Summer Outdoor Adventure Assistant Camp Director
Company: Salvation Army
Location: Scotts Valley
Posted on: January 27, 2023
THE SALVATION ARMY MISSION STATEMENT:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical
part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the
Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is
to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His
name without discrimination.
The Assistant Director is the OAC Directors "right hand." You are
responsible for supporting the Director in the planning of
multi-day backpacking trips, daily devotions, and using each
teachable moment to point campers to the God of it all. The
objective of the OAC Assistant Director is that you facilitate high
and low ropes courses, teach and lead in the areas of safety,
nature, and spiritual development, and possess excellent leadership
skills. Previous work with teens, backpacking, and camping will be
essential. Skills should include topo map reading and orienteering.
Lifeguard certification is required for either the Director or
Assistant Director. Must have current Wilderness First Aid
certification and CPR. Wilderness First Responder preferred. Must
be comfortable living in a "rugged" setting.
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
As OAC program leader
- Provide continuous supervision for the counselors and campers
ensuring their health and safety, providing fun and educational
experiences, and guiding their discovery of a deeper commitment to
Jesus Christ and a growing faith.
- Encourage camper participation in all aspects of the
- Lead small group prayer and discussion times, prepare and share
small group devotions.
- Set goals and enforce standards of safety and conduct within
- Spend time with, befriend, and interact with all the campers
and staff to create a fun and loving experience for them.
- Spend time one-on-one with staff and campers as appropriate in
the group context.
- Collaborate with the OAC Director to complete midsummer and
end-of-summer evaluations for all OAC staff.
- Ensure that camper surveys and spiritual well-being cards are
completed each week.
- Log any and all communication with camper parents on the camper
record in the camp registration software.
- Be an appropriate example for both campers and staff of a
committed and growing follower of Christ.
- Offer suggestions to improve OAC Program to the Assistant Camp
- Collaborate with other OAC Staff to facilitate safe and
effective low and high ropes courses.
As trip co-leader---
- Do trip preparation and clean up.
- Take responsibility for the well-being and safety of all
members of the group.
- Implement the goals and program for each trip.
- Competently instruct campers in wilderness skills.
- Assess trip demands such as weather, time, and the individual's
- Perform any and all additional duties.
As a staff member---
- Participate in staff meetings and prayer.
- Communicate any and all needs with the OAC Director and
Assistant Camp Director.
- Be supportive of fellow staff members and pray with and for
- Fulfill Break Day duties as requested.
- Report general property maintenance issues to the Facilities
Manager or Maintenance Crew Chief.
- Actively participate in the spiritual formation of campers and
- Be an appropriate and effective example for both campers and
staff members, exhibiting Christ-like conduct, concern, and
- Report any suspected child abuse issues to the Assistant Camp
Director immediately and take necessary actions to report it
- Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
All staff may be called upon at any time to assist in the total
operation of the camp. You are expected to join in all evening
programs; absences are excused only through the Assistant Camp
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Lifeguard certification is required for either the Director or
- Must have interest, knowledge, and skills in recreation,
programming, and ministry.
- Must have a heart for teenagers and a compassion for youth
- Must have experience backpacking for multiple days in a
- Must be flexible and teachable, able to work with supervisors,
peers, and campers.
- Must be highly organized and able to work
- Must be in good physical condition and able to perform all the
functions of the job.
- Must have current Wilderness First Aid certification and
- Wilderness First Responder preferred.
- ARC Lifeguard certification preferred.
- ACCT lvl 2 certification or equivalent.
- Must have experience in the camp world, either in summer camps,
outdoor education, or wilderness therapy
- Must be of good moral character.
- Must have a personal and growing relationship with the
- Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and
twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to
grasp, push and pull objects and tools. Ability to lift up to 35
- Ability to backpack 10 miles with a 35-pound pack.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties
of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person
with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the
job or work environment to meet the physical requirements of the
position. The Salvation Army would attempt to satisfy requests if
the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would
This job description should also identify the essential functions
of the job, including any physical, cognitive, visual, auditory,
and other abilities essential to fulfilling the job.
Acknowledgment of Religious Purposes of The Salvation Army
The employee acknowledges that he/she has been informed and
understands The Salvation Army's religious purpose and status as a
church. The employee agrees that he/she shall do nothing to his/her
relationship with The Salvation Army as an employee to undermine
its religious mission. The employee agrees and understands that
his/her services are a necessary part of The Army's religious
purposes, and his/her work-related conduct must not conflict with,
interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or The Army's
At Will Employment Statement
I hereby understand and acknowledge that, unless otherwise defined
by applicable law, any employment relationship with this
organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the
Employee may resign at any time and the Employer may discharge
Employee at any time with or without cause. It is further
understood that this "at will" employment relationship may not be
changed by any written document or by conduct unless an authorized
executive of this organization specifically acknowledges such
change in writing.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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