The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Day Camp Director/Waukegan, IL

Job Locations US-IL-Waukegan
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Temporary Full-Time



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POSITION TITLE:             Day Camp Director


LOCATION/DEPT:            Waukegan Corps


REPORTS TO:                    Corps Officer


FLSA CATEGORY:             Non-Exempt


STATUS TYPE:                 Temporary Full-Time



Work under the direction of the Corps Officer to ensure that the Day Camp is in keeping with the overall plans, goals, and directions of the Corps.



  1. Will use the Youth Developmental Assets to track outcomes and develop program goals.
  2. Plan and execute the day camp program for the entire weekly sessions. This will include, but not be limited to planning the theme for camp and working with the unit leaders in planning crafts, literacy, musical, Bible, recreation, and other classes, overseeing/supervising all children and staff.
  3. Plan and execute the weekly sessions specifically in the areas of field trips and busing, program ideas for units.
  4. Take supply inventory.
  5. Understand and uphold that Day Camp overall will have a Christian emphasis.
  6. Prepare Parent Handbook.
  7. Prepare flyers each week to communicate with parents.
  8. Coordinate opening and closing times for each day.
  9. Carry out the orientation of staff members prior to the first day of camp, conduct daily staff meetings and debriefing.
  10. Supervise all Day Camp staff and execute disciplinary action if necessary, in association with the Corps Officer.
  11. Responsible for discipline action plan for day campers if necessary, in association with the Corps Officer.
  12. Keep an active file on all staff and participants.
  13. Read, sign, and abide by the Safe-From-Harm Policy.
  14. Attend training and receive certification in Safe-From-Harm, COVID Safety, Emergency Responder (AED/First Aid/CPR), ANSI Certified Food Protection Manager, ANSI Certified Food Handlers, Field trip supervisor, and Medication Dispensing Supervisor.
  15. Help with maintaining the sanitation and cleanliness of the program space. This will require cleaning, set-up, and breakdown of the program space.
  16. Other duties as assigned.



Will be responsible to supervise the Day Camp staff hired for the summer and assist as needed in supervising the volunteer staff.


Under the direct supervision of the Corps Officer.


This individual relates to, and interacts with, a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army.  In these contacts, they act as a representative of the Army and its mission.



  • Must have completed at least 2 years of college or at least 2 years of experience in day camping, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Understand and uphold that Day Camp overall will have a Christian emphasis.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Requires valid driver’s license and pass the MVR check.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • A commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army.


  • This position is required to do moderate physical work and must be able to lift 10 pounds.
  • Perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time; use hands and fingers; communicate; move; occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands, as required in using standard office equipment and PC.
  • The work environment for this position includes indoor and outdoor environments with a low to high noise level.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, and ability to focus. 
  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters and maintains positive relationships with co-workers and supervisors.  This would include but not be limited to such actions: resolution of conflicts in a positive manner; courteous treatment of staff, clients, and visitors; respect of others’ property and person, professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates.  Support the Mission of The Salvation Army by treating every donor, contact and colleague with respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.


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