The Salvation Army

  • Staff Activities Coordinator/Staff Lounge (Seasonal)

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bloomingdale
    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    • Involvement in the total camp program with responsibility to help in all areas of need, such as dining room, campfire programs, canteen, children with behavior problems, Health Unit, etc.
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
    • Promote observance of the spiritual emphasis of the camp program and of the moral and ethical code affecting campers and staff.
    • Responsible for sharing with the Camp Directors and/or the Program Director on all matters of concern relating to the total welfare of the camp.
    • Responsible to observe set curfew.
    • Communicate guidelines of Staff Lounge to all staff during Full Staff Development.
    • Assume responsibility for the staff lounge area, creative programming, proper use of supplies, keeping order, maintaining an inventory, requesting additional supplies as needed.
    • Organize and lead daily special activities geared towards the interest and abilities of the staff.
    • Assume responsibility for ordering supplies: candies, soda, sandwiches, fruits, paper products, cleaning products, etc. for the Staff Lounge, and the Administration Office.
    • Work in partnership with Sports & Recreation Specialist implement intramural athletic events for the entire staff during the rotating time-off schedules. (e.g. Weekly tournaments)
    • Responsible for health and safety conditions in the Staff Lounge reporting accidents, maintenance problems, etc.
    • Encourage and plan early morning devotional reading and/or discussions for the staff.
    • Coordinate special snacks (e.g. Sunday Sundaes, Fry Nights etc.).
    • Work in partnership with the Star Lake Lodge Food Manager to oversee the distribution and record keeping of daily canteen.
    • Work in partnership with Camp Director to plan staff break trip(s).
    • Offer assistance and support to all program areas as assigned.
    • Assist with the registration and departure of campers.
    • Take part in evening programs as assigned by Program Director.
    • Arrive at least ten minutes early to scheduled activity periods, evening programs, evening recreation, meetings, etc., to assist or lead in set-up or preparation of programs.
    • Attend and participate in weekly program staff meetings.
    • Serve as a rider as needed for children being sent home early.
    • Clean living area daily.
    • Work as a team player.
    • Committed to the development of campers spiritually, physically, educationally, emotionallyand socially.
    • Willing to work with all staff members regardless of their positions.
    • Maintain a high level of interaction with campers and staff.
    • Be a constructive member of the staff contributing in every way possible to the health, harmony,and happiness of the Star Lake Camp family.
    • Pray that each camper comes to know Christ as Savior.
    • Attend weekly staff Bible studies. These take place one evening per session.
    • Attend Sunday morning staff worship.
    • Voice criticisms to the Camp Director first.
    • Be in accord with camp aims and policies, being loyal to camp at all times.
    • Assist where needed for the benefit of the campers and the smooth operation of the camp.
    • Respond positively to the direction of the Program Director when he/she makes schedule changes.
    • Ability to participate fully in the total camp program*.
    • Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skills levels, and provide necessary instruction to campers and/or staff.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately and quickly to situations requiring first aid.
    • Cognitive and communicative abilities to plan and conduct activities that achieve camperdevelopment objectives.
    • Ability to identify and respond to hazards. Must be able to assist campers in emergency (fire,evacuation, illness, or injury).


    • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share your faith with others
    • Two years of camp experience or equivalent group work 
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Current CPR and first aid certifications preferred
    • Leadership ability and evidence of working well with peers
    • Innovative and creative program ability to engaged young adults
    • 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


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