Summer Program Director North Hero, VT, Camp Abnaki

Summer Program Director

Full Time • North Hero, VT, Camp Abnaki

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Director is responsible for the achievement of camp goals and objectives by: 

  • Planning and implementing a high quality, safe, fun camp program, including scheduling staffing assignments, assigning camper groups, managing staff time off requests and scheduling, planning large all-camp activities, and adjusting the schedule as needed due to weather. 
  • Supervising the Program Team (Assistant Program Director, Waterfront Director, Sailing Coordinator, and Ropes Course Coordinator) and Counselors, as appropriate. 
  • Maintaining and controlling the inventory of supplies necessary for program implementation. 
  • Participation in the planning and implementation of a 10 day staff training. 

  • Work cooperatively as a team member with all Camp Abnaki staff, modeling behavior supporting the YMCA mission and character values. 
  • Carry appropriate equipment and be in appropriate location. 
  • Know and review proper emergency procedures with both campers and staff. 
  • Keep program areas clean and equipment in good working order, including performing routine checks on equipment for use by staff, campers, and guests. 
  • Report to work on time as scheduled, attend all staff meetings and trainings, and carry out all responsibilities as assigned by supervisors. 
  • Help train, supervise, and evaluate the Program Team and all other staff working during free time assignments and skill class assignments. 
  • Help ensure program aquatics and program design guidelines and operations are maintained to American Camp Association standards at all times. 
  • Ability to communicate, supervise, and work with assigned ages and skill levels and provide necessary instruction. 
  • Abilities to observe camper and staff behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques. 
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to aquatic and land based emergencies and situations requiring first aid. 
  • Make decisions related to weather conditions and the safe operation of campwide programming. 
  • Perform Evening Watch and Leader on Duty, as assigned. 
  • At the end of the summer, complete a detailed end of season report including an inventory of supplies and ordering needs, an evaluation of personnel, and an overview of department operations. 
  • Ability to live on site for the duration of the season. 

  • Preferred candidate over the age of 21, possesses a valid current driver’s license and a clean driving record. 
  • Must possess leadership experience with groups of various ages and sizes. 
  • Must have prior experience in a resident camp setting and possess knowledge of basic camp activities. 
  • Must possess superior organizational skills and supervisory skills, and be familiar with Microsoft office productivity tools or alternatives 
  • Must be in sympathy with and committed to carrying out the basic purposes of camp. 
  • Good health, vitality, maturity and moral character. 
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Have prior experience in a supervisory role. 
  • Must have skill and ability in leading one or more program area. 
  • Must enjoy working with children and have the ability to understand the needs of campers while placing these needs (and the needs of camp) ahead of personal desires. 
  • Must be able to stand for extended lengths of time (up to 10 hours) and be able to walk around camp continuously for at least 2 hours. 
  • Must be First Aid and CPR certified, or have the ability to obtain. 

A great place to work, learn, make friends, help others, and make the world a better place within a friendly, inclusive community atmosphere. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The ability to lift up to thirty (30) pounds. 
  • The ability to get from one part of camp to the next in an efficient manner to respond to emergencies. 
  • The ability to be outside for significant amounts of time. 

Compensation: $825.00 per week

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Perks and Benefits

Benefits and Perks

Free family membership for full-time staff
Free individual membership for part-time staff and dependents up to age 12
Program, camp and child care discounts and member benefits
Paid time off
Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance with funded Health Reimbursement Account (FT Only)
Company-sponsored Life Insurance (FT Only)
Short and Long-Term Disability (FT Only)
Retirement Savings Plan and Pension Eligibility
National Training with Y of the USA
Supporting and becoming part of a strong community
Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) (FT Only)