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Camp Program Director

Camp Starfish

Camp Program Director
Rindge, NH Internship Paid


The Program Director assumes responsibility for overall delivery of program throughout camp. This includes supervision of all program counselors and activity areas.

  • Supervise all program counselors with no less than weekly feedback opportunities to ensure each individual’s growth of responsibilities and expertise in his or her individual program area.
  • Create and implement the Daily Schedule; ensure its dissemination to all staff members
  • Create and make public the Day Off Schedule in a timely manner prior to the beginning of each camp session
  • Responsibly manage the program budget alongside the CD
  • Ensure transitions between activities and activities themselves are structured, safe and on time
  • Make programmatic changes as needed and communicate them to the Starfish staff team
  • Evaluate program delivery and implement opportunities for staff to participate in program evaluation
  • Inventory and manage program supplies, make purchase requests for large items, and ensure areas are stocked with required supplies
  • Assign campers to activity groups with input from Village Administrators
  • Notify CD and DSE of campers and/or staff needing additional support or placement changes
  • Organize Special Events including, but not limited to: Opening Day/Visiting Day; Tournaments; Visiting Acts (“Curious Creatures,” etc.); Talent Shows; and Peace Games
  • Organize an Evening Program each night, ensuring a mix of all-camp, all-village, and bunk-only evening programs
  • Oversee the camper skills program, TagUp
  • Work with Village Administrators to provide opportunities for each camper to participate in an overnight experience
  • Provide overall behavioral support for campers and staff working with campers in difficult situations
  • Follow policy and procedures and supervise staff in such a way that camper and staff safety are always the utmost priority
  • Assist with upkeep of staff morale through staff appreciation and recognition initiatives
  • Complete other duties as assigned


The Program Director should meet the following requirements:

  • Have the desire and ability to work with children outdoors, in a mission-focused, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering the success and growth of children with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges
  • Pass all background checks as required for employees of an organization working with vulnerable child populations
  • Respect differences in religion/ethnicity/culture/race/gender/sexual orientation and other diversities present in the staff and camper population
  • At least 21 years old
  • One summer of work experience at Camp Starfish or in a similar program preferred


Salary commensurate with experience. Room and board provided. Travel stipend offered.



Fun Fact

2019 will be our 20th camp season! Be ready for some fun milestone celebrations!

About Us

Camp Starfish is a not-for-profit residential summer camp that serves children between the ages of 5 to 18 who have emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. We are located in Rindge, NH.