Camp Director

  • City of Kennesaw
  • Kennesaw, GA, 30144

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Job Description:

General Nature of Work

Under the general supervision of the Recreation Programs Coordinator, the Camp Director will be responsible for the daily operation of a recreational summer day camp for elementary school aged children. Activity areas include indoor and outdoor games, sports, fitness activities, arts and crafts, on-site enrichment programs, and field trips; as well as group lunches and snack time.


  • Pre-camp planning and daily programming for up to 95 participants each day
  • Training, supervising, motivating and evaluating a staff of 11 camp counselors plus volunteer counselors in training, reviewing progress and directing changes as needed
  • Organizing staff workloads and assignments
  • The health, safety and care of all participants, staff and volunteers
  • The care of supplies, equipment and facilities
  • Procurement of camp supplies, equipment, and snack items as needed
  • Following and enforcing all policies outlined in the camp training and city personnel manuals
  • Handling discipline issues and emergency situations
  • Rendering first aid in cases of minor injuries
  • Maintaining and monitoring accurate records and forms such as employee time sheets, attendance (sign-in and sign-out sheets), behavioral incidents, accident reports, parental communication and medical issues
  • Performing daily inspections of camp with regards to safety and cleanliness
  • Assisting with light-duty cleaning, and the setup and breakdown of tables and chairs
  • Will cross train with the splash pad if needed
  • performing miscellaneous tasks as directed


  • Applicant must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in art, recreation, education or a closely related field is strongly desired.
  • At least two (2) years of paid or volunteer experience planning, organizing and supervising art and recreational activities for groups of children ages 5-12 in a structured environment is preferred. Individuals with a background in physical education or formal art instruction are strongly desired.
  • Applicant must have considerable knowledge of summer camp planning and administration.
  • Applicant must have strong leadership, customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Applicant must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions. Exceptional communication skills are essential.
  • Applicant must have PC computer skills, particularly with the internet, e-mail, MS Excel and Word documents.
  • Applicant must be willing to work cooperatively with others.
  • Applicant must be able to interpret policies and procedures.
  • Applicant must provide their own transportation.
  • Applicant must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of this role, with or without an accommodation.
  • Applicant must be willing to work a flexible daytime schedule, Monday through Friday, from May 31 through July 29.
  • Applicant must be able to attend a mandatory Camp Director training scheduled during daytime hours from May 16 through May 20.  
  • Applicant must be able to attend mandatory Camp Staff orientation/training sessions scheduled Saturday, May 21 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
  • Regular and consistent attendance is required.

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Applicant must clear a criminal background check.
  • Applicant must pass a mandatory drug test.
  • Hired applicants must possess a valid certificate of course completion for First Aid training that includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Children and Infant, first aid, and AED. This training must be from the American Red Cross, Heartsaver, or American Heart Association and must be obtained prior to employment start date at the applicant’s expense.
  • Hired applicants must provide official verification as to identity and work authorization.


ADA Requirements: Individuals applying for the posted position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Physical Requirements: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).

Work Environment: Essential functions are regularly performed inside/outside with exposure to the elements.

Position will be open until filled. 

Company Description:

City of Kennesaw-Growing City, Growing Careers

From its pre-Civil War beginnings in the 1800s, to its current reputation as a Best City to Live In, Kennesaw has been recognized throughout the U.S. for its standards of excellence and quality of life. Kennesaw has grown to a community of 36,000 residents within a 9-square-mile area. Located 26 miles north of downtown Atlanta near I-75, Kennesaw has taken advantage of its convenient location and the willingness of its employees to provide a strong base of services to businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

The City of Kennesaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the Kennesaw Police Department actively recruits any qualified person regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age.

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