Camp Outdoor Skills Camping Specialist - Camp Hidden Lake

ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America Req #24087
Monday, January 9, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a temporary Camp Outdoor Camping Specialist job opening for Camp Hidden Lake located in Lexington, MS.

Job Summary

Coordinates outdoor skills/camping activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities.Assist in the management of the outdoor skills equipment and supplies.

Essential Functions

Creates outdoor skills programs for campers including safety in the outdoors, orienteering, nature exploration, fire building, outdoor cooking, and other camp craft skills.

Performs all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelines as well as American Camp Association accreditation standards.

Delivers outdoor skills programs that ensure production of varied projects for campers.

Trains other staff in their responsibilities in the outdoor skills program area.

Ensures campers and staff follows safety procedures.

Conducts daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.

Maintains the outdoor skills equipment including cook stoves, tents, compasses, and other camping equipment.

Ensures the security of the outdoor skills equipment and supplies including clear inventory and planning for replacement of supplies in a timely manner.

Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions.

Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed.

Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.

Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Materials and Equipment  

Camp EquipmentCook Stoves Tents

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to teach outdoor skills to children.

Ability to perform live saving techniques, C.P.R. and first aid procedures in emergency situations.

Knowledge of orienteering, nature exploration, fire building, and outdoor cooking.

Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children.

Ability to communicate effectively with campers and staff.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and 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) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to work with children outdoors in various conditions.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Education and Experience

Two years’ experience in outdoor/camping activities preferred,


any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


CPR and First Aid Certification

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Some physical requirements of the Camp Outdoor Skills/Camping Specialist position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor/camping equipment and activities are required.Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available.Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.

Additional Information

Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/12/2023 – 06/18/2023 and participation is required.

The 2023 summer Camp program will be held 06/19/2023 – 07/22/2023. If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your


Compensation:$275/ week

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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Application Submittal Period: January 9, 2023 - April 30, 2023


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Camp
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Job End Date Saturday, July 22, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America