Day Camp Director

POSITION:  Day Camp Director


DATE POSTED:  February 14, 2020


WAGES:  $11.00 - $12.00 per hour

HOURS:  Various


DEFINITION:  The Day Camp Director will be responsible for leading summer day camp programming and reports directly to Director of Special Events and Activities and the Director of the Battell Community Center. Mishawaka Parks and Recreation is looking for an ENERGETIC LEADER to join our camp family for 10 incredible weeks this summer.


  1. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success while at camp
  2. Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
  3. Guide counselors and campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
  4. Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, implementing positive discipline when required and communicating to parent/guardians regarding behavioral issues while at camp
  5. Enforce safety regulations
  6. Planning, operations and direct supervision of camp programs, activities, procedures and policies
  7. Supervision of camp staff, including creating and managing programing, disciplining, delegating daily tasks and reporting to superiors
  8. Assist Parks Directors with field trips, guest speakers and t-shirt distribution
  9. Planning and preparation of weekly activities and material
  10. Program assessment and development – we are looking to create a day camp we are proud of


  1. Preferred current college student or college graduate interested in learning on the job training relating to the field of camp programming, recreation, communication, psychology, education, sociology, environmental studies, or a related field.
  2. Preferred 4 years of camp or related experience.
  3. Proven experience to lead, manage programs, and volunteers.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills required
  5. Valid driver’s license
  6. First Aid, CPR, AED Certification-Adult and Child (required, may be obtained through the City)


  1. Reach with hands and arms
  2. Use hands to operate tools or controls
  3. Sit, climb, balance, stoop, crouch
  4. Frequently lift or move 50 pounds
  5. Talk and hear
  6. Lift and move objects without assistance



Resumes/applications may be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, or in person to:


Human Resources
City of Mishawaka
600 East Third Street
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544

Fax: (574) 254-0197



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