Summer Camp Director Camp Discovery

The Salvation Army of Spokane


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 to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

SCOPE OF POSITION: The job of Discovery Camp Director is to see that every department of the “main camp” is running smoothly. The Discovery Camp Director will be responsible to the Corps Youth Officer and will have full authority to recommend hiring and firing of the camp staff, as well as serve as the general counsel for camper and/or staff disciplinary problems. The Discovery Camp Director supervises the Program Team comprised of the Program Leaders and Counseling staff.


· High School Graduate required

· Prefer work experience of four or more years ora youth oriented college degree.

· At least four years experience in working with staff and children in a supervisory or teaching position.

· Must have experience in the supervision of personnel.


· Possess good leadership skills.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Be able to pass a child safety background check.

· Be detail oriented and well organized.

· Must be knowledgeable in the areas of children/personnel safety assessment, planning, problem solving and crisis intervention.

· General computer knowledge with Microsoft Word, Excel,

· Copier and other related office equipment use helpful

· Must be able to learn Salvation Army Camp software


· Oversee the Summer Residential Discovery Camp program under the leadership and cooperation of the Corps Youth Officer.

· Participate in the planning and implementation of creative programming that meets the mission of Camp Gifford and The Salvation Army

· Arrange and schedule programs with the key staff of the summer camping program.

· Supervise program and counseling staff.

· Create and maintain good staff morale and arrange scheduling to allow for appropriate personal time-and fellowship with other staff when allowed by camp schedule.

· Create, implement and supervise camp recreational and educational programs.

· Responsible for staff and camper security ensuring that an environment of safety is continually observed.

· Organize regularly scheduled Night Watches, free times, class times and all camp events in ways that will allow for adequate supervision and safety of the campers.

· Responsible for camper disciplinary problems.

o Guide the Program Team with program issues, concerns and disciplinary actions.

o Interact with parents of campers to find the best solution to discipline issues including, when necessary, the removal of a camper.

· Responsible for statistic sheets (meal counts, canteen, NSA, etc.) and turning them into the secretary at the end of each week.

· Conduct weekly debrief meetings maintaining schedules, briefs and useful information for a comprehensive end of season written brief.

· Drive TSA Fleet Vehicles on official Camp Gifford/TSA business.

· Follow The Salvation Army procedures in handling of personnel, finance and general protocol.

· Give spiritual direction to the staff by leadership and example. Be an example of Christ to staff, campers and volunteers through your verbal and non-verbal interactions, by your lifestyle and by your presence.

· Maintain a standard of cleanliness within the camp.

· Assist with cleanup of the total camp at the end of teaching session and at the conclusion of the summer.


· Exhibit effective Christ-like conduct and service as an appropriate example for campers and staff.

· Give support to the total camping program performing all other duties required to provide a consistently excellent program.

· Attend and participate in all camp programs as required including, but not limited to evening programs, chapel activities and staff meetings.

· Follow all policies and procedures.

· Maintain cleanliness and order in your person and living quarters.

· Assist with cleanup of the total camp at the end of teach session and at the conclusion of the summer.


· Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.

· Grasp, push, pull objects, and reach overhead.

· Operate telephone and computer.

· Lift up to 25 lbs.

· Understand verbal and written information.

· Sweep, clean and perform other janitorial tasks as needed.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.


The employee acknowledges that he/she has been informed and understands The Salvation Army’s religious purpose and status as a church. The employee agrees that he/she shall do nothing in his/her relationship with The Salvation Army as an employee to undermine its religious mission. The employee agrees and understands that his/her work-related conduct must not conflict with, interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or the Army’s religious purposes.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $19.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Loon Lake, WA 99148: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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