Day Camp Unit Head

Neil Klatskin Summer Camp | Tenafly, NJ

Posted Date 1/14/2022
Expiration Date2/12/2022

Neil Klatskin Summer Camps
Summer 2022

TITLE: Division Unit Head
REPORT TO: Campus Director


  • Train and supervise staff of 10-15 counselors as well as formulate relationships with 75-100 campers
  • Oversee activities and ensure campers are engaged and counselors are participating and creating memories
  • Work closely with Campus Director to ensure days run smoothly, program changes are communicated, and counselors are provided with tools to be successful
  • Be responsible for the welfare of each child in the unit and do all possible to solve problems
  • Be knowledgeable about eating habits, diets, behavior, and health concerns of campers
  • Communicate with parents prior to camp starting. All families must be contacted via phone.
  • Correspond with unit families daily through newsletters, one-way texts or emails to inform about group activities, special events
  • Correspond with unit families individually on a weekly basis through phone calls and/or emails.
  • Help ensure morale of staff
  • Monitor specialists while they are engaging your groups and to ensure curriculum is fun and engaging. Coordinate with Specialty Director regarding changes, concerns, etc.
  • Monitor counselor and camper assignments for each day
  • Secure coverage when a counselor is ill or their employment is terminated
  • Plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings
  • Evaluate unit staff and assist staff in setting objectives so that they can meet expectations
  • Formally evaluate staff at least twice a season, conducting other evaluations as necessary
  • Communicate with Director often regarding both positive and negative issues that may arise with campers and/or staff
  • Assist those campers and staff who may need help fitting into the camp atmosphere
  • Supervise arrival and dismissal of campers
  • Assist in evaluating the entire Camp operation with suggestions for the following season via a written report
  • Work with Associate Director to plan Unit focused special event.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience working with children
  • Previous camp staff experience
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in camp setting
  • Ability and experience in supervising staff and campers
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications



  • Must be available to work June 27-August 19, 7:30 am- 5:00 pm as well as the following:
    • Once a month January-March 2022; twice a month April-May 2022; Weekly in June 2022 (exact dates to be determined). All meetings will be in the evening to accommodate work schedules.
    • Open House, Staff Orientation, Staff meetings, Interactive Nights and additional programs as needed prior to and during camp.



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