WPD Summer Camp Director

Posted 2 months ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Public School


Job Summary:
  Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Camp Director will be responsible for supervising, leading, and planning age appropriate activities while maintaining a safe and fun environment for camp counselors and campers (children range from three years old to 9th grader depending on campsite).  Due to the varying school release calendar, camp tentatively runs from early June through early August* with training dates beginning approximately two weeks prior to the start of camp.  Directors must be able to attend all mandatory staff training days and commit to the entire duration of camp, including the Fourth of July.  Any issues with these dates need to be addressed and noted with the Recreation Supervisor upon application or during the interview process. 

*Some camps may conclude ~the final week of July.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prior to the start of camp: directors must plan and prepare a general schedule (outline) for camp--including activities, games, crafts, special days, etc.; formulate camp groups; assign staff to positions; prepare/set-up the appropriate campsite; and meet periodically with the Recreation Supervisor to discuss the upcoming season.
  • Oversee and lead the day-to-day operations of camp.
  • Approve and be responsible for all staff timecards.
  • Be responsible for the daily condition of your campsite and its cleanliness.
  • Complete/approve/submit any and all accident/incident reports to the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Evaluate staff assigned to your campsite.
  • Assist in the set-up and break-down of camp each and every day.
  • Arrive at camp energized and ready to initiate daily activities (such as crafts, games, special events, etc.); you are an active participant and the leader of camp.
  • Follow the direction of the Recreation Supervisor.
  • Treat parents, campers, and co-workers with enthusiasm and respect every day.
  • Ensure the safety of all participants in indoor, outdoor, and lakefront environments; administer first aid if necessary.
  • Complete all tasks in compliance with Park District policies, safety rules, and the employee manual.

Qualified Candidates:
  Candidates should be dependable, responsible, energetic, and have the ability to supervise a staff comprised of mostly young adults while executing and maintaining a safe, but enjoyable camp experience for campers each day.  The ability to communicate with parents, children, and the community while actively maintaining an effective relationships with co-workers is especially valuable.  Experience working at camp, in a teaching environment, or being responsible for part-time/seasonal employees preferred.  Applicants are also preferred--but not required--to be 21 years of age by the start of training for possible driving situations.

Application Procedure:
  Online application only; no paper applications will be accepted.  Please provide at least one reference letter when applying.

Posted By

Winnetka Park District

540 Hibbard Road , Winnetka, IL 60093

At the following locations

Various locations

540 Hibbard Road , Winnetka, IL 60093