Summer Camp Program Director

Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America Req #28883
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Position Type: Seasonal full-time (Overnight Residential) 

About this opportunity: 

We're actively seeking dedicated individuals to join us by taking the lead in organizing, design and implement age-appropriate and engaging program and recreational activities for a dynamic group of kids and teens at Camp Hoblitzelle. We need individuals who are committed to ensuring the quality of our programs, prioritizing camper safety, and embodying a positive role model. Your pivotal leadership role involves overseeing programs and staff teams, creating memorable moments daily program schedules, and contributing to a positive camp experience. Join our team and be part of creating an unforgettable summer at Camp Hoblitzelle! 


Key responsibilities: 


1. Supervision and Guidance: 

  • Provides leadership, guidance and positive role modeling to campers and staff, ensuring their safety and well-being. 
  • Plans, implements, and coordinates activities and camp programs as needed, according to daily schedule, for an assigned group of campers. 
  • Responsible for supervision of and ministry to high school aged MIRA participantsDuties include mentoring MIRA participants while leading them in games, work projects, job duties, training, devotions, worship experiences and Bible studies. Under guidance of Camp Director team. 
  • Demonstrates Christian values and principles in all interactions, serving as a positive example for campers. 
  • Demonstrates effective camper behavior management and utilizes appropriate communication and discipline techniques as trained, when required. 
  • Promotes and stimulates camper participation to enhance their overall camp experience. 


2. Program & Activities Management:

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates camp programs based on changing needs of campers; develops programs or assists leaders in developing programs to target the enrolled campers. 
  • Coordinates the weekly schedule of events with Camp Directors and Head Counselors and ensures that it is conducive to a pleasant experience for the campers. 
  • Collaborate closely with camp program, instructional staff, and other team members. 
  • Enforces compliance with camp rules, safety, and health regulations for camp activities. 
  • Prepares and maintains up-to-date records and reports on attendance, development progress, and discipline. 
  • Promotes quality of programs and safety of campers in cooperation with camp rules, regulations, and accreditation standards. 

3. Camp Community Engagement:

  • Actively promotes and embodies the values of Camp Hoblitzelle's summer camp program, fostering an environment that aligns with the camp's mission and principles. Encourages campers to embrace and embody these values throughout their camp experience. [Check out for a detailed understanding of our camp's values.] 
  • Participates enthusiastically as a team member in all-camp activities, evening programs, and special events. 
  • Integrates faith into daily activities, contributing to the spiritual growth and development of campers within the Christian camp community. 
  • Engages in essential ministry duties, including sharing approved devotional content, participating in prayer sessions with campers, and participating in camp worship times. 

4. Safety and Security: 

  • Ensures the accountability, security, and safety of campers during all camp activities. 
  • Reports all accidents to supervisors promptly and accurately, following camp procedures. 
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of all program/recreational areas and equipment through daily inspections, addressing needed repairs or replacements, and conducting thorough initial and end-of-session inventories. Properly store equipment to maintain a secure and organized environment. 

What we are looking for in you: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate or GED preferred. 
  • A heart for others and a mind towards Christ. 
  • Should be self-motivated and teachable. 
  • Prior knowledge and skills training in Child Education, Children’s Ministry, Outdoor/Sports Education or similar field is recommended but not required. 
  • Two years progressively responsible experience administering and developing youth programs, and two years of experience leading sports or recreation activities preferred. 
  • A willingness to abide by Camp Hoblitzelle’s doctrinal statement and policies. 
  • CPR & First Aid Certified or capable of passing qualification (Cert. opportunities provided during Staff Training week.) 


  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: 

Some physical requirements of the Camp Counselor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions. 

Employee Benefits 

  • Experience & Growth – gain exposure in an exciting educational setting that blends fun with hands-on skill development. Cultivate resilience, fuel personal growth, and lay the foundation for success in any career path.
  • Positive Impact – influence others through positive interactions and exemplify Christ in words and actions. 
  • Community – A place to belong. Make connections, friendships and experience community that can last lifetime. 
  • Approachable leadership team - Always available to encourage you, challenge you, or help you discuss camp issues. 
  • Time to Rest – 24 hours off per week. 
  • Competitive Pay – with food & housing included 
  • And More! 
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Why work for us? 

The Salvation Army offers a broad range of career opportunities, particularly targeted toward those motivated by our mission, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 

The Salvation Army strives to do the “Most Good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefit plansWhether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good. 

Additional Information: 

All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. 

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  • Application Submittal Period: December 6, 2023 – May 3, 2024 

Leadership (Head) Staff Orientation will be held 05/30/2024 - 06/02/2024 and participation is required. 

Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/03/2024 – 06/09/2024 and participation is required.  The 2024 Summer Camp Program will be held 06/10/2024 through 07/21/2024.  If you are unable to work the entire season, please let us know on your application.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 


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Other details

  • Job Family TX-TEMPE
  • Job Function Social Services
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America