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Executive Director

Mission-Core Values Statement

At Joy of Living Camp, we are called to love kids and communicate hope.
We do this by...

Honoring God consistently
Our heart’s desire is to honor God with our lives, words, and service. Our aim is to
reflect His glory to everyone we have the honor to serve in the context of God’s
creation through the ministry of Christian camping.

Serving selflessly
We are committed to selflessly serving those who use the facilities of Joy of Living
Camp in ways that eliminate unnecessary distractions, enhance the camp experience,
and support the spiritual goals of our retreat groups and campers.

Sharing generously
Within the context of Godly stewardship, we will make the resources of Joy of Living
Camp available to as many as people as possible without regard to an individual’s
ability to “afford” the experience.

Working excellently
In every area of our camp ministry we desire to honor Jesus by doing our best. We
will strive for excellence in all that we do.

Living joyfully
This is essential to a positive experience for our campers, guests, vendors, and staff;
and God’s desire for His children. -

Job Overview:
The Executive Director for Joy of Living Ministries, Inc. is responsible for the overall direction and health of the Ministry. This includes but is not limited to caring for JOL staff, hiring staff, overseeing the various areas of operation, being responsible for public representation, fund raising, and the financial health of the ministry.

Reporting Structure:
Reports directly to the Board of Directors

Essential Functions and Duties:
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following· :

Gives leadership to the Spiritual growth of the staff and Board keeping the mission fresh in their minds and hearts

Oversee the work of the staff in their various responsibilities

Works with the staff and Board of Directors to make decisions that will improve the ministry and care for the ongoing development of the mission of JOL

Works with the staff and Board to promote the ministry of the camp and help the general public become aware of the camp as a place of gathering and group activities

Gives primary leadership to the raising of funds that will allow Joy of Living to fulfill its mission

Hires all staff and conducts regular evaluations of the staff; makes recommendations for their work and professional growth

Be responsible for the management of the property to achieve the most effective development and enjoyment of the resources

Work with the Thomas J. Evans Foundation to care for the ongoing lease agreement with Joy of Living

Insure the execution for all the administrative duties related to maintaining the ministries of JOL

Work with Architects and engineers in the process of development of the property and facilities of JOL

Execute appropriate communications that will promote the work of Joy of Living Ministries, Inc

Works cooperatively with the board to develop all aspects and execution of the long term operational and financial plans


Must demonstrate a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Proven ability to raise funds for the support and development of the work of Joy of Living Ministries

Demonstrated ability to lead, and to lead people and manage projects.

Strong communication skills - communicates effectively with staff and the general public.

Strong knowledge of camping and experience with handling children and young adults and parents.

Experience having a public presence that welcomes people and their interaction, ability to see ahead and help JOL move positively forward based on JOL’s mission


5 years’ experience preferred in camping leadership or related field
Minimum Bachelor’s degree required in related field

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



Updated: 10/4/2023 3:14:54 PM

Job Contact:
Vicki Widmar
(740) 599-7707

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Why work at Joy of Living Camp:

ABOUT JOY OF LIVING CAMP Nestled in along the banks of the Mohican River in the heart of central Ohio's Amish country, Joy of Living Camp has been providing an exceptional Christian summer camp experience for at-risk and disadvantaged children and youth for more than 25 years. Campers play, learn, and grow while participating in traditional camp activities - archery, river canoeing and tubing, and horsemanship, to name just a few! In a warm and fun atmosphere, staff focus on loving campers to Christ and helping them to develop a dynamic relationship with Him. Praise and worship singing, campfires, fun camp traditions, off-the-wall silly songs, games, and activities all enhance the experiences of making new friends and enjoying Christian fellowship. The heart of Joy of Living Camp is Jesus Christ, and His praise is incorporated into every area of the camping program. Here campers are introduced to Jesus and are offered an opportunity to discover hope, mature and grow in faith, and make friends and memories that will positively impact their lives and last a lifetime!

18860 Dodd Road
    Brinkhaven, OH 43006-0338

(740) 599-7707

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