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Camp Program Coordinator - Camp Lincoln

Southern District YMCA

The Southern District YMCA has a long history of providing many communities throughout Southern New Hampshire with outstanding programs and services for youth. The Y’s Camp Lincoln is a traditional summer camp and outdoor education facility offering over 1500 campers the opportunity to engage in healthy activities. More than 750 children are enrolled in 15 before and after school sites through the Y’s child care programs. And just over two years ago, the Y opened the Exeter Area YMCA, a 33,000-square-foot multi-generational health and wellness center, which has seen membership growth that exceeds expectations. The Southern District YMCA is also currently exploring Phase 2 of a capital campaign to add a new aquatics facility to its Exeter location. The YMCA is currently seeking a new leader who will provide strong support for all aspects of the Y’s operations and strategic initiatives.

Mission Statement: Southern District YMCA (SDYMCA) provides opportunities for youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility in our southern New Hampshire community.
We achieve this by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy
spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or

Service Area & Demographics: SDYMCA serves the NH towns of Brentwood, Danville, East
Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newton,
North Hampton, Plaistow, Raymond, Seabrook, and Stratham.

History: In 1926, YMCA Camp Lincoln began as a summer camp on Kingston Lake. Today,
summers are full of 1,500 campers aged 3-15 and a robust counselor-in-training program for 14-
15-year old’s. Year-round activities at Camp Lincoln include outdoor education, team-building
programs and weekend rentals serving an additional 11,000 people. YMCA School Age Child Care
operates 15 before and after school programs meeting HEPA standards and state licensing
requirements for 750 students. Exeter Area YMCA opened its doors in September 2015 to an
eager community. The 33,000 square feet facility serves over 6,300 members, averaging 400

In collaboration with, and reporting to, the Assistant Camp Director, the Program Coordinator coordinates weddings, rental groups, birthday parties, and plan and oversee the summer program at Camp Lincoln, in conjunction with the Program Director. Candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have the ability to appropriately react and adapt to changing situations.


Qualifications/Know How:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, financial development, communication, public relations, human services or equivalent experience in a related field required.
  • Ability to exercise effective judgment and resourcefulness in setting priorities.
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to challenge traditional thinking and generate possible new approaches in a manner that is constructive and value-adding.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong, results-oriented collaboration, project management and organizational skills Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities with attention to quality and timeliness.
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule consistent with the demands and needs of an executive team, volunteers, community leaders, and related special events. Supervisory and staff development experience.
  • Administrative experience; ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is essential.
  • Personnal values consistent with the YMCA mission and core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Understanding of and personal commitment to the YMCA’s mission.
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and all common programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively delegate responsibilities to others and support them in their endeavors as necessary.
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification.


·Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk without assistance.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to speak and hear in order to communicate with general public via personal and phone interactions.
  • Normal vision with the ability to read a computer screen required.
  • Ability to drive or transport self to community meetings outside of office.
  • Responsible for all aspects of weddings and rental groups including recruitment, program design, development and participant engagement with additional budget responsibility of $42k annually.
  • Planning of summer program (Traditional, Specialty, Teen Agriculture).
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring and training summer program leads (7-10 staff).
  • In conjunction with the Program Director, assist in oversight of summer Program at Camp Lincoln –supervise activity leads, staff scheduling, supply ordering and program development.
  • Along side the Program Director, supervise and evaluate Summer Program Coordinators.
  • Coordinate birthday parties at Camp Lincoln.
  • Responsible for management and inventory of Camp store with a budget of $11k annually.
  • Serves as International Staff Coordinator during summer months.
  • Outdoor Education and homeschool Facilitator (as required during off season).
  • Responsible for coordinating vacation camps and winterfest programs at Camp Lincoln.
  • Resides on site, during the summer season. Supports Camp needs/ programming (weekends, evenings, point person for International Staff).
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Date Added: February 6, 2020

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