Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Program Manager for Camp Programs - California Summer Camp in San Jose, California

Job Descriptions:

Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp from June 11th to August 6th. Camp Mendocino provides meals and lodging for the duration of the employment period. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff to offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's programs is Camp Mendocino our residential summer camp. Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where staff members work with youth ages eight to 17 of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities and skills needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Camp is located four hours north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer. We offer a wide range of activities at Camp including: swimming, a three part challenge course, mountain biking, archery, dance and drama, arts and crafts, environmental education, sports, over night camping, and much more!

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The Program Manager assists the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director in running all Program related activities at Camp. This person will have a role in supervising Lead Counselor and Assistant Lead Counselors, scheduling activities, helping with any Camper behavioral issues, and interfacing with parents. This person should be comfortable in a leadership position and have a strong understanding of youth development and staff management.


  • Assisting to supervise other managers around Camp

  • Foster camper growth in the areas of: life skills, self care, and interpersonal skills

  • Manage and coach Lead and Assistant Lead Counselors ensuring proper supervision of youth, including running daily team meetings

  • Ensure the physical and emotional needs of staff and campers in their group are being met

  • Oversees the daily schedule and activities schedule for staff and campers is adhered to

  • Facilitate mediation, mentoring, and conflict resolution

  • Work as a liaison between youth and staff to sustain a positive, safe and fun environment

  • Contact parents/guardians and ensure consistent communication with camper families

  • Ensure that staff and campers’ medical needs are met through consultation with infirmary staff

  • Attend all required meetings and trainings

  • Maintain accurate documentation and paper work

  • Foster character development consistent with BGCSF philosophy

  • Engage staff and campers with a positivity, including participating in cheers, talent shows, and overnight hikes

  • Directly supervise staff and youth in activities or in a cabin overnight when necessary

  • Other duties as specified by direct supervisor

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years experience in youth development

  • Minimum 2 years coaching and supervising staff

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and communicate with coworkers, parents, and campers

  • Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations in a professional manner

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


  • Experience working with youth from disadvantaged circumstances

  • Experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting


  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for at least 3 miles

  • Must be able to be stand for 8 hours (with breaks)

  • Must be able to work in temperatures ranging from 35° to 100°

SCHEDULE: Seasonal position - June 11th to August 6th

Keyword: Northern California – Program Manager for Residential Camp Programs

From: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco