Camp Director

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Linden, MI
United States


Camp Director


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Role and Responsibilities:

Deliver and evaluate camp program that meets the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.

  • Remain current with information on the developmental needs of youth.
  • Seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.
  • Ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.

Implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.

  • Prepare and analyze enrollment trends.
  • Implement recruitment and retention strategies.

Implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal staff.

  • Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal


Oversee the daily operation of the summer resident camp including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision, and health care.

Oversee the financial management and business management to meet defined goals.

  • Monitor budget for the camp operations.
  • Oversee purchase and petty cash request to ensure they are in line with approved spending limits.
  • Ensure Business Coordinator is completing duties as assigned and monitor trading post sales

Oversee the management of the food service area through supervision of Kitchen Coordinator and review of food service program.

  • Secure sufficient coverage in health care staff and their implementation of the health care plan.
  • Oversee the business management functions of the camp including financial record keeping, office operations, camp store, etc.
  • Oversee the systematic approach to data base management for campers, families, alumni, and donors.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation.                                                

Ensure camp operations and procedures meet ACA Standards and State Licensing requirements as applicable.

Work with GSHOM property team to ensure the upkeep and daily maintenance of physical property and facilities on camp.

Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.

  • Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.
  • Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public, while presenting a positive image of the camp.

Role model appropriate attitude and behavior to campers and staff.

  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures set by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan.
  • Set a good example to campers, staff, and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices, including sanitation, schedules, active involvement, and daily functions of camp.

Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree or 3 years resident camp experience
  • Administrative experience
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License with current (or willingness to obtain) MI     Chauffeur’s License
  • Must be able to pass State and National background check.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in designated camp program areas
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to staff to reinforce or modify behavior.
  • Have or ability to obtain a chauffeur’s license
  • Able to safely drive large vehicles, such as a 12- or 15-passenger van
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors.
  • Knowledge of the Girl Scout program preferred
  • Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to positively interact and resolve conflict at all levels with a variety of people.
  • Understanding of the development needs of youth.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (various age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
  • Ability to observe staff and camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Work Schedule:

  • Position requires flexibility with schedule, typical schedule is Sunday through Friday
  • Position requires living on site and working evenings.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position oversees the seasonal camp staff at their location.


Location employment Dates:


Camp Linden:May 1st – Sep 1st, 2017 (daily rate) 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Start Date:

Monday, May 1, 2017

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How to Apply:

Program Contact:

Mariah LeRolland-Wagner

Applications Accepted By:

Subject Line: Camp Director- Linden

Attention: HR – Program Department

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HR – Program Department

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Subject Line: Camp Director

601 W Maple

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Compensation Information:


  • Room and board
  • $11 per hour during pre-camp season, $90 per day (position requires a 6-day workweek)

Contact Name:

Mariah LeRolland-Wagner

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