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Camp Director - NYS DEC Summer Camps

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Camp Director - NYS DEC Summer Camps   

JOB TITLE:

Camp Director - NYS DEC Summer Camps

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Saranac Michigan United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Do you have experience as a Summer Camp Director and are looking for a new opportunity this summer ? NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is seeking talented staff to work at an environmental education summer camp in 2024: Camp Colby in Saranac Lake, Camp Pack Forest near Lake George, Camp Rushford near Buffalo, or Camp DeBruce near Liberty.
As you probably recall, Camp Directors have overall on-site responsibility for camp operations on a 24-hour basis.

This is a unique opportunity to work at a rustic and beautiful summer camp in the Catskills, Adirondacks or Western NY.
Our popular and engaging programs draw 1117-year-old youth from across NYS for life changing experiences in the outdoors.
The camp season runs from June 3 through August 9 or 16 (depending on the camp) and the work week is from Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Camp Directors earn $10,600 for 11 weeks, plus room and board.
The Director must have a bachelor degree, or be 25 years old, and have at least two full seasons as a Conservation Education Camp Counselor, one full season as a Conservation Education Camp Assistant Director, or one full season as a Camp Director (outside of the DEC program).
This is a state position and staff have the option to join the PEF union and the NYS retirement fund.
For the right candidate, this can be a reoccurring summer position for several years.

Specific duties include, but not limited to:

  • develops and supervises a comprehensive training program for staff and volunteers;
  • supervises all camp staff that includes Assistant Director, Health Director, counselors, cook, camp aides and volunteers;
  • reviews and evaluates lesson plans and teaching techniques; suggests changes, additions and methods of educational effectiveness;
  • completes all required reports, inventories and forms;
  • promotes and maintains positive public relations with DEC Operations; health department, sponsors, campers, parents and local community; and
  • Counsels problem campers and contacts parents/guardians if needed.

Requirements:

A) Bachelor's Degree (must be in the Natural or Physical Science Fields; Biological or Environmental Sciences; Recreation, Primary, Secondary or Special Education; or Environmental Education)

Or

B) be 25 years old AND HAVE

a.
at least two full seasons as a Conservation Education Camp Counselor OR

b.
one full season as a Conservation Education Camp Assistant Director OR

c.
one full season as a Camp Director at any non-DEC camp PLUS all of the below

  • Experience in residential camp setting is required.
  • Outdoor pursuits in areas such as hiking, canoeing, backpacking, hunting, fishing, water safety and archery is required.
  • Must be certified in first aid courses as required by the NYS Department of Health, such as: American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent, American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent & must be in its first year.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver's license.

To apply, interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts to campemploy@dec.
ny.
gov.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

Pay: $964.
40 per week

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Live-in

Work Location: In person

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

964.4 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707370818-dd185c0f23266584782050ea0de9d3be

LOCATION:

Michigan United States

CITY:

Saranac

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Do you have experience as a Summer Camp Director and are looking for a new opportunity this summer ? NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is seeking talented staff to work at an environmental education summer camp in 2024: Camp Colby in Saranac Lake, Camp Pack Forest near Lake George, Camp Rushford near Buffalo, or Camp DeBruce near Liberty. As you probably recall, Camp Directors have overall on-site responsibility for camp operations on a 24-hour basis.

This is a unique opportunity to work at a rustic and beautiful summer camp in the Catskills, Adirondacks or Western NY. Our popular and engaging programs draw 1117-year-old youth from across NYS for life changing experiences in the outdoors. The camp season runs from June 3 through August 9 or 16 (depending on the camp) and the work week is from Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Camp Directors earn $10,600 for 11 weeks, plus room and board. The Director must have a bachelor degree, or be 25 years old, and have at least two full seasons as a Conservation Education Camp Counselor, one full season as a Conservation Education Camp Assistant Director, or one full season as a Camp Director (outside of the DEC program). This is a state position and staff have the option to join the PEF union and the NYS retirement fund. For the right candidate, this can be a reoccurring summer position for several years.

Specific duties include, but not limited to:

  • develops and supervises a comprehensive training program for staff and volunteers;
  • supervises all camp staff that includes Assistant Director, Health Director, counselors, cook, camp aides and volunteers;
  • reviews and evaluates lesson plans and teaching techniques; suggests changes, additions and methods of educational effectiveness;
  • completes all required reports, inventories and forms;
  • promotes and maintains positive public relations with DEC Operations; health department, sponsors, campers, parents and local community; and
  • Counsels problem campers and contacts parents/guardians if needed.

Requirements:

A) Bachelor's Degree (must be in the Natural or Physical Science Fields; Biological or Environmental Sciences; Recreation, Primary, Secondary or Special Education; or Environmental Education)

Or

B) be 25 years old AND HAVE

a. at least two full seasons as a Conservation Education Camp Counselor OR

b. one full season as a Conservation Education Camp Assistant Director OR

c. one full season as a Camp Director at any non-DEC camp PLUS all of the below

  • Experience in residential camp setting is required.
  • Outdoor pursuits in areas such as hiking, canoeing, backpacking, hunting, fishing, water safety and archery is required.
  • Must be certified in first aid courses as required by the NYS Department of Health, such as: American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies or equivalent, American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent & must be in its first year.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver's license.

To apply, interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts to campemploy@dec.ny.gov.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

Pay: $964.40 per week

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Live-in

Work Location: In person


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