Executive Director/DirectorAt Camp Laurelwood

Posted Nov 18, 2019


Founded in 1937 on 140 wooded acres in North Madison, CT, Camp Laurelwood is the only traditional, co-ed, Jewish overnight summer camp in Connecticut. Laurelwood campers range in ages from 7 to 15 and gain independence, develop self-confidence, make lifelong friendships, and master new skills. Camp Laurelwood values individuality while emphasizing community and welcomes campers from diverse backgrounds.

Camp Laurelwood offers newly renovated facilities and many specialty activities. Campers live and play in well-maintained, cozy bunks with electricity and bathrooms, convenient shower cabins, the Mess Hall, newly remodeled Zachs Rec Hall, Drazen Dining Hall, the covered “Chuppah”, Wood Shop, Arts and Crafts Studio and the Katz Digital Media Center. Campers also enjoy a recreational boating lake with inflatables, a fishing lake, two swimming pools, six tennis courts, four basketball courts, a zip line course and spacious sports fields.

Camp Laurelwood is supported by the community with an active Board of Directors, volunteers, and a parent and alumni network. Camp Laurelwood is accredited by the American Camping Association and the State of Connecticut.

Executive Director/Director Position

Camp Laurelwood is currently looking for an enthusiastic and energetic leader to be its next Executive Director/Director. This is a full-time, year-round position and is a great opportunity for the right person to expand the established camp program and create new and exciting camp experiences. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrate a passion for building and growing community.

Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the Camp Laurelwood management team and work in concert with the Board of Directors to develop and implement programs that shape and define the Camp Laurelwood experience
  • Lead, develop, and manage the overall Camp budget, marketing and business plans
  • Oversee and manage new business development including the retreat center during shoulder seasons as well as additional camp programs
  • Ensure compliance with funding sources and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and oversee camper and staff recruitment, training and retention
  • Collaborate with the board and community to foster and grow relationships among all stakeholders of Camp

For a great understanding of the spirit of Camp Laurelwood, watch our 80th Anniversary video at:



Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Education, Recreation, Social Work, or Business.
  • Previous professional leadership experience in a non-profit organization, with overnight camping environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as experience using CRM databases
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Judaica with a familiarity and comfort level in working with a diverse Jewish community.
  • Experience in human relations, budgeting, fiscal management, program development, planning, writing and communications, interpersonal relationships, and staff supervision.
  • The ability to name and sing at least 3 Dave Matthews Band songs.

How to Apply

Interested in applying?

Send your information to ryanloss@camplaurelwood.org

– Cover letter and resume outlining all relevant education and experience;

– The names and contact information for three professional references

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Laurelwood

Job Title

Executive Director/Director