Camp Counselor_E-ALM_711-Camp Department--Overnight

Lexington, MS 39095, USA Req #29135
Monday, January 29, 2024

CAMP COUNSELOR-E_Camp-Overnight-711



The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a temporary job opening for a Camp Female Counselor – Music Conservatory for Camp Hidden Lake in Lexington, Mississippi.


Job Summary:

Plans, implements, coordinates, and supervises an assigned group of children and youth; always promotes quality of programs and safety of campers; provides guidance and role modeling to campers; promotes and stimulates camper participation; coordinates and leads campers through their daily schedule ensuring punctuality and responsibility; supervises campers during unscheduled program time and evenings; always ensures compliance with camp rules and regulations.


Essential Functions:

Supervises and organizes an assigned group of campers during scheduled activities and unscheduled blocks of time in cooperation with camp rules and regulations. Promotes and stimulates participation of campers to ensure a pleasant camp experience. Supervises cabin clean up and work details. Coordinates and leads youth through their daily schedule ensuring punctuality and responsibility. Lives with a group of campers and help each camper adjust and get to know other campers and camp life. Interprets and maintains camper compliance with camp rules and of the camp safety and health regulations. Assists with program activities and other activities as assigned working closely with the program staff. Be prepared with rainy day activities as needed. Inspects fire extinguisher and report to Head Counselor if any extinguisher has been dispensed. Makes sure all cleaning solution are locked up except during use and used only with your supervision. Assures that all beds in cabin have at least 30 inches between sides of beds; there should be adequate space to provide freedom of movement and allow for exit in emergency. Stays in cabin with your kids at night. You may leave your cabin for a legitimate reason, but only if you have another staff member of age, who does not have camper responsibility at the time, to cover for you. Moves with campers to ALL classes and activities and remain with them unless otherwise noted. Both counselors must accompany campers back to cabin and prepare for bedtime. No camper or campers should be left alone in the cabin without proper staff supervision. One counselor must be in the room with the campers for 30-45 minutes after lights are out to ensure campers have settled for the night. Keeps door to your room open at night so that you can maintain order. Maintains an incident report book on all your campers for each camp session. Turn in the incident report book to your Head Counselor at the conclusion of each camp session and retrieve a new one at the beginning of each camp session. Notify Head Counselor immediately of any serious situation. You may be asked to teach a class according to your experiences or expertise or to assist with one. At the end of each camp session, wipe down all mattresses, sinks, showers, toilets and mop floors with bleach water to control germs. Provides constant care for the needs of the campers in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner. Exhibits control of the campers and, when needed, display proper discipline techniques. Determines appropriate supplies and materials for activities; ensures the campers’ safety in utilizing the same. Maintains the camp materials in an orderly fashion; maintains accountability for any laundry, money and supplies necessary for camp programs. Prepares and maintains up-to-date records and required reports (attendance, development progress, discipline reports, etc.). Assists in leading campers during waterfront, nature, outdoor, arts & crafts or other activities. Ensures the accountability, security and safety of children participating in camp activities (including free time and evenings); reports all accidents to the supervisor in an accurate and timely manner. Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions. Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed. Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection. Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director. May assist in cleaning the cabins, kitchen, tables, floors, etc. in accordance with established sanitary standards. May assist in preparing and serving snacks and meals; ensures that campers receive nutritional and tasteful food; provides positive, relaxed atmosphere during mealtime and encourages conversation.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of child and youth behavior and development. Knowledge of the principles and practices of First Aid and C.P.R and ability to ensure the safety of campers and other staff. Ability to plan, develop, facilitate, and supervise children and youth programs and activities. Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children and youth. Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff. Ability to plan, develop, and implement effective childhood and youth programs and activities. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff. Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.


Education and Experience

Six months experience teaching child development or youth programs in a church preferred,


or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Licenses and Certifications

CPR and First Aid Certification


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 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.


Additional Information

Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/14/2024 – 06/16/2024and participation is required.


The 2023 Summer Camp program will be held 06/17/2024 – 07/20/2024If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your application.


Compensation: $475/week


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


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Application Submittal Period: January 1, 2024- May 15, 2024. Hire as we go.


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 based on disability.


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Other details

  • Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Camp
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $475.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Lexington, MS 39095, USA