SummerKids Day Camp Assistant Director (seasonal temporary)              Full Color_Central Oregon.png

Job Overview:   

The assistant director is an integral part of the 4 person leadership team at camp.  The assistant director will support campers, counselors, and instructors in their day to day experience at camp, as well as write curricula, organize counselor and instructor meetings, communicate with parents, serve as site supervisor as needed, and perform other administrative tasks.  The assistant director will work alongside the camp directors, activities coordinator, instructors and counselors to create an environment where each camper and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive.


This position requires prior experience in youth development, strong organizational and communication skills, and leadership and mentorship experience.  The assistant director should be relationship oriented, safety minded, and able to empathetically help campers align their behaviours to be successful at camp.  

A First Aid/CPR certification is required by the start of summer programs.  There will be an opportunity to take this course with other Camp Fire staff prior to the start of all staff training.  

A four year degree, or equivalent experience in a camp or education environment is favorable.  However, Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment.  Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply.


This is a full time, 40 hour per week, seasonal position.  Hours vary depending upon program needs.  Program hours are from 7:30am - 5:30pm.         

Start date will be during the last two weeks of May on a part time basis.  The exact date will be based on mutual agreement between the director, assistant director and activities coordinator.

June 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th:  Camp preparations and all staff training

June 17th - August 16th:  SummerKids Camp Sessions

Week of August 19th and 23rd:  Camp closing details (may not be full time hours)

(There may be additional contract, full or part time opportunities with Camp Fire during the following school year.)


Join a community of passionate educators who work hard to make a positive impact on the community and provide opportunities for local youth to find their sparks and thrive.  If you have kids, they can come to camp for free!

During the summer you can expand your resume and gain valuable experience in:






Activity preparation

Group management

Planning and organizing

And much more

Camp Fire prides itself on being an inclusive organization and providing opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to learn and grow.  We offer a robust scholarship program to make our programs accessible to all youth.  Learn more about Camp Fire Central Oregon at  


Ranges from $14 -$14.50 per hour.

To Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, and two references to with subject line "SummerKids Assistant Director 2019 [Your last name]".

Camp Fire will begin reviewing applications the first week of April and hire on a rolling basis.