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Camp Challenge Executive Director Job Description

Camp Challenge Mission -

Camp Challenge’s mission is to develop followers of and leaders for Jesus Christ by encouraging disconnection from everyday distraction and reconnection to God through His creation. This mission is accomplished by offering summer camp adventures for students and maintaining safe and inviting spaces for similarly purposed groups to use throughout the year.

Job Summary -

Camp Challenge is seeking a full-time year-round Executive Director to join our staff. The person in this position will play a crucial role in the leadership of Camp Challenge as we move into the future. The ideal candidate will not view their work simply as a “job” but rather as a mission field experience where being a steward of Camp Challenge is an immersive lifestyle choice. This position will report to the Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities -

Board Governance – in partnership with the board of directors, establish the vision and core values necessary to execute the mission of Camp Challenge, including:
Strategic planning
Financial planning and operating budget
Policies and Procedures
Board meetings and content

Communication and Marketing – promotion of camp mission, facilities and programs through a variety of channels and an ability to effectively communicate with various constituents including:
Church partners and leaders
Staff - full, part-time and seasonal staff
Program directors and volunteers
Community organizations, retreat groups and private rentals
Parents and students

Operations – implementation of the camp’s mission and strategic plan, operating within the approved budget, by directly managing, monitoring or overseeing the following:
Summer and seasonal camp operations and programming
Private rental use including hosting and accommodations
Buildings and grounds, housekeeping, and food service
Donor relations and fundraising campaigns
Hiring and developing of staff, program directors, and volunteers
Recruiting and hosting volunteerism or work groups
Administration including office management and bookkeeping

Skills and Attributes:

Mature Believer who believes in the mission of Camp Challenge
Aligns with Church of God values as stated on the CHOG website:
Works well with people of all different ages and backgrounds
Sees and executes a vision with persistence, tenacity, and minimal oversight
Effectively and professionally communicates with all people who come into contact with Camp Challenge
Can delegate responsibilities to other staff members and lead a team
Committed to doing everything necessary to achieve great summer camp and retreat group experiences, including sharing heavy workload, long hours, and extra responsibilities in the weeks leading up to events


The search committee recognizes that varied experience is an asset, and a strong candidate could enter the process with a surprising vocational background. Knowing the needs of Camp Challenge for the present and future, we believe the following are likely success indicators, but acknowledge they are not all-inclusive and that one person may not possess all. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

Work experience in outdoor ministry or leadership
Work experience in church ministry or leadership
Marketing and communications experience
Building new partnerships and strengthening old ones with individuals, groups, churches, and not-for-profits

Housing, utilities, and internet
Meals during the summer season
Travel expense reimbursement

Please answer the following questions via paragraph form in a cover letter:

Tell us about your formal education, including relevant experiences and degrees obtained.
Write a brief overview of your professional experience, including any employment in leadership, ministry, or seasonal camps. Also include any experience you have in marketing, programming, and fundraising.
Share any specialized training or skills you have, including both hard and soft skills.
What is your interest in camp ministry, specifically Camp Challenge? What would it look like for you to be “all in” when it comes to working at camp?
Prior to any offer of employment, we will conduct a full criminal background check. Will anything be revealed on this report about you?

Submit your letter to and include contact information for three references (name, phone, and email):
A past employer
A mentor
A personal friend not related to you

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Executive Director



Updated: 3/18/2023 4:42:31 PM

Job Contact:
Craig Taylor
(812) 834-5159

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8914 US 50 East
    Bedford, IN 47421-8704

(812) 834-5159

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