Director of Camps and Programs (Camp Director)
About Camp Kee-Mo-Kee:
“A classic, down to earth camp where every kid, young and old, finds a home.”
Camp Kee-Mo-Kee is a not-for-profit camp affiliated with the United Church of Canada. Nestled in 20 acres of Carolinian Forest just west of London, Ontario, it is an inclusive, welcoming space where personal development is the focus at all levels of the organization. Approximately 700 campers annually attend summer camp, creating lasting memories, while exploring nature, developing new interests, skills and relationships. Camp Kee-Mo-Kee also provides outdoor education programming for approximately 2300 elementary students, and hosts recreational and nature programs for the community. Although the camp mainly serves the general population, specialized programs which serve Indigenous campers, youth with disabilities, underserved populations and 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and allies are a priority as well. Camp Kee-Mo-Kee is currently in a growth phase and is actively diversifying programs to include innovative off-season programs, community outreach and off-site offerings.
Scope and Summary of Position:
Working with the Executive Director, the Director of Camps and Programs is the driving force behind the camp’s program offerings. They are responsible for the successful operation of the summer camp program, as well as school groups and other year-round offerings. They think creatively and critically to build on the camp’s established programs, creating new opportunities for the camp community. Outcomes for this role include increasing engagement, recruitment and retention of participants and staff members while ensuring programs offer exceptional camp experiences that are aligned with the camp’s mission, vision and strategic plan. They are expected to inspire the staff team to create a memorable experience for all who visit the camp. The Camp Director will lead through example and be a resource for all team members, proactively offering support, coaching and guidance. They ensure moments of wonder happen and the magic of Camp Kee-Mo-Kee is experienced by all interested parties, especially the participants in our programs.
Camp Kee-Mo-Kee’s year-round staff team includes the Executive Director and the Director of Camps and Programs, who work together to ensure all aspects of camp operations are successful. The Director of Camps and Programs is an integral team member and essential to the Camp Kee-Mo-Kee experience.
- A passion for camp and commitment to supporting others in the camp experience.
- At least 3 years of camp or related senior outdoor recreation leadership experience.
- A proven leader who can inspire and bring out the best in others.
- The ability to work independently and with others on all levels of the organization.
- Must have their own car and a valid G driver’s license.
- Will be required to have a current, clear Police Services Vulnerable Sectors Check.
Summary of Duties:
- Vision and Mission:
- Is a positive role model and promotes the vision, mission and values of Camp Kee-Mo-Kee.
- Develops and facilitates new programs and community events to increase year-round offerings and increase engagement.
- Works closely with the Executive Director to oversee all aspects of camp programs.
- Shares responsibility for summer camp implementation with the Summer Director.
- Develops and facilitates off-season programs.
- Team Management:
- Is responsible for hiring, training, management and retention of seasonal staff.
- Is responsible for registration and communications with participants and their families.
- Ensures all internal policies and procedures and external standards and regulations are adhered to.
- Takes a proactive role in maintaining facilities and ensuring safety.
- Must become a certified Small Water Systems Operator and conduct regular testing.
- Reports to the Executive Director, who may assign other duties as needed.
- Annual salary range: $44,000.00-$48,000.00; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- 2 weeks paid vacation, plus paid time off during Christmas Holiday Office Closure.
- Paid professional development time and professional development allowance.
- Please email your cover letter and resume to:
- Jill Hodgins, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application Deadline:
- Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:59pm.
- A detailed job description can be found here.
- Camp Kee-Mo-Kee welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.