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Summer Camp Director

Overview: The Summer Camp Director will oversee the daily running of the camp schedule, the safety of camp’s staff volunteers, and campers, ensure the upholding of camp’s policies and procedures, and complete daily, weekly, and seasonal paperwork.

Reports to: Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Programming Director, Counselors, CITs, Head Cook, Kitchen Assistant.

Required Qualifications:

  • Be minimum of 21 years of age by July 1st 2019
  • Possess a valid First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’
  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Have access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to live on-site during camping season (July & August), Sunday-Friday

Assets (not required):

  • A student or graduate of a relevant post-secondary diploma or degree programme (education, child and youth care/studies, early childhood education, psychology, sociology, social work, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English, French)
  • Possession of the following certifications: medical dispensary, non-violent crisis physical intervention, suicide intervention, mental health first aid, cultural awareness training, ally training, etc.
  • Work or volunteer experience with children and youth ages 5-16.
  • Experience in working in a leadership role, particularly in the child and youth and/or camp setting.

Required Qualities:

  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
  • Capable of implementing camper, staff, and volunteer conflict resolution.
  • Capable of responding to and managing high emotion/stress situations.
  • An aptitude for problem-solving.
  • The ability to maintain patience and empathy
  • A safety-first mentality
  • The ability to be flexibility and to adapt to change quickly as needed
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Pre-Season Duties:

  • Attend and assist in camp marketing events.
  • Attend Camp Cleanup
  • Assist develop and implement training sessions for paid staff and volunteers during pre-season training camp.
  • Work closely with and continuously communicate with the Chair of Personnel and Chair of Board.
  • Co-manage the application, interviewing, and acceptance of Counselors in Training (CITs).
  • Attend Director’s Training and Camp STUFF (United Church Summer Camp staff training)

Seasonal Duties (included but not limited to):

  • Attend and participate in camper registration.
  • Supervise and support staff in counselling and programming.
  • Assist and oversee programming staff in development of programming.
  • Supervise daily camp schedule.
  • Complete and deliver weekly staff evaluations.
  • Manage and supervise completion of camp documentation.
  • Deliver general camp weekly reports.
  • Attend on-site board meetings (monthly) during camp season.
  • Communicate with parents.
  • Manage and implement camper and staff discipline as needed.
  • Supervise and manage emergency situations.
  • Ensure the completion of daily, weekly, and seasonal maintenance

Programming Director

Overview: The Programming Director will supervise and participate in the development and implementation of all camp programming during the camping season. Prior to the camping season, the Programming Director will participate in marketing and promotional events.

Reports to: Summer Camp Director, Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Staff Programming

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’
  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Possess a clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Have access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to live on-site during camping season (July & August), Sunday-Friday

Assets (not required):

  • A student or graduate of a relevant post-secondary diploma or degree programme (education, child and youth care/studies, early childhood education, psychology, sociology, social work, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English, French)
  • Possession of the following certifications: medical dispensary, non-violent crisis physical intervention, suicide intervention, mental health first aid, cultural awareness training, ally training, etc.
  • Work or volunteer experience with children and youth ages 5-16.
  • Experience in working in a leadership role, particularly in the child and youth and/or camp setting.

Required Qualities:

  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
  • Capable of developing and implementing quality recreational programming appropriate for children and youth ages 5-16.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changes in programming
  • A high level of enthusiasm and energy
  • A safety-first mentality
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Pre-Season Responsibilities:

  • Attend and assist in marketing events
  • Attend Camp Cleanup
  • Develop programming schedule
  • Oversee counsellors in developing assigned programming
  • Communicate with the Chair of Personnel and Chair of Marketing routinely
  • Correspondence with and scheduling of outside entertainment
  • Assist the Summer Camp Director and board members in the planning and implementing of staff and volunteer training at pre-season training camp
  • Attend Director’s Training and Camp STUFF (United Church Camps of the Maritimes training)

Seasonal Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Implement assigned morning activity
  • Implement and oversee daily theme day and camp-wide programming with camper age and inclusivity in mind
  • Supervise and attend counselor-led activities
  • Oversee completion and collection of programming logs
  • Oversee completion and collection of camper birthday cards
  • Offer support and guidance to other programming staff
  • Participate in updating camp’s social media accounts (taking pictures of activities, creating posters, etc)

Camp Counselor & Programme Coordinator

Overview: Camp Counselors are responsible for supervising and entertaining campers assigned to their cabin, ensuring the safety and wellness of campers are being maintained (emotional and physical needs are being met), and for leading programming as assigned.

Reports to: Summer Camp Director, Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Assigned campers and CITs (Counselors in Training)

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age by July 1st
  • First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’

If applicant is 18+ years in age only:

  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Possess a clear Vulnerable Sector Check

Required Qualities:

  • Emotional maturity
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to change as needed
  • Compassion and patience
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy

Assets (Not Required):

  • Previous camp experience
  • Experience working or volunteering with children and youth ages 5-16
  • Bilingual
  • Possess a valid NLS certification or Bronze Cross.

Pre-Season Responsibilities:

  • Attend Camp STUFF (United Church Camps of the Maritimes training)
  • Attend Camp Cleanup
  • Attend pre-season training camp
  • Develop programming for assigned programme/s
  • Attend and assist in marketing and promotional events

Seasonal Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement assigned programming with camper age and inclusivity in mind
  • Supervise and entertain campers during unscheduled programming periods
  • Participate in programming with campers
  • Mentor assigned CIT/s
  • Be actively engaged with campers during waking hours
  • Adhere to and uphold camp values and policies
  • Complete camper and programming documentation as needed
  • Assist in maintenance as assigned

 

Camp Counselor & Lifeguard

 

Overview: Camp Counselors are responsible for supervising and entertaining campers assigned to their cabin, ensuring the safety and wellness of campers are being maintained (emotional and physical needs are being met), and for leading programming as assigned.

Reports to: Summer Camp Director, Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Assigned campers and CITs (Counselors in Training)

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age by July 1st
  • First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’
  • NLS

If applicant is 18+ years in age only:

  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Possess a clear Vulnerable Sector Check

Required Qualities:

  • Emotional maturity
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to change as needed
  • Compassion and patience
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy

Assets (Not Required):

  • Previous camp experience
  • Experience working or volunteering with children and youth ages 5-16
  • Experience working in the aquatic setting
  • Experience working in a health and safety position
  • Bilingual

Pre-Season Responsibilities:

  • Attend Camp STUFF (United Church Camps of the Maritimes training)
  • Attend Camp Cleanup
  • Attend pre-season training camp
  • Develop programming for assigned programme/s
  • Attend and assist in marketing and promotional events

Seasonal Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement assigned programming
  • Supervise and entertain campers during unscheduled programming periods
  • Participate in programming with campers
  • Mentor assigned CIT/s
  • Be actively engaged with campers during waking hours
  • Adhere to and uphold camp values and policies
  • Complete camper and programming documentation as needed
  • Assist in maintenance as assigned
  • Supervise campers, staff, and CITs on the waterfront.
  • Implement waterfront drills at the discretion of the Summer Camp Director
  • Deliver first aid as needed to campers, staff, and CITs.
  • Deliver waterfront safety rules weekly.

 

Camp Counselor & Caretaker

 

Overview: Camp Counselors are responsible for supervising and entertaining campers assigned to their cabin, ensuring the safety and wellness of campers are being maintained (emotional and physical needs are being met), and for leading programming as assigned.

Reports to: Summer Camp Director, Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Assigned campers and CITs (Counselors in Training)

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age by July 1st
  • First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to live on-site during camping season (July & August), Sunday-Friday

If applicant is 18+ years in age only:

  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Possess a clear Vulnerable Sector Check

Required Qualities:

  • Emotional maturity
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to change as needed
  • Compassion and patience
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy

Assets (Not Required):

  • Previous camp experience
  • Experience working or volunteering with children and youth ages 5-16
  • Bilingual

Pre-Season Responsibilities:

  • Attend Camp STUFF (United Church Camps of the Maritimes training)
  • Attend Camp Cleanup
  • Attend pre-season training camp
  • Develop programming for assigned programme/s
  • Attend and assist in marketing and promotional events

Seasonal Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement assigned programming
  • Supervise and entertain campers during unscheduled programming periods
  • Participate in programming with campers
  • Mentor assigned CIT/s
  • Be actively engaged with campers during waking hours
  • Adhere to and uphold camp values and policies
  • Complete camper and programming documentation as needed
  • Assist in maintenance as assigned
  • Oversee caretaker checklists (daily and weekly)
  • Support other staff in the completion of assigned chores
  • Assist in the implementation of safety drills.

Kitchen Assistant

 

Overview: The Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Head Cook in the preparation of food, kitchen cleanup and other maintenance, and serving food.

Reports to: Head CookSummer Camp Director, Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Assigned CITs (Counselors in Training)

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 16 years of age by July 1st
  • First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’

If applicant is 18+ years in age only:

  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Possess a clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to live on-site during camping season (July & August), Sunday-Friday

Required Qualities:

  • Emotional maturity
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to change as needed
  • Compassion and patience
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy
  • An understanding of health and safety in the kitchen setting

Assets (Not Required):

  • Food Safety Course
  • Previous camp experience
  • Experience working or volunteering with children and youth ages 5-16
  • Bilingual

Pre-Season Responsibilities:

  • Attend Camp STUFF (United Church Camps of the Maritimes training)
  • Attend Camp Cleanup
  • Attend pre-season training camp
  • Develop programming for assigned programme/s
  • Attend and assist in marketing and promotional events

Seasonal Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Mentor assigned CIT/s
  • Be actively engaged with campers during waking hours
  • Adhere to and uphold camp values and policies
  • Assist in maintenance as assigned
  • Assist in the preparation of meals
  • Make and serve daily snack/s
  • Participate in kitchen cleanup and other kitchen maintenance
  • Mentor assigned CITs

 

Head Cook

 

Overview: The Head Cook is responsible for making three balanced meals daily for up to 70 individuals at a time, overseeing the Kitchen Assistant, and ensuring the camp kitchen is kept clean and up to the standards of the NB Health and Safety Authority.

Reports to: Summer Camp Director, Chair of Personnel

Oversees: Kitchen Assistant

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 21 years of age by July 1st
  • First Aid & CPR Level ‘C’
  • Food Safety Course
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to live on-site during camping season (July & August), Sunday-Friday (negotiable for Head Cook position)
  • Possess a clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Possess a clear Child Abuse Registry Check

Required Qualities:

  • Emotional maturity
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt to change as needed
  • Compassion and patience
  • High level of enthusiasm and energy

 

Assets (Not Required):

  • Previous camp experience
  • Experience working or volunteering with children and youth ages 5-16
  • Bilingual

Pre-Season Responsibilities:

  • Attend Camp STUFF (United Church Camps of the Maritimes training)
  • Attend pre-season training camp
  • Develop programming for assigned programme/s
  • Attend and assist in marketing and promotional events

Seasonal Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement assigned programming
  • Supervise and entertain campers during unscheduled programming periods
  • Participate in programming with campers
  • Mentor assigned CIT/s
  • Be actively engaged with campers during waking hours
  • Adhere to and uphold camp values and policies
  • Complete camper and programming documentation as needed
  • Assist in maintenance as assigned