Family Guidance
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Seasonal

Promise Camp is a highly relational, Christ-centered, residential summer camp.  Campers range between 7 and 17 years of age and are frequently from unchurched, single-parent families, and from various cultural backgrounds. The camp program is divided into 6 one-week sessions.   Family Guidance offers ten days of onsite paid training as well as supervision and assistance throughout the camp.


Position Summary:  The Activities Coordinator works directly with at-risk youth providing games, crafts, and activities which provide fun, challenge, and learning related to faith and the journey of following Christ. 


The Position Requires:

  • A devoted relationship and mature walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Proven leadership experience.
  • A solid "up-front" presence.
  • Satisfactory criminal & civil background check (Promise Camp provides).
  • Being at least 18 years of age.


This Position Also Requires Strong Relational Skills Including:

  • Ability to connect with, encourage, challenge, direct, and redirect at-risk youth.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability while working as a part of a team.
  • Being a strong role model.
  • Having a positive upbeat attitude toward other staff and the youth who are served.


Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Dedicate each day to God through prayer, and rely upon God's strength and leading throughout each day of camp. Commit to pray for the children regularly.
  • Lead the campers by personal example and behavior. Be a role model of following Jesus while providing enthusiastic, patient, compassionate, and appropriate friendship and guidance.
  • Work with fellow staff and campers to establish relationships that honor Jesus.
  • Participate in the Promise Camp orientation and training. Participate in all staff meetings. Be on time for all camp activities. Follow camp policies, training, and instruction.
  • Before camp, design and prepare camp games and activities that are engaging, fun, interactive, and purposeful.
  • Before camp, develop and share with the Camp Director a list of needs and supplies for the summer crafts, games and activities.
  • Set up, teach, conduct, debrief, and tear down from camp games and activities. This includes crafts, the climbing wall, all-camp games, campfires, etc.
  • Assist the Camp Director with other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:

Able to assist campers in emergency (fire, injury, etc.); walk several miles in a day; observe loading and unloading of buses; assist with camper luggage and belongings; and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently exposed to:

  • outdoor weather conditions
  • noise
  • stressful oversight of campers which requires quick critical thinking skills
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