The main responsbilities and job description for the summer camp director is to manage all aspects of the camp to ensure everything runs as it should.
This starts with the recruitment process, when most camp directors will work with camp owners to interview and hire staff for the coming camp season.
You will then also be required to liase with parents of potential campers to answer any questons and help promote the camp to attract children for the summer months.
This part of the job takes place way before the summer camp season actually kicks in. Once you get into the summer you will be responsible for working with the assistant camp director to help train and manage all staff members to ensure the camp functions properly without any issues. You will also work with facility staff such as admin employees, finance staff, kitchen staff and maintenance staff to ensure all general aspects of the camp are in order.
In addition to managing the on camp staff you will also be responsible for working with local venders to ensure supplies such as food and drinks are provided on time ready for the week of camp.
Individual camps will have different requirements for each camp director, this could involve helping with the finances of the camp, marketing and other business management roles.
As you can probably make out from the requirements of this position, it is required that you have experience working in a camp environemtns and also managing a camp. This type of role is not for a first time camp counselor but more for a seasoned member of staff that understands the industry and has a good sense for how a business is run.
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