Summer Camp Director

Summer Camp Director

POSITION: Summer Camp Director

DEPARTMENT: Lifelong Learning

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Temporary Part Time


ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Director of Lifelong Learning

JOB PURPOSE: To oversee daily operations of camps offered by Lifelong Learning.


Essential Functions:

  • Be familiar with NYC DOHMH Article 48 covering rules to operate a Summer Day Camp in NYC and ensure that all camp staff and facilities comply with regulations including but not limited to:
    • Attend NYC New Camp Director Orientation and be named on Summer Day Camp Permit as Camp Director.
    • Conduct a weekly fire drill.
    • Observe and report if fire exits are blocked or if illuminated exit signs are not working properly.
    • Ensure counselor to camper ratio and supervision requirements are being met.
    • Conduct inspection of facilities in use and campers on site including classrooms and cafeteria with NYC DOHMH Camp Inspector.
  • Prepare an orientation for summer camp staff to review regulations, procedures and expectations of staff.
  • Oversee camp drop-off and pick-up each day ensuring counselors are supervising children and any outstanding paperwork has been turned in by parents. Report attendance to Lifelong Learning Staff by 9:30am each day.
  • Facilitate lunch for campers in Wagner Cafeteria with coordination of Dining Services staff and camp counselors.
  • Plan and execute afternoon activities for campers involved in “recreation portion” of afternoon. This includes:
    • Plan mix of activities including craft, sports and technology based for campers ages 6 - 14.
    • Submit list of supplies needed for activities at least one week prior to camp beginning.
    • Make sure children and counselors are actively participating in all activities.
  • Be initial point of contact for any emergency situation, illness or camper/staff discipline concerns and notify Lifelong Learning staff if situation requires parent notification/dismissal from camp.
  • During month leading up to camps, work 5 - 10 hours per week assisting with enrollments, paperwork and preparations for summer camp activities.
  • Must be able to stand for periods of time and walk length of campus. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise approximately 5 summer camp counselors and 4 SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) part time counselor assistants and summer campers ages 6 - 14.

Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with children ages 6 – 16 in summer camps or school setting.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education


  • CPR with AED
  • Emergency First Aid


  • New York State Department of Education Teacher Certification preferred

Desired Work Traits:     

  • Strong motivation and leadership skills
  • Organized
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Reliable, responsible and punctual

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Excel or Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Office Word or Google Docs
  • General Web & Email Knowledge

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:    

  • Must be able to communicate with all ages from young children to grandparents.


  • Must be present 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday from July 10 – August 18, 2023 with part time camp preparation work up to 10 days during June 2023.
  • Anticipated start date is June 1, 2023

TO APPLY: Please direct cover letters and resumes to: Sharon Guinta, Director-Lifelong Learning at  with the subject line “Summer Camp Director.”

No phone calls please.

The review of applications will begin immediately.

Additional Information
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the stipend for this position $8,000 to $9,600. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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