Summer Camp Director - Camp Fire North Shore


Job Description

Camp Fire North Shore is seeking a Camp Director to supervise our 10 week summer day camp located in Salem, MA.

The summer camp programs target youth, ages 5 through 9th grade.

The position is part-time leading up to the summer and full-time during the summer months.

Hours during the camp season are 9:00am – 5:30pm.

We are looking to have someone in this role by March 1st with a flexible schedule leading up to the camp season.

Job Description
• Prepare promotional and parent material for the season.
• Manage licensing and permitting process with the Salem Department of Health, Fire Prevention Office, and the Building Department.
• Prepare and update camp facility, policies and procedures according to Board of Health regulations.
• Recruit, onboard, and train staff of 25+ to provide direct program delivery to youth enrolled in summer camp.
• Provide daily on site supervision and support to staff (Counselors, Specialists, Lifeguards, C.I.T.s) including informal and formal meetings on a regular basis.
• Supervise the C.I.T. program.
• Coordinate with contractors and partners to provide enrichment programming.
• Plan and coordinate logistics for twice weekly field trips.
• Host daily “Tree” time and weekly Friday performances, including making announcements to campers and families, leading sing-alongs, escorting visitors and special guests, and other activities.
• Manage camper allergy list, medication administration, and provide first aid to campers.
• Communicate with parents/guardians and staff about camper concerns, injuries, etc.
• Plan and implement special events and internal communications that enhance the summer Camp Fire experience for staff, campers and their families.
• Monitor program quality through on-going evaluations and outcome measurement.
• Participate in the assessment and evaluation of the youth enrolled in Camp Fire summer camp.
• Work with the Camp Fire management team to promote and extend Camp Fire programs in the community.

Apply by: April 11 2020


Camp/Organization: Camp Fire North Shore

Location: 2 Cain Road, Salem, MA 01970

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $20/hour


Candidates must be at least 21 years old and must have successfully completed a course in camping administration or have at least two seasons previous experience as part of the administrative staff of a recreational camp for children.


  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong customer focused philosophy
  • Ability to supervise staff and campers and provide strong leadership
  • Ability to create learning and teaching environment for staff and campers
  • Skill in developing and implementing creative out-door/environmental programs for children
  • Ability to respond to situations quickly and efficiently and to solve problems
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification

Additional Information

Camp Fire North Shore is a non-profit organization located in Salem and Lynn, MA offering after school care, a summer day camp, teen and club programs to youth on the North Shore. Thrive{ology} is our proven, research-based approach to teaching every kid and teen how to be a better friend, student, son, daughter, member of society. For more information about our organization, please visit If interested in applying for this position, please contact Meghan Collins, Director of Operations, at 978-745-7200, or via email at


Meghan Collins

583 Chestnut Street Suite 11
Lynn, Massachusetts 01904