Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Campers with intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism, ADD and other special needs are served.
Working with children and adults with special needs is often a very real challenge. Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom needs. Some campers exhibit behavior problems. Patience, energy, good judgment and enthusiasm are important qualifications for a position at Camp Courageous. The hours are long. An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed. Staff are expected to put the campers’ needs before their own. If you possess the necessary attributes, I invite you to apply for a position at Camp Courageous.
Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available. Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $25.00/week plus room and board, and a restricted medical plan.
Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around. Seasonal staff earn $365/week while year-round staff earn $475-525/week. Room and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers. Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis. Other benefits include a restricted medical plan for seasonal staff and health insurance and one week of paid vacation for year-round staff. Camp provides a bonus for returning seasonal summer staff and a monetary incentive for recruiting additional staff. Candidates for year-round positions must have experience with individuals with disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season.
Respite Care Weekends Counselors – $160/weekend.
YR-ROUND: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment.
WINTER: January 28 – March 22, 2013
SPRING: March 25 to May 17, 2013
SUMMER: May 19 to August 16, 2013
FALL: August 21 to November 22, 2013
Counselors Nature Specialist
Adventure Specialist Recreation Specialist Canoeing Specialist Outdoor Living Skills Specialist Crafts Specialist Kitchen Staff
Swimming Specialist Health Staff Assistant
For more information contact:
P.O. Box 418
Monticello, IA 52310-0418 319-465-5916 ext. 2300
Non-smokers please. Feel free to apply online.