Camp Adventure Director

Job Description

Position Summary

Develops and implements weekly adventure based and aquatic programming. Leads and supervises Adventure Specialists and Lifeguards throughout the week, ensuring safety of campers and proper use of equipment. Ensures proper procedures are being followed at the pool and on the Adventure Course.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise Adventure Specialists and Lifeguards
  • Facilitate girls through the Adventure Course, both high and low, and provide instruction/programs
  • Coordinate the scheduling and execution of all adventure and pool activities, ensuring maximum number of girls have access
  • Monitor Adventure Specialists’ and Lifeguards’ behavior and use of equipment to ensure all established safety measures are being followed
  • Follow all ACA and PA guidelines in relation to Adventure Course and pool
  • Conduct daily and weekly inspections of equipment
  • Promotes girl planning and progression in activities to fit camper age and experience
  • Train staff on and monitor proper use of recreational equipment
  • Conduct initial and end of season inventory and ensure proper storage of camp equipment and make needed repairs or report that repairs are needed
  • Coordinate and evaluate all lesson plans with the Adventure Specialists and Lifeguards
  • Maintain all records of the resident camp programs, ropes logs, and inventories
  • Ensure the camper swim test is being administered appropriately
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on cleanliness of waterfront facilities and equipment
  • Evaluate current season camp program and make suggestions for next year’s season via an end of season report
  • Assist in preparing and conducting pre-camp and in-service staff trainings
  • Attend all camp functions such as campfires, flag, and all-camp games
  • Support the check-in and check-out process
  • Assist in general camp leadership duties (i.e. running meals, covering ratio, completing cabin inspections, staff meetings)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Outdoor Recreation, related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Prior training and experience in camp program activities
  • Experience in rock climbing, knot tying, and high and low challenge courses
  • Ability to pass pre-camp Adventure Course Training and Lifeguard Training (current certification preferred)
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Prior knowledge of program management preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications preferred or ability to pass training during pre-camp
  • Strong outdoor recreational skills
  • Attend and complete pre-camp training; as a result: ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Ability to communicate and train staff and campers in safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Ability to supervise program staff, make schedule assignments, and order supplies and equipment
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
  • Ability to communicate with and work with people of all ages and skill levels
  • Ability to live and work in the outdoors in conditions including but not limited to loud noises, heat, rain and cool temperatures.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Physical strength to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be comfortable at heights of 50’ or greater
  • Ability to perform rescues while suspended from a wire 50’ or greater
  • Ability to traverse rough terrain for at least one mile
  • Must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Ability to work weekends throughout the summer season
  • Must pass the required background check
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

To Apply

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Camp Small Valley, Halifax, Pennsylvania
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