Camp & Conference Director

We're searching for a dynamic, energetic person who is looking to start a career in the camp industry at a non-profit camp.
Camp Description
Located in White Haven, PA in the Pocono Mountains, our facility includes 1,100 acres with a private lake and a variety of activity areas.
Job Description

General Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, evaluate, and facilitate summer camp and conference programs according to YMCA and ACA standards.

Recruit, interview, hire, train, lead, supervise, and evaluate summer camp and conference staff.

Ensure that all camp & conference programs are fun, challenging, and safe for all campers.

Assist as needed in all areas of camp, facilities, outdoor ed, food service, etc.  

Program Responsibilities:

Organize summer programs, day camp trail group & overnight camp cabin activity schedules (collaboration with Overnight Camp Director and other Seasonal Leadership Staff)

Organize all conference, parent/child, family camp, & children’s weekend schedules

Oversee all theme programs

Oversee the YMCA Raggers program

Oversee all evening programs

Evaluate camp program and provide input to senior leadership team

Coordinate camp and conference staff schedules

Coordinate program sign ups for overnight campers

Development of new year-round programs 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise all summer camp counselors, summer senior staff and conference staff in all aspects of their job

Supervise all participants within designated programs

Assist summer senior staff in helping counselors in designing cabin activities

Report all policy concerns and violations to the Sr. Director

Attend all required staff meetings

Participate in all senior staff/scheduled responsibilities

Abide by mandatory reporting policy, as described in the staff manual

Supervise program specialists in all aspects of their jobs

Assist with general office tasks like answering phones and responding to emails in a timely manner 

Other Responsibilities:

Assist with creation of department budget

Oversee program specific budget revenue and expense lines

Market programs to returning and new participants

Maintain Red Cross Lifeguard Cert and Red Cross Instructor Certification

Organize and facilitate staff training for leadership staff, counselors, specialists, and conference staff

Interpret safety and health rules, as well as other camp policies to campers, program participants, and staff

Maintain camper and staff discipline as necessary, in an appropriate manner, within GWVA YMCA guidelines to achieve YMCA Camp Kresge’s objectives

Other duties as assigned by the Senior Directors 

This full-time, year-round position includes professional development & training opportunities, health benefits, employee discounts, and a free Y membership. 

On-site, lakeside housing provided (private room & bath, shared kitchen & living area with one other director). Meals provided when the kitchen is in service (May through August, various weekends).


Minimum 21 years of age

3 years minimum Summer Camp experience or equivalent experience working with children

Supervisory experience, preferably in a camp setting

Ability to communicate well and provide quality leadership

Essential Functions

Provide leadership and innovative ideas to create continued growth in the day camp, overnight camp, and off-season programs. 

Required Certifications

First aid/CPR Certification

Lifeguard Instructor Certification

*We will provide required trainings for the right applicant if needed.