ESF Camps

  • Camp Director

    Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    ESF Dream Camp at Temple University
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Targeted Job End Date
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Are you looking for the best summer job ever? Look no further because ESF is hiring Directors to work across our 13 locations from mid-June through mid-August!


    Join our mission-driven team for a fun and rewarding summer! Make a positive impact on children while receiving comprehensive training, professional development, unique resume building and networking opportunities. ESF offers competitive compensation, accredited internships and field work hours for graduate and undergraduate students, CEU credits for teachers, discounted camp tuition for children of team members, flexible schedules, year-round aftercare, mentoring opportunities and an employee referral program consisting of bonuses and ESF gear!


    What will you do all summer (in addition to having fun with your campers and fellow team members)? A Director is responsible for:

    • Supervising campers (grades 1-11)
    • Actively participating in all camp activities
    • Providing a safe and fun learning environment and serving as a positive role model

    Position Objective/Purpose

    ESF is hiring motivated leaders with prior experience supervising children and adults who believe in ESF’s mission, build positive relationships and ensure the well-being of others.

    Position Scope Factors

    Director hours are from 7:30am to 4:30pm 3 days per week and 7:30am to 5:30pm 2 days per week; Monday through Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on the location and camp. Depending on the location, Directors work up to ten (10) consecutive weeks from mid-June through mid-August.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Perform group supervision of campers with attention to: behavior and group management, health and safety, security and skill development
    • Manage and develop team members; administer mid and end of summer staff evaluations
    • Monitor the organization, supervision and administration of all activities and assemblies
    • Ensure the safety and security of all campers and team members
    • Run morning briefings daily with team and participate in leadership meetings
    • Coordinate and communicate daily schedules
    • Oversee morning and afternoon club OT/extended day activities
    • Interface with camp parents/guardians through written and verbal communication
    • Conduct tours of the camp facilities and program areas to prospective camp families as needed
    • Assist and support the Site Director in camp operations and activities
    • Attend all ESF events and facilitate trainings as necessary
    • Complete paperwork as assigned
    • Exhibit ESF core values at all times and to adhere to all company policies
    • Have fun!
    • Other responsibilities as assigned

    Position Competencies for Success

    • Understand and support the mission of the organization
    • Commit to the growth and development of youth
    • Work effectively with others in all levels of the organization in a professional manner
    • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills; using clear, concise and professional language when interacting with campers, camp families and colleagues
    • Be responsible, reliable and safe
    • Always have a positive, can-do attitude
    • Be patient, caring and creative
    • Produce consistent, high-quality work
    • Demonstrate excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
    • Be a flexible, adaptive and a team player
    • Desire to make a difference in the life of a child

    Experience Requirements

    • Previous experience working with children in a supervisory capacity
    • Prior staff supervision experience
    • Performance management and facilitation experience
    • Prior camp experience preferred

    Certification Requirements

    • Teaching certification preferred
    • First Aid/CPR preferred

    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree

    Reporting Relationships

    • Reports directly to the Site Director

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds
    • Work outside, upright and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
    • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
    • Possess physical capacity to fulfill all Essential Job Functions – Responsibilities listed above



    This job description is subject to change at any time.


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