Assistant Camp Director - Teens and Trips

Would you like to change lives by providing an amazing experience for every camper?

Sponsoring YMCA

YMCA Camp Seymour


Gig Harbor, WA 98329-5041

Camp Information

Camp Seymour
9725 Cramer Rd KPN
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Camp Description

YMCA Camp Seymour occupies 160 acres and a half mile of Puget Sound shoreline on the Key Peninsula, 30 minutes from Tacoma. We build self esteem and encourage collaboration through activities such as kayaking, canoeing, climbing on our 37 foot climbing wall, archery, swimming in our heated pool, arts and crafts, soccer, basketball, trip and paddle programs, and so much more. Additionally, Seymour boasts spectacular environmental learning opportunities, with a garden, marine touch tanks, almost 80 acres of evergreen forests and a reptile room. Our recently renovated cabins have heat and indoor plumbing. Since 1905, Camp Seymour has provided and continues to provide opportunities for staff and campers to learn and grow together in a beautiful setting where the water, trees and mountains come together.

Job Description

At Camp Seymour you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.

If hired for this position you will live and work at Camp, supervising supporting, and mentoring teen program staff, trip leaders, and the outfitter. You will actively supervise and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate Teen Leadership and trip programs and events. Work with leadership staff and the senior program director to organize and implement the overall camp program.

You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in camp activities. By the end of the summer you will be the adult role model who encourages creativity, instills confidence, self-esteem, a life of adventure, and a sense of belonging.


Are you a good fit?

  • I am at least 21 years old.
  • I have worked at a camp for at least two seasons.
  • I havespecialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: cabin and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • I have integrity, patience, adaptability, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth.
  • I have current First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding. (strongly preferred)
  • I want to make the difference in the life of a child this summer.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move a higher amount.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must participate in programming outdoors.

Essential Functions

In this position you will be able to use your skills to:

Deliver Programs:

  • Work with senior program director to plan and implement all aspects of the summer teen and trip programs including:
    • Making campsite reservations
    • Ensuring staff have proper rosters, forms and emergency information on trail
    • Training staff in technical skills and group/kid skills, as well as camp policies and emergency procedures
    • Assisting in emergency situations
  • Monitor group gear; repair and resupply as needed.
  • Manage trip cash.
  • Supervise the teen/trip leadership team, including the outfitter, trek unit leader, and quest staff.
  • Work with leadership staff and all staff to coordinate and implement overall camp program.


  • Maintain weekly observations on staff performance; give staff positive and constructive feedback; communicate significant observations to direct supervisors.

Promote Philanthropy:

  • Meet performance measurement through annual giving, major gifts, and/or endowment by telling the Y story and raising charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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