Camp Siloam hiring for Director of Programs position

Camp Siloam, a Christian camp for children, youth and families – funded, in part, by the Arkansas Baptist churches giving through the Cooperative Program – is seeking a candidate for its Director of Programs. After a season of great change and up-rooting, Jason Wilkie, Executive Director of Camp Siloam feels that God is preparing Camp Siloam for a new season and a new team.

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The Director of Programs position at Camp Siloam is an integral part of the staff that helps steer the direction of camps each year. Wilkie shared, “Creating activities and implementing a program are pretty easy things to do. However, the Director of Programs’ position is very influential in shaping the culture of the ministry. Robert Coppedge, former Director of Programs, did a great job building Camp Siloam’s culture into one of freedom, acceptance, intentional conversations and camper engagement all structured around the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The legacy left by Coppedge with the Gospel integrated into all aspects is one that Wilkie hopes will be built upon. “We are looking for a person who can advance the program and culture based upon the foundations Coppedge has established. We need a person who will be part of the team that drives us toward our key objectives and makes Camp Siloam the greatest place on earth in the eyes of every camper that comes through the arch,”

Director of Programs Job Description:

The Director of Programs is a leadership position at Camp Siloam that serves and represents the Program Team at the Director’s Circle. Within our Director’s Circle, this position leads Camp Siloam through strategic prayer, strategic decision making, long-range planning, driving master plan implementation and guiding the ministry toward our desired culture.

The Director of Programs is responsible for everything a guest experiences at Camp Siloam. They oversee the program elements of summer camp, retreats and guest groups as well as housekeeping and food services. They are active in the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of the staff.

The ideal Director of Programs has a love for sharing the Gospel and has participated in global mission work. Theological alignment with the Baptist Faith and Message is essential for this position. The ideal candidate is one who has a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The ideal Director of Programs has a love for children, youth and college students. The Director of Programs understands what captivates our target camper, what their needs are and has creative ideas of how to minister to them with the Gospel.The Director of Programs understands the value of fun and the role it plays in building relationships that edify the Church.

A key attribute of the candidate is that they are a collaborator and a team builder; one who understands their strengths, weaknesses, talents and gifts and they build teams of people who are excited to participate with them in the implementation of Jesus’ ministry at Camp Siloam.

This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits.

If you are interested in this position or someone you know would be a great candidate for the Director of Programs, please submit a resume to and complete the online application at The application period will be open until August 24th.

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