Camp Director

Weston, CT

Position Summary:

This position works with the Manager of Camping Services to assist with recruiting and make hiring recommendations for camp staff. She/he will maintain camp communications with camp staff and in cooperation with the Manager of Camping Services, is responsible for planning the camp program and making preparations for camp training.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Attends regular meetings with the other camp directors. Some meetings are mandatory to attend in person and notice will be given for these meetings.
  • Works in concert with the Camp Director Team.
  • Attends 2-3 trainings pertaining to the roll of Camp Director
  • Following procedures and policies for hiring camp staff; IE hiring authorizations, reviews applications, interviews potential camp staff, checks references, and complete and forward Hire Authorization paperwork to Manager of Camping Services.
  • Assists with collecting all required HR paperwork as needed.
  • Works with the Manager of Camping Services and/or the Director of Camping Services
    to develop a comprehensive pre-camp training, which includes all required topics.
  • Maintains open communication with the camp staff and Manager of Camping Services.
  • Assists with and attends camp promotion and camper recruitment including but not limited to camp open houses, informational nights, camp fairs and call-in nights for registration.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations concerning camp materials including but not limited to camp confirmations, staff manuals, ACA materials, forms and letters needed for the operation of camp. 
  • Be available and respond to inquiries by potential staff
  • Works on projects individually or as small teams as assigned
  • Willing to attend the American Camp Association conference

Skills and Competencies:

The Camp Director must be at least 25 years of age, college graduate or its equivalent preferred.  Have 18 weeks of administrative experience in a camp or camp like setting and be able to pass the Youth Camp licensing requirements for the state of Connecticut. The Camp Director will possess experience which relates to job responsibilities including successful experience in outdoor programs, management of children and staff, and communication skills. They will demonstrate good judgment in anticipating and preventing accidents, and possess the ability to make sound decisions in a crisis. The candidate must show the willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, State of CT and American Camp Association (ACA) at all times.  Camp Directors must have current memberships or become a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA.