Coverage Camp Director

Job Description

Coverage Camp Directors are key members of our camp leadership team at Galileo Learning. When single site Camp Directors are unavailable, Coverage Camp Directors may step in at any time as acting Camp Directors across a number of sites in their region. When not acting as Camp Director, Coverage CDs are assigned to one location to support the leadership team and step in as needed for onsite coverage needs. This location might change week to week or day to day. The role involves managing staff, seamlessly overseeing day-to-day operations, and creating a joy-filled summer camp culture. 


When scheduled to fill a Camp Director absence, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of daily camp operations and facilitating an efficient and joy-filled program.  You’ll flex your creative problem-solving skills as you juggle competing priorities and anticipate the needs with agility and positivity.

You’ll leverage existing (and carefully crafted) training and resources to masterfully manage your time and responsibilities, efficiently tracking your workflow details and calendar in the pre-season and throughout the summer.

When not scheduled to fill a Camp Director absence, you’ll provide support in whatever way most benefits your leadership team. This could include a variety of tasks from providing feedback on classroom instruction, to administrative tasks and supporting staff professional development, to creating camp culture and traditions and delivering excellent customer service to camp families.This will also frequently look like stepping in as a substitute for any and all role at camp, at a moments notice. 

You’ll contribute to and participate in daily camp activities, including check-in and check-out, opening/closing ceremonies and snack & lunch supervision and programming

Regional Camp Directors will report to the Field Leadership Team and receive professional development and ongoing coaching


Intrigued or inspired by Galileo’s mission and purpose. Innovation education, project-based learning, and working in a professional, welcoming, camp-inspired culture sound like things you’re ready to explore or sign up for.

Highly flexible and take the initiative to jump in wherever and whenever you are needed. You adapt to new environments quickly and are not afraid to lead with confidence with new teams and in new environments.

Organized, deeply accountable, service-minded powerhouse. You take great pride in leveraging your administrative talents to support others. It’s part of your personal brand to be a quick, thorough, and friendly email responder and take ownership of anything on your plate.

Student-centered leader. You understand how to communicate and connect with children across the K-8 spectrum and courageously lead with humor and optimism, balancing fun with safety and operational excellence to center the camper experience in all aspects of your work. 

Adaptable and action-oriented. You’re a camp chameleon who can adjust on a dime to meet the shifting demands of diverse situations. You’re a born problem solver who embraces challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm. 

A Builder of Effective Teams. You create the conditions for staffers to apply their diverse skillsets and perspectives to achieve shared goals. You celebrate wins, coach staff toward success, and foster an environment where innovation and collaboration can thrive. 

An Operations Expert. You understand what it takes to run a best-in-class youth program and are able to prioritize and solve problems effectively, with a constant eye towards camper safety and customer experience.

Benefits & Compensation


We anticipate total compensation for this role to range from $7,500 – $10,900:While working part-time in the pre-camp season: $21/ hour (estimated 6-8  hours per week, February – early June)

While filling in as a Camp Director full-time, for 5 days or more: $25/ hour 

While supporting at any camp location in any capacity for any duration of time or when filling in as a Camp Director for less than 5 days: $21/hourLOCATION

 Pre-camp: With the exception of weekend retreats and occasional events, most pre-camp season work is done remotely, but must be done from one of the employable states, listed above. 

 Summer: When it comes to camp assignments, we take your location preferences into consideration, and have an ongoing, open dialogue about location options throughout the process. You’ll be placed at one of our 70+ sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Chicago, Seattle, or Denver with the expectation that you will frequently migrate between an agreed upon range of sites in your region dependent on need.

We are only able to employ candidates who are based in the following states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, or Washington.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. 

Regularly operate a computer (including typing and reading)

Constantly seeing, hearing, and communicating in person, virtually, and from a range of distances

Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment

Frequently remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, sitting or standing 

Regularly move about campsites, walking, kneeling, or standing for extended periods of time


During your onboarding process, you may need to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, a background check, and mandated reporter training (California only). More details will be provided during your onboarding process. 


All on-site employees will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an accommodation/exemption for medical, disability, or religious reasons. Vaccination status will be confirmed only after an offer of employment has been accepted and will not affect the consideration of any person’s application. 


Galileo Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


We comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified applicants/employees to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation, contact our People Services team. Please note that our job descriptions are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties


Free summer camp enrollment!  You will have free camp sessions for your own children for every camp week you work or you can gift two weeks of free camp to others. 

$50 Friends and Family Discount for those you love

Priority nomination for Innovation for All (financial assistance) scholarship for anyone you know

Leadership training & professional development. You’ll receive unique and exceptional training including weekend management training retreats, weekly individual coaching throughout the camp season, mentorship, and access to Galileo’s network of prominent educational leaders. Camp Directors are given the tools, framework, community, and support to take ownership of and implement a fully-developed program. 

Community. You’ll become part of a current and former Galileo staff network of over 10,000 inspiring changemakers. Former Galileans stay connected, and have even gone on to create successful non-profit organizations together!

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