Day Camp Sailing Program Director

Small Point Summer School
10 Sprague Rd
Phippsburg, ME
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Looking to spend your summer in Maine and enjoy the sunshine and water? Small Point Summer School is in search of a Sailing Director for our sailing program at our day camp in Phippsburg, ME. This person would be responsible for managing a group of up to 20 campers as well as sailing counselors and CITs. Ideally, you have enough sailing experience to teach campers ages 5 to 16 the basics of sailing and water safety. Our fleet consists of Opti’s, Lasers and Small Point’s native boat, the Small Point One Design.

Be a leader of a group of campers as well as other counselors; responsible for each camper’s health, safety and participation in all aspects of Summer School life. This responsibility demands enthusiasm, humor, patience, energy, maturity, organization, communication, focus and creativity on a continual basis in order to be an effective leader.

Program Directors are to represent themselves as positive role models to all campers during camp hours; in conversations, dress, manners, actions and appearance.

Sailing program hours are about 14 hours with many opportunities for additional hours in other programs. Also possibility for other employment within the area (with housing) making it a more full time gig!

Pay: competitive salary that will increase depending on experience and qualifications


Job Responsibilities for Program Directors

  • Provide a safe atmosphere for campers

  • Establish a fun environment through appropriate techniques

  • Supervise and participate in all areas (i.e. sailing, arts and nature, tennis, etc.)

  • Supervise and assist counselors with daily matters and issues; reporting concerns to the Directors

  • Plan daily curriculum, rainy day games and activities for campers

  • Oversee campers in every capacity through all parts of the day, including drop-off and pick-up

  • Continually model and teach character development qualities

  • Manage campers using appropriate discipline techniques

  • Help plan, train and participate in all staff trainings and staff and weekly staff meetings

  • Take good attendance and maintain accurate and updated headcounts at all times

  • Immediately advise the Directors of any accidents or incidents

  • Maintain open lines of communication with parents, other staff and the Directors

  • Act as a role model within and outside of SPSS

  • Act as a role model and assist in training CITs

  • Arrive on-time, 15 minutes before program, and report any absences ahead of time, if possible

  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude

Additional Responsibilities for Sailing Program Director

  • Responsible for assisting in launching and hauling sailboats at beginning and end of the season

  • Responsible for assisting in cleaning and storing equipment at end of season

  • Responsible for ensuring motorboats are properly maintained with fuel and such

  • Responsible for ensuring sailboats and equipment are properly maintained and cared for; can assist in basic repairs and such as needed

  • Responsible for campers safety on the water and ensuring all children are wearing life jackets at all time


Job Requirements


Must be at least 18 years of age or entering senior year of high school

Must have experience and be comfortable driving an maneuvering a Boston Whaler (or similar) motorboat

Boating license preferred but not required

Must have a valid drivers license

Must have current CPR and First Aid Certifications (or willing to attend a training paid for by camp)

Valid Lifeguard certification (or willing to attend a training paid for by camp)

Background in education, camp or related field is preferred but not required
Isabel Stearns
10 Sprague Rd
Phippsburg ME
United States
Small Point Summer School Isabel Stearns

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