The Salvation Army

Summer Camp Leader

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
Job ID
Community and Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $15.00/Hr.
Temporary Full-Time


Seeking compassionate individuals looking to help make a difference!

If you are passionate about making a difference in someone's life and want to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes their employers success, we encourage you to apply today! To assist the Summer Camp Director in providing a safe, structured daily activity schedule for a group of eight to ten campers ages 5-12 years.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Lead campers in craft, educational and recreational activities
  • Provide supervision to children on and off premises as needed
  • Act as a mediator and role model in helping children learn self control and problem solving
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are observed
  • Assist in meal distribution
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings, workshops, and information sessions as required
  • Maintain program fidelity at all times as required
  •  Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned



Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.










Level 1

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or technical school


No prior experience or training.

E.g. Laborers and Helpers (Seasonal, Janitorial, Housekeeping)


Level 2

Associate's degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school


One -two years of related experience.

E.g. Clerical, Intake, Resident Assistants, Drivers


Level 3

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or certificate.


Three to five years of related experience.

E.g. Social Worker, Case Worker, Program Manager, Coordinator


Level 4

Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent 


Five years related experience.

E.g. Program Manager/Director


Level 5

Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or equivalent


Ten years related experience.

E.g. Executive, Director, Chief…




·         High School Diploma/GED

·         Desire and ability to work in a team environment

·         Desire and ability to work with children

·         Ability to communicate effectively with staff, campers and parents

·         Ability to assist or lead with the teaching of activities

·         Energetic, sense of humor, patient and self-control

·         Safety oriented at all times




Usual Day Camp environment applies.    Willing and physically able to participate in indoor and outdoor activities outdoors to include swimming and various sport activities.  Able to swim, run, jump, bend, push, pull, and climb as necessary.


Individual must be willing to work additional hours as required. Position has both internal contacts within the organization and external contacts within the community, which require considerable tact, courtesy, and diplomacy.  The utmost of integrity is required to safeguard confidential proprietary information of the organization.


The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.










Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

1.        Climb or balance




2.        Lift Up to 20 pounds




3.        Lift Up to 50 pounds




4.        Sit




5.        Stand




6.        Use hands




7.        Use sight/vision




8.        Walk, bend, kneel




We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender  idenity, national origin, disability or veterans status


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