Camp Cody Certified Tennis Department Head

Camp Cody
9 Cody Road
Freedom, NH 03836
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
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Manages Others
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check
From $3,500 To $6,050
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Camp - Overnight
Work Schedule
Sleep-Away Camp
No Travel

Job Description

Dates: June 4th - August 15th, 2020. 

Reports to: The position generally would report to the Camp Director. Although in large camp operations, this position may report to an Activity/Program Director or Assistant Director in charge of program operations.

Salary: $350 - $550 per/week (Room & Board included)

Position Purpose:  

As head of the Tennis Program you will be expected to oversee, lead and supervise all staff within the Tennis Program department. Your primary role is to help and assist your team, within the development and delivery of providing age and ability appropriate lessons within the Tennis program. While also providing a safe, secure and risk free environment for lessons to take place so that Cody's campers develop skills while having fun. 


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develop and deliver a lesson program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers

    • Write lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.

    • Evaluate abilities of campers and staff.

    • Evaluate and monitor the individual lessons and camper progress alongside the success of the program.

2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures.

    • Assist in the implementation of staff training within the tennis program.

    • Train other staff in their responsibilities when involved within the program.

    • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures. 

3. Oversee and assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the tennis program area

    • Maintain all the program equipment within the tennis setting. 

    • Ensure the security of the equipment when not in use.

    • Conduct a daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

    • Clean Tennis equipment on a set schedule.


  • Teach and stimulate the interest of staff and campers.

  • Implement innovative and fun lesson plans and teaching techniques.

  • Conduct a regular check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

  • Set up activity area during staff week.

  • Submit orders for supplies and equipment during staff week or when needed ensuring the timely arrival of materials.

  • Conduct an initial and end of the season inventory and store all equipment properly.

  • Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment or program changes for the next season.

  • Work as a member of a team of counselors who provide guidance and support to all campers. 

  • Plan and prepare for inter-camp sporting events and activities, when applicable.

  • Assist with all-camp events, evening programs, trips.

  • Other duties assigned by supervisors.

Physical Aspects of the Position:

­ Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

­ Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

­ Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.

­ Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

­ Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.


Some physical requirements of a Tennis Head position could be endurance including standing, running, some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and demonstrate Tennis activities. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper private tennis program. Willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering program in the facility available.  

Company description:

Camp Cody is a great place to work and explore everything New England has to offer! From rivers, lakes and mountains to camp fires, log cabins, and fun on the water, we have it all! Since 1926 it has been our philosophy to provide fun through learning, friendship and adventure. During their time with us, we also want all campers to become more self-assured and self-confident. All of this takes place in a great camp atmosphere with a diverse, unique, and fun program!

How to Apply: 

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Job Requirements
Desired Qualifications:

Appropriate certification and documented experience in teaching tennis lessons, creating relevant age and ability lesson planning including basic techniques and progressive games for children within private lessons.

Competent in breaking down and demonstrating tennis techniques and in game coaching.

Knowledge of safety practices and risk assessments associated within the tennis court, equipment and its maintenance alongside game rules umpiring and court etiquette.

Endurance and stamina needed to provide constant programming and supervision to campers.

Ability to spend 6-8 hours a day teaching tennis activities.

Positive attitude and sense of humor.
Camp Cody
Dean Poland
1 Washington St
Dover NH 03820
United States
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