Program Director | Camp Wesley Pines

Full Time - Year Round
mississippi
Posted 1 month ago

Camp Wesley Pines is seeking to hire its first full-time Program Director! With just over 500 campers in 2021 over a 6 week span, we believe the emergence of a full-time Program Director will lead to growth – not only in numbers, but in the quality of the program.

The Program Director will be in charge of supervising and coordinating all aspects of summer camp and retreat programs.

Responsibilities:

  1. Schedule, plan, promote, and supervise the camping and retreat programs
  2. Research, recommend, and adapt program curriculum and make suggestions for program enhancement
  3. Recruit, interview, hire, train, and supervise the paid and volunteer summer staff (20-25 individuals)
  4. Market Camp Wesley Pines programs to children, families, churches, and communities within the MS conference and beyond
  5. Oversee management of program activities offered at camp (i.e. high ropes, climbing tower, low ropes, waterfront/pool, archery, environmental education, etc.)

Required:

  1. Possess a firm understanding, belief, and faith in Jesus Christ
  2. 2-4 years of camp and retreat experience (this can include seasonal work as a summer staff)
  3. Willing and able to work 50-60 hour weeks during the summer program season and available to work certain weekends as dictated by retreat groups throughout the year
  4. Be at least 23 years old 5. People skills – must understand and relate well with children, youth, and adults!

Preferred:

  1. A working knowledge of the UMC
  2. Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. Recreation, education, youth ministry, etc.)
  3. Knowledge of and experience with the American Camp Association

For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Chap Fenwick, at chap@wesleypines.com

Application Instructions:  Submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to chap@wesleypines.com by October 1, 2021.

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