The Laurel Foundation, ( dedicated to empowering children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and trans/gender non-conforming youth, is seeking a passionate and dedicated Camp Director who is responsible for the safe operation of The Laurel Foundation’s year-round camp programs.

REPORTS TO:  The position of Camp Director reports to the CEO

POSITION PURPOSE                                           

To further the mission of The Laurel Foundation through the development and management of programs, human resource, financial marketing, and strategic operations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                                           

  1. Design, deliver and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner
  • Remain current with information on the developmental needs of our youth populations served
  • Annually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and volunteers
  • Develop and implement crisis and risk management procedures
  • Work with Program Director to design and ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper population
  1. Oversee the financial management and fund development operations to allow for adequate annual funding and to meet long-term goals.
  • Develop and monitor the budget for the camp operations
  • Develop and design long-term fundraising strategies for the camp programs
  1. Implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain year-round volunteer staff (counselors and medical staff)
  • Design and implement recruitment and retention strategies for volunteers
  • Recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate volunteer staff.
  • Perform volunteer observations and provide constructive feedback.
  • Address volunteer concerns, solicit volunteer feedback and incorporate as needed.
  • Create a positive and open atmosphere among the volunteer community, to promote volunteer retention
  • Administer volunteer discipline as needed
  • Manage schedule, minor HR duties, and other aspects of assigning volunteer work duties
  1. Oversee the daily operations of day and resident camp programs including food service, program, business, camp and volunteer supervision, health care management and ACA standards compliance
  • Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all campers, staff, and volunteers throughout the camp program.
  • Secure campsite facilities
  • Oversee the management of site and food service through the supervision of the site facility Food Service Manager and review of the food service program
  • Maintain standards set forth by American Camp Association (ACA)
  • Organizing and ensuring a high level of standards in all program activities
  • Oversee incident/accident reporting; conduct annual internal risk management reviews
  • Secure sufficient coverage in health care staff and their implementation of the health care plan
  • Work with Medical Director to ensure all medial policies are in place
  • Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp including financial record keeping, office operations, etc.
  • Solve urgent behavioral needs of campers and volunteers
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of all camp operations.


OTHER JOB DUTIES                                               

This job may include work in other areas of the organization, involvement in professional associations, or work related to the broader vision of the organization.


Accepts and demonstrates The Laurel Foundation’s values.  Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.  Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers building effective, supportive working relationships with them. Support fundraising as needed. Represent The Laurel Foundation and its values to the public through speaking engagements, public testimony, and media interviews.


This position works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.  Builds rapport and relates well to others.  Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations.  Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.  Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

This position works closely with community health professionals, leaders and organizations to further build important relationships that will help develop The Laurel Foundation’s programs.


Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.  Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create better stakeholder experiences.  Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participate in meetings.  Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.  Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for stakeholders.


Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.  Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


The position requires the minimum of 21 years of age, obtain a college degree and at least 5 years administrative/program experience with camp programs. Experience working with ACA program standards. Additional administrative and program experience working with HIV/AIDS and transgender population.  Must have a good driving record and valid auto insurance. Candidate must be ambitious with outstanding organizational, human relations and programming skills.


This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to move about the camp facility in various environmental conditions.


$45,000-$55,000 (Based on experience).

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                                                                 

If you are interested in joining our team as Camp Director and bringing hope, joy, and laughter into the lives of children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and trans/gender non-conforming youth, please email your resume  with cover letter to

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