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Summer Day Camp Lead Counselor (seasonal)

Position Status: Nonexempt, hourly, full-time seasonal

Supervisor: Outreach Director

Position Schedule:40 hours/week ; Monday – Friday during 6 week camp and 1 week training; 7a – 3p

Position Summary:This position is for men and women who are devoted to God, have experience with kids, possess a desire to live a Godly life, and have a passion to teach kids about Jesus.  During your employment, your will teach kids about our Creator and explore His magnificent creation. 


  • Teach or assist in teaching one of 1st through 6th grade classes
  • Develop relationships with the students in your class
  • Create a family-like atmosphere with staff and children
  • Handle minor discipline problems and direct major discipline problems to the assistant directors
  • Use preparation time effectively
  • Have all supplies, copies, etc. in the room before the children arrive
  • Participate and be highly involved at recreation, worship, fieldtrips, swimming and any other camp activities
  • Pray for and encourage your assistant counselor, children, and other staff
  • Train your assistant teacher in being a lead teacher
  • Partner with your team teachers to effectively teach your kids
  • Communicate regularly with assistant directors and head director about staff communication issues and student discipline issues
  • Leave the classroom, kitchen, and bathrooms better than how you found it
  • Maintain a safe, loving, and positive atmosphere in your classroom
  • Show Christ in all you do


  • Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Building Customer Loyalty - Effectively meeting customer needs; building productive customer relationships; taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Building Trust - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  • Communication - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Energy - Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  • Managing Conflict - Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
  • Managing Work (includes Time Management) - Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Meeting Participation - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to help reach a meeting’s goals while considering the needs and potential contributions of others.
  • Planning and Organizing - Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Safety Awareness - Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.
  • Stress Tolerance - Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be available for entirety of training week and 6 weeks summer day camp- with the exception of prior approved absences or emergency absences
  • Must have a strong relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Must possess a high level of initiative; have an interest and heart for urban ministry, and the desire to serve alongside an assistant counselor to minister to children
  • Possess devotion for the Lord and for helping children grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Know and support the CM Vision and Mission statement

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to be physically active on a daily basis with the students
  • Walk long distances and for long periods of time for field trips
  • Ability to participate in all water-based activities

To view information or apply, visit our camp staff website here: https://www.acac.net/camp-staff

You may also contact [email protected] to discuss the position or for additional information.