Camp Seymour Summer Assistant Camp Director


Camp Seymour
9725 Cramer Road KPN
Gig Harbor
Camp Seymour

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

Would you like to change lives by providing an amazing experience for every camper?  At Camp Seymour you get to teach kids self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.

As the Assistant Camp Director you will live and work at Camp Seymour, supervising supporting, and mentoring program staff, Resident Camp staff and campers.  You will actively supervise and maintain safe, enjoyable, age-appropriate programs and events. Work alongside leadership staff and the Summer Program Director to organize and implement the overall camp program.

You will spend your days outside laughing, talking, and participating in camp activities.  By the end of the summer you will be the adult role model who encourages creativity, instills confidence, self-esteem, a life of adventure, and a sense of belonging. 

In this position you will be able to use your skills to:

Build Relationships:

  • Directly supervise program area specialists to include coaching, teaching, modeling, reinforcing, assisting with difficult situations and correcting behavior. 
  • Support and supervise resident camp staff and leaders delivering camp programs.
  • Assist with check in and check out. You are an integral part of the parent communication team.

Provide quality results:

  • Plan, coordinate delivery, support staff in, and ensure quality of program activity delivery.
  • Coordinate delivery, model, and ensure quality of camp activities including Camptivities, Theme Days, and other all-camp events.

Be a role model and teach values:

  • Participate 100% with activities; enjoy playing, and not "sit on the sidelines", being visible throughout the day, leading transition times and supervising campers.
  • Train, motivate, support, share insights and ideas with, and supervise staff guards and instructors; support and connect with campers

Are you a good fit?

  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You have worked at a camp for at least two seasons.
  • You have specialized and practical knowledge of/experience in: cabin and camp leadership, teen leadership and supervision; staff management, development, and motivation.
  • You have integrity, patience, adaptability, a sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to serve youth. 
  • You have current First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding. (strongly preferred)
  • You want to make the difference in the life of a child this summer.

Starting Wage: $325+/week, depending on qualifications

Date of Employment:   June 6 - August 21, 2022

This is a Residential position that includes room and board.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

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