2018 Schedule

 
Staff Orientation

June 10 – Leadership Staff
June 13 – New Counselor/Program Staff
June 14 – Return Counselor/Program Staff
July 18 – All Staff Training Day
August 16 – Staff Depart

 
Camper Sessions

June 25 – June 30 – Session 1
July 2 – 7 – Session 2
July 9 – 14- Session 3
July 19 – 24 – Session 4
July 26 – 31 – Session 5
August 3 – 8 – Session 6
August 10 – 15 – Session 7

 

The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love!

Camp Ladore is a Christian camp operated by The Salvation Army. Our ministry is to children ages 7-16 from Pennsylvania and Delaware. Ladore provides a low cost opportunity for children who would otherwise not be able to attend summer camp. They can have an unforgettable week in a safe environment. Our goal is to have each camper see Christ’s love in action and to experience activities they cannot do where they live. Working at Camp Ladore will make a lasting impression on your life! You will laugh, cry, get tired, sing songs, tell stories, give hugs, develop life long friendships and make lasting impressions on campers’ life.

Each day is packed with exciting activities for the campers to enjoy. Activities vary from nature, arts & crafts, recreation, pioneering, ropes course, swimming and boating. These are high energy programs, often themed events, filled with songs, skits and lots of fun! The campers day starts with devotions and ends with devotions in their cabin groups. All staff are expected to set an example and actively participate in the planned activities.

Camp Ladore hires a summer staff of nearly 150 individuals from all over the US and the world. This provides a unique and diverse work experience for our staff and an exciting experience for our campers.  Camp Ladore needs a staff that loves children and has a desire to share Christ’s love with others. Camp Ladore is located in Waymart, PA, on beautiful Lake Ladore. There is a lounge available for staff during their free time, internet access, swimming and boating. Ladore has a tradition of having staff return summer after summer because camp makes such an impact on their lives.

Camp Ladore is a place to make lifelong friendships, learn new skills, and develop as a person.

Max Chamberlain
Max ChamberlainCounselor, 2017

Camp Ladore is an experience of a lifetime.

Ben Hadden
Ben HaddenCounselor, 2017

Camp Ladore is a beautiful place- calm, exciting, bursting with energy. It's a place to be challenged, rejuvenated. A place of purpose.

Ronda Atwater
Ronda AtwaterChristian Education Director

Camp means a lot to me. It makes me proud that I've been a part of something that makes such an impact.

Elena Charlton
Elena CharltonAVL Seneca, 2017

Camp Ladore is a safe haven from the outside world. To potential employees I would say it is a chance to serve and disciple the up and coming youth.

Jared Morefield
Jared MorefieldOperations 2017

The whole atmosphere is family-like. I've never known such strong faith and kindness.

Isobel Thomas Steer
Isobel Thomas SteerCounselor 2017

Staff Positions

Leadership Staff

Camper Consultant
Point of contact for parents and responsible for addressing camper issues. Maintain all incident reports and child reporting paperwork. Comply with all child protection laws. (Minimum 21 years old of age) Education or Social Work experience preferred.

Program Coordinator
Responsible for the oversight of Program Areas which include the supervision of Program Staff and Equipment. (Minimum 21 years of age) Program staff experience required. Professional educator preferred.

Assistant Program Coordinator
Assist the Program Coordinator with the supervision of program staff and program equipment. (Minimum 18 years of age) One year of camping experience preferred.


Waterfront Director

Responsible for pool and waterfront safety. Supervise all lifeguards. Administer strict water safety program, enforcing all safety rules. Oversight of all pool and waterfront equipment. (Minimum 21 years of age) WSI, Lifeguard, CPR for Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications, and previous experience as a lifeguard required.

Operations Manager
Help support the camping program by maintaining the camp grounds and facilities, moving and setting up equipment and helping around the camp grounds as needed.(Minimum 21 years of age) Valid driver’s license required.

Village Leaders
Schedule and Supervise counselors and program in village.(Minimum 21 years of age) Camp counselor and supervisory experience. CPR & first aid certifications preferred.

Assistant Village Leaders
Responsible for supervision of counseling staff and campers. Perform tasks assigned by Village Leader. (Minimum 19 years of age) 1 year camp counselor experience minimum. CPR & First aid certifications preferred.

Medical Staff

Head Nurse
Responsible for the oversight of care/treatment of staff and campers. Oversight of the dispensing of camper medications. (Minimum 21 years of age) RN or PA license in Pennsylvania required.

Resident Nurse
Assist in care/treatment of staff and campers. Assist in giving out camper medications. (Minimum 21 years of age) RN, LPN or PA license in Pennsylvania required.

Health Lodge Assistant
Supports the nurses in the overall running of the Health Lodge. Assist with office duties, cleaning and watching sick campers as assigned. (Minimum 17 years of age) No experience necessary. Studies in health professions preferred.

Kitchen Staff

Head Cook
Responsible for the dietary requirements of the camp environment. Coordinate the ordering of food. Supervise all kitchen employees. (Minimum 21 years of age) Experience supervising others in a camp or institutional food service setting required.

Second Cook
Work closely with Head Cook to supervise kitchen personnel in preparation of all meals and snacks. (Minimum 18 years of age) Experience in camp or institutional food service setting required.

Third Cook
Complete all food service tasks assigned by Head Cook; primarily hot food preparation and picnic lunches. (Minimum 18 years of age) Experience in camp or institutional food service setting required.

Food Prep Workers
Complete all food service tasks assigned by Head Cook; primarily cold food preparation, picnic lunches and food line service. (Minimum 16 years of age) This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.

Stockroom Worker
Maintain the organization of stock room. Assist with food prep duties when requested (Minimum 16 years of age) This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.

Counseling Staff

Counselors (most important job on camp!)
Responsible for camper care and well being. Encourage campers to participate in all areas of the camp program, & provide them with a consistent, positive, Christian example. (Minimum 18 years of age) Experience working with children required.

Junior Counselors
Assist in the care of campers, considering their well being. Encourage campers to participate in all areas of the camp program, & provide them with a consistent, positive, Christian example. Works under the direction of Cabin Counselors. (Minimum 16 years of age) Experience working with children required. This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.

Support and Operations

Laundry Supervisor
Support the Camp Staff by providing clean linens, doing laundry and bagging camper “lost and found”. (Minimum 21 years of age) No experience necessary.

Laundry Assistant
The Laundry Assistant helps the Laundry Supervisor support the Camp Staff by providing clean linens, doing laundry and bagging camper “lost and found”. (Minimum 16 years of age) No experience necessary. This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.


Operations Assistants
Help support the camping program and operations manager by maintaining the camp grounds and facilities, moving and setting up equipment and helping around the camp grounds as needed. (Minimum 17 years of age) Valid driver’s license required.


Head Staff Kids Counselor
Responsible for oversight of Staff Kid Counselors. Develop schedule for the supervision of staff kids. (Minimum 18 years of age) 1 year camp experience. CPR and First aid certifications preferred.

Staff Kid Counselors
Provide care and supervision for staff children. (Minimum 16 years of age) Experience working with children preferred. This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.


Trading Post Manager
Overseas all functions of the Staff Lounge and Trading Post including canteen, camp store and staff activities. (Minimum 21 years of age) Two years camp experience.

Trading Post Assistants
Assist with the selling of snacks and camp apparel. Complete tasks as assigned by the Trading Post Manager. (Minimum 16 years of age) This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.

Office Staff

Registrar
Maintains camper registrations and keeps accurate records. Organize campers into cabins and do the camper registration on opening days. (Minimum 18 years of age) Word and Excel skills. Web-based database experience preferred.

Secretary
Assist Office manager with clerical duties. (Minimum 16 years of age) Experience answering phones, faxing, and copying preferred. This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.

Camp Driver
Drive campers and staff as needed. Pick up supplies as requested from Office Manager. (Minimum 21 years of age) Valid Driver’s License. Must be able to drive a 12 passenger van. Camp experience preferred.

Haywagon Driver
Drive campers and staff as needed. (Minimum 21 years of age) Valid Driver’s License. Must have prior experience driving a tractor.

Night Watchman
Keep watch over property, staff, and to restrict any unscheduled entrance to camp by non-camp personnel during the evening hours. (Minimum 21 years of age) Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to drive a 12 passenger van.

Program Staff

Archery Instructor
Responsible for planning and instruction of archery program activities. Maintain archery shed in an orderly manner. (Minimum 18 years of age) Archery certification required.

Arts and Crafts Instructor
Responsible for the planning and instruction of the camper craft activities & materials. Maintain craft lodge in an orderly manner. (Minimum 18 years of age) Directing children in activities preferred.

Ahletics Instructor
Responsible for the planning and instruction of the camper athletics & materials. Maintain athletics lodge in an orderly manner. (Minimum 18 years of age) Directing children in activities preferred.

Boating Instructor
Responsible for Boating program, ensuring all safety rules are followed by all campers and staff. Maintain boating equipment. (Minimum 18 years of age) Lifeguard, CPR for Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications required. Pennsylvania Boaters Safety Course required.

Christian Education Director
Responsible for spiritual development of campers through daily gathering times. Coordinate staff bible study groups. (Minimum 18 years of age) Two years of college religious studies preferred.

Farm Director
Responsible for management of the animals, facilities and personnel while keeping with the standards set by American Camp Association. (Minimum 21 years of age) Experience in farm culture and in the health and wellness of farm animals required.

Farm Instructor
Responsible for the teaching about Farm animals. Oversight of camper visitation to the farm.(Minimum 18 years of age) Experience or education in farm culture required.


High Ropes Instructors

Responsible for the planning and instruction of the camper ropes course activities. Enforce safety rules to all at ropes course. Maintain equipment.(Minimum 18 years of age) Previous Ropes Course experience preferred. Certification for camp challenge course required.

Lifeguards
Carefully monitor all individuals under your supervision at the pool. (Minimum 16 years of age) Lifeguard certification, CPR for Professional Rescuer, and First Aid certifications required. This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training (under 18 years of age).

Media Specialists
Responsible for Daily videos, Camp photos, Morning Discovery AV needs, oversight of camp Social media, website, and AV equipment. (Minimum 18 years of age) Experience with some aspects of video editing, photography, sound mixing, lighting design, and website design is preferred.

Nature Instructor
Responsible for the planning and instruction of the camper nature study and other activities that increase awareness and appreciation of God’s creation. Maintain Nature Lodge in an orderly manner. (Minimum 18 years of age) Experience directing activities with children preferred.

Outdoor Camping Instructors
Responsible for the planning and instruction of camper outdoor living activities which includes camping and orienteering. Maintain equipment and pioneering site in an orderly manner. (Minimum 18 years of age) Experience directing activities with children preferred.

Dining Hall Staff

Dining Hall Supervisor
Gives oversight to Dining Hall Staff. Ensures all health & sanitary regulations are being followed. Maintains camper meal count records. Maintain Dining Hall in an orderly manner. (Minimum 18 years of age) SafeServe certification and food service supervisory experience preferred.

Dining Hall Staff
Assists in serving campers and staff. Maintain clean eating and serving areas. (Minimum 14 years of age) No experience necessary.  This position is apart of our JOY Staff discipleship training.

Music & Arts Camp
Enjoys some daily videos from Music & Arts Camp this summer!

Conservatory Staff

Counselor/ Instructor
Supervise & encourage campers to participate in all areas of the camp program & provide them with a consistent positive, Christian example. Participate in music ensembles and give musical instruction to campers. (18) Working with children preferred. Music and/or arts experience teaching or as a participant

Jr. Counselor/ Instructor
Jr. Counselor/ Jr. Music Instructor will assist the Counselors in supervising and caring for campers. They will also participate in music ensembles and give musical instruction to campers. (17 y.o.) Working with children preferred. Music and/or arts experience teaching or as a participant

Junior Intern
This program provides training in rehearsal techniques, basics of conducting, approaches to classroom discipline and spiritual discipline. (15 y.o.) Must be active Corps members in good standing.

quality staff needed