Summer Camp Recreation Specialist

Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America Req #28888
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Position Type: Seasonal full-time (Overnight Residential) 


About this opportunity: 

Here at Camp Hoblitzelle, we're seeking individuals passionate about sports and the great outdoors and eager to inspire the next generation to be active. In this role, you'll have the exciting opportunity to teach a diverse range of sporting and recreational activities. You will take on the responsibility of planning, coordinating and leading activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities and reflect the camp’s commitment to the outdoors and recreation. Your role includes ensuring program quality, prioritizing camper safety, and being a positive role model. Join our team and contribute to creating an unforgettable summer at Camp Hoblitzelle! 


Key responsibilities: 

1. Supervision and Guidance: 

  • Provides guidance and positive role modeling to campers, ensuring their safety and well-being.  
  • Designs, executes, and organizes activities for the assigned group of campers in alignment with the class schedule. 
  • 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. Environmental Education: 

  • Instruct and lead a diverse range of sports and recreation activities including field sports, archery, team building, hiking, and fostering an appreciation for the outdoors. 
  • Maintains a positive, relaxed atmosphere during class time and throughout the day, encouraging conversation and camaraderie among campers.  
  • Prepares solid and interesting lesson plans as trained for each camper group assigned adapting creatively to inspire campers of varying skill levels and ages.   
  • Ensure that supplies are inventoried and take proactive steps to replenish them in a timely manner. Additionally, you'll be the caretaker of our equipment, ensuring these are maintained with a keen focus on safety and cleanliness. 
  • Enforces compliance with camp rules, safety, and health regulations within the learning environment.  

3. Community Engagement:  

  • Actively participate in classes when not in a leadership role, contributing to the maintenance of a lively learning environment and fostering engagement. 
  • Participates enthusiastically as a team member in all-camp activities, evening programs, and special events.  
  • 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.]  
  • Integrates faith into daily activities, contributing to the spiritual growth and development of campers within the Christian camp community.  


4. Program & Activities Assistance: 

  • Assists with camp program activities and other assigned tasks, collaborating closely with other team members.  
  • Always promotes quality of programs and safety of campers in cooperation with camp rules and regulations.  
  • Engages in essential ministry duties, including sharing approved devotional content, participating in prayer sessions with campers, and participating in camp worship times.  


5. 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.  


What we are looking for in you: 


  • Must be at least 17 years old; 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, Sports Education or similar field is recommended but not required.  
  • 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 Recreation Specialist position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate nature/environmental education equipment and 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.  
  • 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 plans.  Whether 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 4, 2023 – May 3, 2024 

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-TEMPNE
  • Job Function Recreation
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Midlothian, TX 8060 Singleton Road 76065, 8060 Singleton Road, Midlothian, Texas, United States of America