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Wilderness Camp Logistics

The Salvation Army USA Western Territory
dental insurance, life insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, 403(b)
United States, Washington, Loon Lake
3846 North Deer Lake Road (Show on map)
Jun 22, 2024


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.


To organize and implement all programmatic activities, including logistics, travel, menu, etc. for the Wilderness Camp Program. To assume responsibility for timely preparation and delivery of all food service products and supplies.


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • High School graduate; some college preferred
  • Self-motivated, good communication and people skills are also necessary
  • Experience working with youth preferred


  • Be able to command the respect of children under your supervision
  • Possess good leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of children/personnel safety assessment, planning, problem solving, and crisis intervention
  • Be able to pass a child safety background check


  • Prepare a weekly menu in conjunction with the Wilderness Camp Director and Head (1st) Cook
  • Take the lead in preparing and serving meals to campers and staff in the Wilderness program
  • Communicate with Head (1st) Cook to ensure food availability and ordering
  • Assume responsibility for deliveries and proper clean-up of food service in communication with Head (1st) Cook. Assist Trail Guides with daily food needs as necessary.
  • Assume responsibility, as scheduled, for set-up and take-down of all programmatic activities in coordination with the Wilderness Director
  • Organize all equipment for Expedition trips
  • Serve as a resource and support for all Trail Guides
  • Assist in the operation of the Challenge Course as assigned by the Wilderness Camp Director
  • Participate in weekly debrief at the conclusion of each week of programming
  • Participate in review process and set measurable goals
  • Assist in inventory of Wilderness program equipment and supplies at the start and finish of program and each week. Report any damaged, lost, or missing equipment to the Wilderness Camp Director.
  • Assist in weekly clean-up duties as assigned by the Wilderness Camp Director


  • 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 each 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 a 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.


A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums for employee-only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance are offered.

Life and Voluntary Options. An employer-paid life insurance policy covers employees. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.

Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at five years eligible service time. Plus, an employee-funded voluntary 403(b) option.

Parental Leave: The benefit is 40 hours of Paid Leave for qualifying events.

Sick Leave: 12 days of Sick Leave annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after three months' service time.

Paid Vacation:

  • Two weeks annually, accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions
  • Four weeks annually, accruing from day one, for exempt positions
  • Accrued vacation is eligible for use after six months' service time

Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year

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

Some college (preferred)
High School or Equivalent (required)
Self-motivated, good communication and people skills are also necessary (preferred)
Experience working with youth preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)