Athletics Program Specialist

Reports to: Program Coordinator
Oversees: Performing Arts Counselors and all campers in Performing Arts


  • Pre-camp set-up and training in May 2018
  • 10 weeks of Camp 5/29/18 - 8/3/18
  • 8:00-5:00 PM (perhaps a bit earlier or later as needed)
  • On call Thursday Evenings due to CMR overnight
  • Weekends off


The Athletics Program Specialist organizes and implements fun games and organized sports for Camp Moon River Campers.  It is essential that this person be able to teach campers about being kind and supportive to fellow team mates and members of the other teams whether they win or lose.  Games supported by Camp Moon River may include but not be limited to:  Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Volleyball, Yoga, Gaga, BBS, Kickball, Flickerball, Pillow Polo, Minute to Win It, Newcomb, Ultimate Frisbee, Stickball, Spider Ball, Tennis-Baseball, Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon, Line Basketball, Dodgeball, Bombardment

This person will also help support general camp activities and Camp Moon River Madness (all camp competition) when not in charge of a group for Athletics.

Essential Job Functions

  • Deliver fun and meaningful Athletic programs to campers.

  • Ensure plans are prepared and implemented that meet the abilities of the campers.

  • Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures during athletic activities.

  • Oversee daily checks of gyms, fields, courts, and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Oversee counselors and J/CITs as available to assist with athletics program.

Other Job Duties

  • Attend administrative staff meetings.

  • Participate enthusiastically in other camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.

  • Participate as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights, and other all-camp activities and camp functions.


  • Must be 21 or older.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of Athletics for similar population (ideally at a school, camp, or recreation center).

  • Current instructional certification in program or related experience.

  • Current certification in first aid and CPR.

Physical Aspects of the Position

  • Ability to communicate and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

  • Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

  • Some physical requirements of a program position could be endurance including standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate program equipment and program activities.  Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs.  Willingness to work irregular hours delivering programs. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying weather conditions.