Summer Camp Counselor, The Salvation Army-Camp Paradise Valley, Burkesville KY



  • Male & Female Counselors
  • Male & Female Music Instructors/Counselors
  • Head Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard
  • Office/Canteen Assistant
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Dining Room Attendants
  • Dishwashers
  • Sustainable Farming Director
  • Outdoors Director
  • Art Director
  • Science Director

 If you are interested in applying, please call:

Captain Matt Cunningham

Camp Director- 502-357-8540

Michelle Cook Program Coordinator- 502-357-8542

Dr. Joel Collier Music Director- 502-357-8544

Highlighted Position this week is: Camp Counselor at Paradise Valley

Department: Youth

Classification: Seasonal

Reports to: Camp Head Counselor

Revision Date: January 1, 2012

Job Summary: Plans, implements, coordinates, and supervises an assigned group of children and youth; promotes quality of programs and safety of campers at all times; provides guidance and role modeling to campers; promotes and stimulates camper participation; coordinates and leads campers through their daily schedule ensuring punctuality and responsibility; supervises campers during unscheduled program time and evenings; ensures compliance with camp rules and regulations at all times.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises and organizes an assigned group of campers during scheduled activities and unscheduled blocks of time in cooperation with camp rules and regulations.
  • Promotes and stimulates participation of campers to ensure a pleasant camp experience.
  • Supervises cabin clean up and work details.
  • Coordinates and leads youth through their daily schedule ensuring punctuality and responsibility.
  • Lives w/ group of campers & help campers adjust/get to know other campers & camp life.
  • Interprets & maintains camper compliance with camp rules & of the camp safety & health regulations.
  • Assists with program activities, other activities as assigned working closely w/ the program staff.
  • Be prepared with rainy day activities as needed.
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Materials & Equipment

  • Camp Equipment Cleaning Supplies Sports Equipment
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles & practices of child & youth behavior & development.
  • Knowledge of the principles & practices of First Aid & C.P.R & ability to ensure the safety of campers & other staff.
  • Ability to plan, develop, facilitate, & supervise children & youth programs & activities.
  • Ability to build & maintain effective mentor relationships with children & youth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with campers & camp staff.
  • Ability to plan, develop, & implement effective childhood & youth programs & activities.
  • Ability to communicate & work with groups participating (age & skill levels) & provide necessary instruction to campers & staff.
  • Ability to observe camper & staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations &emergency procedures, & apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual & auditory ability to identify & respond to environmental & other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) & possess strength & endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.
  • Ability to read, write, & communicate the English language.

Education & Experience

  • Six months experience teaching child development or youth programs in a church preferred,
  • Or any equivalent combination of training & experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, & abilities.


  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
  • Some physical requirements of the Camp Counselor position could be endurance including climbing, st&ing, some
  • bending, stooping, & stretching. Eye-h& coordination & manual dexterity to manipulate activities are required.
  • Requires normal range of hearing & eyesight to record, prepare, & communicate appropriate camper
  • activities/programs & the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting & work irregular
  • hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun & heat & varying environmental conditions.
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