- Promote the observance of the spiritual emphasis of the program and the moral and ethical code affecting participants and staff.
- To plan, direct, and facilitate Star Lake camp’s adventure challenge & archery course program
- One must perform all duties in compliance with The Salvation Army policy and regulations.
- Ensure the safety of participants while in use of our facilities, by following training standards.
- Attend and contribute to staff meetings.
- Responsible for sharing with Sports Ministry Coordinator all matters of concern relating to the total welfare of the program.
- To organize, direct and instruct an adventure program geared to ages, interests and abilities of participants. This includes team building activities, archery, climbing tower, high ropes course, and low ropes course.
- Write lesson plans for Adventure program, displaying creativity and innovation in programming.
- Use Adventure programming to teach spiritual/moral lessons.
- Set up adventure/ropes & archery course prior to client outing.
- Teach and monitor proper use of equipment.
- Maintain rope, archery, and climbing tower equipment in proper condition.
- Attend training sessions as required.
- Cultivate an understanding of good sportsmanship, trust, and team effort among participants.
- Keep records on all sessions; help participants progress from beginner to advanced levels.
- Conduct checking of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
- Assist in packing all materials and supplies when session ends.
- Aid and support to all program areas as assigned.
- Assist Sports Ministry Coordinator in preparation for total –adventure course activities.
- Arrive to shift at assigned time to prepare course for participants usage.
- Ability to communicate and work with groups of various ages and skills levels, and provide necessary instruction to participants 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 participant’s development objectives.
- Ability to identify and respond to hazards. Must be able to assist participants in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury).
- Must complete 16-24 hour; site-specific Adventure/Ropes Course Facilitation & Archery certification course.
- Able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds and be comfortable working safely at heights of up to 35 feet.
- Previous experience in adventure programs, belaying and facilitating rock walls, alpine towers, or rope courses, archery experience is strongly preferred.
- Current CPR and first aid certifications preferred.
- Desire and ability to work with children and adults outdoors.
- Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
- Good character, integrity, and adaptability.
- Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
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