The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Unit Counselor - Summer Seasonal (LPIC)

    Job Locations US-MI-Comstock Park
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Overview

    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.

    WMNI Vision Statement

    We envision an army, united in its dedication to boldly follow where God leads, maximizing every opportunity to reach out in love with the life changing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


    Greet each one of your campers, help them get settled in your cabin and keep them safe.  Be sure as they select a bunk that campers sleep in a manner that guarantees a minimum of six feet distance between the heads of the nearest camper. Orient campers to camp life…


    Lead your cabin group on a hike around the camp, explaining the different program areas and what will be taught at each area. Educate campers for the high risk safety zones of any target sports areas and challenge activities. No camper should ever participate in a risk activity without proper supervision as outlined in the "High Adventure" policies of the camp.

    Inform campers of the camp guidelines and traditions.

    Explain the daily camp schedule to your cabin group.  Inform them of special events.

    Check with the camp nurse to see if any of your campers have special health needs or dietary concerns.

    Instruct campers in emergency procedures.

    Daily observe and report any indications of abuse or physical malady of campers with special attention to the first day of arrival. Reporting procedures are detailed in the "Child Abuse Prevention" section of the manual. (Rule #119.2h)


    Ensure that all aspects of the camper experience are conducted in a compliant fashion for The Salvation Army “Safe From Harm” program.


    Teach the dining hall procedure to your cabin group and sit with your cabin at each meal.


    Make sure campers are appropriately dressed for the weather and ensure that campers take precautions in dealing with sun and insect protection.


    Encourage camper's personal and cabin cleanliness.


    Supervise cabin cleanup.  Let campers do the work, but help direct them. Cabins will be inspected daily for health and safety purposes.


    Example and encourage respect at flag raising and lowering.


    Listen and take notes of all announcements.


    Be sure each camper is getting proper rest.  Encourage a rest time for tired campers.  Encourage promptness throughout the day, including lights-out time.


    Ensure the safe storage of all cleaning chemicals and combustible materials in the counselor's closet. Be sure they are kept locked and safe when not in use. Ensure that campers are using any cleaning materials according to the instructions. DO NOT STORE ANY MATERIALS IN THE FURNACE ROOM.


    Lead the cabin group on meal cookouts and overnight camp outs as assigned, and be responsible for equipment checked out to your cabin.


    Lead cabin group activities and nightly devotions.


    Serve as spotters at lakefront as needed.


    Plan activities for the cabin group on rainy days unless otherwise programmed.


    Sit with and supervise campers at each united program, insuring each camper is present.


    On each camp closing day, check out cabin group.  Help them pack and carry their luggage.


    Ensure cabin is thoroughly cleaned by the cabin group on the closing day so that it is ready for the new group coming in.


    Sanitize showers and bathrooms daily, sanitize dorm area after each session; mattresses, pillows counter tops and other common areas.


    Complete camper “dailies” for each camper in your care and share with the Program Director, or at their direction local leaders, any concerns for follow-up after camp.


    ASK QUESTIONS when you are not sure of something.  Share your victories and problems with supervisors.


    If a camper is to leave camp early, approval must be cleared through the Camp Director. The camper must be checked out with the Camp Health Officer and Program Director before he or she is permitted to leave Camp.  Complete directions are found in the Camper Release Policy.


    Be familiar with camper supervision and child abuse prevention policies and use the material in your staff manual to prepare yourself for leadership.


    All other duties as assigned by your Supervisor or Camp Administration.


    Remember, camper safety starts with you and is your primary responsibility.



    Minimum 18 years of age. Authentic personal Christian faith experience. One year higher education or previous experience working with children preferred.


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