Program Director

Camp Loud Thunder’s Program Director is responsible for the overall delivery of BSA’s National Camp Accredited programming to campers. They provide the highest quality experience by assisting in managing the overall camp operation, including supervising, mentoring, and supporting staff. The Program Director should be a leader and role model for staff and campers.

You’ll be a great addition to our team if you: 
Are friendly and calm, especially under pressure.
A team player.
Love working outdoors.
Are good at switching gears and wearing many different hats.
Are willing to learn new things.
Are willing to disconnect from technology for the majority of the day.
Can commit to a schedule and work 4 weeks of resident camp with opportunity for part time work ahead of camp opening and after camp closing.

Dates: June 4 – July 07, 2023

The Program Director must: 
Be a mature and responsible adult, at least 21 years of age.
Hold, or be willing to obtain prior to the summer camp season, a Resident Camp Program Director certification from a BSA National Camping School and become a registered member of Illowa Council, BSA.
Have the ability to identify, respond, and provide leadership to environmental and other hazards and be physically capable to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury).
Reside at Camp Loud Thunder for the duration of the resident camp season (four weeks).
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Complete required youth protection training and IL mandated sexual harassment training as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities: The Program Director works closely with the Camp Director in providing leadership to the camp – specific responsibilities are:
Work with the camp director to recruit, interview, train and supervise camp staff.
Supervise the leadership staff for each program area and hold them accountable to the staff code of conduct as well as policies and procedures set forth by the camp, Illowa Council, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Ensure program areas at are welcoming to all campers and leaders by being clean, organized, and the best representation of Scouting.
Ensure that all programs related to Scouting advancement and recognition are administered following the most current requirements by the Boy Scouts of America.
Ensure that all requirement completions (and partials) are successfully documented in Tentaroo (training will be provided).
Ensure that all program-related camp recognitions are presented and received.
Work with the camp director to coordinate and plan staff training week ensuring all staff members receive the appropriate training as set forth by the Boy Scouts of America.
Work with the camp director to develop a dynamic, quality program for all ages. Interact with Scouts, leaders, and staff members to identify areas that require attention to maintain the delivery of quality programming.
Be knowledgeable of and enforce all procedures related to health and safety, council and national policies, and use of program equipment.
Ensure Camp Loud Thunder meets and complies with all program-related National Camp Standards and any applicable local, state, and national standards.
Maintain high morale of the staff, inspire trust, recognize achievement and make note of poor performance with the camp director through personal observation and staff meetings.
With the camp director, prepare an evaluation and summary of current season including inventories, staff evaluations, and recommendations for the following season before August 1st.
Working with the camp director, manage program expenses of the camp budget to ensure that camp meets budget expectations.
Other duties as assigned by the camp director for the successful operation of the camp.


Housing and meals are provided on site.
Job Type: Temporary

Schedule: 10 hour shift, Weekend availability

Ability to relocate (temporarily if necessary)
9906 175th St W, Illinois City, IL 61259 – relocate before June 4th (required)

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Scout or Summer Camp: 1 year (Preferred)

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