Day Camp Program Director

The Day Camp Program Director manages day camp and related school-aged youth programs for Camp Duncan, in Ingleside, IL.

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago


Chicago, IL 60607-2916

Camp Information

Camp Duncan
32405 North Highway 12
Ingleside, IL 60041

Job Description

  • Directs the development and operations of assigned program areas.Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development, evaluations and ongoing training of staff.
  • Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with marketing plans.
  • Develops and manages program budgets
  • Hires, trains, motivates and supervises an outstanding team of staff and volunteers; mentors and develops team members.
  • Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.
  • Provides leadership and support for branch team, annual fund raising campaign, and other committees/boards as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.
  • Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA and ACA accreditation standards, all regulations and other applicable standards.
  • Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.
  • Supports the mission of the Y and Camp Duncan as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree in Recreation, Education or related field
  • 3 or more years experience in a leadership role in a day or resident camp or related youth programming.
  • Passion for and commitment to the YMCA's mission
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to build relationships with children, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate team members
  • Ability to wear multiple hats to ensure that all our campers and guests have an outstanding experience.
  • Fiscal management skills with ability to manage programs to budget
  • PC literacy, with the ability to adapt to new systems and technology.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to promote or operate programs.
  • Must have CPR and First Aid Certification or be able to be certified

Room and board provided


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