Application Process

  • Submit your resume and/or an application via the form below or send it to jeff.potts@usw.salvationarmy.org

  • Have your references submit a recommendation.

Reference Form
  • Once we receive your resume and/or application we will contact you to set up a time for an interview.

  • Once the interview is complete, you will receive a phone call or letter informing you of your employment status.

(This process can take several weeks so please be patient. If you would like to know the status of your application please give us a call.)

Year Round Camp Jobs

At Camp Arnold, we want every person that steps foot on our grounds to experience God through our space, our staff, and their time here. Our 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. Many of our campers make lifelong friends from their time at Camp Arnold, and many of our groups find quiet time with the Lord while going about their programs.

Camp Arnold is owned and operated by The Salvation Army, an international movement, and an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

We are always in search of team members to help build our ministry and work with us through the day-to-day tasks that go into making a Camp and Conference center run. Below you will find a list of jobs that we are currently looking to fill. Please note that we are not always actively looking for new personnel so check back periodically to view Full and Part Time openings here.

We are always looking to add to our amazing team at Camp Arnold. Below you will find job descriptions for various On-Call positions that help to serve our guest groups, team building and outdoor education programs. For more information about any of these positions please give our office a call at (253) 847-2511

Guest service is one of our highest priorities at Camp Arnold. This on call position serves as our point of contact with groups. The Guest Group Host will maintain contact with the group leaders via radio, ensure the readiness of all camp facilities for incoming groups, give a welcome talk to each group and host meals including maintaining the cleanliness of the dining hall as well as many other essential duties.

Guest groups hosts normally work weekends and are considered on call, only being scheduled when groups are using the facilities. As a front line position we are seeking enthusiastic people who love to serve and have good oral communication skills. Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to shawn.ostrom@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Guest Group Host Job Description

Guest service is one of our highest priorities at Camp Arnold. Houskeeping staff help us maintain the clean and welcoming environment at camp by providing guests with a space free of debris and distraction. Housekeepers will clean lodging and meeting spaces after groups have finished their events and will, at times, provide linen services to groups that stay for longer duration. We maintain a high standard in this department, so applicants should be ready to work hard and pay close attention to detail.

Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to shawn.ostrom@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

House Keeper Job Description

Camp Arnold has both a pool and a lakefront which boaters enjoy. When in use, lifeguards are stationed to provide emergency response and maintain safe and acceptable use of the areas. Swimming is only allowed at the outdoor pool, which closes between labor day and memorial day. Applicants must have a current lifeguarding certification and will be occasionally scheduled for in-service training. Camp Arnold maintains and lifeguard trainer to provide additional training opportunities for our guards.

Lake and Pool use is dependent on group need and hours will fluctuate with the weather. Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to jeff.potts@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Lifeguard Job Description

On call dishwashers are scheduled as needed depending on group size. Normally dishwashers will work weekend hours and spend time in the kitchen cleaning dishes from food prep and from the dining hall. The job requires a lot of repetitive motion.

Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to Tyler.Benson@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Dishwasher Job Description

Camp Arnold has a thriving teambuilding and outdoor education program. Facilitators are scheduled to work with a variety of groups to help them grow personally and as a team through low and high challenge course activities. Groups vary in age, size and make up and each group has a unique set of goals and desired outcomes. Applicants should possess an ACCT facilitator certification or equivalent or show competency in teambuilding and rope management and be  prepared for onsite training.

Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to ryn.thelen@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Camp Arnolds outdoor education program runs through the spring and each week school groups arrive to learn about the Pacific Northwest, participate in team building and try new and adventurous activities. Outdoor Educators will teach classes and work with school groups to provide top of the line education programs designed to empower and grow youth.

Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to ryn.thelen@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Great food is one of our highest priorities at Camp Arnold. This on call position serves to assist in the food preparation and is scheduled as needed depending on group size and schedule. Extra on call cooks normally work weekends alongside our chefs and food service manager to provide high quality meals for groups of 50 to 350.

Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to Tyler.Benson@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Extra On Call Cook Job Description

Grass grows, cabins get dirty, tables need to be set up. This extra on call position works as a support to our full time maintenance team by providing for the general maintenance of camp. Extra On Call Maintenance workers will weed around buildings, tear down and set up before and after guest group arrival and provide for the general maintenance of camp as directed by the Operations Manager. This is a on call position and normally scheduled for weekend hours as needed.

Applicants are encouraged to send a resume to dave.tobin@usw.salvationarmy.org or use the form below to apply.

Extra On Call Maintenance Job Description

There are currently no full-time jobs open at Camp Arnold.  Please click on the tab above to see what part-time and on-call jobs we have to offer.  We also hire more than 70 paid positions each summer for seasonal employment.

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