Executive Director

We’ve been providing an unforgettable camp experience to children, families, and members of the community for more than 90 years.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Kon-O-Kwee Branch YMCA


Fombell, PA 16123-9802

Camp Information

Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer
126 Nagel Road
Fombell, PA 16123

Camp Description

ABOUT CAMP At YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer, we’ve been providing an unforgettable camp experience to children, families, and members of the community for more than 90 years. Our camp programs engage families, encourage adults, and inspire kids to learn, grow, and thrive. WHAT WE OFFER  Summer overnight camp for kids  Summer overnight camp and weekend programming for adults with special needs  Outdoor environmental education  Retreats  Parent-child programming OUR VALUES We incorporate values-based education into everything we do. We model and teach the YMCA’s four core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. OUR BELIEFS We believe that all people should have the opportunity to grow through camping. Furthermore, we believe that people and communities become more remarkable versions of themselves having had a quality camp experience. OUR PURPOSE We strive to inspire and equip people to find their path, to unlock potential, and to create leaders of consequence.

Job Description


Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President of Resident Camp, the Executive Director will lead, manage and supervise a team of full time and or part time resident camp staff. Executive director will work with board of directors, association department heads and collaborate with outside organizations and/or groups.



 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 Excellent organizational, teambuilding, and project management skills.

 Ability to respond to Emergencies at any time.

 Local and national travel may be required.

Education Requirements:

1. Bachelor's degree highly preferred

(Parks and recreation, human services, education, social services, business or equivalent)

2. Six or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other not-for-profit agency.

3. 2 years of experience managing a budget of $1 M or more.

4. 3 years of experience managing a total year-round staff team of 5 or more staff members and a seasonal team of 25 or more staff members.

5. YMCA Multi-Team or Organizational certification required within first two years of employment.

6. CPR and First Aid certifications required within first 30 days of employment.

7. Attend internal/external training opportunities when assigned by supervisor.

8. Minimum of 8 hours of CEU credits in the camping field or business field annually.

Criminal Clearance Notification

All candidates must produce PA criminal clearance prior to the first day of work. This includes PA Finger printing, PA child Abuse, PA Criminal and the National Sex Offender Registry certificate.

Essential Functions

Essential Duties:

1. Design, implement, and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of campers. Ensure delivery of high quality camp programs in a safe manner drawing in experts in safety to evaluate offerings. In addition, foster growth in alumni participation and engagement:

 Remain current with information on the developmental needs of youth, teens, and families.

 Seek and analyze input from youth, camper parents, alumni, families, and staff regarding the quality of the camp experience. This includes feedback on camp programs, staff, and safety.

 Design and train staff on crisis communication, emergency response, and risk management procedures.

 Design, expand, and deliver programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.

2. Oversee financial management and fund development operations to allow for adequate annual funding to meet short and long-term goals.

 Develop and monitor budget for camp operations.

 Develop and design long-term fund raising strategies for the camp program and facilities.

3. Provide guidance & direction to Sales & Communications Director on camp marketing plan.

 Identify enrollment data to gather and analyze enrollment trends.

 Implement camper recruitment and retention strategies.

 Maintain effective outreach to the local community, schools, businesses and governmental agencies to ensure strong community support and presence/usage of the facilities.

4. Implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal and year-round staff.

 Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.

 Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal and year-round staff.

5. Manage property development and maintenance needs to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs.

 Conduct annual assessment of safety, property and maintenance needs.

 Prepare annual and long-term property plan.

 Ensure safe and efficient operations and camp facilities at all times.

 Ensure licensing/certification for facility elements and equipment.

 Ensure records are current, maintained, and on file with regard to inspections and required certifications.

6. Oversee the daily operation of resident camps, group retreats, OVR/special needs resident camps, and weekend camping experiences. Responsibilities include food service, program, registration/business operations, camper and staff supervision, and health care services related to specific programs/groups.

 Secure sufficient coverage in health care staff and their implementation of the health care plan.

 Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp in working with the Office Manager to include financial record keeping, office operations, reports, camp store, etc.

 Oversee the systematic approach to data base management for campers, families, alumni, and donors.

 Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to maintain, winterize, and support any enhancements to the camp facilities/operations.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Desired competencies for this role is philanthropy, inclusion, project management, fiscal management, quality results and leading others.


$56,139.00 - $84,208.00

Room and board provided


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