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Cornell Cooperative Extension Camp Bristol Hills: Director - Canandaigua, NY in Canandaigua, New York

The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness, and skill building.

The Camp Director is responsible for working with the Camp Educator to oversee the operation of the full scope of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills summer camping programs, overseeing the training and supervision of staff, and assisting the Camp Educator in administrative tasks. The Director is required to live on camp property for the duration of the camp season


The Camp Director will assume this role on June 30, 2023, in order to assist the Camp Director and the Camp Manager in preparing the camp programs and facilities. The Camp Director will work staff training week, and 5 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 7 – August 9, 2024. Pending availability, employment may extend as late as August 30, 2024, based on program needs, training, and availability.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Interview and select staff in accordance with state law and budgetary limits.

  • Prepare and implement pre-camp and in-service staff trainings.

  • Provide supervisory oversight of all camp program staff (Assistant Directors, Program Director, Day Camp Director, Clerk, Health Supervisor, Counselors and Assistant Counselors).

  • Provide performance reviews for each staff member and provide feedback to Camp Educator relating to future hiring.

  • Be familiar with and operate the camp in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan, NYS Department of Health, American Camp Association, and Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures.

  • Assist in the development of programs to reflect Cornell Cooperative Extension goals and specific 4-H Camp objectives.

  • Assist Camp Educator with evaluating camp programs and making recommendations for the following season.

  • Work with the NYS Department of Health Inspector(s), the Facilities Coordinator, and the Camp Educator to maintain a safe site and facility

  • Implement and update camp behavior discipline policies.

  • Supervise office procedures, opening- and closing- procedures for campers and staff on check-in and check-out days, as well as seasonally.

  • Assist with the promotion of camp programs through brochures, presentations, summer camp fairs, open houses, job fairs, etc.

  • Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers, and enforce regulations in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan, approved by the NYS Department of Health.

  • Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience.

  • Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior.

  • Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers, and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests, and learning styles.

  • Present Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp as an educational method to the general public, campers, potential campers, and families

  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

    Essential Functions

  • Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities.

  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness.

  • Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns.

  • Be able to observe camper and staff behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.


  • 25 years of age by the start of the summer season or Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education, or related field.

  • Three seasons of camp administration experience.

  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting.

  • Residential camp experience desired.

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies desired.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County staff, camp staff, campers, and camp families

  • Incorporates teamwork and flexibility into their daily work style.

  • Ability to supervise and organize youth and adults.

  • Basic computing skills including spreadsheets, word processing and email.

    Position Details

    This is a full-time, (TEMPORARY) exempt position .

    Salary and Benefit Details

    The salary will be $3,840 (Rate will be reduced for any time scheduled, but not worked during the period) Salary is commensurate with experience, certifications, responsibilities, and availability . Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.

  • Attach a Cover Letter.

  • Attach a Resume.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:

  • Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search jobs and apply using your professional profile.

Contact James Hooper at with any questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Director


No Grade - Annual

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Contact Name:

Kelsey James

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