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Summer Day Camp Director

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Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
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Inspire, Play, Lead – Be the Best Part of Every Kid's Summer!

At Kids in the Game, we're building a vibrant community of dedicated seasonal staff to rethink the way kids play. As a Summer Camp Director, you’ll help to create unforgettable experiences for hundreds of NYC children and be part of a dynamic team of 250+ coaches. 

We’re more than your average day camp; we’re a team of youth development professionals who share a commitment to fostering positive opportunities through sports and creative play. We bring energy, excitement, and creativity to every day. Our camps offer kids a blend of sports, creative movement, arts, STEM enrichment, field trips, swimming, and more to make every summer the highlight of a child's year.

As a Certified B Corporation, we're on a mission to positively impact kids’ lives. We’re looking for Camp Directors who want to inspire the next generation of leaders, model and build emotional intelligence, boost kids’ confidence, create tight-knit communities, and bring affordable and inclusive camp programs into communities across NYC. Join us in making a difference while having a blast!


  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant and positive camp environment; foster an inclusive camp culture for all.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills, train the next generation of camp professionals, and make a lasting impact on camp staff and campers.

  • Bring innovative and creative programs to life, promoting daily physical activity, skill development, inclusive sports & games, and creative play.

  • Build strong connections with parents, staff, campers, and partners. Become a familiar face and someone our communities can rely on.

  • Be part of a passionate, committed team that goes the extra mile to make programming fun and impactful, to make families and staff feel supported, and provide safe spaces for kids to play and build friendships.


We're seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals ready for a summer adventure. As a Camp Director, you'll be the heart of our camp, overseeing all aspects of camp management and creating a safe, memorable experience for kids. Your summer duties will include:

  • Dedicate time during the preseason to coordinate camp logistics with key departments (e.g. Marketing & Development, Operations, People & Culture, Program Management).

  • Attend pre-camp orientations hosted by the Department of Healthy and Kids in the Game staff, and help to structure and coordinate training for your camp staff before and during camp.

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the camp, including hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising staff members.

  • Assign staff to camp groups, assess their ability to work with different age groups, offer regular feedback to continuously improve staff performance, and administer staff evaluations twice per summer.

  • Keep staff personnel files up-to-date and compliant with Department of Health regulations, and ensure that staff certifications are valid and on-site at all times.

  • Ensure that all necessary forms are in place before a child enters any program, including up-to-date physicals, immunization records, registration forms, waivers, etc.

  • Monitor daily camp enrollment and maintain accurate attendance records for staff and campers.

  • Organize and support the implementation of the Kids in the Game summer camp schedule & programming, including weekly themes, team time & group games, structured arts, sports, movement, and STEM activities, swim schedule, field trips, and special events

  • Notify parents/guardians of children about session dates, camp trips, theme days and schedule changes well in advance, and remain accessible to parents throughout the summer.

  • Ensure that all program equipment and supplies are ordered, available and properly maintained during the summer.

  • Maintain and enforce all camp safety rules and policies; recognize, prevent and correct safety hazards; monitor the health and safety of all campers and staff.

  • Act as a key player in problem solving staff/camper issues and parental concerns; be able to identify camper behavior issues and respond with corrective steps.

  • Communicate regularly with the Camps Supervisor and other key leaders from internal departments to ensure compliance with camp operations, supervision, and administration procedures. 

Pre-Summer & Summer Work Schedule:

  • Pre Summer Camp Expectations: 

    • Part time in-person & remote work from January to June dedicated to training, staff interviews, family outreach, info sessions & orientations

      • 8-10 hours / week (Jan - March)

      • 10-15 hours / week (Apr - June)

  • Summer Camp Expectations:

    • Full time in-person camp administration for a camp with 40-60+ campers and 15-20+ staff members

    • June 17 – August 23, 2023 

      • Includes pre-camp training & 8 weeks of camp

    • Monday – Friday (7:00a – 5:30p)

  • Locations Available:

    • Greenpoint - 100 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    • Crown Heights (TBD)

    • West Village (TBD)

Compensation Range:

This is a part-time, seasonal position based in New York City. Camp Directors must be available to work part time from January - June (range of 8-15+ hours per week) to complete pre-summer work expectations. Camp Directors must be available to work full time from late June to the end of August to oversee camp operations.

Pre Summer Compensation:

  • Monthly stipends ranging from $200-500 per month

  • Total of $1,500 - $2,000 pre-summer compensation depending on start date and the # of works committed per week

Summer Compensation:

  • Biweekly salary payments from July - August 2023

  • Total salary range of $8,000 to $10,000 depending on prior years of experience as a Camp Director

** Additional end of Camp Bonuses will be distributed to camp teams based on camper enrollment and satisfaction ratings from registered families.


At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding dynamic personalities to our team. We are COMMITTED, INCLUSIVE, POSITIVE, EMPATHETIC, and AMBITIOUS.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees. We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities

Key Qualifications

Our ideal candidate would meet many of the following qualifications:

  • Must have completed a physical exam and TB test within one year of the camp dates, pass NYS and national background checks, and be CPR, First Aid, and AED certified.

  • Possess at least 5 years of overall camp experience and 2+ years of experience managing a day camp or sleepaway camp (Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director) with at least 60 campers.

  • Possess your NYC Camp Director Certification (or be willing to attend the Orientation before Summer Camp 2024 begins).

  • Prior experience as a supervisor for youth development after school and summer programs or as an educator in a public / private setting (5+ years) may also meet the requirement for consideration

  • Prior experience developing camp staff training materials, administering on-site training, and conducting staff evaluations.

  • Commit to working part time / remotely during the school year to support camp planning efforts and commit to working eight weeks during the summer.

  • Attend and help lead mandatory Core Trainings and all-staff team buildings, before and during the camp season.

  • Be able to establish and maintain strong working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents, and caregivers.

  • Communicate in a timely and professional fashion with parents, caregivers, kids and staff across organization-wide communication channels (Slack, Email, Text, Google Calendar, etc.) and be able to interpret and understand both written and oral instructions.

  • Be able to learn and effectively use multiple platforms for accessing and sharing information, including G Suite (doc, sheets, slides), camp registration software, Asana project management software, and other internal information management systems.