Assistant Director Job Announcement


Camp Wyldewood

Assistant Director

Job Description



To further the mission of Camp Wyldewood through the development and management of the Summer Camp, Day Camp, and the Wyldewood Retreat programs.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead Spiritually: participate and organize worship times. Schedule praise leaders and speakers.  Seek out non-traditional ways for campers to experience worship.
  • Responsible for marketing Summer Camp, Day Camp and Wyldewood Retreat programs developing new ways to introduce families to Wyldewood.
  • Evaluate our programs through statistical analysis of surveys, retention rates, new camper numbers, and other data.
  • Help the Executive Director raise money by developing relationships with donors, churches, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Create a yearly theme and curriculum for the summer camp program.
  • Develop brochures, pamphlets, t-shirts and other material for marketing the Wyldewood programs.
  • Plan and implement the calendar for summer camp, day camp, retreats and prepare online registration for all programs.
  • Interview and hire approximately 40 seasonal employees to be counselors and staff members. Conduct background and reference checks on all employees.
  • Lead staff training including updating the staff handbook as needed.
  • Make counselor assignments each session and evaluate the staff throughout the summer.
  • Manage volunteer program including: job assignments, housing, and volunteer information packets.
  • Help recruit licensed nurses for each session of camp.
  • Create camp schedules that maximize experience for the campers.
  • Hold staff responsible for monitoring camp property.
  • Supervise inspections: ropes course, recreational lake, health department.
  • Handle customer service issues with campers, parents, youth ministers, and retreat groups.
  • Manage the Day Camp program by making sure we meet all requirements set forth by DHS, hiring a Day Camp Director, and bus drivers.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Active member of the Church of Christ
  • Experience working with children 5-18 and/or college students
  • Ability to motivate, coach, supervise, evaluate and schedule staff
  • Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License or willingness to obtain one
  • Willingness to travel several times a year for marketing and fundraising purposes




Interested candates should email a resume and a list of three references, including one from an elder at your current congregation, to by September 15, 2018.