ESF Camps
  • NY, USA
  • Seasonal - Full-time
  • ESF Camps - Riverdale Country School

ESF Camps is hiring a Director to join our mission-driven team at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, NY! The Director is responsible for the care and supervision of all campers and Team Members in the camp program.

Why ESF?

  • Make a positive impact on children and youth (ages Preschool-8th grade) while receiving comprehensive training.
  • Flexible summer schedule with the opportunity to work up to 9 consecutive weeks
  • Become a motivated leader and gain experience supervising children while building long lasting relationships
  • Internships, field work, continuing education credits, lifeguard, and specialty certification reimbursement
  • Discounted camp tuition for children of team members
  • Employee referral bonus program

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise campers and counselors with attention to behavior and group management, safety, security and skill development.
  • Implement ESF curriculum; ensure team members bring lesson plans to life for campers through participation, support and guidance.
  • Encourage teachers & specialists to use creativity and effective classroom management skills to organize daily lesson plans in a fun and creative manner.
  • Monitor the schedule, program, supervision and administration of all activities and assemblies
  • Lead meetings with Team and coordinate their daily schedules. Conduct mid and end of summer Team Member evaluations.
  • Conduct tours and provide an overview of the program to prospective camp families
  • Inform site director of any concerns regarding the health and safety of the campers.
  • Communicate with clear, concise, and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community.
  • Demonstrate the ESF Core Values and Virtues of Character (Gratitude, Respect, Trustworthiness, Effort, Kindness, Positivity, Resilience, Community) in camp daily


  • Bachelor degree required. Degree in Education is preferred.
  • Prior classroom teaching/field work experience or three (3) years of ESF experience is required.
  • Performance management experience is preferred
  • Previous experience working with children in a camp setting is also preferred.
  • 2-4 years administrative/leadership and staff supervision experience required
  • Typical hours are:3 days/week, 7:30am-4:30pm; 2 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm; Monday-Friday. Start and end times may vary depending on the location and camp.
  • It is understood you will complete all trainings and pre-employment credentials required by ESF and the state you are working in.
  • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus. Work outside, upright, and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
  • Maintain the "ESF Look" at all times

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to and takes direction from the Site Director.

Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols

ESF has developed and will be implementing an Advanced Safety Plan to ensure our campers, team members, and parents thrive in a safe environment. This plan includes detailed safety measures in the following areas. Team members will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.

  • Limited enrollment and smaller group sizes
  • Camper & staff screening with use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning, disinfection & handwashing
  • Premier outdoor facilities
  • Reasonable contact reduction, including social distancing practices
  • Symptom Management Action Plan
  • Specialized Safety Training
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