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Steve and Kate's Camp Director

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Greenwood Village, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

We're hiring a S&K Camp Director!

A S&K Camp Director is responsible for all aspects of planning and executing an innovative, kid-centric summer day camp, as well as other seasonal break programs and pop-up childcare events throughout the year. This role involves developing and implementing local marketing initiatives; establishing and building relationships with hundreds of camp families; recruiting, hiring, training and leading seasonal teams, and; overseeing logistics, compliance, operations and inventory management for the programs they manage. Successful Camp Directors will create a dynamic, inclusive and growing camp community for campers, staff and families and deliver phenomenal programs for kids, while ensuring safety, operational efficiency and profitability.

How do you know if you’re the right candidate?

  • Do you appreciate and agree with empowering kids (and adults) to take risks and make their own choices?

  • Would picking up the phone to strike up a conversation with business managers, school administrators, potential staff, and prospective families you’ve never met fit within your comfort zone? If not, are you willing to stretch?

  • Can you knock out administrative tasks efficiently and with extreme attention to detail?

  • Are you the type of person who can’t rest until you’ve done everything possible to make someone feel cared for?

  • Can you multitask like you’re a Hollywood power agent while keeping calm, level-headed, and nice?

  • Do you have the stamina to keep up (literally) with 4-12 yr. olds bursting with energy and creative potential? And, if needed, can you bench press a kindergartener (or at least lift up to 40lbs.)?

What you will be doing in this role:

  • Responsible for all stages of the employee life cycle for seasonal teams of up to 30: attraction, recruitment, onboarding, development, retention and separation.

  • On-site manager responsible for all facets of a day camp that runs 9-10 weeks, with an average of 150 campers per day generating 6-7 figure revenue; also responsible for managing other holiday break programs (winter and spring) and pop-up child care events at school and day care facilities in their community.

  • Handles crisis, emergency, behavioral and medical response as needed when issues come up at camp or in other childcare settings.

  • Manages all customer contact for their programs, including responding to email and phone inquiries in a timely fashion, providing exceptional customer service, and handling sensitive and escalated matters for hundreds of prospective and attending camp families.

  • Develops relationships with local schools, PTAs, businesses and other organizations to create promotional opportunities for the camp by offering cash, in-kind donations and camp services / programming in exchange for marketing.

  • Leads online and in-person promotional events and presentations for prospective families regularly throughout the pre-season.

  • Manages compliance processes and ensures implementation of company, city and state required policies for camps and/or childcare facilities as applicable to their locality.

  • Manages a six-figure budget for personnel, food and programming.

  • Oversees all logistics and inventory management functions for hundreds of items valued in excess of six-figures, which are needed to run camp programs.

  • Manages relationship with host school that rents out facility where camp runs; also responsible for overseeing janitorial arrangements, security and site planning to ensure sanitary, safe and smooth operations.

  • Negotiates terms and manages relationship with local vendors that provide food and programming for their camp.

What we hope you will bring to this role:

  • At least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED required.

  • Must meet one of the following:

  • A 4 year college degree with a major such as recreation, outdoor education, education with a specialty in art, elementary or early childhood education, or a subject in the human service field.

  • Two years of college education in a field from option one WITH 6 months (or 910 hours) of full-time or part-time experience working with kids (experience must be had as an adult (18+).

  • Three years (5,460 hours) experience working with kids AND

    6 or 9 hours completed of college course work (in the fields listen in option 1) OR

    40 hours of training in coursework applicable to school-aged kids.

The salary for this position is $63,000 annually.

Compensation Range: 63,000


Contact us at bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).