YMCA Camp St. Croix has been providing exceptional outdoor program experiences since 1909. For more than 110 years, Camp St. Croix has established a tradition of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all our year-round programs. Just 20 minutes east of the Twin Cities, St. Croix provides a convenient location for kids and adults alike to enjoy quality programming in a beautiful, natural setting.

The organization is searching for a dynamic Overnight Summer Camp Program Director with a strong commitment to equity, human development, outdoor education, and social/emotional learning. The Program Director is responsible for bringing an enriching Summer experience to hundreds of campers and dozens of staff, as well as supporting programing throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.

1. Job Summary:

The Camp Program Director is responsible for developing and coordinating all programs, conferences, and retreats offered at the camp. 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.

2. Essential Functions:

Develops and implements marketing and promotion plan recruiting Summer 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.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


Minimum of (3) years camp or related experience.
Minimum of (1) camp season of supervisory experience.

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

Required Skills:

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

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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