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YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward

  • 75 Stowe Road, Sandwich, MA
  • ccorporations

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Adventure Trips Director


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salary range

$550 - $550 / week

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International Applicants Allowed?
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Job Overview

The Adventure Trips Director will oversee Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Adventure Trips program for teens, located on Cape Cod. This is strong program providing impactful experiences for campers and staff alike, and we’re looking for our next leader!

This position is seasonal full time, with a start date of April/May 2022 and a flexible end date, depending on the needs of the candidate and the YMCA. Candidate must work through August 2022, and will have the opportunity to work through the fall if interested. Continued work after the contract is possible, including the potential for this position to become full time. Private on-site housing is provided with this position. Job duties will align with the goals and mission of the YMCA, which is dedicated to providing an opportunity for all to grow, learn, and thrive through our programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program Management: Plan, organize, and execute summer adventure trips program for 12-17 year-olds. Foster a caring community and environment where our campers can thrive.
  • Supervisory: Hire, supervise, and coach 10 summer trip leaders throughout their employment. Facilitate the regular briefing and debriefing of trip leaders before and after each trip, and oversee the evaluation of trip leaders. Plan and carry out staff training.
  • Financial & Administrative: Manage the budget and financial reporting of all trips including: contractor costs, food and program supplies, travel and accommodation expenses, and equipment purchases. Create trip schedules. Communicate with parents with pertinent updates and reminders about required paperwork and waivers.
  • Customer Service: Serve as the spokesperson by representing Adventure Trips at open houses and fostering positive relationships with organizations and the community. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in all interactions with camper families and community partners, both over the phone and in person. Respond to inquiries or concerns from families.
  • Teamwork: Assist with answering general phone calls. Support other Camp Burgess & Hayward programs as needed. Assist in shared duties of facility maintenance and site improvement projects.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • One or two years of relevant experience in a director/coordinator position for youth programs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Or, equivalent experience as a trip leader or guide.
  • Lifeguard and/or WFA/WFR certifications preferred


  • The position requires great flexibility and the capacity to solve problems under pressure, as well as the ability to maintain composure and professionalism in stressful situations.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks. Works well in a team setting and able to coordinate logistics in a fluid environment alongside other camp programs.

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