Camping Manager

Date: 27 Jun 2024

Location: Yarramundi, AU

Company: YMCA NSW


  • Drive strategic direction, development and growth of the camping business 
  • Do you have a reputation for thinking strategically, with substantial commercial acumen?
  • Competitive salary on offer


We have a rare opportunity for a driven Camping leader to come and lead the team at Camp Yarramundi to success. The opportunities are endless with this role. We are looking for a Camp Manager to lead this successful camp business through an exciting period of growth and redevelopment. We want someone who is willing to think outside of the box and inspire others to achieve their full potential!
We pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for our patrons, and we want you to follow in our footsteps. Come with a strong outdoor education background and a successful strong collaborative relationship with both internal and external stakeholders. 


About your new role:

As the Camping Manager you will be responsible for driving business and programs within an agreed operating camping budget while also ensuring compliance requirements are being met. You will be confident with financial and business planning and be able to demonstrate appropriate experience in these areas.
We are looking for a dynamic, natural born leader with significant management experience in the outdoor education industry to drive the success of our camp.
You will have an understanding of and experience in developing and delivering community-based recreation, wellbeing and activity-focused programs in the community. The successful candidate will also have the skills to manage, develop, inspire, and motivate staff in their site. You will come with a reputation for thinking strategically, with substantial commercial acumen. You will participate in a regional team approach to service delivery of the highest quality and manage customer relations through effective sales and marketing campaigns.


About you:


  • Connected to our purpose and strong passion and desire to make a difference. 
  • Experience in a similar capacity within the outdoor recreation or related industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to coordinate staff teams. 
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management and comprehensive financial modelling and forecasting.
  • Strong commercial acumen with demonstrated strategies of achieving and maintaining profitability.
  • High level in written communications, reporting, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Experience in negotiating with and influencing internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective relationship management and representation at Council, community, and other relevant forums.
  • Ability to travel within the designated region and within NSW as required.
  • Valid NSW driver’s license
  • Current CPR and HLTAID0012 First Aid Certificate
  • Diploma in outdoor recreation/leadership or equivalent tertiary qualifications is highly desirable.


Given the unique nature of the Camp/ recreation industry, candidates must be flexible to meet the needs of the Camp sites including some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and public holidays work as required.



Our Recreation Team is a close-knit community of energetic people-people, with a passion for staying active and helping others. From our Duty Managers and Customer Service Officers, to our Instructors and Coordinators, the team are responsible for transforming our 24 Recreation Centres into warm, inclusive and safe spaces – providing access to health, fitness and recreation opportunities for those who need it most. As part of The Y family, you’ll be responsible for the care and wellbeing of vulnerable and underprivileged young people, always acting with integrity and respect to provide fun and meaningful experiences, safely. We’ll reward you with perks like flexible hours and free facility membership, and support you to build valuable people, leadership and life skills – all while you make a difference to your community.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe. 


To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.