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Program Director

The Camp Program Director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an Activity Program to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the campers. This position will oversee the day to day activities of the department and will be responsible for developing and ensuring that all information related to activities is posted and communicated to all staff, campers and other necessary individuals or groups in a timely, effective and appropriate manner. This position will assist in a variety of other duties including transporting campers, assisting with direct care needs, assisting with camp events and fundraisers, assisting with handling camper/traveler money and assisting with compliance, regulatory audits and the general safety of the clients. This position will directly supervise the Activity Assistant, Support Staff Supervisor, Program Maintenance, Cabin Leaders and volunteers. The Camp Program director also assists the Camp Administrator in directing other camp positions such as Camp Cook, Maintenance and Camp Nurse.

Work performed includes hands-on, technical and professional work, as well as direct care involvement. This position requires a working knowledge of recreational activities appropriate for DD individuals, management concepts and principles and general knowledge related to HIPAA, Patient Rights and other regulations related to the care and treatment of DD individuals. This position requires good computer skills, critical thinking skills, good public relations skills, and effective communication skills. Good planning, organizational skills, creativity, an upbeat and positive personality and the ability to be flexible yet complete tasks and activities on time in order to meet client activity needs is required. This position will work and interact with staff, clients, client’s parents and guardians, volunteers and many persons in the community at large. A professional demeanor is required at all times. This position must be an example of the Ministry’s policies and philosophy as they manage their team. Work performed will be under the direction of the Camp Administrator but will include working with other key leadership staff. This position will report directly to the Camp Administrator. This position will require self-direction and discipline to accomplish the essential functions of the job.


1) Responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an Activity Program to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the Campers. This includes; holding a planning and organizing meeting on a regular basis, researching internal and external activity ideas and opportunities via the internet, visits to other organizations or by phone, implementing and overseeing camp activities such as mobile camps, respite weekends, trips, Sports Retreat and other special events.

2) Responsible for developing, creating and overseeing the distribution and maintaining of information related to camper activities. This includes; developing, creating and posting a monthly and annual calendar of events, revising and reposting calendar of events as necessary, prior to the upcoming month, completing and distributing to pertinent staff a master list of activities including all outings, dates, times and required monies for clients, mailing out and communicating monthly and annual activity/event information to families and guardians. Also includes taking and keeping photos of events for use in albums, newsletters, and DVDs.

3) Responsible for the management, supervision, training and development of the camp personnel and volunteers. This includes; interviewing, hiring, orientation, evaluation, training, counseling, disciplining, and termination of camp personnel and volunteers, developing and providing in-services and ongoing training programs to ensure staff and volunteers have the proper skills, qualifications and requirements to meet client and departmental needs and directing the daily work flow of all staff and volunteers.

4) Responsible for assisting the Administrator and the Corporate Development Director with fundraising efforts and publicity. This includes; helping to plan events, attending meetings, working with corporate staff, and coming up with strategies to involve and inform the public about each event.

5) Responsible for assisting the Administrator and other Leadership with compliance, regulatory audits and safety for both clients and staff. This includes, following appropriate universal precaution, infection control and safety procedures, following and adhering to patient rights and HIPAA regulations, reporting any safety or compliance issues and providing information for and cooperating during regulatory surveys.

6) Responsible for oversight of camp documentation. This includes reviewing and developing documentation for each client and making sure documentation is filled out correctly by camp staff.

7) Responsible to write policies and procedures for new programs.

8) Responsible to perform other duties as necessary.


Work performed will be in a variety of internal and external places and in indoor and outdoor environments including the camp office, the activity room, the Chapel, camp sites, and various other community locations for outings. Hours are generally day shift during the off-season but will include some nights, weekends and holidays.


Degree in Special Needs Education, Recreational Therapy or related field, or a minimum of 5 years activities experience in the DD field. Computer skills including demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Products required. Prior experience working with individuals with disabilities and prior supervisory experience preferred. Previous camping experience is a plus!


• Knowledge and skills in management and leadership principles in order to supervise and direct the summer staff and volunteers.
• Basic knowledge of recreational and activity principles related to working with DD individuals
• Ability to work productively with other department heads, personnel, and volunteers.
• Ability to develop and conduct effective training programs for all staff
• Knowledge of driving regulations, defensive driving techniques, and ability to operate a vehicle properly and safely
• Ability to operate a computer including utilizing Microsoft office products and email
• Ability to lead groups and committees
• Ability to work with the public and in public settings
• General knowledge in Universal Precautions, Infection Control, Environmental Safety, and emergency procedures in order to direct personnel appropriately.
• Ability to use independent judgment and make decisions.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to follow policies and procedures, complete administrative tasks correctly and on time, and use time effectively.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
• Ability to professionally approach others in a tactful manner and treat others with respect regardless of their position.
• Ability to accept responsibility for own actions.
• Ability to remain calm in stressful situations, cope with stress and frustration, manage conflict, and crisis and work under pressure and deadlines.
• Reliable and dependable.
• Is consistently at work and on time.
• Ability and willingness to work with the handicapped residents in a professional and Christian manner.
• Willingness to work with others in caring for MR/DD residents
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Long term planning skills

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Programming



Updated: 1/9/2019 10:29:09 AM

Job Contact:
Lauren Unger
(740) 327-2311

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Why work at Camp Echoing Hills:

Camp Echoing Hills is a non-profit Christian camp serving adults and children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Our camp promotes a strong sense of community and takes great pride in building relationships with the campers we serve.

36272 CR 79
    Warsaw, OH 43844-9770

(740) 327-2311

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