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 $50.00/week plus room and board.

Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around. Seasonal program staff earn $475/week while year-round program staff earn $625-675/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 health insurance plan 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 29 – February 23, 2018
SPRING: February 26 to May 18, 2018
SUMMER: May 20 to August 17, 2018
FALL: August 22 to November 30, 2018

POSITIONS Respite Care Weekends
Counselors Nature Specialist Counselors – $190/weekend.
Adventure Specialist Recreation Specialist  Crafts Specialist
Canoeing Specialist Outdoor Living Skills Specialist  Swimming Specialist
Kitchen Staff Health Staff Assistant

For more information contact:
Program: Jeanne Muellerleile
Nursing: Sharon Roller
Dietary: Julie O’Connor

Camp Courageous of Iowa
P.O. Box 418
Monticello, IA 52310-0418
Phone: 319-465-5916
Fax: 319-465-5919

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