CAMP DIRECTOR...

the administrators of day or residential rec programs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Camp directors oversee camp counselors and other employees, which may include assessing work performance and taking disciplinary measures when necessary. Camp directors also manage their facilities' budgets, hire staff members and develop training programs. Additionally, some directors develop and execute marketing plans to recruit campers.
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EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree, Voluntary professional certification; lifesaving and related certification

SALARY

$22,390

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT

It depends on what kind of camp (may be a parks and rec building, cruise, campground).


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JOB SATISFACTION

You get to watch children learn new concepts of the camp lesson you are teaching.


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SKILLS NEEDED

Prior experience is often a requirement among employers, so students may benefit from completing internships, practicums and volunteer work. Camp directors may also be required to earn and maintain certification through the NRPA.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT

As workers gain experience, they may be promoted to positions with greater responsibilities. Recreation workers with experience and managerial skills may advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Eventually, they may become directors of a recreation department or may start their own recreation company.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

Flexibility, Leadership skills, Physical strength, and Problem-solving skills.


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ADVANTAGES OF OCCUPATION

Get to interact with kids and make a difference in their lives.