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Career of the Week- Camp Director

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Summer is nearly here, which can mean only one thing. It's time for camp! Children all around the United States travel to some of the most beautiful camp grounds in the nation during the summer and enjoy an amazing opportunity for growth and development at camp. It would be easy to see just the fun side of things, but someone needs to coordinate the logistics and ensure a safe, productive environment for the children while they are at camp. This is the role of the Camp Director.

While there are many paths that can lead to directing a camp, one that provides an educational component would be to have a bachelor degree in Elementary Education Foundations or Early Childhood Education Foundations. These degrees would provide an educational background valuable for creating an intentional living and learning community for campers.

If this is something you would like to do, check out these resources on what a camp director does and what these degrees entail:

Elementary Education Foundations
Early Childhood Education Foundations
Camp Director Information (Falls under the category of Lodging Manager)

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