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Program Director

Camp Appalachia Way, Scott Depot, WV, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Position Purpose:
To provide logistical support, customer service, and employee supervision of multiple areas including but not limited to: camp specialists, aquatics, cleaning crew, grounds, rental group support, overnight camp logistics, and any other duties as requested by Camp Director


Essential Job Functions:

Primary support person for day camp program specialists:

  • Ensure that approved lesson plans have the required supplies and equipment for the following week.

  • Ensure that in the event that a specialist is not present, the activity still takes place.

  • Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.

  • Provide oversight and support for day camp specialists including sports and recreation, outdoor education, and arts and crafts

Customer service liaison for all rental groups while they are present at the camp. 

  • Know the rental group's schedule and help identify any scheduling conflicts that may arise with day campers

  • Ensure that all camp provided supplies, equipment and staff are ready and available prior to rental groups' need for the them

  • Be the primary point of contact for the rental group leader and Camp Appalachia 

Assist in managing and caring for the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.

  • Oversee daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Ensure that program areas are kept free of hazards and debris.


  • Work directly with the pool manager to ensure that all daily pool tasks are completed

  • If the pool manager is not present, be present at the pool during all swim times providing support and oversight to lifeguards

  • Ensure daily chemical check is completed and let CPO know of any chemical imbalances

Provide support and oversight to the grounds crew

  • Ensure that all weekly and bi-weekly areas are being weedeated

  • Ensure grounds crew has necessary fuel, string, and any other things necessary

  • Ensure all Personal Protective Wear is being worn at appropriate times.

During weeks of no overnight camps, provide support today camp as the Assistant Director for Day Camp

  • fill in the day camp position of program director 

  • ensure all programs are running smoothly 

  • provide staff supervision 

  • facilitate special activities

Other Job Duties:

  • Attend administrative staff meetings.

  • Maintain clear and positive written and verbal communication with all camp staff.

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

  • Provide ongoing program ideas to counseling and activity area staff.


The Program Director works with all other staff of the camp.  This is a supervisory position that answers only to the Camp Director.  This position oversees all staff including specialists, waterfront directors, counselors, maintenance personnel,  and any other camp staff.

Qualifications:  (Minimum Qualifications and Experience)

  • Experience in the development and delivery of programs and activities for similar populations.

  • Current instructional certification in the program or related experience. 

  • Current certification in first aid and CPR. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Training and experience in teaching programs to adults and children.

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors. 

Physical Aspects of the Position:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess the strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

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