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Resident Camp Assistant Program Coordinator

Resident Camp Assistant Program Coordinator

Job ID 
Camp Pinewood
Posted Date 
4230 Obenauf Road
# Positions 
Twin Lake
Day Camp/Camp
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Variable schedule, nights and weekends. Seasonal live on position.

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Job Summary


The Assistant Program Coordinator assists in the creation, planning and implementation of recreational activities. Under the direction of the Camp Director & Program Director, this position is responsible for assistance in all aspects of Resident Camp including Evening/Weekend Programming, Camper behavior and homesickness, implementing and designing programs and staff scheduling.


General Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • Establish positive relationships with each camper and staff in your program area.
  • Help campers and other staff members grow in Mind, Body and Spirit.
  • Serve as a role model for campers and other staff members.
  • Take advantage of teachable moments each day, to help campers learn character values such as Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.
  • Provide a positive, exciting and fun environment for all campers.
  • Promote and demonstrate stewardship towards the land.
  • Attend staff meetings to discuss program plans, give input and voice concerns.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Camp Director and Program Director in organizing the over-all program structure.
  • Assist in driving the vans for any out-of-camp trips and help the Teen Leadership Coordinator and Adventure Trips Coordinator with coordination of drivers for off-site trips.
  • Assist with Check In and Check Out responsibilities, especially but not limited to, bus check in/out at Chicago Centers, Medical Forms, Medications, Snacks, Campers Forms, and organizing staff in day of responsibilities.
  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers setting an example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
  • Act as a resource person for the counselors and other management team staff.
  • Provide leadership to staff through staff training.
  • Lead and run evening activities with the assistance of other program staff team members.
  • Responsible for camper discipline with the assistance of the Camp and Program Directors.
  • Responsible for the supervision and up keep of camper discipline records.
  • Serve on the program staff team, supervise counselors, and share the Coordinator of the Day Responsibilities.
  • Assist with the collection of mail and make sure items are received by campers in a timely fashion.
  • Update photos on Flickr, and assist Program Director with social media pieces like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Organize and run skill period sign-up.
  • Assist with scheduling for the following week regarding ALL schedules, skill period rotations, daily staff schedules, etc.
  • Lead camp clean up on check out days & check cabins and program areas after clean up.
  • Organize camper rules on all check-in days.
  • Serve as support and mentor to counselors.
  • Run and organize morning breakfast meetings.
  • Maintain high levels of safety standards and enforce all rules for campers and staff.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and refrain from behavior that is detrimental to the staff team and staff morale.
  • Communicate with all levels of staff to enable clear expectations.
  • Deal with any staff management issues promptly.
  • Commit to reporting any staff issues to the Camp Director immediately.
  • Assist the Camp Director and Program Director with mid-summer and end of summer evaluations for all counselors.


Must be 21 years of age. 3 years of college or equivalent experience. At least 1 summer prior camp experience. Prove abilities to working with children and the camp organization. Experience and skills in variety of camp activities. Ability to lead and direct staff.