Are you a responsible and enthusiastic individual aged 17 or older, looking for a fulfilling on-site summer job that involves creating memorable experiences for young campers? Join us as a Camp Counselor and become an essential part of our camp community. With guidance from experienced counsellors, you’ll develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills while making a positive impact on campers’ lives.
- Support Camp Activities:
- Collaborate with senior counsellors to organize and lead diverse camp activities, games, and projects.
- Help set up and maintain activity areas, ensuring safety and an inviting environment.
- Engage with Campers:
- Interact with campers in a friendly, approachable manner, creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.
- Set a positive example by demonstrating respect, responsibility, and enthusiasm.
- Assist with Cabin Supervision:
- Work alongside senior counsellors to supervise campers within cabin settings, prioritizing safety and well-being.
- Participate in morning routines, bedtime procedures, and cabin upkeep.
- Meal Duty:
- Assist in mealtime supervision, ensuring campers are seated safely and adhering to mealtime etiquette.
- Cultivate a positive dining environment that encourages camaraderie and good eating habits.
- Night Duty:
- Participate in rotating night duty shifts, ensuring campers are comfortable and secure during evening hours.
- Respond calmly and effectively to any nighttime needs or concerns.
- Maintenance Duty:
- Collaborate with other staff to maintain clean and organized camp facilities.
- Contribute to minor maintenance tasks, upholding a safe and well-maintained environment.
- Specialization Options:
- Cabin Specialist: Focus on creating a cohesive cabin environment, organizing bonding activities, and supporting campers’ emotional well-being.
- Ropes Specialist: Facilitate challenging and exciting rope course activities, promoting teamwork and personal growth.
- Waterfront Lifeguard: Ensure safety at the waterfront area, overseeing water-based activities and providing emergency response if needed.
- Additional Session Rotations:
- Office: Assist with administrative tasks and camp logistics, contributing to smooth operations.
- Tuck: Manage the camp store, ensuring campers have access to snacks and supplies during designated times.
- Audiovisual: Support audiovisual needs for camp presentations, events, and performances.
- Strength and Conditioning: Lead exercise and fitness sessions, promoting camper well-being and healthy habits.
- Be a Positive Role Model:
- Demonstrate integrity, responsibility, and respect in all interactions, setting an example for campers to follow.
- Embody the camp’s values and encourage campers to adopt positive behaviours and attitudes.
- Cabin Bonding:
- Lead activities designed to foster cabin bonding, encouraging campers to build friendships and a sense of unity.
- Cultivate an environment where campers feel comfortable sharing and supporting one another.
- Addressing Homesickness:
- Provide emotional support to campers experiencing homesickness, offering encouragement and facilitating connections.
- Assist campers in navigating their feelings and adjusting to the camp environment.
- Promote Camper Interaction:
- Encourage campers to interact, develop friendships, and collaborate through team-building activities and group initiatives.
- Participate in Comprehensive Training:
- Attend pre-camp training to familiarize yourself with camp policies, emergency protocols, and your role as a counsellor.
- Engage in winter training sessions designed to enhance your counselling and leadership skills.
- Obtain and maintain first aid and CPR certifications, ensuring campers’ safety and well-being.
- Contribute Creatively:
- Share your ideas and suggestions for activities that align with camp themes and cater to campers’ interests.
- Aged 17 or older, displaying a genuine interest in positively impacting children’s experiences.
- Strong communication skills, enabling effective interactions with campers and fellow staff.
- Enthusiastic, patient, and adaptable, even in dynamic and evolving situations.
- Willingness to learn from senior counsellors and camp leadership, with a commitment to personal growth.
- Passion for outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, games, or other activities central to the camp’s focus.
- Must be 16 years of age as of December 31, 2022.
- Clean Police Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Standard First Aid with CPR-C .
- Strong Communication Skills.
- Experience with children is an assist .
- Experience with Kids 8-17
- Ability to work in a team.
- Ability to work long hours.
- Gain practical experience in working with children and being part of a collaborative team.
- Acquire essential leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills that extend beyond the camp environment.
- Make a significant contribution to campers’ lives, creating cherished memories and positive impacts.
- Enjoy on-site accommodation and meals provided throughout the duration of the camp program.
- Camp Counselors commit to an 8-week summer program, including pre-camp training, the camp duration, and post-camp responsibilities.
- Winter training sessions offer continuous skill development during the off-season.
Note: This description outlines a comprehensive view of the Camp Counselor role, adaptable to the camp’s unique structure and thematic focus. The extended time commitment reflects the dedication required for a comprehensive camp experience. The inclusion of specialization options, additional session rotations, and being a role model underscores the diversity of roles available and the values associated with the role.
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