JOB DESCRIPTION: Trail’s End Camp Counsellor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
You must attend a staff meeting at the Montreal office prior to camp.
Camp dates for Summer 2014 are:
Session 1- June 29th – July 5th
Session 2 – July 6th – July 12th
Session 3 – July 13th – July 19th
Trail’s End Camp Director
CCS Camping Coordinator
Responsible for the care and supervision of a group of 5 -7 boys or girls in a cabin or tent. During the course of a day, responsible for getting the children up, dressed and ready for the day, responsible for getting camper group ready and to their meals, activities and putting them to bed at night. Plan and animate recreational and instructional activities for the campers that are both fun and safe. They have to do their best to ensure that the children have a fun and healthy camping experience.
- 17 years of age before July 1st of this year
- Have First aid / CPR training (asset)
- Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
- Attend pre-camp training workshops and regular staff meetings as required.
- Set a good example for campers and others including following camp rules and guidelines, cleanliness, punctuality, sharing, cleanup, sportsmanship, and table manners.
- Carry out established roles in enforcing camp safety regulations
- Promote high camper morale.
- Teaching or leading an activity as assigned. Assist in camp related activities as required.
- Maintain good communication with Leadership Team (ex: report any concerns so that they may contact parent/guardian if necessary)
- Work with other groups, participating in activities and provide necessary instructions to campers
- Observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
- Assist campers in the prevention of and in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury)
- Help with the loading and unloading of buses and camp clean up
- Possess the strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
- Help with the inventory and storage of equipment, cleaning/inspection report of all structures at camp closing.
- Love of the outdoors and of children.
- Creativity: Lead camp activities but also have a wealth of activity ideas. Be prepared to brainstorm and plan.
- Tirelessness: This is a 24-hour per day job and you will constantly be on the move.
- Patience: Working with children on this type of schedule requires more patience than you can imagine
- Flexibility: Things often don’t go as planned – are you able to keep smiling and adjust?
- Positive attitude: Rain or shine, tired or energetic, planned or winging it, keeping a positive attitude is essential.
- Fun-Loving Spirit: Summer camp is about fun; if you’re having fun, the staff and more important your campers will to too.
- Responsibility: You are responsible for the health and well being of your campers at all times.
- Sense of Humor: Dealing with the hectic pace of camp requires the ability to laugh at yourself and the world around you.
- Ability to relate to peers and accept guidance and supervision
- Ability to teach and assist in various camp activities
- Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor and patience
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job, work schedule, and/or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workloads, rush jobs)
If you are interested please send your C.V. to:
CCS Coordinator of Camps
Subject: Application for Trail’s End Camp
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