Summer Camp Director - Naticook Day Camp / Merrimack Parks & Recreation


Job Description

The Town of Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a dynamic and experienced educational leader with strong communication skills to become the next Director of Naticook Day Camp.

The Camp Director provides the overall leadership and management of an eight week Summer Camp program for up to 120 children between the ages of 5 – 15 years old per week and 40 staff members. Naticook Day Camp operates on 46 acres in Wasserman Park on the site of a former residential camp creating the feel of overnight camp in a day camp setting.

The camp features a traditional assortment of day camp activities for children in Grades K – 8 as well as a field trip program for participants between the ages 12 – 15.

The Camp Director will work in conjunction with the Director of Parks & Recreation on the recruitment and selection of staff and will plan, direct and lead the day-to-day operations of the Camp. The Director will provide instructional supervision for staff; interact daily with families and community members, and will develop mutually respectful relationships with campers, parents and staff. If you have the ability to turn concepts into reality, inspire both staff and campers to push their boundaries, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you!

This position is 40 hours per week beginning in Mid to Late June and running thru Mid-August with some pre-season planning and training hours required making it an ideal position for a teacher. Pre-season hours are flexible in nature.

Apply by: November 6 2017


Camp/Organization: Naticook Day Camp / Merrimack Parks & Recreation (ACA Accredited)

Location: Merrimack, NH

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $13.98 - $20.00 per hour


  • At least 2 years of leadership experience in a Day Camp or Sleep Away Camp setting. Past experience as a Camp Director or Administrator is highly preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Early Childhood Education, Physical Education or related field is preferred. Combination of education and experience that indicates an ability to meet the requirements of the job are also acceptable. 
  • Current CPR and Standard First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain. 


The qualified candidate shall have outstanding communication skills; and experience leading and supervising staff members is preferred.

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY To view the complete job description and to download an application, visit us at: Interested candidates should complete a Town of Merrimack Application for Employment and submit it to: Town of Merrimack, Human Resources, 6 Baboosic Lake Rd, Merrimack, NH 03054. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open Friday, October 13th. For questions regarding the position, please contact Matt Casparius, Director of Parks & Recreation at 603-882-1046.


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Matt Casparius

116 Naticook Rd
Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054