Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Day Camp Director

US-GA-Mableton
Category
Camp

Job Summary

Looking for a place to make a difference and spend your summer outside? Do you have a passion for summer camp, high adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, STEM or empowering girls, teens and young women then Camp Timber Ridge is for you! We have 240 wooded acres right outside the city center of Atlanta in Mableton/Smyrna Ga area. We are a true camp complete with a lake for canoe, kayak and paddleboards; archery; challenge course; zip line; giant swing; miles of hiking trails; arts and crafts facility; large swimming pool and climate controlled cabins and dining hall.  During the summer we operate a premier day camp in the Atlanta area for girls PreK-9th grade and a residential program for teens 9th-12th grade.

 

We are looking for dynamic young women to provide a top rate camping experience for your girls.  All staff will live and work on camp starting the end of May until the end of July. Staff will we assigned a group 8-10 girls weekly they are responsible for during group times and then will teach 5 activities of their interest during the day. In the evenings we have overnights for our day camp girls and one night a week is staff in-service. A typical day for staff begins a little before 7 am and wraps up around 7pm except for overnight nights. Staff can expect 2-3 hours each evening and this changes based on evening program with the girls. Staff can expect to have Saturday’s off and Sunday mornings each week. Staff applying should have a willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure the girls have a fantastic time while at camp and be 100% girl focused while in your care!

 

Check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gsgatl.timberridge

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in supervisor training prior to camp.
  • Be part of the leadership team.
  • Help plan and implement camp staff orientation and training for day camp with rest of leadership team.
  • Third in Command if Camp Director and Day camp Director are not on site or available to deal with issues that arise.
  • Create activity schedule for campers and staff in all areas of camp
  • Work with activity coordinators to ensure high level program is happening
  • Assist with behavior management that gets escalated to the office
  • Organize camper sign up for activities throughout the week
  • Manage supplies for activities
  • Coordinate with Business manage or procurement of supplies
  • Coordinate after care with parents, campers and staff
  • Observe Camptivities and participate briefly with them and coach as needed.
  • Coordinate Friday day camp program with the rest of the day camp leadership team
  • With the leadership team and activity coordinator discuss areas of need for staff in-service/enrichment.
  • Conduct day camp staff meetings as needed.
  • Instruct at least one camptivity a day
  • Be on duty as scheduled.
  • Alert Day Camp Coordinator of any potential problem situations.
  • Carry out other duties as designated by the full time Director.

Skills & Experience

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to evaluate performance and give feedback
  • Ability to make observations and complete paperwork
  • Supervisory experience
  • Maturity in problem solving and decision making
  • Live on site for 8-10 weeks during the summer
  • Preferred minimum age 21
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation
  • Must be able to complete & clear a MVR, Criminal, and Sex Offender background check

 

Physical Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel   objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed in the outdoors with regular exposure to insects and wildlife; weather conditions prevalent at the time (i.e.: heat and humidity, rain and storms); and walking several miles a day at a brisk
  • Noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

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