Summer Camp Director

Camp Chief Ouray is now hiring for a Summer Camp Director! Live the mountain dream in Colorado.


Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA


Winter Park, CO 80482-0169

Job Description

This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch, which operates a mission-based family and group conference, retreat center, and residential camp, serving more than 50,000 guests annually. The Summer Camp Director is primarily responsible for successful implementation of camp programs for the Traditional Camp programs (7-14 year olds); budgeting, hiring and training staff, scheduling, and hitting goals set forth by the YMCA of the Rockies.

This is a full-time, year-round position paying $37,00 - $42,000/year with full benefits, housing, participation in the YMCA Retirement Fund, and tons of employee perks including:

  • Free or discounted gear rentals
  • YMCA of the Rockies membership
  • Corporate ski passes - Grand Pass
  • Discounts at Cafe and General Store
  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort
  • Free access to our recreation facilities which include: an indoor pool, tennis courts, mini-golf, roller rink, library, craft & design center, baseball field, 18-hole disc golf, ice skating, basketball gymnasium, bonfire rings, climbing wall, hiking, biking, skiing trails, and a reservoir for canoeing and fishing.


  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of education, training, and/or experience related to organized camping and at least 24 years of age.
  • Experience in managing horses, from contracting with vendors (horse and hay) to scheduling the Farrier and vet visits.
  • Ability to plan out and envision camp two years in advance.
  • Ability to work with other departments within Snow Mountain Ranch and YMCA of the Rockies.
  • Be on duty during the summer months including weekends and stay overs.
  • During shoulder-seasons, be a resource for other departments as needed.
  • Assist in leading post-camp and winter programs.
  • Assist with American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation and maintaining accreditation.
  • Assist with philanthropic efforts and writing grants for programs.
  • Training in Mental Health First Aid and/or Restorative Justice a plus.
  • Bi-Lingual, Spanish a plus

Essential Functions

  • Ability to successfully plan camp programs from inception to participant satisfaction, including during times of construction and occupancy growth.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and coach seasonal staff for a summer resident camp.
  • Experience in budgeting; creating and maintaining.
  • Assist in the marketing of camp and improvement in the retention of campers over multiple years.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with campers and staff.
  • Meet tasks assigned to position in the Camp Chief Ouray Strategic Initiative Plan.
  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles.
  • Assist in moving forward the YMCA of the Rockies Diversity Initiative in camp programs.
  • Documented experience working with youth of color.
  • Possess stamina to work in the work environment described herein.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies, and programs.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Support the YMCA of the Rockies safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse community.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Certifications

  • Team Leader certification or ability to achieve certification within 4 years.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED for adults and children certified.


$37,000.00 - $42,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Oct. 30, 2020

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