Program Area Supervisor, Camp Wise

Mandel Jewish Community Center | Chardon, OH, United States

Posted Date 12/24/2021

Position Summary

The Program Area Supervisor is responsible for the development of specialty-specific curriculum and overseeing the daily facilitation of the program and activities. The Supervisor play a key role in creating a vision and defining success for their program area which includes designing the daily schedule for staff as well as evaluating the program and staff on a regular basis. The Supervisor is a member of the broader summer leadership team at camp who are responsible for building strong relationships with campers and staff and ensuring positive outcomes for all in the camp community.


  • Program Areas Available: Performing Arts, Media, Horseback Riding, Outdoor Education, Ropes Course, Lakefront and Arts & Crafts



  • Serve as a positive role model in the camp community and represent camp values
  • Participate in required supervisor and staff training prior to camp
  • Communicate and collaborate with camp social worker, infirmary manager, and supervisory team to ensure campers’ and staff success
  • Develop and implement a progressive program area curriculum that integrates fundamental skill development with our Camp Wise values, and includes special event days, clinics, tournaments, and workshops
  • Responsible for designing accommodations or alternative activities (such as rainy day/severe weather back-up programs) so campers can learn and grow their skill set at their own pace every day
  • Delegate responsibilities to program area staff in regards to activity creation and facilitation, and area maintenance
  • Supervise and mentor program area staff by providing them with weekly feedback and support as well as conducting performance evaluations to ensure their positive professional growth
  • Lead engaging weekly team meetings that incorporate opportunities for staff appreciation and recognition to support positive team morale; participate in all-staff meetings
  • Ensure your program area has necessary supplies and meets accreditation standards in regards to health, safety, and instruction; Organize and maintain equipment and supplies
  • Manage schedules for program area staff and arrange for time off and planning periods
  • Responsible for creating a fun, supportive, enriching space for staff and campers to learn and refine new skills
  • Manage camper behaviors using positive behavior management techniques, and enforce appropriate safety policies, emergency procedures, and camp rules
  • Supervise, contribute to and lead village and all-camp activities such as evening programs and all-camp events
  • Be an active, engaged leader in program area, village, and across camp, including but not limited to wake up and bedtime, evening programs, meals, and night-time supervision
  • Create an end-of-summer report and binder that includes all activities and resources, inventory, and recommendations for future program enhancements for Assistant Director
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Camp Director


  • Must be 21 years old by May 27th with at least 2 years or equivalent experience working with children ages 6-15
  • Must have experience instructing, teaching, or supervising activities and projects in the program area
  • Must be caring, empathetic, patient, hardworking, and diligent professional who takes initiative and is creative, enthusiastic, open-minded and high-energy
  • Must possess strong communication skills and comfort in communicating with children and young adults
  • Must have ability to function both independently and as part of a team
  • Previous experience in a leadership position supervising staff at a camp or similar setting preferred
  • Must be certified in specialty area, where applicable, prior to camp, (i.e. pool/waterfront staff must be lifeguard certified by approved trainer)
  • Must be available for full training and summer: May 27-August 5


Camp Wise Mission

Camp Wise provides a friendly, supportive, and cooperative atmosphere that fosters individual growth at each camper’s own pace. Campers are encouraged to learn new skills and master old ones, to make decisions, to take responsibility, to be expressive, to live with others, and to have fun. Complemented by our Jewish environment, campers develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Jewish heritage and traditions while also developing a true sense of community.  Camp Wise is committed to making sure that every camper leaves with a greater sense of self-esteem and self-confidence; and with memories that will last a lifetime.


For more information about working at Camp Wise, visit Interested candidates should contact Rebecca at [email protected] or (216)-593-6293. To apply online, go to     




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