Camp Hale Program Director Summer 2023

Sandwich, NH


The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, club48 after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building diverse social networks of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at


USES Core Values

  • Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.

  • Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.


USES Organizational Norms and Behaviors

  • Collaboration: Finding ways to Work Together with each other and across our departments and positions

  • Positivity: Having a “Can Do” Attitude even when things are tough or stressful

  • Transparency: Having Open Communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other

  • Excellence: Doing the Best We Can all the time with everything we do                              



Program Director, Camp Hale

Summer 2022 Camp Staff must be available from June 2 through August 23.

The location of this job is Center Sandwich, NH.  Camp Hale provides room and board.

People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply.

General Description

Established in 1900, Camp Hale is a sleepaway summer camp for Boston-area youth ages 5 to 17 years old to experience a range of outdoor activities in the scenic environment of Squam Lake located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Camp Hale transforms youth into resilient leaders as they discover the wonders of nature, build a diverse community, and embrace challenging experiences. The camp operates on the belief that all youth benefit from opportunities for physical, mental, and social growth and development. The goal is for campers to leave with an enhanced sense of well-being, improved social skills, and awareness of personal potential.

The Program Director is a part of the Camp Hale Leadership Team and works under the supervision of the Camp Director and Assistant Director. This position is responsible for providing a wide range of activities designed to assist campers to master age-appropriate skills, increase cooperative relationships and socialization skills, foster an appreciation of the environment, and result in children enjoying the camping experience. The Program Director is responsible for planning and carrying-out all camp programs provided for the camper, assisting in staff training as it relates to the camp activity programs, and supervising the activity area specialists to ensure a quality, instructional program. The Program Director plans all activities involving the entire camper population, coordinates with the Waterfront Director for aquatic activity, and will schedule any trips out of camp.

What You’ll do: 

  • Responsible for the overall planning and implementation of daily camp program activities, including rainy day activities

  • Coordinate cabin group activities and all camp activities including special events such as ending ceremony and banquet

  • Help counselors understand the group process and developmental needs of the campers in program planning

  • Process requests for equipment and supplies from counselors

  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and makes needs known to the Camp Director

  • Oversee camper sign-up sheets and daily schedules

  • Responsible for the duty and time off rosters of staff

  • Manage staff appreciation and evening staff activities

  • Together with the Leadership Team, periodically evaluates activities and programs based on camper needs and abilities

  • Collaborate with community partners to facilitate off-site activities & volunteering 

  • Track camper activities, awards, etc.

  • Prepare reports and other documentation as requested

  • Attend workshops & courses on camp program development

  • Participate and actively engages in staff meetings and training. Plans/facilitates as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned


What We’re Looking For:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 

  • A bachelor’s degree in recreation, camping or a related field is required. Extensive camping experience may be substituted.

  • Must have skills in a variety of camp activities and the ability to engage the staff in learning new skills.

  • Should have knowledge of the group process and implementing a team approach to achieving goals. 

  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop new and innovative activities and serve as a positive role model to staff and campers

  • Able to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion

  • Position requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly

  • Work requires close visual acuity

  • Position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

What You Will Love:

  • A competitive and progressive stipend of $6,000 for summer season

  • Develop your skills alongside an experienced Camp Director who supports counselors while being surrounded by veteran counselors, leaders, and an administrative team to support you

  • An opportunity to draw on your own experiences, as well as learn and teach new skills that will enhance your professional development

  • All staff receive free meals, lodging, and certifications in addition to base compensation

  • Staff referral bonus


The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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 USES is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. USES is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act, and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team