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Tyndale Youth Ministry Leadership Conference 2019 #TYMLC2019: 

Third annual two day leadership conference for individuals of all ages who work in youth ministry settings whether in the Church or the marketplace from November 15 to 16 this year. The conference will include a mixture of main and breakout sessions on topics of relevance both to youth workers and their students.

Director of Summer Programs

Director of Summer Programs

Company: Muskoka Woods
Contact Person: Diane Huff
20 Bamburgh Circle
Scarborough, Ontario , M1W 3Y5
Phone: 416-495-6960

Position Description

Company Description:

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau and specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

Job Purpose:

The Director of Summer Programs has the overall responsibility of the summer guest experience through cabin life, meal times, free time and evening programs.  This position leads, manages and is accountable for each section (WILD, Venture, Junior High, Senior High) including all staff and evening programs.  The Program Director brainstorms and develops for program excellence and plans and oversees the execution of programs accordingly.

  • Reports to: Summer Camp Director
  • Employment Status: Full Time
  • Location: Toronto Office: 20 Bamburgh Circle,  Scarborough, ON

Please note: September to May this position is located at the Scarborough office. June through to the end of August this position is located at the Resort in Rosseau, ON. - Accommodation is provided.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • >Signature Experiences (50%)
    • Incorporate directives of Signature Experience into all programs
    • Adapts current programs and develops new programs to add value to guests
    • Continuously improves program delivery to enable increased mission impact
    • Benchmark Muskoka Woods’ current programs and make recommendations
    • Ensure all summer programming runs smoothly including: evening programming, cabin culture, guest issues, opening day show, specialty weeks, etc.
    • Brainstorm, plan and implement Classic week programming
    • Assisting Summer Camp Director in brainstorming, planning and implementing of programming across all aspects of camp
  • Customer Service (20%)
    • Responsible for parent & survey follow-up throughout the summer and during the year
    • Assisting seasonal Program Directors with guest related issues that arise in the summer
  • Staff Hiring & Training (15%)
    • Responsible for interviewing and hiring all Program Directors and Section Heads
    • Responsible to aid in the development of the Director training plan
    • Responsible for department specific training with: Directors, Sections and Counsellors
    • Assist the HR department with seasonal staff interviews
  • ​Guest Ministry (10%)
    • Assist with Summer Camp Director in brainstorming, planning and executing of guest related ministry
  • Other (5%)
    • Work cross departmentally (schools/groups, leadership studio) as required
    • Participate in meetings as needed
    • Participate in corporate meetings such as Town Hall and the Annual Retreat
    • Personal and Professional development

Skills & Abilities required:

  • Passion for youth ministry, the camping industry and leadership development
  • Detail oriented with administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority tasks at once
  • High capacity leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic with ability to take initiative as well as work well on a team
  • High energy and positive attitude
  • Personal values that match Muskoka Woods’ Core Values and Core Leaves

Experience Required:

  • College/University degree
  • 5 years of summer camp experience or the equivalent in working with children and youth
  • 2 – 3 years of proven leadership experience

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to communicate, both written and verbal with guests and staff
  • Able to stand, walk and work for 8 to 10 hours a day in the summer months
  • Possess physical and mental strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of guests and staff during the summer months
  • Ability to work 6 days a week for 10 weeks during the summer months. (time to be given in lieu after the summer)

Please forward all resumes and inquiries to

Thanks for your interest in Muskoka Woods!

Posted: September 30, 2019 | Expires: November 30, 2019
Posted Under: Camps
Career ID: [ 7360 ]