Camp DirectorAt Camp Yachad; JCC of Central NJ

Posted Dec 1, 2023 Job Length Year Round


The JCC of Central NJ seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual to lead our ACA-accredited day camp program. Camp Yachad has a stellar reputation and robust enrollment serving over 800 campers (with waitlists) and employing over 300 staff. Camp Yachad, offering day, travel and specialty camp experiences, is nestled on our campsite next to the JCC. Everything about our program and culture is rooted deeply in our ROCKS values Ruach (Spirit), Opportunity, Community, Kindness and Strength. Camp Yachad values our long-standing traditions, and is looking for a Camp Director to spearhead innovation and drive new traditions to come.

The Camp Director is responsible for the creation, promotion, staffing and administrative functions of all camp activities year round, and directly supervises three highly qualified full-time camp professionals. The Camp Director is a leader and role model in the community. They are responsible for maintaining a high level of excellence in all Camp Yachad operations, programming, sales, budgeting, staffing and day to day oversight. This position is full-time, overtime exempt and reports to the Associate Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities

Ensuring Program Success

• Establish goals, benchmarks and evaluation for all camp programs
• Ensure successful recruitment and retention of campers
• Work with year-round camp team and Associate Executive Director to engage camp families and connect them to the JCC through Camp 365 year-round events and programs
• Develop and maintain meaningful parent relationships and oversee customer service issues; steward relationships year-round
• Work with JCC Executive leadership to identify and cultivate opportunities for strategic growth of camp programs and services
• Work closely with staff and lay leaders on Master Planning for future growth and expansion of Camp Yachad programs and property

Staff Supervision

• Recruit, hire and train camp staff
• Lead and supervise year-round staff to inspire growth, professional development, and success
• Oversee seasonal camp staff
• Build meaningful staff relationships and develop year-round engagement plan for staff retention

Operations and Administrative Oversight

• Develop and manage camp operating budget
• Work closely with Marketing department to recruit campers and staff and manage social media presence
• Collaborate with Development department to foster relationships and engage camp community donors
• Supervise camp staff payroll
• Regularly track progress and evaluate program components to measure successes; effectively communicate to the Board of Directors, donors and other constituents
• Support Children’s Services department functions and be a committed and collaborative member of the Children’s Services department team




Qualifications and Skills • Bachelor’s Degree required • A minimum of 5 years of camp management experience required • Proven track record of success, innovation and growth with experience in youth/family/camp programming • Ability to have fun, lead with presence, and to support and enhance the strengths of a productive team • Understanding of how to effectively supervise a diverse group of staff and program participants • Proficiency in budget development and experience meeting budgetary goals • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • High emotional intelligence and people skills Physical Demands • Work long days for multiple days in a row • Work both outdoors and indoors • Work outside in the summer heat for many hours each day • Be on your feet for many hours each day

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Mallory Zipkin at

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Yachad; JCC of Central NJ

Job Title

Camp Director

Camp Address

1391 Martine Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076, United States