Camp Challenge Course Specialist
The Salvation Army - Starke, FL

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Provide direction on the development and delivery of challenge course activities for the Salvation Army camps. Deliver challenge course activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ age and abilities. Manage the physical operation of the challenge course facilities and equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position summary should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position summary.

Expand the camp’s challenge course activities with new challenges;

Deliver progressive challenge course program activities;

Train other staff in their challenge course responsibilities;

Ensure campers and staff follows safety procedures for challenge course activities;

Ensure properly fitted protective headgear is worn by all participants;

Evaluate and document challenge course abilities of campers and staff;

Conduct daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair;

Secure and lock all equipment at the end of each session;

Identify and manage environmental and other potential hazards related to the activity;

Ensure record keeping of regular inspection and maintenance of all equipment and elements utilized in adventure/challenge activities;

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

Participate 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;

Sit with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed;

Keep 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.

Ropes and Challenge Course Equipment
Camp Equipment

Required Experience:
Knowledge of fundamentals, rules and regulations of challenge courses;

Ability to plan, develop, facilitate, lead and supervise challenge course events and activities;

Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children;

Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff;

Ability to ensure the safety of recreation participants.

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 read, write, and communicate the English language.

Some physical requirements of the Challenge Course Specialist position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate challenge course 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.

Required Education:
Has at least six (6) weeks of experience in a management or supervisory capacity in similar type(s) of programs(s) within the past five (5) years.

Certification obtained within the past three (3) years from a recognized organization or certifying body for the type of activities offered or documented training AND recent experience leading/facilitating the type of activities offered?

CPR and First Aid Certification

$300 per week

Additional Comments:
Camp Staff Orientation is from June 10th - June 16th. Camp Sessions run from June 17th - August 3rd. There will be an additional Ropes Certification Course prior to orientation. Upon hire, we will contact you with the exact dates and times. If for whatever reason you are unable to be here for the entire season, please let us know on your application. Orientation is NOT optional.

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.

To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply button at the bottom of this posting.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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