The Salvation Army

Summer Day Camp Director

US-NY-New York
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $12.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $14.00/Hr.
Temporary Full-Time


Plan and oversee or provide care for children if necessary for the Summer Day Camp Program.

Serve as Summer Day Camp Director by managing the program in adherence to the New York State

Summer Day Camp regulations. He/she will actively monitor and support his/her staff and implement activities. Invest in the lives of children, developing and maintaining relational ministry opportunities.


  • Work with Administrative Assistant regarding personnel issues including hiring, training and disciplinary actions of SDC staff. Create weekly staff schedules. Arrange for staff coverage to meet guidelines set by the State (counselor to child ratio) as well as to meet the needs of the overall SDC schedule.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate all staff & volunteer trainings. Collect proof of Camp Health Director and Designee certification. Conduct mid-summer and final evaluations of the SDC staff. Provide on-going supervision, constructive evaluation to all SDC staff. Report any staff disciplinary issues immediately to Corps Officer/Associate Corps Officer; implement disciplinary procedures under the direction of the Corps Officer/Associate Corps Officer.
  • Keep records (including but not limited to monthly statistics, daily attendances, food program records, children’s registration files, children’s medical information, staff HR files, staff credentials, etc.) according to The Salvation Army policies. Ensure compliance camp meets all New York State Health Codes and requirements for inspection.
  • Supervise children in accordance with all state laws and regulations. Lead, prepare, and document camper orientation. Report any on-going child disciplinary issues to Corps Officer/Associate Corps Officer; implement disciplinary procedures under the direction of the Corps Officer/Associate Corps Officer including communicating with parents as is appropriate.
  • Assist in recruitment of children, arrange educational, daily devotions, cultural and social activities for students teach and discipline the campers, must get the participation of campers in the development and implementation of activities.
  • Implementation and enforcement of Camp Safety Plan.
  • Know State and Department of Health Requirements for Summer Day Camp. Make sure facility meets state requirements.
  • Attend educational seminars as required by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  • Maintain good communication of information, schedules, children’s needs, etc. with parents. Written communications are to be submitted to Corps Officer/Associate Corps Officer for approval. Upon individual parent registrations of children, conduct parent orientation.
  • Oversee late drop-off and early pick-up procedures.
  • Coordinate SDC field trips and special activities including overseeing the safe transport of children in keeping with Salvation Army, NYOCFS & NYC Department of Health Summer Day Camp regulations.
  • Report any incidents immediately to Corps Officer/Associate Corps Officer. Collect pertinent data and maintain records for any completed incident or accident reports.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate end of summer finale program for parents including recognition of staff, featuring children’s group performances including a lunch.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate end of summer SDC area clean up, including taking inventory suggest items to be purchased for next summer.
  • De-Brief the overall program with administration and SDC staff. Write an analysis report and suggest improvements for next year. Suggest updates to parent and staff handbooks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • You must perform all duties in compliance with Salvation Army policies and regulations.
  • It should be noted that the above duties are the essential functions of the position, but other duties may be deemed necessary to the overall enhancement of The Salvation Army service may be required. 


  • Must possess a American Red Cross- Responding to Emergencies First Aid Certificate and CPR Professional Rescuer Certification or receive training within first month of being hired.
  • Must have two (2) years experience in working with children
  • Must have 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Proof of Staff Health Assessment form (current physical) with TB Shot included.
  • NYOCFS requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: State Central Registry and Sex Offender Registry
  • Is a uniform wearing Salvationist.
  • Strong communication skills, positive attitude, initiative, flexibility, dependability, creativity and ability to work both independently and supervise a professional team.
  • Ability to support, instruct and connect with campers, staff, and church leaders.
  • Must have a commitment to evangelical Christian outreach.
  • Is self-motivated and hard-working


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