Summer Camp Manager (Seasonal)

Division / Title

Education / Summer Camp Manager (Seasonal)

Reporting Relationship

Education Department / Senior Education Manager

Job Summary

The Camp Manager is responsible for the primary supervision of all seasonal camp staff and operations. The Camp Manager will be responsible for the daily oversight of the Junior Marine Biologist (JMB) Summer Camp Program, including: maintaining safety and quality standards, coordinating on and off-site activities, coordinating vendor services, providing daily feedback to education department leadership, curricula development, coordinating payment processing and registration with the Guest Services Team, and support additional earned revenue opportunities. The Camp Manager is also charged with supervising the seasonal Youth Ocean Leader (former Counselor-in-Training) program.

Hours: 40 hours/week; Monday – Friday 8 AM - 4 PM

Core Responsibilities

  • Training of seasonal camp staff to include six (6) Camp Counselors and all Youth Ocean Leaders (former Counselors-in-Training)
  • Responsible for the direct supervision Camp Counselors, as well as Youth Ocean Leaders (YOLs); act as a leader and mentor for seasonal camp staff
  • Keep track of supplies for camp and replenish inventory as necessary
  • Ensure all protocols found in the camp standard operating procedures are implemented daily and LMC quality standards achieved
  • Lead curricula design and development
  • Work with the department manager to execute our overall vision for quality summer camp
  • Coordinating logistics for all programs and activities; maintaining camp schedule and relationships with field trip partners
  • Upholding LMC educational standards in all aspects of camp
  • Foster long-term relationships with campers and families
  • Ensure safe and fun camp experience for all staff and participants
  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline or 5+ years relevant experience in leading outdoor environmental education, classroom management, summer camp programs, etc.
  • Maintain current Adult and Child CPR/AED and certifications as well as be a strong swimmer and lifeguard certified (certifications provided during training, if needed)
  • Must be available to work Mondays – Fridays, 8am-4pm
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test
  • Must be able to begin employment May 8th, 2023; must be available May 8th – August 11th, 2023
  • Must possess previous work with summer camps or interaction with large groups of children
  • Must also have experience in some fields of science such as biology, marine science, ecology as well as a general knowledge of Florida ecosystems
  • Outgoing and energetic personality and experience serving in youth camp leadership.

About Us

Founded in 1983, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a leading cultural attraction in South Florida that provides open access to all guests. Today the Center is a global leader in the research, rehabilitation, and protection of sea turtles, serving our broader mission to promote ocean ecosystem conservation. Annually we reach 900,000 guests with our transformational education programs and partner with nearly 100 organizations across six continents and 16 countries in ocean conservation. In early 2022, we opened a new 27,500 square-foot campus that greatly expands our exhibition, education, and convening space and doubles our medical facilities.

Physical Demands + Work Environment 

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Successful applicants must be comfortable in a highly dynamic environment in an active and busy office or outdoor setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position may involve working outdoors in Florida, often in hot and humid conditions, and at events that extend into evening and weekend hours. Must be willing and able to travel for offsite programming and possess a valid driver’s license.


This is a seasonal position. The successful incumbent may be required to perform tasks beyond the scope of this job description as requested by the supervisor. This recruitment may be used to select candidates for additional open positions. It is our policy that all team members, including newly hired, transferred, and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory 3 month period on the job. After satisfactory completion of introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated annually.

To Apply

Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter and three references to