Staff Job Descriptions

Thinking of applying to work at camp? Check out our general job descriptions before you apply to see which position may fit you best in your summer experience.

Counselor Job Descriptions

  • Cub (7-9), Junior (10-12), & Teen Counselor (13-16)
    - Be a responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - Understanding of camp objectives and philosophy of ministry.
    - A basic knowledge of child and adolescent development.
    - Assist campers in knowing which classes and activities they are in and help them get there.
    - Responsible for the total well being of each camper assigned to your cabin, including health, safety, and mental, physical, spiritual and emotional needs.
    - Nurture the spiritual development of each camper helping him/her to accept Jesus Christ as his or her personal Savior and to know Jesus as his/her best friend.
    - Welcome campers upon arrival, learning each name, assigning bunks, and introducing them to fellow campers, and explaining camp rules and objectives.
    - Supervise assigned campers in activities, 24 hours per day, six days per week, and know the location of each camper at all times.
    - Assist campers with duties, learning of skills, cabin activities, team building activities, and interpersonal relationships with fellow campers.
    - Report symptoms of ill health to camp nurse and division director.
    - Lead morning and evening cabin devotions.
    - Encourage campers to enthusiastically participate in as many camp activities as possible.
    - Counsel with division director regarding discipline challenges.
    - Assist in various camp activities and programs as required.

Activities Job Descriptions

  • Activities Relief
    - Be a responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - Understanding of camp objectives and philosophy of ministry.
    - Ability to guide, direct and supervise campers and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Have a basic working knowledge of all camp activities.
    - Assist in teaching swimming classes and life guarding as assigned.
    - Ability to be a relief for all summer camp activities.
  • Archery Instructor
    - Outline Lesson plan to teach Archery classes that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well as A.C.A. standards.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Teach archery classes and activities with strict safety guidelines including security of all equipment when not in use.
    - Maintain all equipment in good safe working order.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsels and evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
  • Canoeing/Kayaking Instructor - Current Lifeguard Certification required
    - Basic knowledge of water safety and instruction skills.
    - Familiarity with Adventist Youth Honors and Red Cross Progressive levels of swimming instruction.
    - Hold a current Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate, Lifeguard Instructors Certificate and/or Water Safety Instructors Certificate.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline Lesson plan to teach canoeing/kayaking classes that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well as A.C.A. standards. 
    - Assist in teaching swimming classes and life guarding as assigned.
    - Assist in implementing strict safety guidelines for the aquatics activities.
    - Encourage and practice strict water safety programs
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Initiate strict safety guidelines when requiring participants to wear pfd.
    - Maintain all equipment in good safe working order and secure all equipment when not in use.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsels and evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
    Fulfill life guarding and other responsibilities as instructed by the Aquatics Director.
    - Insure that all applicable day trip standards are being followed.
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer
  • Craft Instructor (Ceramics, Leather Craft, Pottery, & Tie Dye)
    Advanced knowledge of arts and crafts.
    - Familiarity with a variety of Adventist Youth arts and crafts honors.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Ability to manage people, organize, safe and effective craft program, and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Outline lesson plan to teach crafts classes that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards. 
    - Initiate strict safety procedures for craft room and equipment.
    - Maintain all equipment in good/safe working order and secure all equipment when not in use.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Offer a variety of crafts to generate camper’s interest.
    - Maintain adequate supplies necessary for each week.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Keep craft room clean and neat, and inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel and evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
  • Floor Hockey
  • Go-Carts Instructor
     - Basic knowledge of small engine mechanics and repair.
    - Familiarity with Adventist Youth Honor in small engine repair.
    - Ability to organize, patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline Lesson plan to teach go-carts classes that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards.  Present lesson plan to Curriculum Director for review during staff week.
    - Teach go-cart classes and activities with strict safety guidelines.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Keep all go-carts in good and safe working order and keep go-cart shed neat and clean.
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel, recreation, and evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day
  • Guitar Instructor
    - Basic knowledge of Guitar instruction techniques and terminology.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline Lesson plan to teach guitar classes that meet Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well ACA standards.  
    - Initiate strict safety guidelines during class.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Assist students in learning basic skills and techniques.
    - Inventory all equipment at start/finish of summer.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel and evening programs.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
  • Gymnastics Instructor
    - Basic knowledge of tumbling and gymnastics skills.
    - Familiarity with Adventist Youth Honor in tumbling and balancing.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline lesson plan to teach Gymnastics classes that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards.  
    - Initiate a strict safety program for all gymnastics activities.
    - Teach gymnastics/tumbling classes with teaching techniques that emphasize spotting and safety precautions.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel, recreation, and evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
  • Horsemanship Instructor
    - Basic knowledge of equestrian skills.
    - Previous experience in riding and caring for horses.
    - Attendance and certification at CHA or EMA instructor’s clinic.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Fulfill assignments by the Horsemanship Directors.  Assist in teaching of all horsemanship classes and trail rides.
    - Assist in implementing strict safety guidelines requiring all riders to wear long pants and proper shoes.
    - Willing to be relief counselor for specialty camp program. Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Assist in maintaining trails, barn and corral areas, and equipment in good/safe working order.
    - Assist in keeping records of attendance for all students.
    - Keep barn, stables, and corral areas clean and neat.
    - Feed and water horses.  Be responsible for health and safety of all horses.
    - Assist in planning and supervising overnight horse trips.
    - Be available, helpful and active at evening programs.
  • Remote Control Cars
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     Basic knowledge of driving skills and techniques.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline lesson plan to teach Remote control classes, that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards.  
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Teach classes and activities with strict safety guidelines including security of all equipment when not in use.
    - Maintain all equipment in good safe working order.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
  • Team Sports Instructor
    Basic knowledge of common sports rules and strategies.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline Lesson plan to teach cross training classes, that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards. 
    - Initiate strict safety guidelines.
    - Maintain all equipment in good/safe working order.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Willing to stay in a cabin with campers and assist with counselor role.
    - Plan and direct with Basketball Specialty Camp.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel and evening programs.
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.
  • Video & Photography
    Responsible person with previous audio-visual experience.
    - Extensive knowledge photography and video editing equipment.
    - Able to set up and organize several photo and video projects at the same time. 
    - Assist Program Director with photo/video planning of programs as requested.
    - Oversee photo/video technical operations of all summer camp programming.
    - Insure photo/video equipment is set up, working and that proper technical instruction and preparation has occurred.
    - Insure that cabin photos are taken, processed and turned into office manager by Thursday each week.
    - Produce weekly camp video.
  • Zoo & Nature
    Basic knowledge of the natural world, demonstrating a desire to preserve and protect the environment and God’s creation.
    - Familiarity with a variety of Adventist Youth Honors in nature.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate skills.
    - Outline lesson plan to teach Nature classes that meets Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards.  
    - Initiate strict safety program including security and safety of all animals and equipment.
    - Maintain all equipment in good/safe working order.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Be responsible to have “Nature Nugget” for Camp Councils and various Sabbath activities as needed.
    - Inventory all equipment at beginning and end of summer.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.

Support Job Descriptions

  • Large Group Activities 
  • Nurse
    - Be a responsible, mature person.
    - Hold a current Florida Nursing License.
    - Ability to respond quickly and responsibly under pressure and in emergency situations.
    - Previous summer camp experience encouraged
    - Assist Nursing Director with Sunday registration.
    - Distribute prescription medications; log all medications given and all visits to the camp clinic.
    - Check with departments that have first aid kits to see that they are properly supplied.
    - Provide input for emergency procedures for all activity areas.
    - Maintain specific nursing station hours and be on call as outlined by the Medical Director
    - Assist in transport of injured camper or staff to hospital/doctor.  Provide proper insurance    information to hospital, doctor’s office, Risk Management and Summer Camp Director.
    - Assist medical director in completing accident reports and in notifying parents of injuries.
    - Promote and practice preventive medicine and safety measures.
    - Assist in supplying copies of camper Health Records and Medical Release Forms to all off Camp group activity leaders.
    - Participate in general camp program when called upon.
  • Parent Liason
  • Secretary/Office Clerk
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     Responsible, mature person with strong organizational skills.
    - Ability to direct and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Assist the various departments with typing and duplicating records, forms, and instructional materials as needed.
    - Answer phone calls and see that messages are delivered.
    - Process all routine office secretarial tasks as outlined by office manager.
    - Kept office clean, neat (trash, vacuum, dust, clutter free) and free of other’s belongings.
    - Insure that the summer camp office is run in professional and friendly manner.
    - Insure the mail is picked up and properly delivered.
    - Process all routine office secretarial tasks as needed by summer camp administrative staff
    - Monitor the camp daily schedule and assist in tracking the A.C.A. standards.
    - Monitor staff sign-out procedures and staff’s day-off schedule.
    - Be available to work in others areas as needed.
  • Special Services
    - Responsible person with previous audio-visual experience.
    - Ability to work under guidelines set up by Year-Round audio-visual ranger.
    - Able to set up, organize and provide audio-visual support so programs run smoothly.
    - Able to help out with recreation and programming as needed.
    - Assist program director with technical planning of programs as requested.
    - Assist program director with planning and executing all aspects of programs and recreation.
    - Assist with technical operations of all summer camp programming.
    - Insure audio-visual equipment is set up, working and that proper technical instruction a
    - Insure preparation has occurred well before start of program.
    - Insure audio-visual equipment is secured in a safe and neat manner after each use.
    - Teach proper use of equipment to staff as needed.
    - Help wherever needed as directed by administrative personnel.
    - Be available, helpful and active at camp counsel and evening programs.
    - Complete daily cleaning duty by assigned time each day.

Administrative Job Descriptions

  • Activities Director
    - Be responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities with previous camp experience.
    - Understand Camp Kulaqua’s objectives and philosophy of ministry.
    - Ability to manage people, organize and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Have strong organizational abilities.
    - Serve on the Administrative Committee.
    - Assist Summer Camp Director with pre-camp orientation and training.
    - Serve as primary manager of activity staff, with the exception of the horsemanship and sports camp programs.
    - Instruct activity staff what their Lesson plan should encompass to meet Camp Kulaqua ministry and safety guidelines as well A.C.A. standards.  Review each Lesson plan during staff week to confirm each activity is in compliance with A.C.A..
    - Assist Summer Camp Director with discipline problems involving activity staff.
    - Insure with written documentation that all activities and lesson plans are running according to A.C.A. standards.
    - Insure attendance records are being taken at the beginning of each class period.
    - Insure all day-trips forms have been properly filled out prior to trips departure.
  • Administrative Program Director
    Be responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - Have previous camp experience.
    - Understanding of camp objectives and philosophy of ministry
    - Serve on the Administrative Committee.
    - Oversee other Program Directors and their programs.
    - Oversee Special services assigned to your tract.
    - Assist Tract Director with pre-camp organization and training.
    - Assist Activities Director with Activities planning and execution.
    - Primary manager of all summer camp programs.
    - Coordinate special banquets if necessary.
    - Coordinate camp counsel, campfire, weekend programming and rainy day programs.
    - Guide, direct and supervise music leaders.
    - Give direction and support to Camp Pastor, audio-visual, and musical staff as needed for programs.
    - Coordinate days off with Assistant Summer Camp Director.
  • Assistant Summer Camp Director
    - Be a responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - At least 21 years old, with at least 3 years administrative summer camp experience.
    - Understanding of camp objectives and philosophy of ministry.
    - Ability to guide, direct and supervise the camp staff and campers and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Serve on the Administrative Committee.
    - Be the primary manager of A.C.A. standards as they relate to the summer camp program.
    - Insure with written documentation as needed, that all activities are running according to A.C.A. standards and their class lesson plans.
    - Assist the Summer Camp Director in administration
    - Assist the Summer Camp Director with pre-camp orientation and training.
    - Assist Summer Camp Director in camper and staff discipline problems.
    - Relieve Tract Directors for Days off.
    - Help coordinate daily job assignments, line calls and days off.
    - Actively check and evaluate to ensure the summer camp ministry goals’ are being realized.
    - Direct/coordinate special projects as assigned by the Summer Camp Director
  • Boy's/Girl's Director (Any Track)
    - Be a responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - Have previous camp experience.
    - Knowledge of counseling techniques and responsibilities.
    - Ability to guide, direct and supervise boy counselors and campers and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Serve as primary manager of boys counseling staff including written documentation of weekly counselor observation and review system.
    - Serve on Administrative Committee.
    - Assist Tract Director with pre-camp orientation and training.
    - Make cabin assignments for boys’ counselors and campers.
    - Coordinate boy's/girl's counselor meetings.
    - Arrange boys’/girls' counselor days off and relief counselors with Assistant Summer Camp Director.
    - Require boys/girls counselor’s knowledge of camper’s whereabouts at all times.
    - Serve as advisor to Tract Director in total camp program.
    - Advise boys’/girls' counselors on campers’ discipline situations.
    - Schedule cabin outposts, and overnight trips with the Tract Director
    - Coordinate Boys/Girls Division line calls, flag lowering and work duties.
    - Do daily cabin inspections and keep records for daily and weekly honor cabins.
  • Horsemanship Specialty Camp Director
    Advanced knowledge of equestrian skills.
    - Extensive experience in riding and caring for horses.
    - Attendance and certification at Camp Horsemanship Association Instructors Clinic or an ACA recognized alternative.
    - Previous camp experience.
    - Ability to patiently communicate and demonstrate equestrian skills.
    - Implementing strict safety guidelines including requiring all riders to wear long pants, shoes and socks.
    - Assist in maintaining trails, barn and corral areas, and equipment in good/safe working order.
    - Keep records of attendance for all students.
    - Feed and water horses.  Be responsible for health and safety of all horses.
    - Coordinate with planning and supervising overnight horse trips.
    - Be able to oversee both Horsemanship Specialty Camp and Traditional camp rides. 
  • Medical Director
    - Be a responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - Have previous camp experience.
    - Hold a current state of Florida Registered Nursing License.
    - Ability to manage people, organize effective camp clinic, and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Order and maintain inventory of equipment, supplies, and medicine for camp clinic.
    - Distribute prescription medications; log all medications given and all visits to the camp clinic.
    - Coordinate with the camp director the scheduling of camp nurses and camp clinic hours.
    - Assist in transport of injured camper or staff to hospital/doctor.  Provide proper insurance    information to hospital, doctor’s office, Risk Management and Summer Camp Director.
    - Coordinate filing/record procedures of all medical insurance forms, staff health forms, etc.
    - Coordinate cleaning of camp clinic, make up first aid kits for camp departments and check these supplies at regular intervals.
    - Make presentations during staff orientation sessions on such subjects as accident prevention, nutrition, health and safety, emergency and first aid procedures, signs of illness, communicable disease, and general camp health guidelines.
    - Oversee the general heath of the campers and staff.  Instruct camp nurses on completing camper and staff accident, sickness, and Workmen’s Compensation forms.
    - Be responsible for collecting, holding and allocating all medical treatments, information and medications from campers and staff, according to A.C.A. stand
  • Office Manager
    - Responsible, mature person with strong organizational skills.
    - Ability to direct and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Understanding of camp objectives and philosophy of ministry.
    - Strong organizational skills, with an ability to handle diverse tasks and see them through
    - Ensure that the Medical Director is provided with camper lists the day before they leave on day-trips and insure all forms and procedures have been properly implemented prior to trips departure.
    - Prepare registration and check out materials.
    - Inform Directors of camper no-shows and early pick-ups.
    - File past and current paperwork.
    - Be informed on campers whereabouts.
    - Ensuring ALL camper paperwork is complete.
    - Copy, handout, and post current schedules.
    - Post and maintain staff sign out/in sheets.
    - Ensure all materials are ready for Sunday registration.
  • Programming Director
    - Be responsible, mature person with leadership capabilities.
    - Have previous camp experience.
    - Understanding of camp objectives and philosophy of ministry
    - Ability to manage people, organize and relate positively in interpersonal relationships.
    - Have strong organizational abilities.
    - Assist Tract Director with pre-camp organization and training.
    - Assist with discipline problems involving staff within your tract.
    - Coordinate special activity planning daily.
    - Coordinate daily recreation for tract.
    - Manage and oversee Special Services for tract.
    - Coordinate camp counsel, campfire and special programming for your tract.
    - Coordinate weekend programming.
    - Plan and coordinate rainy day activities for programs and recreation.
    - Guide, direct and supervise campfire leaders.
    - Give direction and support to Camp Pastor, audio-visual, and musical staff as needed for programs.
    - Coordinate days off with Assistant Summer Camp Director.
  • Track Director
    - A member in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in good and regular standing, with a commitment to Jesus Christ and a strong desire to serve in a soul winning atmosphere, including a thorough knowledge of Adventist youth and camp ministries objectives.
    - Ability to effectively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the appropriate age level.
    - Have a working knowledge of Florida Conference of S.D.A., Risk Management, A.C.A. and Camp Kulaqua policies.
    - Ability to organize, guide, direct, and supervise the summer camp program, staff, campers, and relate positively in interpersonal relationships
    - At least 21 years old, with at least 3 years administrative summer camp experience or equivalent.
    - Administration of the entire tract, including staff, campers, and safety of all involved.
    -Assist with Recruiting, interviewing, check references, hiring and evaluating summer camp employees within your tract.
    - Conduct staff training with strong emphasis on spiritual goals, ACA standards, risk management, camp safety and security.
    - Provide encouragement, training, guidance, and support for camp administrative team specifically, and all staff and campers in general.
    - Abide and uphold all standards of the Florida Conference, Camp Kulaqua and A.C.A.
    - Function as a member of the Executive Summer Camp Staff.
    - Maintain good written and verbal communication between your tract and the Administrative Summer Camp Director.
    - Maintain a good positive communication between parents and Camp Kulaqua’s summer camp program.
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