1.  Job Summary:

The Camp Program Director is responsible for developing and coordinating all programs, conferences, and retreats offered at the camp and offsite.  The incumbent develops plans in consultation with the Camp Executive Director to develop and market all programs and facilities offered at the camp on a year-around basis.  The Camp Program Director also ensures the highest quality in camp programs, including summer and fall-winter-spring programs.  The focus of this position is to work with partners to implement Adventure programming in outdoor spaces, both in our association as well as outside partners.  

 2.  Essential Functions:

Develops and implements marketing and promotion plan recruiting Fall-Winter-Spring groups.
Develops and implements new and existing programs.
Works with the Camp Executive Director, Board of Directors, and respective committees to ensure high quality programs and sound facilities.
Develops system for on-going evaluation and review of programs in conjunction with user groups and individuals.
Routinely inspects and replaces all program area equipment as needed.
Manages all camp sponsored programs to meet annual budget and enrollment goals.
Maintains accurate statistical records and necessary reports.
Shares and participates as a member of the YMCA of the North Program and Professional staff assisting with the Annual Campaign, Program Cabinet, United Way, etc.
Assists with the operation of the camp in other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

3.  Relationships:

This position reports to the Camp Executive Director who reports to the Vice President. The incumbent interacts regularly with all camp staff, volunteers, camp program participants, and policy volunteers.  The Program Director plays an active role in the following committees: program, outreach, and annual campaign.  The incumbent is responsible for supervising the seasonal program staff.  The Program Director works very closely with the Executive Director in planning and implementing the summer program.  This position represents the camp to the local community in regular ways as he/she relates the program and mission of the camp to a variety of potential participants of the camp.

 4.  Qualifications:


Minimum of three (3) years camp or related experience.
Minimum of one (1) camp season of supervisory experience.
Relevant previous experience in developing, implementing, administering camp or youth programs.
Ability to demonstrate considerable skill and experience in program leadership and management.
Experienced in Outdoor living skills, first aid, and emergency skills.
Demonstrated skills in group process, and the ability to recruit, train and supervise staff and volunteers.
Must have a personal philosophy compatible with the purpose and mission of the YMCA.


Bachelor’s degree
Ability to pass a drivers road test for YMCA vehicles and trailers.
Upon hire, completion of YMCA provided Motor Vehicle

Tagged as: Administrative Staff

About YMCA of the North

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

YMCA of the North team members exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values – caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility – as well as the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for those within and outside of the organization. Team members demonstrate cultural competencies and respect for all people’s backgrounds and incorporate cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into programming and organizational culture.

The YMCA of the North is committed to developing plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of communities being served, as well as providing team members with opportunities for learning and development to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion competencies.

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