The Salvation Army

Star Lake Youth Camp Program Director

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job ID
Salary TBD
Regular Full-Time


To work with the Divisional Youth Secretary in all aspects of Camp Ministry.


  • Be prepared to work nights/and or weekends, when scheduled, as part of the Youth Department's normal program activity (Youth Councils, Bible Bowl, retreats, ) as per the direction of the DYCS.
  • Participate in DHQ- related events as directed or approved by DYCS as part of the DHQ "team." Communicate any perceived schedule conflicts or necessary adjustments with DYCS (committees, Divisional Events, ) as needed.
  • Attend Youth Department Staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend national camp conferences/ seminars related to this job responsibility with the endorsement/approval of the Divisional Commander and DYCS (including annual Divisional Youth Leaders Conference).
  • Serve on Youth Commission and Camp Council
  • Main office work hours at Divisional Headquarter located at 120 W 14 Street NY, NY 4 days a week.
  • Work with the Divisional Youth Secretary in all aspects of the camp season program especially those areas related to camp services, e. Staff Recruitment, Development, and Camper Recruitment, Programming, Staff Evaluations, Program Briefs, program equipment and inventories, etc.
  • Design, deliver, and evaluate a camp program that meets the needs and interests of the camp’s target populations and ensures their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
  • Remain current about information on the developmental needs of youth.
  • Annually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.
  • Develop and implement crisis and risk management procedures.
  • Prepare and analyze enrollment trends.
  • Design and ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.
  • Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Oversee Summer Camp Program Coordinator
  • Serve as a resource to all corps in the division for the development of a comprehensive camping program.
  • Plan and conduct trainings for CampMinder program with corps officers and employees responsible for camper registration.
  • Oversee CampMinder program, site updates, inquiries from the field, communication through mass emails to parents, and yearly set up of camper application and registration. Update staff application and paperwork through the CampMinder site annually.
  • Oversee pre-camp staff, operation and schedule and report to the Divisional Youth Secretary in these items. Including but not limited to ordering supplies, plan and oversee Camp Open House, recruiting staff, moving to camp, coordinating job assignments for those working pre-camp, preparing the camp for the operating season.
  • Assist the Divisional Youth Secretary in following through with the closing of camp and preparations for Labor Day Camp Meetings, moving office equipment and supplies to Divisional Headquarters, preparing inventories, ensuring that all program areas and supplies are secure for the
  • Oversee staff recruitment by visiting various colleges and universities, conducting interviews, and making recommendation for staff hiring.
  • Assist in staff training and development during orientation and prepare the necessary programs under the direction of the Divisional Youth
  • Responsible for preparation of all materials for the American Camping Association Reaccreditations, and maintain files, books, and other pertinent information as it relates to the camping
  • Communicate safety issues & maintain trainer and regular certification for Leave No Trace, Archery, the Rope course, and Lifeguard for use with rental groups during off Be willing to consult with user groups and provide training & setup, as necessary.
  • Maintain social media for camp & youth


  • Must have at least two (2) years of camp supervisory and program experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s NY/NJ License within 3 months of obtaining the job position and own a working private vehicle for private
  • Must be able to work with people in a leadership role.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to supervise and evaluate
  • Must have experience speaking engagements with youth and young adults.
  • Must be able to work with all age groups, especially with children and young
  • Must have passion to reach to unchurched children, youth, and young adults for Christ.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, and implement innovative quality children and youth ministry camping programs.
  • Must be proficient in web page, website management or social media camp
  • Must be proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Microsoft Teams. Willing to learn and become proficient camping databases and other technological computer-based forums used for
  • Agree with and uphold The Salvation Army’s International Mission Statement.


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