The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Summer Day Camp Counselor

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Seasonal Full-Time
  • Overview

    Provide leadership to children under your care, encourage participation in programming, implement activities, crafts, and ensure quality of the program. This is a Full-time position with a workweek expectation of up to 40 hours per week. This position is a temporary full-time summer position without benefits


    1. Ensure the safety of the children in your care.
    2. Supervise children
    3. Greet and interact with parents daily when dropping off their children for the program.
    4. Prepare and lead the activities assigned to you as part of the program each day, and participate during all activities, including those that are messy or wet.
    5. Learn the likes/dislikes of each child in your group.
    6. Look for ways to enable each child to experience success - celebrate their successes and encourage them to try again when they fail.
    7. Recognize and take advantage of teachable moment’s every day.
    8. Use unstructured time to engage children in meaningful conversation.
    9. Encourage respect for individuals and their differences.
    10. Provide opportunities for discussion on individual or group problems or concerns.
    11. Set a good example for children and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean up and chores, sportsmanship, and table manners.
    12. Help participants develop a sense of fair play, accepting both winning and losing graciously.
    13. Sit with and be attentive to children during lunch and snack times.
    14. Lead in grace before each meal and teach proper table manners.
    15. Carry a first aid kit during fieldtrips and ensure that it is properly stocked.
    16. Be a constructive member of the staff contributing in every way possible to the health, harmony, and happiness of the Summer Day Camp.
    17. Other duties as assigned.


    1. Support The Salvation Army mission in word and deed
    2. High School Diploma
    3. Totally committed on an emotional, spiritual, and intellectual level to the objectives of the day camp and the children in your care.
    4. Proven experience supervising and working with children.
    5. Be a team player as well as able to work independently.
    6. Ability to accept supervision and guidance.
    7. Have good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, self-control and be organized and self-motivated.
    8. Ability to communicate and work with groups of varying age and skills levels, and provide necessary instruction to children and/or staff.
    9. Ability to observe children’s behavior and evaluate its appropriateness, enforces appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
    10. Have completed the Safe from Harm program course or complete the course during orientation.
    11. Ability to pass the background checks.


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