Summer Camp Manager
Beaver Brook Association is seeking a passionate Summer Camp Manager to join our team for 8 weeks during the camp season. Imagine working in the great outdoors, enveloped by 2,000 acres of pristine conservation land, picturesque-themed gardens, and a historic home as your office space. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse and skilled group of educators, counselors, community members, and, most importantly, kids. This role isn't just a job; it's a chance to make a significant impact on our organization and foster positive relationships with nature. As a vital part of our team, you'll work closely with the program team to support a wide range of diverse offerings with a strong emphasis on outdoor experiences, hands-on learning, and connecting people to nature. Join our close-knit, friendly staff, and be a driving force behind unforgettable summer experiences that enrich lives and create lasting memories.
Job Title: Summer Camp Manager
Function/Department: Program Department
Reports to: Program Director and works together with the Program Manager and Office Administrator
Schedule: This is a seasonal position of approximately 40 hrs a week for 8 weeks during the summer camp season with two of the weeks used for Pre and Post camp duties. Some off-season work required. Must be available M-F during camp hours 8am-4pm. Occasional support for evening programs required.
The Summer Camp Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the summer camp. This includes managing a staff of Teachers, Counselors and Support Staff; communicating with parents; keeping accurate paperwork; and ensuring a safe environment. This is a very active, hands-on job that is highly collaborative, detail-oriented and has direct impact on the community.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Support the development of Summer Youth Programs (SYP) offerings and schedule.
Oversee day-to-day camp operations including but not limited to: supporting Drop off
and Pick up procedures, setting up hands-on activities, addressing camper concerns related to wellness and behaviors, supporting teachers in their curriculum implementation, creative problem solving when issues arise.
Ensure that all camp activities are conducted safely and in accordance with established state protocols, emergency protocols and Beaver Brook policies.
Manage camp supplies, equipment, and resources effectively.
Solve problems quickly and effectively when issues arise.
Assist in management of budget, and monitor camp-related expenses.
Staff Development and Management:
Assist in the recruitment, hiring, and training of teachers, camp counselors and support staff.
Coordinate the training of the summer camp staff.
Provide ongoing guidance, support and supervision to ensure a safe and positive camp experience for both campers and staff.
Conduct daily check-ins with staff and offer support as needed.
Implement and manage all staff evaluations.
Act as a teaching substitute as needed.
Support educators to encourage campers to explore and appreciate the natural world through hands-on experiences and guided learning opportunities.
Maintain open and effective communication with parents, staff and campers.
Address any concerns or inquiries in a timely and respectful manner.
Collaborate with the program department team members in all areas of summer camp operations.
Basic office operations knowledge including computer skills.
Must be 21 years old or older.
Previous experience in camp leadership, outdoor education, or a related role.
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
First Aid and CPR certification, Wilderness First Aid certification a added benefit
Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions during the summer season.
Valid driver's license
Bachelor's degree in education, environmental science, or a related field.
Knowledge of State Camp Licensing procedures
A passion for nature conservation.
Knowledge of Office 365, Excel and Outlook.
How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Program Director, Becky Kellner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaver Brook Association strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, family style, political beliefs, disability, military, or veteran status with respect to access to employment, its educational programs, activities, and election of trustees, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws. We welcome and appreciate everyone.
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