The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Day Camp Unit Leader/East Chicago, IN

Job Locations US-IN-East Chicago
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Temporary Full-Time



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POSITION TITLE:             Day Camp Unit Leader       


LOCATION/DEPT:             East Chicago Corps


REPORTS TO:                   Day Camp Director


FLSA CATEGORY:             Non-Exempt


STATUS TYPE:                 Temporary Full-Time



Work under the direction of the Day Camp Director 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. Provide leadership for daily classes including preparation, teaching, and clean-up.   
  3. Prepare lesson plans to be approved by the Day Camp Director.
  4. Obtain needed supplies within the Day Camp approved budget.
  5. Understand that the overall theme of the Day Camp will have a Christian emphasis.
  6. Read, sign, and abide by the Safe-From-Harm Policy.
  7. Attend the orientation prior to the start of Day Camp and debriefing.
  8. Take part as a leader on weekly field trips.
  9. Areas of leadership can include:
    1. Bible leadership
    2. Craft leadership
    3. Musical leadership
    4. Literacy leadership
    5. Recreation leadership
    6. Special Theme leadership
    7. Bridge (13 year olds) leadership
    8. Before & After leadership
  10. Attend training and receive certification in Safe-From-Harm, COVID Safety, Emergency Responder (AED/First Aid/CPR), ANSI Certified Food Handlers, Field trip supervisor.
  11. Help with maintaining the sanitation and cleanliness of the program space. This will require cleaning, set-up, and breakdown of the program space.
  12. Other duties as assigned.



  • Must have completed at least 1 year of college or at least 1 year of experience in day camping.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In order to successfully 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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