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Activity Assistant/Senior Counselor


North and Central Illinois Division

Wonderland Camp and Conference Center


POSITION TITLE: Activity Assistant/Senior Counselor

LOCATION/DEPT: Wonderland Camp and Conference Center

REPORTS TO: Activities Director




The Activity Assistant will ensure quality programming and provide assistance in program objectives. They are to maintain their area in readiness for activity periods and work cooperatively with the Camp Leadership to facilitate scheduling.


Program Assistance

Work in assigned area (High Ropes, Creative Arts, etc.).
Assist counselors taking part in various camp activities.
Work cooperatively with DYS and head counselors in planning camper activities.
Assist with coordination of daily programming and worship services.
Plan rainy day activities for your program area.
Assist in the snack shop as needed.
Assist in preparation and implementation of evening programs.
Complete accident reports for any accidents involving campers and staff.
Camper Interaction

Interact with and assist with various camper needs.
Other Duties

Help prepare and distribute staff evening snacks.
Participate in and encourage attendance at staff devotions, outings, and worship services.
Attend all required staff meetings as called by Camp Leadership.
All other duties as assigned.

This position reports to the Activities Director.

In contacts related to this position’s duties, this individual acts as a representative of the Army and its mission.


This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.


Minimum 1 year of college or equivalent preferred.
Should have experience working with children.
Should have experience working with minority, low income, and at-risk groups.
Minimum age of 18 preferred.

Must be an individual of the Christian faith who has a strong personal relationship with the Lord, attends church on a regular basis, and a desire to lead others spiritually.
Able to relate God’s handiwork through creative art activities and in relationship with the Word of God in programming initiatives.
Able to live on camp grounds throughout duration of employment.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
An attention to detail.
In agreement with the philosophy, goals and objectives of The Salvation Army Wonderland Camp and Conference Center.
A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
A commitment to support and promote the mission of The Salvation Army and a passion for camp ministry.

This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.
This individual will keep the Activities Director informed on all critical issues relating to there are of responsibility.
This individual will adhere to all policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.

Capable of participating in outdoor camp activities.
This position is required to do light to moderate physical work.
Must be able to life or move up to 50lbs.
In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use of camp, snack shop and ropes or challenge course equipment.
The work environment for this position includes an office and outdoor environment with a low to high noise level.

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 and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Counseling



Updated: 2/29/2024 8:11:23 AM

Job Contact:
Britt Alboyd
(262) 889-4305

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Why work at Wonderland Camp & Conference Center:

Urban missions camp located in SW Wisconsin on over 145 acres of meadow, forest and lakefront. Year-round facility positively impacting the lives of young people and families from Metro-Chicago area and surrounding communities.

9241 Camp Lake Rd.
    Salem, WI 53168

(262) 889-4305

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