Camp Director: Camp Promise

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



36 Cordage Park Circle
United States


We are Camp Promise! As a program of the Jett Foundation, a nationally recognized rare-disease nonprofit that raises awareness of and supports those impacted by muscular dystrophy, we provide free, overnight summer camps and year-round programming for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases. At Camp Promise, we make the impossible possible and believe that everyone deserves to experience the magic of camp, regardless of any physical or medical needs. We are actively seeking an experienced camp professional to serve as our Camp Director. The Camp Director will be responsible for leading and overseeing all camp operations and will have several main areas of focus: delivering our mission, leading an innovative team, ensuring exceptional programming, and serving our community.

A successful Camp Director must have intimate knowledge of the camp industry, experience working with people with special healthcare needs, an understanding of adaptive recreation, the ability to connect with campers, parents, and staff, and be to apply a broad knowledge of management principles to maintain and grow our existing program. This position is located at our main office in Plymouth, MA during the year; travel to our one-week overnight camp sessions in Washington, Connecticut, and Colorado during the summer is required. 


You will receive…

• A competitive salary commensurate with experience.

• Generous time off and health insurance options.

• Opportunities for professional development, including conferences, webinars, etc.

• Endless camp swag and at least one cool unique camp T-shirt each year.

Level of Language Proficiency

• Have 3-5 years of experience in a leadership role in specialty camp operations.

• Have 2 or more years of employee management or supervisory experience.

• Have a minimum of 3 years of relevant project management experience.

• Have experience with adaptive recreation, working with people with special health care needs or disabilities, or similar experience.

• Have experience in financial planning and reporting, along with managing a budget and using resources wisely.

• Are able to juggle multiple projects and tasks at once, and work in a flexible, fast-paced environment.

• Possess high levels of verbal and written communication skills, and are very comfortable with public speaking.

• Are reliable, responsible, accountable and possess a strong sense of integrity.

• Have the ability to prioritize and meet strict deadlines.

• Are proactive, think one step ahead, and take initiative.

• Are able to problem solve and ask for help when needed.

• Are able to accept guidance and supervision from others.

• Are able to work independently and as part of a team.

• Are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs, and working with large databases (and you appreciate the efficiency that new technology can offer).

• Have a valid driver’s license.

It would be great (but not necessary) if you have…

• A Masters in nonprofit management, outdoor education, or relevant field.

• Experience leading a nonprofit organization

• Previous experience with the American Camp Association accreditation process.

• An academic major in social work, psychology, recreation, non-profit management, disabilities studies, or a related field.

• Proficiency in social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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