Casti Camp 2019 Assistant Director

For more than 55 years, Casti Camp at Castilleja School has provided girls an all-day camp where fun, learning and friendships have been the focus. Casti Camp offers a range of age-appropriate activities including athletics, art, science, computers, writing, crafts, cooking, drama, dance and music classes each day.  The camp classes are designed by the counselors to encourage creativity, self-confidence, cooperation, risk-taking, and responsibility.  The classes offered may change year-to-year due to what the current crew of counselors bring to camp; however, camp is full of memorable traditions such as weekly field trips, talent shows, counselor skits, camp songs, prison ball, and BBQ Wednesdays.

Assistant Director General Job Responsibilities

This person will assist in the planning, directing, and supervision of all camp programs and staff. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safety and wellness of participants
  • Overseeing campers, counselors and the CiLT coordinators
  • Communicating with parents
  • Help prepare and conduct training, weekly and daily staff meetings
  • Help order food, supplies and equipment for camp and arrange for proper distribution
  • Help set and supervise office procedures, opening and closing day procedures for staff and campers
  • Help develop routines, schedules and procedures for camp operation
  • Assist and monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures
  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family
  • Show up prepared each day
  • Set a good example for campers, CiLTs, and staff in all areas, including cleanliness, attire, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, and sportsmanship
  • Assist fellow counselors and camp staff in all areas of camp
  • Communicate regularly with Camp Director regarding concerns, updates, challenges

Assistant Director Qualifications:

  • College graduate: preferred degree in Education or Recreation or some related field
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Previous experience as a teacher, camp counselor or working with children is desirable
  • Must work well in a collaborative team environment as well as independently
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to multitask and meet multiple competing deadlines
  • Ability to work well with girls entering grades 2-9 and with adult colleagues
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Must be able to travel all over the camp facility
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 40 lbs
  • Must be willing to work indoors, outdoors, loud spaces, quiet rooms, air conditioned rooms
  • Ability to return hiring paperwork in a timely manner and fulfill all hiring requirements including getting fingerprinted in the state of California by May 15, 2019
  • Availability to help with camp preparation and planning as needed
  • Availability to actively participate in pre-camp training; June 1st (approximately)
  • Available to work June 10 through mid - August 2018
  • Available to work 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday