Assistant Camp Director

The YMCA of Central Florida is seeking a dynamic and experienced Assistant Camp Director at our resident Camp Wewa.

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA Wewa Outdoor Center


Apopka, FL 32703-1604

Camp Information

Camp Wewa
221 S Binion Rd
Apopka, FL 32703

Camp Description

Since 1948, Camp Wewa located in Apopka, Florida has been building lives in Central Florida and enriching the communities we serve. The traditions of Wewa have been shared by thousands of alumni, including many of Central Florida’s community leaders.

Job Description

The YMCA of Central Florida is seeking a dynamic camp professional as the Assistant Camp Director. This is a full-time, year-round position with the YMCA’s 60 acre residential Camp Wewa. Located near Orlando in the neighboring City of Apopka, Florida, for more than 60 years Camp Wewa has been helping kids grow in spirit, mind, and body. There is a rich history and tradition of unique adventure and exploration that form the foundation of an incredible camp environment where fun and education go hand-in-hand.


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Assistant Camp Director will provide leadership support for daily camp operations. They are responsible for the delivery of quality camp programming to grow program participation and increase revenue. There is an additional focus on the recruitment and management of external programming partnerships and facility rentals. The incumbent requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead, coach, and recruit talented staff, as well as the ability to prioritize and multi-task within an active resident camp environment. The ideal candidate must create an environment that delivers high-quality camp programing that guarantees an overall positive camp experience. Camp hours of operations will vary based on business needs; that may include early days, evenings, overnight and weekends.

Take the next step in your resident camp leadership career and be part of something BIGGER with Camp Wewa at the YMCA of Central Florida!

Company Benefits

Along with a highly competitive pay structure, the YMCA of Central Florida provides exceptional benefits which include the following:

1.Quality healthcare (medical, dental, vision options).

2.Onsite housing may be provided for employee and immediate family during the summer and potentially year-round.

3.Long Term Disability and Life Insurance provided at no cost to the employee.

4.12% Employer funded retirement plan after two years of service with immediate vesting and the ability to add additional earnings from first day of employment.

5.YMCA membership for employee and household.

6.Generous paid time off package.

7.Career growth and advancement opportunities with one of the leading YMCA Associations in the country.

8.A challenging, fun and cause-driven work environment with creative, talented and diverse individuals!

The YMCA of Central Florida is a Drug-Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment. We will not discriminate and will take to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, pregnancy, martial or parental status, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or any other category protected by federal, state or local statute.

The YMCA of Central Florida is committed to teaching life skills, values and an ethic of service to strengthen individuals, families and youth by developing health in spirit, mind and body. Our positions offer competitive compensation and the opportunity to work in a diverse environment with individuals who are passionate about youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Note*This is a reposting and prior applicants need not re-apply


Education, Training, and Experience

1.Bachelor’s degree is required; preferably in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Management, Business or related field.

2.Minimum 3 years’ experience in managing resident camp-related programs required.

3.Minimum 3 years’ experience in staff supervisory required; including camp counselor staff selection, supervision, training and coaching. Must be able to motivate and engage a camp staff team.

4.Proven success in program creation and revenue generation, community relationship building, and risk management.

5.Ability to problem-solve and think creatively

6.Ability to thrive in a fast-paced resident amp setting.

7.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

8.Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

9.Demonstrates initiative and flexibility

10.Strong commitment to creating an inclusive camp environment.

11.CPR w/AED and First Aid certifications required. (Within 30 days of hire)

Essential Functions

1.Assist the Camp Director with daily supervision of camp operations and summer camp.

2.Manage external groups for facility use and rentals to support the summer programming calendar and mission, with the intent to increase revenue accordingly.

3.Actively market camp resources to potential external partnerships, respond to inquiries and meet with organizations that are interested in renting camp facilities.

4.Coordinate the needs of external facility use customers with Association office as needed

5.Assist the Camp Director to enhance and expand internal summer program offerings that align with goals and financial objectives.

6.Support marketing efforts for internal summer programs, which will include travel to schools, YMCA Family Center locations and camp fairs during the winter and spring marketing seasons.

7.Takes a proactive lead in employee recruiting, screening, hiring, training, onboarding and daily supervision.

8.Assist with day-to-day support for the office and support staff.

9.Oversee summer programming logistics which includes management of facility usage and schedules, distribution of supplies, and maintaining active inventory and sign-in records.

10.Engage in Association committees related to summer program activities to build relationships with participants, as well as evaluate camp programming and staff.

11.Manages the counselor schedules, employee timekeeping, and other employment-related tasks.

Room and board provided


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