• Resident Camp Activity Director

    Job Locations US-IL-Ingleside
    Camp Duncan
    Day Camp/Camp
    Variable Schedule
    Hours vary based on schedule
  • Overview

    Job Summary:


    Under the direct supervisor of the Camp Director/Program Director, the Activity Director will provide support to the day-to-day camp operation. Responsible for assisting ropes programs, aquatic programs, teaching OEE classes and other program areas in need of support.



    • Organize and implement special programs each day for all age groups
    • Assist in waterfront and pool programs daily
    • Be involved in all aspects of camp life while not running the ropes program

    • Responsible to assist APD in organizing and implementing horseback riding program

    • Serve on management staff, supervise staff and share OD responsibilities

    • Assist in daily organization and implementation program

    • Assist in the implementation of the High Ropes and Climbing Tower programs when possible

    • Teach OEE Classes for skill periods each session

    • Serve as a positive role model for staff and campers; set example of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility

    • Run and organize morning breakfast meetings

    • Provide leadership to staff training

    • 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 moral. Communication is the key!

    • Keep the camp looking nice-pick up liter – it can be contagious

    • Deal with any staff management issues promptly – You are committing to report any staff issues to the Camp Director immediately. You are expected to not ask your staff do to anything that you would not do yourself

    • Assist in conducting mid-summer and end summer evaluations for counselors

    Child Abuse Prevention:

    Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

    • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
    • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
    • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
    • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required 

    Commitment to Inclusion:

    Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.



    • Ability to lead, motivate and develop camp staff
    • Ability to plan, organize and implement camp programs
    • Ability to work with different age and skill levels of staff and campers
    • Ability to identify and respond to hazards in camp; such as emergency plan implentation (fire evacuation, illness, injury)


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