Responsible to: Executive Director, Camp Director or their designee
Salary: $280 – $340 D.O.E. includes two weeks of staff training.
Employment Dates: June 4 - July 14, 2018
Purpose: To serve as one of four lead counselors (two boys and two girls) among the counseling staff. To serve by; helping to teach counselors how to be effective in their cabin groups, float between cabins “during program weeks” to serve as the co-counselor, and to evaluate the performance of counselors you are working with. While serving as a co-counselor you will be supervising 8 - 12 youth, in a cabin living group.
OUR MISSION: To restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Camp All Saints is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Reflecting the basic principles of the Christian Faith, Camp All Saints provides quality programs and facilities that promote positive character development. All persons in the employ of the camp are expected to be familiar with and supportive of the basic polity and practice of The Episcopal Church. Further employment privileges and responsibilities are found in the policy and procedures manual provided each employee.
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and/or supportive of the mission statement of Camp All Saints as stated in its promotional material or Page 855 of the Book of Common Prayer.
- To love and understand children.
- An understanding of how summer camp fits into the total Diocesan role of Christian Formation.
- The emotional stability to place campers’ needs before personal desires.
- 19 years of age.
- Possess current CPR First Aid Card. (training provided during staff training)
- Possess current Lifeguard Certificate (is very helpful)
- Successfully complete staff training.
- A successful applicant needs to demonstrate spontaneity and creative abilities.
- Further, demonstrate the ability to participate in planning, carrying out, and evaluation of programs.
- Have read and signed the “Summer Staff Information” and agree to the terms, which are outlined.
- Develop a personal relationship with each of the counseling staff. Get to know them and be available at times for their various needs. Socially interact with them be familiar with what’s going on in their lives.
- Be prepared to serve as a floating counselor to be the “co-counselor” for staff who are taking time off of the property.
- While serving in different living groups observe, and assist your “co-counsleor” carry out the day to day function of the cabin. At the end of each rotation complete an evaluation on the work of the counselor you were working with.
- Develop a relationship with cabin group. It is important to let your “Co-Counselor” be the primary counselor so your relationship is primarily one of “presence” for the youth and support for your co-counselor.
- Know the daily schedule and make sure you and your campers are on time to camp activities.
- Help other staff members and deans when needed.
- Supervise and participate in cabin clean up, KP, and bathroom duty as directed.
- Round up your campers at lights out and remain with them until wake-up.
- Check the schedule and make copies to hang in your cabin. Make sure your campers know when they are scheduled to do something.
- Perform other duties as occasionally assigned by the director.
- Be able to lead, facilitate, and create small groups in working with Bible studies
- Work as an equal member of the summer staff. Participate in all staff meetings.
- Be aware of your counseling limitations and speak with the director(s) or their designee if you have any concerns or questions about those limits.
- Be consistent