Camp Director
Beaverkil Valley Inn

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Seeking a dynamic Director for our Exploration Camp this Summer!

Comprised of 700,000 miles, Catskill Park is a world to explore!

Seasonal
  • summer

Camp Director

Beaverkil Valley Inn
Location:
Livingston Manor, New York
Wages/Pay:
$9,000.00 - $11,000.00 / season
Experience:
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 4 months. (Jun 17, 2024)

Are you a primary school teacher or PE specialist interested in a summer job as a camp director in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, immersed in nature? If yes, consider leading the team at the Beaverkill Valley Exploration Camp (BVEC) for the ultimate summer experience. For nearly 40 years, the BVEC has nurtured a love of outdoor adventure, sports, and the arts, as well as lifelong friendships and strong community. From hiking and tennis to fly-fishing and swimming, there is no end to the activities offered in the beautiful Beaverkill River valley. 

The camp directorship is a full time job from June 24th - August 2nd, with multiple pre-camp responsibilities to be completed on a part time basis starting as early as February. Camp is in session from July 1 - Aug. 2. The salary will range from $9,000 - $11,000 and be based on skills and experience and whether room and board is provided.  

For more details about the job, see below. 

Responsibilities:

  1. Program Development:

    • Plan and organize a diverse range of engaging activities and programs suitable for various age groups.

    • Collaborate with staff to create a well-rounded schedule that promotes an appreciation of the natural world, skill development in both the arts and athletics and fosters a love of the outdoors. 

  2. Staff Management:

    • Recruit, hire, and train a team of counselors and support staff.

    • Provide ongoing guidance, support, and evaluations to ensure staff performance meets established standards.

    • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment that encourages teamwork and professional development.

  3. Camper Engagement:

    • Ensure the well-being and safety of all campers.

    • Foster a positive and inclusive atmosphere where campers feel comfortable and excited to participate in activities.

    • Address and resolve any camper concerns or issues promptly and effectively.

  4. Safety and Compliance:

    • Implement and enforce safety protocols and procedures to ensure the well-being of campers and staff.

    • Stay informed about and adhere to all relevant regulations and guidelines.

  5. Communication:

    • Maintain open and transparent communication with campers, parents, and staff.

    • Provide regular updates and newsletters to keep parents informed about camp activities, policies, and important dates.

  6. Budget Management:

    • Manage the camp budget efficiently, making decisions that maximize resources while providing an exceptional experience for campers.

    • Work with Beaverkill Valley Inn administrative staff to handle financial transactions, record-keeping, and reporting.

  7. Community Outreach:

    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with local schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders.

    • Explore opportunities for local partnerships or collaborations  to enhance the camp's impact and reach.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, recreation, or a related field preferred but not required
  • Previous experience in camp administration or as a counselor preferred but not necessary
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain)
  • Knowledge of state and local regulations related to day camps

Working Conditions:

  • This is a seasonal, full-time, in-person position with a commitment to the duration of the 6 week camp season. Camp runs for 5 weeks, with all staff attending one week in advance in person for introductions, training and certifications. 
  • Interviewing staff and hiring in addition to other prep work can be done remotely.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.
  • Must be able to participate in outdoor activities and events.
  • Housing provided,if necessary.

How to Apply

If interested, please submit a letter describing your qualifications along with a resume to Beaverkill Mountain Club at camp@beaverkillvalleyinn.com 

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