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Director, Camp Twelve Trails
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the successful candidate will have a deep commitment to high-quality programming and community building, as well as significant experience implementing excellent and safe systems and operations. They will find excitement working with three diverse communities that share one camp, and strategically maximize the expanded capacity of our newly renovated campgrounds with a focus on retention. Given the intensity of the camp season, key to the applicant's success will be their ability to (a) be extremely effective, during the 10-month period between camp seasons, to translate goals into impactful programming and streamlined operations; and (b) to successfully work under pressure managing multiple and simultaneous projects during the summer. Our Camp Director will join a team of high-performing senior program professionals working towards the same goals, and will foster a sense of cohesion and unity among their camp team.


Strategic Leadership

Program Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Continuous Development

Community Engagement

Marketing and Recruitment

Compliance, Operations and Administration

Professional Development

Supervisory Responsibilities

Development, Budgets & Grants

Minimum Qualifications:





This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.

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$105,000 - $120,000

Agency Information:


Established in 1917, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the "Y") is a not-for-profit Jewish Community Center that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. We offer a wide range of educational, recreational, and social service programs to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve. From topnotch early childhood education and youth development programs to innovative senior center services, there's always something for everyone at the Y!


A shared venture between three JCCs (Y of Washington Heights & Inwood, Shames JCC on the Hudson, and Riverdale Y), Camp Twelve Trails is an exceptional Jewish day camp serving campers 5-16 years old of all backgrounds and abilities, located in Rockland County, NY. On our newly renovated, 16-acre outdoor campgrounds, we provide campers the best of both specialty and classic day camp programming. Camp's structure is comprised of five specialty areas (called "Neighborhoods"): Play (sports & fitness), Create (arts & drama), Explore (outdoor adventure), Discover (science & technology), and Grow (farm to table) that allow campers to strengthen their skills in their favorite specialty while encouraging them to explore new areas. Teen campers spend most days traveling and some days on the campgrounds. Campers explore Jewish values and culture across regular programming, Shabbat activities, and exposure to Israeli culture and staff. For campers of all abilities to fully benefit from each aspect of Camp, we offer an Inclusion Program with two levels of support: 2:1 ratio and 5:1 ratio. Deep friendships and a strong sense of community develop throughout the summer. We aim to provide a high level, individualized, Jewish summer camp experience for all campers in upper Manhattan, The Bronx, and Westchester.