Farm Camp Director

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Farm Camp Director

Under the direction of the Camp Director, a Program Director is responsible for planning and leading age appropriate activities in their area of expertise. This position works directly with children ages 5 – 16 years old. This position is directly responsible for the safety and supervision of the children/staff in their program area at ALL times. The candidate must have the ability to work with people of all ages in both formal and informal settings. Applicant should be knowledgeable in maintain a stall/area for animals as well as gardening, and should be creative in bringing new ideas to the program. The candidate should be energetic and have a positive attitude, looking for the best in themselves and in the people around them. They must be able to interact with parents, and represent the YMCA of Greater Nashua in a positive light. They must also be positive and nurturing to children, and should be able to set consistent limits for the children.


  • This is a summer seasonal position
  • Hours are between 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • As a Counselor you may be needed during Pre (7-9am)/Post (4-6pm) Camp hours.
  • NO day off requests will be approved as this is a summer seasonal position.
  • At times, as a Counselor you may be asked to work a non-camp Sargent event.


  • Attend staff training prior to camp season
  • Activity Planning and Execution
    • Develop Lesson plans for all classes and programs that fall under the Program area and make sure counselors have a working knowledge of these plans in order to step in as the lead staff member of a group. Lesson Plans must be written.
    • Creativity and a focus on fun is a must.
      • Take an inventory of camp supplies and assist in creating an ordering list of supplies as needed.
    • Will execute classes and activities for camper during activity periods and will supervise any counseling staff who are part of those classes.
      • Will be responsible for camper safety at all times.
      • General Maintenance of the Program area
      • Maintain and correctly store all equipment for the program area with a detailed inventory.
    • Keep the program area generally clean and a functional work space
      • Make sure all equipment is cared for during and after any use.
  • Relationship and Values Building
    • Maintain a positive relationship with campers, parents, and staff.
    • Promote good personal relationships among campers.
    • Promote the values of the YMCA by being a positive role model for all campers.
    • Camp is an environment of fun and life skills learning. An ability to identify life lessons and pull them to the front of conversation is a must.
  • Prepping soil/garden, planting prior to the start of the camp season.
  • Always keeping safety a primary focus, at all times for everyone (including animals) in and around the program area.
  • Must attend all staff meetings. Care for and maintain the animals’ stall and their surroundings as well as the garden on a daily basis.
  • Care for all animals’ safety and health care needs on a daily basis. If necessary, contacting veterinarians that we have established relationship with to check on an animal. Must first go through the camp director.
  • Responsible for the management of the farm stand.
  • Provide camp director with a written lesson plan for rainy days activities when needed.
  • Promote the values of the YMCA by being a positive role model for all campers.
  • Must follow all safety guidelines that are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Cannot travel outside of New England for the duration of the summer.
  • Must provide us with a physical form stating you are in good health prior to the start of camp. It must be dated no later than June 2022.


  • Must have prior experience in child care, day camp, or recreational leadership with children.
  • A commitment to working daily with youth in a day camping outdoor environment.
  • Must have written evidence and or certification that (recent within six months) proper training from an authoritative source prior to the start of camp has taken place as the position requires. Camp can assist in the attainment of these certifications.
  • Candidate is responsible for the training/orientation of other staff (prior to the start of camp) to lead activities to act as an assistant in any and all program area elements.
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Prior experience working with animals, gardening/harvesting in an experimental educational setting.
  • Must be able to act and move around the Camp facility fast enough to keep children

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Relationships:Builds rapport and relates well to others
  • Inclusion:Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions.
  • Innovation:Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Quality Results:Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
  • Self-Development:Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

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