To further the ministry of City Camp through the development and delivery of activities and programs. Deliver program activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Assist the Camp Director in the management of the overall camp operation.
Essential Job Duties:
- Deliver a fun program to campers.
- Ensure lesson plans are implemented that meet camp objectives and the abilities of campers.
- Evaluate the success of the program and the development of campers’ abilities and skills in various activities.
- Coordinate all-camp, Morning Rally, and Chapel programming with other staff.
- Implement all schedules, curriculum, and lessons as provided by the Camp Director.
- Assist Camp Director with implementing schedules and programming appropriate to the site.
- Ensure that camp staff, campers, and volunteers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.
- Assist in the implementation of staff training.
- Be responsible for training volunteers at designated day camp site.
- Implement crisis and risk management procedures.
- Ensure campers, staff, and volunteers follow safety procedures in all program areas.
- Ensure the following of all Safe Church and City Camp policies and guidelines.
- Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.
- Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Report necessary work requests to appropriate parish representatives.
- Ensure that program areas are kept free of hazards and debris.
- Assist in the management of program supplies.
- Coordinate the transportation of program supplies from the City Camp program office to the program site.
- Work with Camp Director to identify and obtain necessary program supplies for day camp.
- Be responsible for inventorying all supplies on a weekly basis and informing the Camp Director of any supply needs.
- Supervise and manage day camp staff.
- Lead daily meetings before and after camp to connect with staff and discuss joys, concerns, program notes, and announcements.
- Regularly monitor work of counselors, CITs, and support staff.
- Provide feedback and guidance to all staff.
- Relay recommendations and concerns to the Camp Director regarding staff performance.
- Assist the Camp Director in evaluating staff at the end of the camping season.
- Develop and implement schedules and records for areas of camp program and facilities.
- Work with City Camp to develop and implement camper groups and assign counselors.
- Develop and supervise staff schedule for programs and activities.
- Work with Site to implement volunteer schedule.
- Report and evaluate camp programs and activities.
- Work with staff to change or adapt schedules or camper activities to fit the needs of the campers and community.
Other Job Duties:
- Assist staff with camper behavior management as needed.
- Attend frequently scheduled meetings with Camp Director and other Site Directors.
- Attend all scheduled City Camp staff trainings and meetings.
- Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.
- Participate in all camp activities with enthusiasm, providing support and guidance to all staff and volunteers.
- Live in community with other City Camp staff members, and serve as a leader within the staff community.
- Provide ongoing program ideas to counselors, support staff, and the Camp Director.
- Serve as a liaison between the City Camp staff and the hosting parish.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Camp Director, for the good of the ministry.
The Site Director will directly work with City Camp staff and the Camp Director. The Site Director will also directly work with volunteer groups, parish staff and members, campers, and community members, among many others.
The Site Director MUST:
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Hold a valid driver’s license
- Have previous experience working on camp staff or in youth ministry, with leadership experience preferred
- Be sympathetic to Christian teachings (especially in the Episcopal tradition) and be willing to share those teachings with others
- Have (or be willing to obtain) first aid and CPR certification
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Training and experience in teaching and child development
- Strong leadership, communication, and conflict management skills
- Experience working with people (especially children and youth) in an urban setting
- A heart for working with and teaching children
- A passion and enthusiasm for ministry
- Desire to learn and grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually and to help others grow as well
- Musical talent is not required, but a plus
- Knowledge of the Episcopal tradition is not required, but a plus
- Ability to stand, sit, and kneel for long periods of time.
- Ability to observe camper and staff behavior (both verbal and nonverbal) and respond with appropriate management techniques.
- Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
- Ability to lift and carry boxes, crates, and other program supplies.
- Endurance to work irregular hours and long days while constantly providing care for and supervision of campers and staff.
Site Directors must be available to report for leadership staff training on June 16, 2014. All site directors must be available to work Sundays through Fridays until July 27, 2014.