This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR), which operates a mission-based family and group conference and retreat center and residential camp, serving more than 75,000 guests annually. The Camp Chief Ouray (CCO) Program Director is primarily responsible for overseeing Day Camp operations, assisting in program development for all summer programs, assisting in hiring/training staff and recruitment of campers and staff.

Essential Functions:

-Ability to successfully plan and implement Day Camp programs from inception, development, facilitation and evaluation.
-Provide training, supervision and evaluation of seasonal staff.
-Manage staff and program scheduling for day camp.
-Assist in building new and expanding existing programs for youth ages 5-18 for all CCO programs.
-Assist in creating a safe space for all by helping break down barriers to inclusivity for all Dimensions of Diversity including; hiring practices, forms, training, and all aspects of programs.
-Answer phones and respond to voicemails/e-mails promptly.
-Assist with camp meeting all applicable Child Care Regulations, Health Department Regulations as they pertain to camping, and American Camp Association (ACA) standards.
-Assist in ensuring camp programs are full; manage day camp enrollment and assist the Business Manager enrolling participants from the wait list.
-Assist in identifying new partnerships and acting as a liaison.
-Ability to assist in building and managing a budget.
-Meet tasks assigned to position in the CCO Strategic Initiatives Plan (SIP) or equivalent strategic plan, ensuring the work assists in the overall execution of the SMR and YMCA of the Rockies Strategic Action Plan or equivalent.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


-Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, college degree preferred.
-Minimum of two (2) years program experience in childcare or summer camp.
-Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
-Ability to earn Team Leader certification within three (3) years.
-Operational knowledge of office equipment, Microsoft Office, and web-based software.
-Assist in interviewing and hiring of seasonal staff.
-Ability to rotate as manager-on-duty on weekends through the summer months.

Required Skills:

-Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles.
-Assist other departments within YMCA of the Rockies if available.
-CPR/First Aid Certified in Adult and Child.
-Assist with off-season programming, overseeing Active Adults Camp and being present for other post-camps (Family Camp, etc.).

About YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies is made up of two year-round family resorts and conference centers – Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch – and a traditional overnight summer camp for teens, Camp Chief Ouray. All are located in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and offer a variety of affordable lodging options so families and groups can connect with each other and create lifelong memories.

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