Urban Day Camp Site Director

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Greater New York, New York
Job Type Paid permanent


PAY RANGE: $700 to $900 weekly 

The Site Director will lead the day to day camp programming at one of seven camp locations. She will be responsible for camper and staff management and development, implementation of outdoor educational programming, handle daily scheduling and transportation, and develop and maintain a safe, fun and enriching camp program. The Site Director will also be directly involved in leading activities (with the assistance of counselor staff) and working with campers; this is not purely a management position. She will display passion for the mission of Girl Scouting and understands the great impact camp can have on a girl.

REQUIRED:  A candidate must be available to attend ALL trainings as needed at the GSGNY office in June and July 2019 (dates provided) in preparation for the summer program as well as be available to work for the ENTIRE 7 weeks of camp (July 8th – Aug 23rd). Those applicants that cannot attend these training date will NOT be considered. 


• Keep open lines of communication with the Manager of UDC on a daily basis.

• Supervise a team of counselors and manage a day camp with 25-30 youth participants. 

• In charge of all daily operations, maintaining protocol, and adhering of camp policies as well as management of activity supplies, meals, safety and sanitary procedures and that any issues are communicated to management immediately. 

• Act as main point of contact for all parents/guardians.

• In charge of all camp record keeping. Must be organized and diligent with all paperwork.  

• Holds required certifications or is willing to obtain required certifications. Certifications include: Food Handlers License, Responding to Emergencies (RTE) CPR-Pro & First Aid, Water Safety/Lifeguard

• Must be able to attend a Department of Health Camp Director’s Orientation. 

• Must complete a State Central Register Database Form and pass a criminal history check. 

• Must complete a NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services background check and fingerprint analysis against the Sex Offender Registry. 

• A current medical form and TB test to be completed within the first month of employment. 

• Act as Camp Health Director by performing all necessary duties including checking participant medical files for allergies, illnesses or conditions that would modify activities. 

• Lead and supervise daily planned excursions throughout the five boroughs. Maintain daily schedule and confirmation of Transportation/Transportation planning.  

• Supervise food storage and preparation. 

• Overseeing all educational programming; leading/teaching at times and delegating to support staff appropriately. 

• Conduct weekly staff meetings and manage a team of Counselors and CITs. Monitor staff conduct and participation, providing feedback to the Urban Day Camp Manager as often as necessary. 

• Assist in leading new hire orientation for temporary summer staff members. 

• Assist and submit camp (pre- and post- survey materials) and staff evaluation materials. 

• Submit a weekly report to or meet with the Manger of Urban Day Camps. 

• Other responsibilities as dictated, verbally or in writing, by the Manger of Urban Day Camps. 


• Responsible for the health and safety of campers.

• Assist with implementing activities and programs that coincide with the weekly camp theme and meet the needs and interests of the campers.

• Assist in teaching activities through the use of The Girl Scout Leadership Experience 

What Girls Do = Discover + Connect + Take Action                                                              

How Girls Do It = Girl-led + Cooperative Learning + Learning by Doing

• Participate in structured and unstructured activities. Ability to lead songs or games. 

• Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts between children when necessary. Assure that all behavior management is carried out appropriately.  

• Assist in maintaining a safe and clean environment through sanitation practices and care of supplies.

• Provide excellent customer service to other staff members, campers, parents, guardians, and other visitors to camp.

• Assist in keeping records and prepare reports as required.

• Oversee and supervise campers throughout the day and maintain 1:6 ratio at all times.

• Act as chaperone and supervise campers when on off-site trips.

• Perform all necessary day-to-day administrative duties including, but not limited to taking attendance, Sign-in/out campers with approved guardians, filing any necessary incident reports, and creating trip buddy lists.

• Monitor camper behavior closely and report any incidents to the Manager of Urban Day Camps as soon as possible.

• Participate in weekly fire drills, chaperoning campers, and following protocols.

• Demonstrate sound problem-solving techniques.

• Assist campers in emergency situations.

• Comply with personnel policies.

• Work as a team player.

• Set a good example for campers and staff in terms of cleanliness, punctuality, manners, appropriate language, appropriate attire, etc.

• Subscribe to the mission and beliefs of the Girl Scouts of the USA by becoming a member if not already a member.

Minimum Qualifications in accordance with ACA (American Camp Association), NYSDOH (New York State Department of Health) and GSUSA (Girl Scouts of the USA) standards:

• At least 21 years of age.

• Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, environmental studies or relevant required. Master’s or pursuing Master’s preferred. 

• Minimum of 3-year experience working with children.

• Minimum of 1+ years’ supervising staff.

• Background in environmental studies, nature-based learning, or equivalency. 

• Ability to lead engaging, dynamic activities for campers including but not limited to: S.T.E.A.M activities, interactive trips, hands-on science experiments, team-building games, and arts & crafts. 

• Able to provide a physical exam from licensed doctor that occurred after September 2018. 

• Must commit to working for the entire duration of program at one of our 7 sites.

• Effective and clear communicator.

• An adventurous spirit. Willingness to learn and participate in physical/outdoor activities new to you. 

• Good character, integrity and adaptability. A proper role model for our campers. 
• Displays empathy as well as strict adherence to rules/protocol. 

• Willingness to place the needs of girls as a priority and enthusiasm for empowering girls to learn and practice new skills.

• Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.

• The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a full day camp and that therefore, hours are long with few breaks.

• Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.

• Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and ability to adapt well to changing situations.

• Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.


• Strong and engaging Leader. 

• Creative problem solver and able to innovate at a moment’s notice. 

• Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program.

• Environmental interest, knowledge, or experience. 

• Well versed in camp songs, cheers, and teambuilding activities. 

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

• Ability to lift 40 pounds.

• Good health and stamina necessary to work in the Summer Camp setting. 

• Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time while leading programming.

• Ability to project voice and speak for extend periods. 


• Please go to  to apply. 

• Questions? Contact Kristen Glass at . Please include “UDC Site Director” in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

• Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.  Any essential function or requirement of this job will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation(s) for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible

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