The Salvation Army

Head Counselor

Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
Job ID
Youth Work
Compensation Min
USD $2,250.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $2,400.00/Yr.
Temporary Full-Time


To supervise counseling staff and ensure that children are properly cared for.


  • Cabin assignments; assign Counselors to cabin with assistance and direction of the Caseworker.
  • Overall supervision of Senior & Relief Counselors. This is to include scheduling cabin coverage, conflict resolution, and in-service training. Communicate daily with Camp Director any issues related to the counselors.
  • Assume responsibility for overseeing the scheduling of time-off for all counselor staff.
  • Coordinate evening programs as assigned by Program Director.
  • Evaluate Counselors under your supervision at the end of the second and fourth sessions.
  • Insure that all Counselors complete their camper’s reports.
  • Share responsibility for routine chores between camping sessions.
  • Help plan and conduct staff meetings.
  • Awaken campers and staff on time, know and communicate proper attire for the day and activity.
  • Conduct or delegate responsibility for inspection of cabins and areas.


  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others
  • College degree and/or equivalent experience in camping; preferably at Star Lake
  • Minimum of one year of camp supervisory experience
  • Minimum of one year administrative and supervisory experience in a field other than camping
  • Ability to assume responsibility of Assistant Program Director in their absence
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors
  • Self-motivated, responsible an independent worker, and organized
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications



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