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Assistant Camp Director

Assistant Camp Director

  • Job Title: Assistant Camp Director
  • Reports to: Program Director
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Department: Camp
  • Status: Full Time-Seasonal
  • Revision date: April 2024 


Under the supervision of the Camp Director, the Assistant Camp Director is responsible for providing direct leadership and guidance to camp staff in supervision of groups of children participating in the summer program. This includes implementing a framework of quality programs, organizing and motivating staff, while enforcing policies and procedures that ensure participants have access to positive healthy learning opportunities. The position works closely with the Program Director to effectively promote and enhance Girls Inc. mission. 


Girls Inc. is the pre-eminent girls’ leadership organization equipping girls to reach their full potential. For nearly 160 years, Girls Inc. has been evolving with girls, supporting them to best meet the challenges and opportunities of the day and to envision and advocate for a more equitable and sustainable future.  

Our professionally trained staff and volunteers provide mentorship, safe spaces, and programming that address the unique challenges girls face and are proven to help girls succeed. We cultivate physically and emotionally safe environments where girls are encouraged to take risks, learn from experiences, and grow. Girls build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to push for change and we work with them to advocate for policies to overcome the social and systemic barriers that threaten their ability to succeed. 


  1. Provide direct leadership and supervision to Camp Counselors. 

  1. Foster understanding of and an active rapport with Camp Counselors. 

  1. Set the tone and provide guidance to staff and assigned groups of camp participants. 

  1. Assume direct responsibility for the whereabouts and the business of every Camp Counselor and camp participant in the assigned groups. 

  1. Project a positive and enthusiastic image on the job at all times 

  1. Effectively cooperate in the administration of all camp policies and programs. 

  1. Assist in training other staff/volunteers as needed.  

  1. Cultivate strong working relationships with staff, children, and parents.  

  1. Assist in maintaining a positive, equitable, safe, and supportive environment for girls, which supports individual choice and fosters independence. 

  1. Assist the Program Director with licensing requirements for summer camp, adhere to confidentiality policies, to ensure compliance. 

  1. Devise, coordinate, and execute camp curriculum in accordance with the specific needs and interest of Girls Inc. and all participants involved.  

  1. Attending all required staff meetings, trainings, and special events 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned, based on the need of the program. 


Whether after school or during the school day, in person or virtually, Girls Inc. programs provide comprehensive and interactive leadership development to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to reach their full potential and the support to actively realize it. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming prepares girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families. Girls Inc. also advocates for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls. 

  • Create Pro-girl, Affirming Environment: Physically and emotionally safe environments encourage girls to take risks, learn from experiences, and be their authentic selves. Trained staff and volunteers build mentoring relationships, serve as role models, and supply continual care and guidance to girls and their families.
  • Offer Evidence-Based Programming: Programming addresses all aspects of a girl’s life and has proven effective in developing the girl to be healthy physically and mentally, educated through academic enrichment and support, and independent through life skills.
  • Support Policy and Advocacy: Girls Inc. works with girls to advocate for equity and social justice, changing lives and culture by equipping participants to succeed as their most powerful selves and to be resilient leaders in their communities and beyond. We advocate especially for the needs of girls from low-income communities and those who may face discrimination because of their gender, race, religion, ethnicity, immigration status, disability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 


  1. Must be at least 21 years of age. 

  1. Associate degree, with courses in education, sociology, psychology, child development, or related field; or 2-4 years of experience working in youth-based programs preferred. 

  1. Ability to work with kids ages 5- 18 years of age. 

  1. Experience in supervision and management of a diverse work force. 

  1. Effective communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to connect with people individually and present to larger groups, and interface with families and community organizations. 

  1. Must be able to create and transmit program curricula, approved by the Program Director, to camp staff for direct instruction and execution of the daily schedule. 

  1. Knowledge of positive teaching methodology to support the creation of a motivating, healthy, and positive learning environment. 

  1. Ability to follow and respect the leadership and instruction provided by the Program Director and work cooperatively with all camp staff. 

  1. Successfully complete Girls Inc. of Central Connecticut onboarding and required pre-service training. 


  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Available to work weekends.
  • Ability to walk and stand for hours at a time.
  • Ability to lift and/or aid children of more than 50 lbs.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids is possible.
  • Ability to act calmly and organized in an emergency. 

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