Camp Director - Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center


Job Description

Primary and direct responsibility for the day to day operation and supervision of the camp program including planning and oversight of program schedule and activities.

  1. Organize and direct (and/or delegate) staff training and orientation
  2. Organize and direct preparations necessary for camp activities. 
  3. Lead weekly candlelight ceremony with parents and campers. 
  4. Substitute for camp nurse when he or she is off duty or off site. 
  5. Directly oversee the arrival of overnight campers. 
  6. Supervise staff and campers to maintain safety and quality of program. 
  7. Organize cabin assignments for overnight campers. 
  8. Check all lesson plans to insure the success of the program. 
  9. Delegate and organize recognition beads to campers. 
  10. Work with program staff, submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed. 
  11. Delegate and oversee packing all materials and supplies at end of season. 
  12. Evaluate current season and make suggestions for following season. 
  13. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required. 
  14. Learn the likes/dislikes of each participant and/or encourage staff to accomplish the same 
  15. Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving. 
  16. Develop opportunities for interaction between campers and staff 
  17. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp. 
  18. Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns. 
  19. Help each participant meet the goals established by the camp for camper development. 
  20. Meet with parents to resolve camper issues when necessary. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY: Supervision of camp program and activities

  1. Guide cabin groups and individual campers in participating successfully in all camp activities. 
  2. Oversee established roles for supervising camper health. 
  3. Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations. 
  4. Develop activity plans with participants as appropriate. 
  5. Supervise all assigned aspects of campers' day including morning reveille, cabin clean-up, meal times, rest hour, evening activities, getting ready for bed, and after-hours duty as assigned. 
  6. Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating the cabin, etc.. 
  7. Help campers plan their participation in camp wide programs, special events, and activities. 
  8. Prepare for and actively participate in staff training, meetings, and supervisory conferences. 
  9. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Apply by: December 29 2017


Camp/Organization: Camp Farley Outdoor Education Center (ACA Accredited)

Location: Mashpee, MA

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: Very Competitive Salary, Private housing, meals, and tuition for children


  • At least two seasons previous experience as part of an administrative staff of a recreational overnight camp for children. 
  • At least 25 years of age 
  • Current First Aid & CPR certification 
  • Ability to schedule and supervise staff and activities 
  • Ability to work parents regarding their children’s issues and/or needs 
  • Ability to provide effective supervision, guidance, and/or discipline to staff as needed 
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability 
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Candidate must have the ability to physically move about campground areas, and perform the duties associated with supervising and/or supporting camp operations. Candidate must also be willing to reside on property during the camp season. Job may also require limited use of personal vehicle for periodic trips for local supplies, picking up staff at bus station, and work related trips (liability coverage is provided).


  • Able to accompany campers to main program areas 
  • lead small and large group activities 
  • supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities 
  • demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served 
  • interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations
  • appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques – enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self control.

STATEMENT:  Able to direct camp population in an emergency (fire, injury, etc.); and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.


  • Experience with managing, evaluating, and training staff 
  • Familiarity with ACA Program Standards 
  • Ability to work with computers to create program schedules, camper data, and related camp programs.

Additional Information

Camp Farley offers an 8-week, co-ed summer camp. For information regarding the program, or to fill out an application, visit The population of campers can generally be described as reflective of the nature and diversity of the local community on Cape Cod. The overnight camp program (Sun. afternoon to Friday evening) accommodates about 100 children between the ages 8 to 15, and a day camp program accommodates about 70 children between the ages of 6 to 12. Camp Farley does not operate a camp program during weekends and all staff are off duty every Friday night (about 8:30) to noon each Sunday. They also enjoy an additional 3 nights off per week (9 to midnight), and at least an hour off daily. Staff are welcome to enjoy their own laundry room, private staff beach, staff kitchenette, wireless internet, bicycles, and a roomy staff lounge with large flat TV. Food is provided on weekends and staff are welcome to enjoy many of the camp’s amenities, but they can also leave camp each Saturday or for the short weekend - to take advantage of Camp Farley’s great coastal location on historic and popular Cape Cod. Living and working at a children’s camp is not for everyone, but if you love kids, people, and fun, then you will hardly find a better place to spend your summer than Camp Farley. We value those who can contribute to our program and our great reputation for excellence.


Maria Campbell

615 Route 130
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649