The Salvation Army

Adventure Challenge & Archery Course Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job ID
Youth Work
On-Call/As Needed


  • 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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