The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Summer Day Camp Director

    Job Locations US-MI-Plymouth
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview


    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 Summer Camp Co-Director works with the Corp Officers and Program Ministries Coordinator to develop and implement a summer day camp program consistent with the needs and interests of the community.


    • Develop & carry out the daily Day Camp Schedule and activities, including but not limited to crafts, recreation, devotions, special events, and field trips.
    • Partner with Program Ministries Coordinator to plan day camp theme and curriculum.
    • Prepare camp staff schedule and delegate duties for all counseling staff prior to beginning of first session.
    • Arrange field trips and fees in coordination with Program Coordinator.
    • Gather and organize supplies and rooms prior to summer session.
    • Ensure supplies and equipment are in good working order.
    • Partner with Program Ministries Coordinator in orientation and training of staff the week prior to camp.
    • Keep written records and incident reports to be filed. Daily attendance counts must be turned in to corps administrative assistant.
    • Be aware of state licensing qualifications and procedures, and adapt programs where needed.
    • Coordinate staff meetings as needed.
    • Follow closely Safe From Harm Guidelines pertaining to the safety of the day campers, ensuring staff are following guidelines with campers.
    • Assign counselors for day camp clean up duties.
    • Ensure supplies are returned to storage after day camp is over, and assign counselors to assist as necessary.
    • Communicate consistently with parents regarding any component of summer day camp program, including by no limited to any behavioral problems involving campers.
    • Attend end of summer Day Camp celebration program.


    • Desire and ability to work with children.
    • Ability to supervise the activities of day camp counselors and CIT's.
    • Ability to supervise the program.
    • Must be in generally good physical condition.
    • Must be self-motivated and able to work without supervision.
    • Must have the ability to work with children and adults from varying social and economic segments of the community.
    • Must demonstrate sound leadership qualities and exemplify good character and integrity.
    • Must pass The Salvation Army criminal background checks.
    • Valid State of Michigan Chauffeur license is required.
    • Must complete Safe From Harm Training (level 3).
    • Must be at least 21 years old.


    This position must meet the State of Michigan licensing requirements for a "School-age Program Director" and should have a bachelor's degree in a child-related field. In lieu of a bachelor's degree, the director could have an Associates degree in a child related field with 480 hours of experience, or at least 60 semester hours hours and 720 hours of experience.


    • The Day Camp Director must be able to give direction and guidance to children clearly and in a respectful tone.
    • Must be able to give verbal and/or written instructions in a clear yet friendly manner.
    • Must be able to complete basic attendance reports and camper records as needed.


    The Day Camp Director must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The Day Camp Director may be required to participate in all physical activities including, but not limited to, outdoor recreation, walking long distances, outdoor games, and indoor group games.  The director is frequently required to walk, reach with hands and arms.  The director must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.


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