Camp Director of Camp Chewonki for Boys - Chewonki Foundation


Job Description

Chewonki is seeking a motivated and motivating professional, excited to join a dynamic summer camp team including the Vice President of Camp Chewonki,  Boys Camp Director, Girls Camp Director, Wilderness Trip Coordinator, and administrative assistant. This team will create an aligned model of summer programming that encourages participants to be their best selves, foster stewardship of the natural world, and build sustainable communities throughout their lives.

Reporting to the Vice President for Camp Chewonki and in collaboration with other year-round camp leadership, the Camp Directors lead and manage the Camp Chewonki education and experience for campers, parents, and staff. The director(s) seek continuous improvement of the program(s) to ensure high retention of campers and staff and strive to strengthen all of Chewonki through their efforts. The Camp Director will possess the level of experience necessary to provide leadership to their respective camp program while concurrently partnering with other summer team members to implement the vision of "One Chewonki" throughout all summer offerings.


With the direction of VP for Camp Chewonki: 

  • Creates an active partnership and collaborative environment within Camp Chewonki which ensures: integrated and equitable summer programs for all; curriculum and programming that is coherent,  mission-driven, and is true to the vision of aligned summer programming 
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for camp families 
  • Works closely with the VP for Camp Chewonki to meet annual enrollment targets to include creating and participating in a collaborative marketing strategy participating in local and national recruiting events robust seasonal evaluation of financial and enrollment targets 
  • Supports and contributes to the work of the VP for Camp Chewonki 
  • Develops and manages a departmental budget to meet the goals of Camp Chewonki and Chewonki as a whole 
  • Hires and builds a strong, seasonal staff in alignment with the vision and expectations for all of Camp Chewonki 
  • Maintains the highest standards for behavior of staff and campers 
  • Promotes the Chewonki Mission 
  • Develops understanding, skills,  and leadership in single-gender education 
  • Participates in development activity to support the VP for Camp Chewonki and the Director of Development 
  • Provides professional feedback for year-round and seasonal staff 


  • Maintain a general understanding of all Chewonki programs Participate in community lunches, dish crews, special events, and community workdays 
  • Be an active member of American Camp Association and Maine Summer Camps Attend conferences and seminars as appropriate to position

Apply by: October 5 2018


Camp/Organization: Chewonki Foundation (ACA Accredited)

Location: Wiscasset, ME

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round

Salary: SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary is in line with other residential summer camps in northern New England.  Benefits include; health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, optional vision insurance, long-term disability, 403B retirement plan (currently matching up to 4.5% after one year of service), paid time off, and access to professional development funds.



  • Excited about creating and delivering an educational, aligned, and fun model of camp that supports and encourages girls and boys equitably 
  • Familiarity with camp and the camp profession 
  • Experience leading wilderness trips 
  • Comfortable publically speaking to and with a variety of audiences 
  • Understands the model and value of outdoor learning and place-based education 
  • Values and is capable of receiving and offering honest and timely feedback 
  • Ability to take responsibility for decisions 
  • Committed to excellence 
  • Good listener 
  • Clear communicator 
  • Proficient in the use of Gmail, Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc), and Google Apps for Education 
  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Current WFR certification 
  • Must Pass Background Criminal Check 
  • Valid Driver’s License approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier

Additional Information

TO APPLY  – Review of applications will begin immediately  Please see for more information about Chewonki.  Please complete the following information and submit: A cover letter explaining your interest Resume


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Nancy Percy

485 Chewonki Neck Rd.
Wiscasset, Maine 04578