Program Director at Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center

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The Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a Program Director with a creative and caring spirit to develop high quality programming at Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center, a 426-acre property along the Potomac River with year-round accommodations for 130 people in addition to tenting and rustic camping accommodations.  The successful candidate will have the ability and passion to further our work to create sacred experiences that nurture Christian faith and discipleship, teach creation care, extend Christian hospitality and community, develop principled spiritual leaders, and inspire and equip lives for love and justice.

The Program Director leads all aspects of programming at Manidokan including training and supervising the seasonal program staff and nurturing camp partner relationships. This person directly manages the program schedule and must have good communication and organizational skills. As a leader, this person should respond proactively to challenges with creative solutions that prioritize safety and the camper/guest experience.  They also play key a role in overall hospitality throughout the year.

Seeking candidates at least 21 years of age with 2+ years of experience in program leadership for summer camp and retreat activities or equivalent. Ideal candidates have experience in ropes course and waterfront leadership, schedule development, worship planning, and a commitment to work in and create an inclusive & diverse cultural ministry setting. This position requires a criminal background check per state requirements for Youth Camp Certification, pre-employment drug testing, and CPS Adam Walsh background check. This position is a year-round, full-time, salaried, exempt position with benefits.

The job will be based at Manidokan. The Program Director is required to live on-site at the convenience of the employer. Compensation is $35,000-$40,000 dependent upon experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  We anticipate a September 2023 start date.  For consideration send cover letter and resume Meredith Petty at

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