Discovery Day Camp Director (Summer seasonal)


Godman Guild Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1898 with a focus on helping to build better neighborhoods – one person, one family at a time. Godman Guild’s programs are for all ages and are built to provide a continuum of success and support, making it possible for participants to achieve their academic and career goals. For more information, please visit:

Godman Guild is hiring a Discovery Day Camp Director at Camp Mary Orton for the Summer of 2020. This is a seasonal position for a camp that operates over the summer only. The camp program begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with weekly sessions beginning in June 4th and running through mid- August.

This position will begin mid-April on an as-available basis and run through end of summer. Additional Part time hours may be available after that date.
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The camp director is responsible for the day to day operation of the Discovery Day Camp, including curriculum planning and counselor supervision.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Participate in pre-camp training and planning.

  • Develop camp activities, including nature exploration, games, crafts, awards and recognition, and other activities with the assistance of CMO staff

  • Collect and organize camper and counselor records.

  • Assign groups for campers and counselors

  • Ongoing evaluation of counselors, giving and listening to feedback.

  • Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers.

  • Assist with urgent behavioral needs of campers.

  • Run an organized check-in and check-out process.

  • Engage with parents and the Director of Business Development regarding concerns, challenges and pertinent updates on campers.

  • Submit all paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Lead by setting a good example for counselors and campers.

  • Maintain CPR/First Aid training

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Experience and Education

  • High school degree plus two years of college

  • Requires 2 years of experience in summer camp

  • Requires working knowledge of nature programming, childhood development, camp operations, Google docs, MS Office

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

  • Strong communication skills with temperament and ability to convey information to individuals at all levels of skill development and cultural backgrounds

  • Strong work ethic and high level of trust

  • Self-starter with strong self-directing and time management skills

  • Valid drivers license with current automobile insurance & able to pass license check to drive agency vehicle

  • Ability to supervise summer counseling staff

  • Ability to learn techniques and procedures

  • Ability to spend approximately 80% of the time on the job standing, bending and lifting

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in formal and informal settings

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize competing deadlines and perform assignments gracefully with frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to perform duties while outdoors and exposed to a variety of weather conditions

  • Ability to act quickly and decisively in emergencies

  • Ability to convey a sense of fun while leading a learning activity

  • Ability to collaborate with others

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • working with youth: 2 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma


  • Monday to Friday