duty responsibilities in the off-season and staying overnight while groups are on camp. 
  • Continuously assess camp environment to ensure that grounds and facilities are safe, aesthetically acceptable, and meet or exceed standards. Immediately document and rectify, when necessary. Alert the Executive Director of Camp Fuller of any concerns; and consult with property management to resolve all issues. 
  • Serve as a facilitator for progress in all areas in support of the Executive Director of Camp Fuller.  Provide training to share the experience gained through tenure as a Program Director with others.  Be able to troubleshoot problems and bring about solutions.