The Assistant Director (AD) takes on a variety of tasks and supervisory duties over the course of the summer season. The AD will aid in overseeing the daily operation of the summer camp program including staff training, programs and scheduling, human resource matters, supervising and mentoring the counseling staff, and camper relations. The AD will assist in setting up and tearing down the camp and programs for the summer season. Other specific duties include:
• Oversee the Waterfront, Challenge Course, Farm, Craft Cabin, and Climbing Wall. Maintain paperwork, policies, and supplies. Keep up to date paperwork and supply supervision / leadership for these program areas.
• Elective and Activity Time Sessions-Set up, tear down, and facilitating the session.
• Evening Program—Co-lead, set up, tear down, and facilitate the evening programs.
• Specialty Programs—Assist counselors with prep/program aspects of specialty programs such as Dangerous/Daring Camps, etc.
• Counselor Breaks—Scheduling, designating staff to give breaks, and giving breaks.
1. Experience in camp program leadership and management of similar environment is preferred. Familiarity with American Camp Association (ACA) is helpful.
2. A mature adult, minimum age 21, with a commitment to the Christian faith and lifestyle, and an understanding of the United Methodist Church. A person who is able to actively embrace and model the goals and desired values of the Board of Outdoor and Retreat Ministry (BORM).
3. A self-starting person with the ability to establish a schedule, manage time and a willingness to follow and/or give directions and work as a team member. A willingness to ask for assistance when needed or desired.
4. Good physical health with the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
5. Ability to work well with children, youth, young adults, and a variety of adults.
6. A Waterfront Lifeguard certification, experience as a lifeguard is essential. Experience facilitating group building activities in a challenge course or high ropes and valid driver’s license with a good driving record is preferred.
You will need to fill out the employment application, three employment references (preferably one should be filled out by a Pastor or Youth Leader who knows you well), the criminal records check, and the DHS Clearance Form.
All application forms can be found at: http://umccamps.org/pages/detail/1863
Please mail forms to:
Attn: Sarah Ratz
Judson Collins Center
1000 Hane Hwy.
Onsted, MI 49265