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This is highly responsible administrative work in the management, marketing, programming, and maintenance of a major educational and recreational camp.
An employee allocated to this classification directs the operations of the camp including the marketing of services to potential users as well as assisting in the design and implementation of educational programs for target audiences. Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of camp operations.


Markets camp services to potential users such as elderhostel and school science classes.

Supervises the reservation system to include booking, scheduling, confirmations, guarantees, and user services.

Provides on-site assistance to user groups to assure all required conference services are provided at an optimal level.

Prepares, negotiates, and provides budget estimates to potential users; supervises billing.

Assists in design and implementation of educational programs for target audiences.

Assists in developing education materials which can be used independently by teachers and youth leaders in the field and in the classroom.

Assists in planning, designing, and coordinating workshops for youth leaders and school teachers.

Supervises and performs maintenance and repairs on camp facilities including plumbing, painting, carpentry, cleaning, and electrical work.

Employs and supervises staff for food service operations and camp maintenance.

Plans menus, prepares food supply orders, and ensures proper food storage.

Supervises and orients a large staff of camp counselors and other support personnel.

Assumes responsibility for maintaining appropriate first aid supplies.

Maintains required health records to ensure proper payment of accident claims resulting from camp participation.

Maintains liaison with medical doctors and facilities in the area.
Assumes responsibility for weekly attendance summary, program evaluation, counselor evaluation, and other required reports.

Assumes responsibility for collecting fees, depositing money in the bank, and keeping accurate financial records.

Assumes responsibility for inventory and ordering of recreational equipment and supplies.

Aids in the evaluation of camp programs and personnel.

Performs related work as required.


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in appropriate field and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Considerable knowledge of administrative techniques for adult and/or youth continuing education programs.

Knowledge of menu planning and food services.

Knowledge of financial and administrative record keeping systems.

Knowledge of scientific methodology and a familiarity with educational media and methods.

Knowledge of mechanical, carpentry, building construction, and electrical trades

Ability to make administrative decisions requiring interpretation of policies and procedures relating to public use of a state conference facility.

Ability to work with many publics and have sensitivity to their needs and interests.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with adults, youth, and the general public.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Ability to provide leadership which generates enthusiasm and confidence in others.

Skill in developing new ideas as well as the ability to adapt concepts for practical programming applications.



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