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Cornell Cooperative Extension Camp Bristol Hills: Program 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 Resident Program Director is responsible for planning and preparing afternoon and evening programming for campers, including the scheduling of staff to lead these programs. The Resident Program Director is required to live on camp property for duration of the camp season.


The Resident Program Director will assume this role on June 19, 2023, in order to assist the Camp Director and the Camp Manager in preparing the camp programs and facilities. The Resident Program Director will work one week of preparation, staff training week, and 6 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 2 – August 11, 2023. Pending availability, the Program Director could begin work as early as June 1, and employment may extend as late as August 30, 2023, as programming permits.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize a variety of afternoon recreation programs for campers

  • Plan and facilitate evening program activities for all campers.

  • Schedule staff to facilitate and/or assist with programming efforts

  • Coordinate camp communications after each meal

  • Assist the Camp Director and Assistant Directors with camp check-in and throughout the week as needed.

  • Facilitate all-camp activities during emergency procedures

  • Provide a staff presence in the Program Area at camp

  • Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers

  • 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

  • Other duties may be assigned as required

    Essential Functions

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

  • Ensure 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 behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior


  • 21 years of age by the start of the summer season

  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting

  • Previous experience in camp leadership, and knowledge of 4-H and Positive Youth Development

  • Residential camp experience desired

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

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire 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


This is a full time, exempt position.

Salary and Benefit Details

Salary commensurate with experience. 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 Program Director


No Grade - Annual

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Contact Name:

Kimberly Amey

Number of Openings:


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Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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