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SpringHill Camps

Camp Director (New Frontiers)

SpringHill Camps
Evart, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 11/25/2014
Categories: Camp Jobs
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Job Posting



Position Title:

New Frontiers    Summer Camp Director




November 5, 2014





Full Time, Salaried, Manager Level (start date March/April 2015)


Job Location:

Evart, Michigan


Reports To:

Senior Camp Director  


Direct Reports:

Summer Staff


Key Relationships:

Copper Country Camp Director, Storybrook Camp Director, TST Camp Director, Indiana Overnight Camp Directors, Michigan Overnight Camp Director, Day Camp    Directors, VP for Experience Planning and Integration and Director of People and Organizational Development


HR Contact:

Carmen Dieppa



Position Summary

The New Frontiers Summer Camp Director will oversee our Junior High Summer Camp at our Evart, Michigan Overnight Camp. This person will be responsible for the 2,600+ Junior High Campers each Summer and the recruitment, training, and oversight of the Summer Staff. They will work alongside other Summer Camp Directors at our Overnight Camp.


Principal Duties and Job Functions


  •    Lead and manage the implementation of the  New Frontiers Camper experience (Summer Camp Center for students who have  completed Grades 6-9)
  •    Retain Summer Staff through creation of  excellent Summer Staff experiences, including nurturing their spiritual  health
  •    Recruit,  interview, and hire Summer Staff
  •    Provide  training for Summer Staff  and assist with other elements of Summer Staff training
  •    Work with a Summer Leadership Team to manage and lead 150+ Summer Staff; including    conducting performance appraisals, coaching, and corrective action when necessary
  •    Insure alignment of teen age programs with SpringHill’s mission, vision, and values
  •    Create new programs and help create new activities to remain relevant and reach more kids
  •    Establish and maintain relationships with key constituents (Staff, Parents, Ministry Leaders)
  •    Assist as needed with other Summer Camp Programs and Retreats
  •    Ensure compliance with ACA, ACCT and State Laws
  •    Manage all associated account lines and perform within budget


Experience and Qualifications Requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  •   Demonstrated knowledge of teen culture and expertise in leading effective teen ministry
  •   Bachelors Degree in related field required
  •   5+ years experience in youth ministry, camp ministry, or similar field
  •   Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  •   5+ years experience of team leadership/supervisory experience
  •   Experience developing leaders preferred


Personal and Professional Characteristics

  •   Commitment to the mission and ministry philosophy of SpringHill
  •    Strong Christian faith, integrity, morale values and convictions
  •    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  •    Ability to exercise good judgment and making sound decisions in performing job duties
  •    Ability to detect unsafe equipment and actions and to take the appropriate corrective action
  •    Ability to exercise patience and diplomacy in dealing with camp employees, students, guest and the general public while performing investigative tasks
  •    A self-starter who is highly motivated and able to work unsupervised for extended periods
  •    Ability to handle restricted and confidential information in a professional manner and always maintain the information as such


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  •   Ability to travel within the Midwest region 3-6 weeks per year
  •   Must be able to lift, bend, and twist
  •   Ability to push and pull loads
  •   Must be able to lift frequently up to 35 lbs, occasionally 35-100 lbs with   assistance
  •   Good eye-hand coordination


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, types of work performed and qualifications required of staff members assigned to this position. They are not intended or should be taken as an exhaustive list of and responsibilities, duties, and requirements of personnel so classified. All indicated qualifications, duties and functions are essential job functions for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


About SpringHill

SpringHill is a Christian non-denominational organization that exists to present the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to children, teens and young adults and to be His agent of change. We see this fulfilled through our mission, which is to glorify God by creating life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are committed to serving families in Evart, Michigan, and Seymour, Indiana at our summer camp locations and in major metropolitan areas including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin at our day camp locations. As we experience growth in our ministry, we are seeking people who can bring experience, knowledge, energy and a passion for Jesus to key roles in reaching kids for Christ.


In addition to the mission, SpringHill holds a number of values that influence the way we think and do ministry. We are about Jesus and his message of grace, hope and love. We are committed to the spiritual and personal growth of children, teens, and young adults. We possess a passionate commitment to be relevant. This translates into the integration of faith and fun, diversity in programming and a resolve to meet and engage every child at their level of maturity and development. We are committed to only do ministry in the context of personal loving and caring relationships.


This is why we expend a great deal of time and energy finding, developing, and retaining people who relate to others in such a manner. We also offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package for our staff to meet their personal needs while serving in vital ministry roles. In addition, we are committed to exceed expectations and provide exceptional experience, service and value to our guests. We are always learning and growing, and as a result of this, change is a part of our fabric.