As the assistant camp director you report to the camp director and help them in completing all of the duties that make the camp run smoothly. Your tasks could be very varied but generally include helping manage camp staff, working with parents of campers and helping out from a logistical point of view by liaising with camp suppliers.
In your job as a summer camp assistant director you do have a number of responsibilities but will find the pressure slightly less than that of the full director.
Positions in this role don't require quite the same experience and qualification as the position of camp director does. Generally assistant directors will be experienced counselors that have worked several years as a camp employee and want to progress into a more significant management role.
Rate of Pay
In terms of pay, this is still not a highly paid job although you will get certain perks such as accommodation, food and even in some cases insurance and transportation. The more experience you have working summer camps then the more likely you will be able to request a higher rate of pay, especially if you have worked with the same camp for a number of years.
Working as an assistant summer camp director doesn't require any formal qualifications but usually you will be expected to have experience working in a summer camp environment and understand how a successful camp works. Employers will be looking for someone that has good organizational skills, is a good communicator and can work well as part of a team.
What They Say
"After working 2 consecutive summers as a general camp counselor in Maine, I was offered the position as summer camp assistant director for the following year. This role was a great deal of fun and I really loved the extra responsibility. Working as a regular counselor certainly is fun but if you like a challenge and see yourself looking to work in some management position then working in this role is a great way to go."
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