Teen Program Coordinator

Job Details

  • Date Posted: September 13, 2023
  • Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Company: Tamarack Camps

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Tamarack Camps

General Summary

The Fresh Air Society, d/b/a Tamarack Camps, was founded in 1902 – initially organized as a camp for immigrant mothers and children (located on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan). From its humble beginnings over a century ago which started with 2 women providing a handful of children an opportunity to experience the “fresh air,” today, Tamarack Camps has grown to serve over 13,000 individuals, annually.

Our main campus in Ortonville, Michigan (Oakland County) is a 1200-acre reserve nestled a short distance from the urban bustle of Metropolitan Detroit — yet feels like a different world. This landscape provides a foundation, the canvas upon which Tamarack Camps has the potential to build, engage, connect, and educate countless individuals.

Annually, through its residential camping program at Camp Maas, Agree Outpost Camp (Ontario, Canada), Camp Kennedy (Munising, Michigan), three (and sometimes four) Western Trips, two Alaska experiences, and an excursion to Israel, Tamarack Camps is home to approximately 1,250 Detroit-area Jewish children and teens, as well as 90 Israeli campers. In addition to its camper population, Tamarack Camps summer programming engages and trains a staff of 400 (approximately) college-age young adults from the Metro Detroit area and from around the world. Further, throughout the year, Tamarack Camps also provides extensive family camp opportunities for 1,300 (approximately) additional participants (children and parents and/or grandparents).

Beyond the resident summer camp, teen and family camp programs, Tamarack Camps, through the Tamarack Adventure and Retreat Center (“TARC”), provides year-round activities for the general community, and, annually, serves more than 10,000 participants e.g. fifth grade camp, band camps, and other secular and non-secular groups. TARC staff are experts in expanding participants’ comfort zones and strengthening individual and group dynamics.

Authority and Accountability

The Teen Program Coordinator will work closely with the Teen Program Director and others to coordinate and assist with teen programs, specifically Western and Alaska summer teen travel trips.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of itineraries and coordinate all logistics for all teen programs.
  • Set tentative dates and develop timelines for tasks.
  • Work with marketing staff to develop recruitment materials.
  • Communicate with potential trip providers and review proposals for contracts.
  • Coordinate and prepare parent communications, including registration packets and recruitment meetings.
  • Recruit, interview, and contract with appropriate counselors, guides, and other staff.
  • Work with the Teen Programs Director on budgeting for each program, including tracking expenses.
  • Coordinate photo and video content from participants and staff.
  • Produce staff and camper recruitment tools.
  • Work with each national park to maintain permits.
  • Communicate with parents during recruitment, orientation, interviews and throughout the summer.
  • Assist in camper and staff paperwork.
  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities, providing support and guidance to those assigned as leaders.


  • Prior camp or relevant experience required.
  • Takes initiative, is a problem-solver, and works independently with minimal supervision.
  • Brings tasks through to successful completion.
  • Expertise in ability to create effective tracking and management systems, follow up on open prioritization of simultaneous assignments while adapting to changing deadlines, priorities, and workflow with success and accuracy.
  • Strong judgment and ability to manage sensitive and confidential information and documents with discretion and maturity.
  • Superior administrative skills, with impeccable attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working for a philanthropic, non-profit, and/or social impact organization is a plus.

Employment Detail

  • Position to begin upon mutually agreed upon starting date.

To Apply

A cover and resume are required in applying for this position. We look forward to hearing from you.