ESF Camps

  • Tennis Camp Director

    Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Camps at Chestnut Hill College
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    A Tennis Camp Director is responsible for the direct care, instruction and supervision of all campers and Team members, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers and Team members.

    Position Objective/Purpose

    We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of Team members and campers.  The candidate must be capable of building positive relationships, providing top-notch customer service and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.  This position will require the candidate to complete multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the professional standards of ESF.

    Position Scope Factors

    Directors are employed in the following camps;

    • Mini Camp: 3 year olds
    • Day Camp: 4 – 8 year olds
    • Senior Camp: 9 – 15 year olds
    • Sports Camp: 6 - 15 year olds
    • Tennis camp: 6 - 15 year olds
    • Aquatics: all ages

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    1. Group supervision of campers with attention to: instruction to increase skill levels, behavior and group management, health and safety, security, and personal and skill development
    2. Complete paperwork as assigned
    3. Serve as a positive role model to campers and Team members
    4. Monitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assemblies
    5. Conduct morning briefings daily with Team
    6. Conduct mid and end of summer Team member evaluations
    7. Assist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activity
    8. Coordinate daily schedules
    9. Attend all ESF events
    10. Model behavior & group management strategies for groups
    11. Monitor safety and security of all campers and Team Members
    12. Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families when applicable
    13. Oversee sign-in of campers into Club OT
    14. Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
    15. Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    16. Have fun
    17. Other responsibilities as assigned

    Position Competencies for Success

    1. Understand and support the mission of the organization
    2. The ability to work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    3. Positive attitude
    4. Commitment to the growth and development of youth
    5. Commitment to producing consistent, high-quality work
    6. Excellent judgment, ability to identify problems and works quickly to find solutions
    7. Patient, caring and creative
    8. Flexible, adaptive and a Team player
    9. Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    1. Previous experience working with children in a supervisory or administrative capacity
    2. Performance management and facilitation experience (preferred)
    3. 1 – 3 years administrative/leadership experience (required)
    4. Staff supervision experience (required)

    Certification Requirements

    1. Previous Tennis and supervisory experience (required)
    2. Teaching certification (preferred)
    3. First Aid/CPR (preferred)

    Education Requirements

    1. Bachelor’s Degree

    Other Skill Requirements

    1. Outstanding communication skills which include the ability to use clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community

    Reporting Relationships

    1. Reports directly to and takes direction from Site Director.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
    2. Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
    3. Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
    4. Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position

    ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


    Becoming part of the Team at ESF Camps far exceeds what one would expect of a normal “summer job”.   ESF Camps offers an opportunity to make an everlasting impression on children and young adults who will ultimately be our future.  We pride ourselves in partnering with outstanding individuals committed to the progressive development of children while remaining sensitive to their individual needs.  Our Team consists of specialized professionals, master educators, and exceptional college students dedicated to making a daily impact on our campers.


    ESF Camps provides you with the opportunity to work for an award winning, nationally recognized organization providing hands-on experience in behavior and group management for children ages 3-16.  Build your career in a safe, positive, and energetic atmosphere that focuses on professional development.  Working at ESF will be an experience like no other!


     Benefits of joining the ESF Team:

    • Earn a competitive salary
    • Work great hours from Monday to Friday and have all of your nights and weekends off
    • Earn undergraduate and graduate internship credits
    • Earn Continuing Education Unit credits (CEU's/Act 48) or Professional Development Hours (PDH's)   towards your professional teaching certification requirement
    • Establish connections that could lead to full-time positions in schools, institutions, companies, and other organizations
    • Have more fun than you can imagine




    • Be positive, motivational and a leader to Team members
    • Record and maintain a log of all daily activities and observations
    • Monitor the organization, supervision, and administration of all activities and assemblies
    • Conduct Weekly Team Meetings
    • Make sure Team Members are conducting head counts always
    • Ensure and enforce safety at all times
    • Catch Team members doing something great and let them know about it
    • Conduct mid-summer and end of summer Team Member evaluations
    • Conduct end of summer exit interviews with each Team member
    • Set the tone for the entire camp – keep it safe and fun for everyone
    • Assist and support the Site Director in any camp operation or activity 
    • Maintain the ESF Look
    • Provide support to all Team members
    • Direct and supervise all camp programs
    • Communicate with parents/guardians either through written and/or verbal contact
    • Identify and meet camper needs
    • Coordinate daily schedule
    • Provide alternative behavior management techniques
    • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
    • Review agenda for Weekly Team Meeting
    • Provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family and Team Members
    • Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete supervision of all campers and Team Members
    • Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families when applicable
    • Oversee sign-in of campers into Club OT



    • B.A./B.S. Degree
    • Proven leadership/management experience required
    • Camp Director experience preferred
    • Classroom teaching experience preferred
    • Behavior management experience with children
    • Exceptional Customer Service Skills
    • Organized, detail oriented, team player
    • Fun, outgoing, motivational

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35Ibs
    • Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
    • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
    • Overall good physical condition


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