Camp Program Manager
Job Details
Experienced
Rocky Point - Denison, TX
Full Time
Education
Description

Job summary:

Create programming to build girl leaders in beautiful outdoor settings! The Camp Program Manager is responsible for developing and managing the operation of overnight camp programs serving Girl Scout campers, volunteers, and families at our year-round camps. This team member serves as the primary onsite leader at camp as well as the primary programmatic leader for components of our Outdoor Leadership portfolio, with the goals of developing outdoor leadership skills in girls and providing a positive experience for all visitors. The position reports to the Director of Outdoor Leadership and is a key member of a team serving four camp properties and developing innovative, dynamic outdoor opportunities for girls in grades K-12.  The position covers the three camp locations, Camp Rocky Point, Gambill and K.  

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of one or more components of our program portfolio, including summer camp, weekend camping, activity catalog, and special events, in alignment with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to build girls of courage, confidence, and character across our diverse membership
  • Serve as summer camp director and serve as primary manager and contact for weekend camp programs, including responding to urgent situations and directing onsite some weekends as needed
  • Create a welcoming and purposeful camp environment for diverse members to engage meaningfully with outdoor activities and the Girl Scout community
  • Develop and implement systems and processes for smooth administration of camp programs and positive customer experiences, including scheduling, staffing, volunteer engagement, supply procurement, activity spaces, promotion and communications, registration, check in and checkout, program delivery, evaluation, project management, problem solving, and more
  • Collaborate with organizational departments and community partners for increasing member participation and volunteer engagement and for strategic growth of council outdoor leadership opportunities
  • Ensure safety, health, and security of all visitors to camp
  • Manage compliance with ACA standards, state health department regulations, and Girl Scout policies and procedures
  • Supervise and train permanent and seasonal staff and volunteers dedicated to program operations

 

Expectations:

  • This position generally works Monday through Friday during fall, winter, and spring, with some weekend work, and Sunday through Friday during summer and is expected to reside at camp in shared accommodations for work weekends and summer camp – willingness to work a flexible schedule is essential
  • Willingness to be active outdoors in variable weather conditions all year
  • Willingness to be welcoming, respectful, enthusiastic, and professional with colleagues, members, and the public at all times
  • Obtain and maintain skills and certifications to support activities offered at camp, such as ropes course, target sports, aquatics/lifeguarding, boating, and more
  • Obtain and maintain first aid/CPR certification
  • Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council camps as necessary
  • Must have reliable transportation, hold a valid drivers’ license and meet GSNETX driving record & automobile insurance requirements
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
  • Position has variable hours, depending on organization’s needs
  • The employee must sometimes lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law
  • Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required
  • Must complete and pass a criminal background check
Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in recreation management, outdoor education, environmental education, or a similar field strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in managing an outdoor education program, including budget development and supervision
  • Passion for outdoor activities and working with youth
  • Experience supervising staff and providing dynamic leadership to teams
  • Experience teaching or facilitating groups
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with diverse audiences preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with some of the activities offered at camp, such as sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, leatherworking, woodworking, wilderness cooking, ropes course, etc.

 

 

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