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Summer Camp Director


East Montpelier, VT, USA Remote

Part time


Nov 18

Summer Camp Director

Orchard Valley Waldorf School is seeking a Summer Camp Director to develop and present a vibrant and sustainable nature-based program that meets the developmental needs of children ages 3-12. The Summer Camp Director will be responsible for the programming, personnel, administration, and resource management of the camp. The Summer Camp Director works closely with the Administrative team, with part-time hours from November-June and full time hours during camp weeks (June-August). This is an hourly position requiring strong leadership, compensation based on education and experience. For the right candidate we would be excited to expand responsibilities at the end of Summer 2023 to create a full time position. 

Primary Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and present outdoor, nature-based, experiential summer camp programming to take place at Orchard Valley Waldorf School’s Grace Farm campus in East Montpelier
  • Create age-appropriate weekly themes and associated activities and rhythms for children ages 3-12


  • Work collaboratively with OVWS administrative team to determine program needs, resource management plan, and emergency protocols
  • Create and implement a marketing plan in collaboration with OVWS administrative staff and volunteers
  • Attend monthly Admin team meetings


  • Recruit, hire, and train summer camp staff, providing leadership and mentoring for staff


  • Execute all administrative functions in relation to summer camp, including but not limited to:
  • Organize registration 
  • Compile Health/Emergency forms for campers
  • Acquire all HR paperwork for counselors
  • Refine and follow all reporting protocols
  • Working within camp budgets, purchase materials needed to implement camp programs
  • Provide own transportation for acquiring materials


  • Act as the point person for the duration of the camps
  • Maintain the safety, security, and well-being of each child between the hours of supervision from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Support programs as a substitute and/or relief teacher as needed

Skills and Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for Orchard Valley Waldorf School’s mission, a commitment to OVWS’s values, and a knowledge of OVWS programs
  • Associate’s Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Waldorf Teaching Certification, or two years experience in nature-based teaching or leadership
  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna
  • Proven leadership and administration abilities, with excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Strong desire for continuous growth and improvement on an individual and organizational level
  • Proficiency in GSuite and other Web-based applications and comfort with learning new systems and technologies
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required
  • Ability to work outdoors on our 55 acre campus in changing weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, walk over uneven terrain, and have good stamina
  • Valid drivers license and insurance required
  • CPR and First Aid training required; Lifeguard training preferred

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, a general letter of interest and three references to employment@ovws.org no later than December 1, 2022. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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