YMCA of Northern Colorado
  • Day Camp
  • Johnstown, CO, USA
  • Full Time - Seasonal

We are kicking off our first summer in Johnstown and Berthoud and are looking for the perfect candidate (okay, 4 perferct candidates) to run our Summer Day Camps. We need three site directors for Johnstown and one for Berthoud.

The Day Camp Site Director is a managerial position, but our ideal candidate is more worker bee than queen bee. This position requires someone who has energy, a happy demeanor and strong leadership skills to supervise, teach, nurture and encourage our staff with a balance of empathy, accountability, role modeling and hands-on work.  The ideal candidate can lead campers in a funny song, engage campers in various activities and empower staff to find their inner camper.

You might be the right candidate if...

You are a communicator, a listener and a patient answerer of questions. You are a creative life force, generating ideas to keep our summer camp fresh, interesting, engaging and all-around awesome. You are detail-orieted (you noticed we misspelled "oriented"). You are ready to implement a whole host of vitally important policies and procedures; you have children to protect, for goodness sake! And yet, you have the flexibility and calm nature that allows you to go with the flow and ride the whitewater rapids that can come with the job. You are even keeled, working well with both administrative and programmatic work, both people and numbers, both concrete policies and the gray shades of human nature. You can speak eloquently to parents and administrative staff while also having the skill to send a child into a fit of giggles. You are a metaphorical chameleon*.

*Actual chameleons need not apply

Here are some the essentials:

Manages, directs and coordinates program areas, ensure high quality programs and establish new program activities. Takes the lead on planning and implementing camp activities to create a fun, engaging, and safe camp atmosphere.

Trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.  Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

Informs Program Director of needed upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports safety practices aligning with YMCA, Health Department and CDHS standards.

Develops and maintains relationships with host location administration.  Checks in weekly with office staff to communicate any updates or concerns.

Of course there will be other duties as assigned.

40 hours a week between 7:00a to 6:00p M-F. No evenings. No weekends!

Seasonal May 18-Aug 9 (There may be opportunities to start in a part-time capacity before May 18th as well as possible full-time opportunities in the fall).

Salary range is $16.00-18.00/ hour

To apply for to be a Site Director, you must:

Be 21 years or older

Supply documentation of current certification or become certified in CPR and First Aid. The Y offers monthly opportunities for CPR and 1st Aid training. 

Provide 3 written references.

AND have at least one of the following

A four year degree in a related field


48 semester hours of college credit AND 960 hours of experience in a licensed program since turning 18


5640 hours of experience working directly with school-age children with a group of 4 or more unrelated school age children.

If you do not meet the necessary criteria for this position, please apply for our 

Day Camp Summer Staff Opportunities (Johnstown/Berthoud Locations)

YMCA of Northern Colorado
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