Program Director Sleep Away

Lebanon, CT


The Program Director works closely with the Camp Director and administrative team to develop and supervise camp-wide and inter-unit programs. Works with camp staff to deliver safe and exciting programs following State of CT, ACA, Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoint Standards, and GSofCT policies.


  • Works with the Camp Director and administrative team, through delegated responsibilities, for the overall administration and general camp operations following program standards with an emphasis on age-appropriate and session specific programs.
  • Attends administrative staff meetings.
  • Supervises the program staff through staff assignment, and staff schedules.
  • Follows and enforces Camp Staff Personnel Policies. Provides conflict resolution and problem solving with staff as needed.
  • Conducts staff meetings for sharing ideas and for planning camp programs.  
  • Conducts supervisory conferences and performance evaluations and clearly communicates performance expectations.
  • Ensures all program areas are provided with material resources and curriculum for their areas with the help of the specialty staff.
  • Facilitates all-camp activities while encouraging girl-planning in small groups/patrols and program delivery.
  • Manages multiple priorities and oversees program schedules to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.
  • Maintains health, safety and program standards for campers, staff and self. Reports accidents and files incident reports promptly.
  • Reports needed repairs of equipment and facilities to the Camp Director.
  • Participates in all regular camp activities, such as meals, flag ceremonies, cookouts, opening and closing days and kapers.
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures of the camp season.
  • Maintains professional camper/staff relationships throughout the camp season.
  • Keeps records, and prepares written reports as requested.
  • Assists campers and staff in emergency situations.
  • Keeps the Camp Director (or other designated person) and program staff informed on activities, problems, and concerns on an on-going basis.  
  • Creates specialty program curriculum
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a High School Diploma or Equivalent. 
  • Commitment to the Girl Scout approach to outdoor education and experiential learning
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Show the willingness to abide by the policies and practices of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Medication Administration Certification must be obtained upon being hired
  • Possess experience which relates to job responsibilities including successful experience in outdoor programs, management of children and staff, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in anticipating and preventing accidents, and possess the ability to make sound decisions in a crisis.
  • Writes clearly, tactfully and effectively, demonstrating strong grammar and usage skills
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive presence as a role model

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities and camper and staff behavior.
  • Ability to provide first aid and to assist campers and staff in an emergency with a clear and level head
  • Position requires you to live on site during the duration of the program including training.