Camp Director – Camp Lackawanna, PA

Full Time - Year Round
Posted 2 months ago

Description: Class: This is an exempt, salaried position. (Compensation will be determined by the Personnel Team with information provided by the Camp Team and within budgetary guidelines set by the Presbytery of Lackawanna.)

Hours: This is a full time position with work to be completed throughout the calendar year. The Camp Director will be required to be present on site throughout the summer camp session. Additional hours on a weekly basis should be expected during the summer sessions. It is the expectation that the required tasks will be completed by deadlines.

Supervisors: Report to and work cordially with the Camp Lackawanna Team. Report any job-related concerns to the Personnel Team if they are not properly or promptly addressed by the Camp Team.

The Camp Director of Camp Lackawanna will live on site and supervise all aspects of the camp including, but not limited to, marketing, hiring, touring, hosting, overseeing the maintenance of the camp, grant writing, assuring safety and good will, and evaluating staff and the programs while exemplifying the values of Christ.

Specific tasks, essential duties and performance expectations include but are not limited to:

a.Work in partnership with the Camp Lackawanna Team and communicate personal and camp needs as soon as possible.
b.Plan and develop programs to reflect camp goals.
c.Develop routine schedules and procedures for camp operations including office procedures, rental procedures, and opening/closing day procedures for staff and campers during summer camp.
d.Approve nutritious and balanced menus and order, or supervise the ordering of, food, supplies, and equipment and arrange for proper distribution.
e.Define and monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures.
f.Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.
g.Provide monthly camp updates, in person at Camp Team meetings, regarding all phases of planning, marketing, rentals, and hiring of staff.
h.Review staff job descriptions and make suggestions to the Camp Team to keep them relevant.
i.Complete other duties as assigned or reassigned as required.

2.Marketing & Customer Service
a.Create and implement a system for recruiting campers, staff, and rentals using brochures, telephone calls, emails, social media, presentations, etc.
b.Create and implement a system for recruiting staff by contacting colleges, making telephone calls, presentations, etc.
c.Attend, or arrange for attendance at, marketing events by seeking them out and as prescribed by the Camp Team.
d.Communicates with parents in regards to registrations, paperwork, questions, problems with their camper, etc.
e.Communicate as a liaison with churches regarding recruiting, campers, money owed, balances, camperships, questions, creating promotional materials for bulletins, doing visits, etc.
f.Maintain the Camp website with information changes, new photos, updated forms, etc.
g.Create or oversee posts to the Camp Facebook page in reference to recruiting, promoting, photos, rentals, hiring, updates, etc.


a.Recruit, interview (with the help of the Camp Team), and hire sufficient staff and volunteers, taking into account camper registration and program needs.
b.Obtain all necessary background checks on staff.
c.Ensure required certifications (lifeguard, CPR, first aid, ServeSafe, etc.) are current and copies are on file for employees and volunteers as needed.
d.Obtain all information required for payroll from staff and turn in to the Presbytery Financial Secretary.
e.Ensure medical forms for all staff are provided to the nurse before camp begins, and all volunteers by the beginning of their time serving at camp.

4.Learning & Training
a.Prepare and conduct pre-camp and in-service camp trainings for staff and volunteers.
b.Assign staff activities and other responsibilities in accordance with their job descriptions.
c.Develop staff morale building activities and balance high performing team needs with individual camper focus.
d.Instill ownership of property with all staff in regard to safety and cleanliness.

5.Summer Camp Registration
a.Ensure complete information is documented and all payments and documentation are received from campers and churches.
b.Assign people to greet campers and families at registration.

6.Facilities Management
a.Maintain safe and clean indoor and outdoor environment by assigning staff to regular and end of session upkeep during the summer camp season.
b.Communicate maintenance needs with appropriate staff as soon as they become apparent.
c.Oversee the Camp Caretaker and Housekeeper and all summer camp staff.
d.Provide tours of the grounds as needed and communicate with potential renters.
e.Manage rentals to include marketing rental options, scheduling, greeting renters at check-in, hosting throughout the rental, and checking them out at the conclusion of their stay.

7.Summer Camp Execution
a.Inspect the facilities, make last minute preparations, greet the staff and hold a meeting with them, and greet the campers/parents each week.
b.Supervise all operations and program staff.
c.Supervise office procedures, opening/closing day procedures, and camp activities throughout the week.
d.Follow routines, schedules, and procedures for camp operations.
e.Organize and/or approve trips out of camp for program reasons, supplies, and crisis management.
f.Monitor safety and procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of campers and staff.
g.Maintain records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff, and facilities.
h.Lead camp activities assigned to staff when they are unable to participate.
i.Mentor staff members in order to maximize their camp leadership experience.
j.Maintain camper confidentiality of sensitive issues and report such concerns to appropriate Camp leaders.
k.Communicate needs or issues immediately with the Camp Lackawanna Team.
l.Ensure that staff will not be present at Camp when not directly supervised by the Camp Director.
m.Residence at Camp is mandatory from Sunday 1:00 PM until Friday after the last camper, parent, and staff member has left the premises.

8.Summer Camp Follow-Up
a.Review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff, and facilities.
b. Evaluate all staff by applying their job descriptions.
c.Prepare an evaluation and summary of the current season, including: inventories, staff evaluation, camper evaluations, and recommendations for the following season.
d.Deliver all camp records and evaluations to the Camp Team by August 31 of the same year.

9.Spiritual Development
a.Motivate and encourage renters, campers, and staff to become more active in and committed to their Christian faith and a local Christian community or church.
b.Model mature Christian behavior and spirituality as a Christian role model.

10.Team Ministry
a.Develop an atmosphere of good morale and well-being among the camp family.
b.Regularly and frequently communicate with the staff and volunteers.

11.Camp Development
a.Partner with the Camp Lackawanna Team to set goals for the future of camp.
b.Write and apply for grants to be used to fund projects and programs that match the ministry of the camp.
c.Develop strategic relationships with volunteers from churches, other organizations, community groups, local scouting units, and friends of the camp with skills or equipment that can aid in our mission and physical plant at reasonable costs.
d.Use camp facilities, equipment, and resources with good stewardship and keep them in clean and good order, including personal living quarters and work spaces.
e.Perform any other jobs, duties, or at times as assigned by the Camp Lackawanna Team and the Personnel Team.

Job Requirements:

•High School Diploma or GED Required
•Post secondary education in youth ministry, education, or child studies is an asset
•Provide acceptable criminal and sexual abuse records
•Experience working with children
•Experience in Christian Education Leadership Role preferred
•Deep understanding of the mission and ministries of Camp Lackawanna, the Presbytery of Lackawanna and the PC (USA).

•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Ability to perform physical requirements of the job in an outdoor environment, including environmental weather changes
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and with flexibility in order to respond to shifting priorities
•Able to work in a team ministry environment
•Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to adapt quickly
•Self-directed, self-motivated, and demonstrates leadership skills
•Comfortable making presentations and interacting with renters, campers, parents, and Camp Team
•Excellent mentoring and staff management skills
•Above average understanding of Microsoft applications, Gmail, social media platforms, and Google Docs
•Good time management and organization skills
•Previous grant writing experience preferred
•Clean driving record and ability to travel is required

Application Instructions: Email resumes to

Application Deadline: 11/30/2019

Location: Tunkhannock, PA

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