Job Description

Director of Renbrook School Summer Adventure and Auxiliary Programs

Renbrook School (West Hartford, CT), a Preschool through Grade 8 independent school, seeks a Director for its Summer Adventure and Auxiliary Programs. This 12-month position reports to the Head of School and is supported by a full-time Auxiliary Program Coordinator and part-time Challenge Course coordinator.  

Over its 89-year history, Renbrook has developed its reputation for preparing children with the academic and character skills to thrive in secondary school, college, and beyond. Positioned at the summit of Avon Mountain, Renbrook draws from over 30 communities, including West Hartford, Avon, Simsbury, Farmington, and many others within a 40-mile radius. On its sprawling 75-acre campus, which includes miles of hiking trails, a newly renovated high and low ropes course, a pond, three playgrounds, three outdoor pools, four athletic fields (including a new synthetic turf field), two gymnasiums, and a host of other resources, Renbrook “brings learning to life” with a relational, student-centered approach to educating talented students.  

Serving the area’s families for over 50 years, Renbrook School Summer Adventure (RSSA) is known for its rich and diverse programming, its outstanding facilities, and the excellence of its counselors and camp staff. The camp is anchored by a traditional summer camp for children age 3 – Grade 9, as well as specialty camps for all ages and a scholastic component for children in Grades K-9. The camp presently employs a staff of approximately 175 and generates revenue in the $2M range. The camp serves over 800 children over our eight-week summer session. 

Renbrook’s other auxiliary programs include the Before and After School Childcare Programs, After School Adventure Program, and a Vacation Care Program. Additional revenue-generating facilities like its high and low ropes course, gymnasium, gymnastics studio, three outdoor pools, and its new synthetic turf field offer opportunities for additional income and school marketing. 

The Director of RSSA and Auxiliary Programs must have an extensive camp leadership background and experience in independent or public schools is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • An abiding skill and desire to forge positive and constructive relationships with children and adults 
  • Experience leading mission-driven camps, preferably with experience in schools 
  • Excellent communication skills as a speaker, writer, and listener 
  • Innovative, creative, strategic and analytic skills 
  • Strong management, mentoring and team-building abilities 
  • Proven capacity for translating goals into achievable action-plans 
  • Technological skills and, ideally, facility with the Campminder software program 
  • A joyful, contagious sense of humor and positive spirit  

The Director of Renbrook’s Summer Adventure and Auxiliary Programs has responsibility for all aspects of camp and auxiliary operations, including but not limited to the following: 

Program Development 

  • Develop programming that fits the camp’s culture of enriched summer fun and develop synergies between the school and camp’s mission and personnel. 
  • Plan program and schedule for activities, trips, and transportation. 
  • Actively engage in the daily activities of the camp to ensure a smooth operation of the camp environment. 


  • Hire and train a suitable staff for the needs of the programs. 

General Administration 

  • Ensure that required records are kept for campers and staff. 
  • Obtain appropriate licensure and certifications for the camp and camp staff and ensure the camp meets all state requirements. 
  • Monitor Health and Safety of campus and staff, responding to emergencies and reporting to the state as required. 
  • Supervise registration process, recordkeeping and financial transactions for campers. 
  • Manage facility rentals and provide oversight for Challenge Course operations. 


  • Work with the School’s Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a marketing strategy that aligns with the School’s mission. 

Financial Management 

  • Work with the school Business Office to determine yearly budgets and fee schedules. 

Parent Relations

  • Interface with parents to respond to concerns of placement, discipline, and safety of campers and students in our afterschool programs.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with resume and three letters of reference included together in one PDF document, to with Director of RSSA and Auxiliary Programs in the subject line. 

Renbrook School is an affirmative action – equal opportunity employer; and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes. 

Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.