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Summer Camp Director

Salary Range: $50,405 – Check out the YMCA’s total compensation package!
Location: YMCA Camp Pine Crest
Work Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Employment Type: Regular Full Time Salaried
Number of Vacancies: 1
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled


Be the Spark! Join our dynamic Camping and Outdoor Education team, where every day is different, and you will always be engaged with meaningful work!

YMCA Camping and Outdoor Education offers outdoor experiences that foster personal growth and build community. After taking part in our programs, children and youth return home more confident, independent, and with new friendships. YMCA Camp Pine Crest is a 650-acre property accessing three lakes, located in Muskoka, approximately 20 minutes north of Gravenhurst. Since 1910, Pine Crest has been providing high quality overnight summer camp experiences. Summer 2023 we will offer over 1000 weeks of camp to children and youth 5 – 16 years old. In addition to summer camp, Pine Crest offers outdoor education programs, family camps, retreat weekends as well as facility rentals and other unique programs in our spring, fall and winter seasons.

The Summer Camp Director is an integral part of the leadership team at Pine Crest. The Summer Camp Director is one of currently eight full-time positions at Pine Crest, directly supporting the full-time Assistant Camp Director, and supervising 100-120 seasonal staff in the summer. Coming out of the pandemic, this individual will play a key role in the successful re-build of our seasonal staff team and summer camp programs. Pine Crest is rooted in traditions, including one that every camper has a canoe-trip experience, and thus it is critical that the Camp Director has some background and knowledge in canoe-tripping. The successful candidate will be hard-working, organized, kind, a strong leader and a team player dedicated to a high level of customer service.

There is an opportunity for the Camp Director to live on site year-round in a shared accommodation; although this is only mandatory for when summer camp is in operation. In the non-summer months, the Camp Director is expected to work in our office at camp regularly with some travel to other locations as required.

In this role, you will:

  • Supervisory duties including working with the full-time Assistant Camp Director to set up and conduct interviews, complete reference checks, and hiring a well-balanced, child-focused, qualified summer staff team ensuring they meet all the minimum requirements of their role. The Camp Director directly supervises the full-time Assistant Director, and the Seasonal Assistant Director, Wellness Director and Camper Experience Director in the summer
  • Provide leadership to staff team and while living on site during summer operations the Camp Director will be responsible for training, coaching, motivating, monitoring performance and providing appraisals to ensure staff are meeting the expectations of their role and achieving camp objectives
  • Work closely with the General Manager, Marketing Manager, camp office staff and our YMCA Contact Centre Customer Service team, the Camp Director will ensure we meet and exceed parents expectations at all points of their camp experience from registration to pre-camp communication and communication while camp is in session, through creating effective communication plans and responding to parents emails and inquires in a timely manner
  • Work in partnership with the Outdoor Centre Director, General Manager and the rest of the full-time team the Camp Director will ensure excellence in all areas of camp operation, and alignment with Pine Crest guiding principles, YMCA Camping Quality Recommended Practices (CQRP) and Ontario Camping Association (OCA) standards
  • Work with General Manager to develop appropriate budgets, manage revenue and expenses to meet and exceed targets
  • Ensure Pine Crest program supply inventory is maintained and ensures camp program supplies are purchased as requires, within the camp budget, and invoices/receipts are submitted on time
  • Ensure administrative tasks are completed accurately and on time including all summer program set up documents, paperwork associated with hiring, payroll, staff scheduling, parent communication and surveys, accident and incident forms, YMCA visa reconciling etc
  • Work with the team to ensure all camp areas are clean, organized, well maintained and we are being proactive in health and safety, risk management plans are in place and all audit requirements are met
  • Understand the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What you need to succeed:

  • Commitment to the YMCA’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of all children, youth, and vulnerable people in YMCA programs including understanding legal and moral obligations related to reporting suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services
  • YMCA Competencies: Accountable, Relationship-Builder, Improvement-Orientated, Team Player & Leader, Equity and Wellbeing Promoter

You bring:

  • Post-secondary education in recreation, outdoor education, education, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in the camping and outdoor recreation field
  • Standard First Aid and CPR required
  • National Lifeguard (NL) preferred
  • Challenge Course Level 2 Facilitator preferred
  • Valid G License required, F class license an asset
  • Ability to lead and empower a staff team of young leaders
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work constructively as a team member in a complex organizational setting
  • Must be flexible to work days, evenings, weekend and holidays
  • Must have access to a vehicle. YMCA Camp Pine Crest is not accessible by public transit however, on site accommodation can be provided (rent required for non-summer months)
  • Excellent understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity including the ability to identify and address barriers, work effectively with diverse stakeholders, and integrate equity into program design

How to apply

Please apply via the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Current Employment Opportunities website. Requisition Number: SUMME002576

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

Why work for the YMCA?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized as a great place to work. We offer meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. See what you can expect from the YMCA here.

Joining the Y means contributing to over 165 years of providing opportunities for people to shine through programs and services like health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. Learn more in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, which outlines how we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We strive to remove barriers to employment and recognize that diverse staff who reflect the communities we work in enrich the experiences of our participants and our team. As an equal opportunity employer, we invite applications from all qualified candidates including racialized people/people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, disabled people/people with disabilities and members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

If we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity so we can work with you to accommodate your needs.

In keeping with our commitment to safety and child protection, job offers are contingent on the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required. Learn more about these checks here.

The YMCA only considers applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.

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