Current Employment & Staff Needs


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 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 behavioral challenges. 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 $400/week while year-round staff earn $525-575/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
summer staff. Candidates for year-round positions must have experience with
individuals with disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season.

YR-ROUND: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment.
WINTER: January 26 – March 20, 2015
SPRING: March 23 to May 15, 20105
SUMMER: May 17 to August 14, 2015
FALL: August 19 to November 20, 2015

POSITIONS Respite Care Weekends
  • Counselors
  • Adventure Specialist
  • Canoeing Specialist
  • Crafts Specialist
  • Swimming Specialist
  • Nature Specialist.
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Outdoor Living Skills Specialist
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Health Staff Assistant
Counselors – $170/weekend

For more information contact: Jeanne Muellerleile
Camp Courageous of Iowa
P.O. Box 418
Monticello, IA 52310-0418 319-465-5916 ext. 2300 Fax: 319-465-5919

Non-smokers please. Feel free to apply online by accessing the camp’s Web site.