(800) 765-3797  fsyr@youthranches.org


The Senior Program Leader is responsible for scheduling all summer camp activities and supervision of Activity Leaders.  The Senior Program Leader also coordinates all camp activities such as movie night, skit night, and end of the session awards ceremonies.  The Senior Program Leader works closely with the Camp Director and Director of Camping Services to ensure that all programs offered run smoothly and serve the best interests of the youth, community partners, personnel, and agency.

The Senior Program Leader is directly supervised by the Camp Director.

This position is exempt from overtime pay.


The following duties and responsibilities are given as examples of the various types of work performed in this position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Exercises diligence, decisiveness, and flexibility in creating and revising the
    schedule of daily activities in order to provide campers, staff members, and volunteers with maximum opportunities for fun and learning.
  2. Demonstrates initiative, attentiveness, and sensitivity while supervising youth participating in the Leaders in Training program.
  3. Use creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, and orderliness while organizing camp wide activities such as movie night, skit night, and awards night.
  4. Exercises boldness, justice, and discretion while supervising Activity Leaders in order to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the summer camp program.
  5. Displays compassion, patience, tolerance, and gentleness when acting as mediator to help resolve conflicts between campers and/or staff.
  6. Exercises discretion and self control while maintaining the character trait of virtue in order to be an appropriate role model for Group Leaders, Activity Leaders, and youth at all times.
  7. Practices virtue and truthfulness in keeping the Camp Director informed of all program related activities and concerns.
  8. Uses hospitality and attentiveness to make all donors, deputies, and guests feel included and comfortable at all camping programs.
  9. Demonstrates resourcefulness and thriftiness in the wise stewardship of the agency’s resources ensuring all equipment, buildings, vehicles, and other assets are maintained at Youth Ranches’ standards.
  10. Practices diligence and orderliness when completing required paperwork such as supervisory conferences, mileage logs, travel expense vouchers, incident reports, and time sheets.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position with at least two years of college or work experience preferred.  The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each area of responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  1. Must be able to establish and maintain warm, consistent relationships with youth, parents, and/or guardian and other Youth Ranches personnel.
  2. Must possess some basic knowledge of group dynamics, child development, and group living.
  3. Must have a willingness to work as a team member for the development of youth and families served.
  4. Must have the ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations.
  5. Must be able to communicate with people utilizing verbal and written skills.
  6. Must be willing to work in an outdoor environment.  Prior camping experience would be helpful but not required.
  7. Must have a valid Florida Driver License and be able to maintain a safe driving record consistent with agency policy.


The physical requirements described 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.

The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work is generally performed in an outdoor environment with exposure to various working conditions, such as wet and /or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and livestock.


$300.00 weekly. Includes room and board. This is a full-time temporary position.


Six days per week/End of June to Mid-August.


For more information, please contact:

Elisha Hoggard, Camp Director, Caruth Camp, 14770 SE US HWY 19, Inglis, FL 34449, 1-800-765-3797 or (352) 447-2259, ehoggard@youthranches.org

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