Welcome!  Working at a summer camp is more than just a job - it is the adventure of a lifetime.  You will make lifelong friends and create amazing memories.  If you're new to summer camping jobs please read our webpage about the uniqueness of this job.  All summer staff live on the campgrounds during the camp sessions, you are living communally with other workers, food is free, you learn amazing new skills..., learn more by looking at "Why Work at Camp" under the Employment tab.
You will be happy to know that The Salvation Army is an equal opportunity employer. The Salvation Army does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other bases protected under federal, state, or local law. It is also The Salvation Army’s policy to comply with all applicable federal and state laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
WHO WE ARE - Camp Arnolds mission "is to use the beautiful setting of our camp as a means to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach environmental awareness, encourage positive social behavior and safely provide opportunities for fun and adventure."  The ultimate purpose of all summer programming is to introduce campers to Jesus Christ as their personal savior and to offer them a positive camp experience.  
To learn more about The Salvation Army, it's "Doctrines and Beliefs" and Positional Statements, please follow the link under the "Info" tab on our Home page.
Mandatory responses are indicated by an asterik (*).  You must respond to these questions in order to submit your application.  You may attach a Resume - in fact we would love it if you didIf you are attaching your resume you may skip any allowable questions that are answered within your resume.  (For example - you don't need to answer Employment History questions if your resume contains that information).  Thank you!

I understand that Camp Arnold is a Christian camp and I will be expected to follow rules and guidelines consistent with the beliefs and doctrines of The Salvation Army (available here: http://tsacamparnold.org/doctrines-beliefs/).  I understand that this includes not sharing opinions, teaching or doctrine that is contrary to The Salvation Army's beliefs and Positional Statements. 

I understand the Summer Staff are expected to live on site every night during which campers will be on site the next day and that the room and board I receive is part of my pay package. *
Please select up to three positions to apply for using the drop down menus below. These positions note age requirements.
Timberlake and Tahoma counselor positions listed as male or female due to camp supervision policy.
For a list of brief job descriptions, weekly salary, and age requirements please Click Here
Washington State law in regard to hours worked for a minor, and internal child safety and driver policies require certain positions to use minimum age as a qualification. Please review the position(s) you are applying for and verify you meet the age qualification for the position(s) by selecting the most correct answer.
By June 15th I will be: *
How did you learn about us? *
Please check the appropriate boxes below. *
If you are under 18 years of age, can you provide required proof of eligibility to work?
Have you ever applied for a position with The Salvation Army before?
Have you ever been employed with us before?
Do any of your friends or relatives, including your spouse, work here?
Are you currently employed?
May we contact your employer?
Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g. J-1 Visa)
Our summer dates vary slightly according to position.  Program positions will be June 7 through August 7.  Most other positions will work from June 14 through August 7.


Because you have not selected that you are 18 years of age or older we will additionally require consent for you to be employeed by The Salvation Army Camp Arnold. Please fill in the following fields completly. Additional information will be sent via email.


(You may leave this section blank if you are attaching a resume that includes your past employment, or, if you have no previous employment.)
Employer 1
Dates Employed

Employer 2
Dates Employed


(You may leave this section blank if you are attaching a resume that includes your past education information.)
High School


Other (specify in name)


Are you capable of performing in a reasonable manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the activities involved in the job or occupation for which you have applied? A review of the activities involved in such a job or occupation has been given. *


(You may leave this section blank if you are attaching a resume that includes a minimum of three references including: name, phone number, and email.)

Please list three references (two professional and one personal) other than relatives. A pastoral reference is preferable


I certify the answers given herein are true and complete.

I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision.

I will complete all paperwork necessary allowing The Salvation Army to conduct this investigation.

This application for employment shall be considered active for a period of time not to exceed 45 days. Any applicant wishing to be considered for employment beyond that time period should inquire as to whether or not applications are being accepted at that time.

I hereby understand and acknowledge that, unless otherwise defined by applicable law, any employment relationship with this organization is of an “at will” nature, which means that the Employee may resign at any time and the Employer may discharge Employee at any time with or without cause. It is further understood that this “at will” employment relationship may not be changed by any written document or by conduct unless such change is specifically acknowledged in writing by an authorized executive of this organization.

In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interview(s) may result in discharge. I understand, also, that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the Employer.
Applicant's Signature *


The application is done, but maybe you'd like to leave us with more information. You can use the file upload option below to send us a resume, cover letter, portfolio, or any other supporting document that you feel we should see.
This is completely optional but could be helpful particularly if you are applying for a Program or supervisory position.  Thanks!