Camp Counselor

Salvation Army USA Finlayson , MN 55735

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

The Camp Counselor works with a co-counselor to be responsible for all of the campers within their cabin. They are charged with being a positive, Christian influence for each of their 8-12 campers. Responsibilities include developing the campers' social, physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual strengths through group living and personal interest. The Camp Counselor will also serve in other areas around camp as requested. This is a temporary summer time position without benefits. The duration of this position is determined by the summer camp programs.

Responsibilities

This job description is not all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position. Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned by the Divisional Youth Secretary.

  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors. This would include but not be limited to such actions: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others' property and person, professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates.

  • Support the Mission of The Salvation Army by treating every client, donor, and colleague with respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.

  • Attend staff orientation week.

  • Supervise and lead an assigned group of campers in daily activities, which include but is not limited to the following:

  • Instruction/guidance in cabin cleanliness and care of property.

  • Instruction/guidance on personal hygiene.

  • Instruction/guidance on table manners and conduct in the dining hall.

  • Instruction/guidance in emergency procedures.

  • Lead daily devotions and instruction on "what it means to be a Christian" and how to become one.

  • Participation in instructional and recreational activities.

  • Be present with and give guidance to campers while on duty.

  • Assist with opening and closing day procedures for each camp session.

  • Carry out established rules enforcing camp safety regulations.

  • Carry a first aid kit at all times and ensure that it is properly stocked.

  • See that the Camp Healthcare Manager cares for the health needs of each camper.

  • Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment, and facilities.

  • Chaperone campers around camp always thinking of safety and guidance.

  • Assist in camper classes and encourage participation.

  • Support and be involved in camper chapels, staff devotions, and staff meetings.

  • Foster a positive team dynamic and cooperation.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Experience Must be at least 18 years of age. High school diploma, or GED preferred. Experience working with children preferred. Experience working in a summer camp setting preferred.

Competencies Must be an individual of the Christian faith who has a strong personal relationship with the Lord, attends church on a regular basis, and a desire to lead others spiritually. Must live on camp grounds in assigned quarters with campers throughout duration of employment. Desire and ability to work with children outdoors. Current CPR and First Aid Certifications. (CPR/First Aid offered during staff orientation.) Good communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter. An attention to detail. A positive attitude and flexibility in light of changing job situations/priorities. Must support the philosophy, goals, and objectives of The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp. A willingness to support and uphold the mission of The Salvation Army and a passion for working with youth.


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