Camp and Sports Director

At the Ridgewood YMCA, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Oak Street Branch YMCA

Ridgewood, NJ 07450-

Ridgewood YMCA
Day Camp
112 Oak St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450-

For over 45 years, the Ridgewood YMCA has offered children ages 3-15 the opportunity to expand their talents and interests, build self-confidence, and create lasting memories and friendships.

Reporting to the Senior Program Director, the Camp and Sports Director will oversee and grow our summer day camp, summer specialty camps and day-off vacation camp activities. In addition, the Director will develop and implement high quality sports programs for youth through adult populations. 

•Bachelor’s degree in related field required

•Must be at least 21 years old

•Strong organization, customer-service, computer and communication skills a must

•Minimum 2 years’ camp leadership experience required

•Prior experience running summer camps highly preferred

•Must be creative, innovative and enjoy working with children

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.


Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.


Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high quality results using a formal process to measure progress.



Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Current CPR/AED/First Aid and YMCA program-specific certifications necessary

•Manages the summer day camp programs, including the supervision of the Y’s Kidz summer camp Director; Camp Pamacka summer camp Assistant Director; Senior and Junior summer Camp Counselors; and Teen Trip Counselors, as well as the Ridgewood YMCA day-off vacation camp throughout the school year.

•Oversees all camp activities, including swim lessons, arts and crafts, trips, songs/games, sports activities, theme days and shows. Adheres to all local and state camp health codes. Supervises the well-being of all campers.

•Hires, schedules and supervises camp staff. Designs and implements staff trainings and meets with staff regularly. 

•Participates in pre-season set up and post-season breakdown of camp.

•Markets all camps to increase membership. Organizes and schedules camp registrations. 

•Leads, manages and supervises all year-round Ridgewood YMCA sports programs in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

•Secures and schedules athletic fields and facilities. Transports and sets up equipment for games and practices. Monitors and purchases necessary sporting equipment as budget permits.

•Organizes and conducts parent orientation meetings and training for coaches.

•Develops and distributes team practice and game schedules; trains and schedules sports officials; develops and distributes sports rules, guidelines and handbooks.

•Responsible for summer camp and year-round sports budgets.

•Organizes and hosts sports clinics and seasonal events.

•Creates marketing for our youth sports and recreational programs. Organizes and schedules program registrations. Reviews and processes program scholarship applications.

•Trains, develops and supervises youth and adult sport staff.

•Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

•Designs, implements and evaluates inclusive sports and camp programming.

•Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.

•Responds to all member and community inquiries and concerns in timely manner. Able to deal with conflict when warranted.

•Assists with Program Committee meetings.

•Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in the youth sport programs and camps.


•Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.

$40,000.00 - $42,000.00

Full time benefits including medical, dental, vision, vacation days, sick days, personal days, life insurance, etc.


How to Apply


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