Job Title: Camp Matollionequay Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer


This position is responsible for all aspects of the Girls Overnight Camp Program, including but not limited to: budget development, program development, staff and camper retention, staff and camper recruitment, safety/risk management, staff training, staff management, parent relationships, budgeting, registration details, fundraising, general marketing and promotions.


  • Recruit, hire, and supervise summer counselors, instructional staff, and health care personnel.
  • Plan and run staff training in coordination with other camp departments.
  • Develop a program that gives campers a complete, age appropriate, and progressive experience in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Organize and conduct check-in/check-out days.
  • Develop and monitor program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assist with marketing and social media of summer camp.
  • Respond to parent, camper, and staff needs in season and out with promptness.
  • Maintain relationships with parents, campers, and staff through personal calls, mailings, tours, events, and other points of contact during the offseason.
  • Assess, collaborate with appropriate staff, and respond to all risk management issues. Complete all incident reports within 24-hours of incident occurrence.
  • Establish and maintain a culture of first-class customer service among staff including summer counselors, instructional staff, and other personnel.
  • Recruit campers through attendance at camp fairs, camper home visits, and other events.
  • Responsible for the retention of campers through ensuring exceptional programming, first-class customer service, and responsiveness to parent concerns and needs.
  • Maintain administrative detail of all related Girl’s Overnight Camp programs including program logistics and scheduling. Responsible for completion of camp paperwork such as schedules, inventories, lesson plans, camper and staff evaluations, and camper forms.
  • Monitors staff moral ensuring that staff receive enough recreational and rest time.
  • Maintain an active role in fundraising, including the identification of a number of grants each year, participation in annual fundraising events, conducting additional fundraising events, and ultimately raising a certain number of dollars per annual campaign.
  • Comply with all NJ State Youth Camp Act, ACA, and YMCA standards.


Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services, social services, recreation, business, or equivalent, or a degree is expected to be obtained within 2 years of hire, and three-years’ experience in all aspects of Resident Camp including management, supervision, public relations, and program development. Experience in budget development/monitoring and marketing is necessary. This position also requires communication, program evaluation, statistical analysis, organization, computer and planning skills as well as relational skills, integrity, flexibility, the ability to focus in the midst of commotion, and a proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred, or obtained within 2 years of hire (Team Leader) or 3 years of hire (Multi-Team/Branch Leader).


  1. Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours. Summer camp months may require up to 100-hour weeks.
  2. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
  3. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  4. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
  5. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
  6. Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
  7. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
  8. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  9. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an Emergency.
  10. Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
  11. Ability to withstanding heat and/or cold weather conditions for lengthy periods of time.


The Girls Overnight Camp Director is a vital role for YMCA of the Pines. The effectiveness of the incumbent shall be measured by the degree to which the above goals are met.

Applications will be accepted through February 7, 2020.

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