The Salvation Army

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Senior Counselor

Senior Counselor

Job ID 
Job Locations 
Youth Work
Compensation Min 
USD $1,700.00/Summer
Compensation Max 
USD $1,850.00/Summer
Temporary Full-Time

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The counselor lives, work and plays with the campers. He/She is parent and teacher, the person most influential in helping the camper develop acceptable behavior, wholesome attitudes, and a happy, adventurous, learning experience in camp. All other camp staff members support and help the counselor in this challenging responsibility.


  • Involvement in the total camp programs with responsibility to help in all areas as needed, including areas such as waterfront, dining room, camp fire programs, children with behavior problems, dispensary, etc.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Promote observance of the spiritual emphasis programs and of the moral and ethical code affecting campers and staff.
  • Responsible for sharing with the Program Director all matters of mutual concern relating to the total welfare of the camp.
  • Display creativity and innovation in programming.  


  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others
  • High school graduate and/or one year experience working with children, counselor-in-training course, group leadership course, experience as youth leader preferred
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications preferred