Reports to: Camp Program Manager & Camp Supervisor
- To manage and coordinate all teen programs.
- To supervise, encourage and support teen program councelors.
- To lead in the creation and maintenance of a positive atmosphere throughout camp.
- To be present in all activities and assisting counselors as needed
- Have a relationship with God and profess to be a born-again Christian
- Must have regular Church attendance, and a pastor or leader reference
- Must have a desire to minister to college student age and youth in a camp setting consistent with the ministry, missions, values, and goals of FVCA
- Must have an acceptable level of spiritual, mental, social and emotional maturity
- Must have organizational abilities and creativity
- Must have supervisory/mentoring experience
- Need to adapt and relate, cross-culturally and embrace diversity
- Previous leadership and summer camp experiences
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
- Follow all guidelines by FVCA, including the philosophy, goals, and objectives of FVCA, as well as any secondary procedures and instructions
- Model Christ-likeness in all things. Your attitude towards summer staff, campers, teens, volunteers, etc… Should reflect in your actions
- Be missions minded
- Your spiritual and physical health is crucial to your ministry, therefore you are expected to meet with God daily, get enough rest, to be physically fit to endure the long days of camp, and to participate in all relevant meetings
- Always be on time. Tardiness will not be accepted. If you are unable to be on time, you must make your supervisor aware, ahead of time
- Assist with program evaluation at the end of each session, and at the end of the summer
- To lead debriefing and thorough cleaning after the end of every session. Also, plan and guide weekly briefings with the summer leadership team
- Pour into summer teen counselors with your time, prayers, energy, assistance and encouragement – think and make notes about how you will intentionally do this throughout the summer
- Meet 1-on-1 weekly with each team member to listen to them, guide them and pray for them
- Plan and guide weekly briefings and debriefings with counselors
- Have fun! Balance organization and spontaneity to create lasting positive memories for staff and campers. Your attitude will impact in a huge way the dynamics of summer camp
- Positivity is a MUST!!!
- You will be asked to take on different tasks and or assignments as needed
- Supervise and assist in all activities in your area of the camp
Your teen counselors are the backbone of summer camp. Their spiritual and physical wellbeing will build or break summer camp. Working and engaging with them is crucial.