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Associate Director of Summer Camp and Programming

Ministry Title: Associate Director for Summer Camp and Programming
Ministry Area: Camp Piankatank
Direct Supervisor: Director, Camp Piankatank
Overall Supervisor: Executive Director, BGAV/Ascent (Baptist General Association of Virginia)
Preferred Submission Method: Please email resumes to

General Responsibilities:
• Successfully plan, implement, and supervise Camp Piankatank’s Summer Camp Program (overnight camp and day camp) and Winter Blast retreat.
• Share the mission of Camp Piankatank with Virginia Baptists, local clergy, churches, board members, and guests.
• Develop and distribute promotional materials.
• Organize the overall registration process, including the use of Camp Brain software
o Develop information/registration to send to parents
• Ensure the safety, security, and satisfaction for staff, campers, and groups through regular checks and inspection of programs, functions, policies, procedures, and equipment.
• Comply with best practices and policies, ensuring their appropriate implementation.
• Assist in planning and implementing programs throughout the year, helping as necessary with those programs and other retreats.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Recruit and hire qualified, skill-specific summer staff with the input and direction of the Camp Director.
• Supervise summer camp staff and campers with the input and direction of the Camp Director.
• Design and create summer schedule and brochure with the input and direction of the Camp Director.
• Design and implement summer staff training schedule with the input and direction of the Camp Director.
• Teach and monitor proper skills, responsibilities, policies, and procedures to staff.
• Order and price items for the Camp Store.
• Create a budget and purchase items for the summer camp program within that budget.
• Organize daily activities to ensure a fun and safe environment for campers and staff.
• Participate with lead staff in ensuring a lead staff member is always on duty.
• Respond to parents’ questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
• Be available to be on call at night while campers are at camp, on a rotation with the Camp Director.
• Lead Bible studies and other forms of worship when necessary.
• Serve as lifeguard or ropes course technician when necessary.
• Attend regular Piankatank ministry staff meetings.
• Coordinate with other team members to effectively communicate the camp mission through social media and other avenues.
• Assist as necessary with retreat groups.
• Other duties as assigned.

• 2-5 years of summer camp leadership experience
• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
• Has an active faith in Jesus Christ and desire to see campers come to know and grow in Him.
• Physically able to handle the demands and rigors of a schedule and responsibilities that can result in long and demanding days, including at times physical labor.
• Displays effective interpersonal skills.
• Experience in program development, leadership, facilitation, or the equivalent.
• Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to occasionally speak in front of groups of people.
• Desire to live and work in a small town.

Benefit Opportunities:
The organization that owns Camp Piankatank provides full time employees with health insurance, HSA opportunities, a cell phone (new every two years) w/ paid plan, and a matching retirement program that grows with tenure. A vehicle is available for camp related travel. Training and professional development opportunities provided by camp. Meals provided for full-time staff and their immediate family when served at camp. Paid vacation time. Some relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

Housing Expectations:
Housing at the Camp Piankatank property is provided and required. The home is a three bedroom, two bath house that is currently being built. The home is on the camp property but in a secluded area away from the main camp. Utilities and internet are provided with the housing.

Note: It may be helpful to consider that we have a very active and supportive individual exiting this position in March. Hiring and preliminary plans for summer camp 2024 are already well underway.

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



Updated: 1/20/2024 11:59:09 AM

Job Contact:
Steve Gourley
(804) 776-9552

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Why work at Camp Piankatank:

Developing dynamic disciples for Christ, through relationships and adventure is what we're all about at Camp Piankatank. Located on the beautiful Piankatank River, in Hartfield, VA with 90 acres and 180 beds. We offer six sessions of overnight camps and day camps to individuals and one week for church groups. Our retreat services are also very active. Campers enjoy a in-tree high ropes course, rock wall, v-swing, low ropes course, pool, canoeing, target sports, paint ball, and our own island.... yes, Camp Piankatank owns an island!

1586 Stamper's Bay Road
    Hartfield, VA 23071

(804) 776-9552

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