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The Salvation Army - 2016 Summer Day Camp Counselor


Summer Commitment:  Tentative Dates:  June 13- August 19, 2016

Daily Commitment: Staff schedule 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Max. 8 hour shift. Shifts may vary based on attendance) 30 - 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities of the Counselor include, but are not limited to:

  • Be a Christian role model and spiritual leader for campers, fellow counselors, and families.
  • Adequately reflect the mission and attitude of The Salvation Army.
  • Appropriate and caring interaction with the campers must be a top priority.
  • Be prepared for daily assignments.
  • Plan and lead reading, singing, games, crafts, bible stories, sports, etc.
  • Be responsible for campers on field trips.
  • Record and report incidents of concern to director.
  • Attend orientation and staff meetings and apply the information obtained at these meetings.
  • Incorporate discipline policy authorized by The Salvation Army.
  • Follow the dress code of The Salvation Army.
  • Be willing to share Christian faith.
  • Share your ideas and suggestions to help better the day camp ministry.
  • Take the initiative! When you see something that needs to be done, be a team player!
  • All other duties as assigned and fitting to this job description.


  • Must be available June 13 - August 19, 2016
  • Hours of site operation: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Be able to attend if an end of the summer day camp family event is scheduled for an evening.
  • Must have valid drivers license and be able to pass driver background check.
  • Must be able to pass background screening for working with children and vulnerable adults.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Mature and self-motivated.
  • Service orientated attitude.
  • Follow all applicable Salvation Army policies including but not limited to Safe From Harm.
  • Adequately reflect the mission and attitude of The Salvation Army - orientation provided.
  • Must be able to stand on feet for at least four hours at a time and walk minimum of 1/2 mile without a rest.
  • Must be willing to follow instructions and accept suggestions given by leadership with a positive attitude.

To apply: Submit a resume via email to or, fax a resume 262-547-5709 or, drop off a resume at 445 Madison St, Waukesha, WI 53188.


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