Job Posting

Assistant Camp Director

Position Title: Assistant Camp Director (two positions available)
Program: Christie Lake Camp
Reports To: Camp Director
Salary: $875-945/week
Contract length: 10-14 weeks (between May 1st-Aug 18th)

Organizational Background
Christie Lake Kids (CLK) is a charitable organization that has been serving children and youth
living in low income households in the Ottawa area since 1922. CLK provides year round
services to children and youth through an excellent camp experience and strategically located
city recreational opportunities through the STAR (Skills Through Arts and Recreation) program.
Our mandate is to provide high quality recreation opportunities that help children and youth
build the skills necessary for developing long-term resiliency.

Job Summary
The Assistant Camp Directors are responsible for supporting the Camp Director with
operational aspects of the summer camp program, including program administration, program
development, staff support and camper behaviour management.

Camp Dates (on-site)
 Pre-camp training: June 27th – July 3rd
 Session 1: July 4th – July 14th
 Session 2: July 19th – July 29th
 Session 3: August 3rd – August 13th
 Post-camp wrap up: August 13th – August 15th
*All Senior Staff must be available to be on-site for the above dates. You are encouraged to
contact the Camp Director as soon as possible with any questions related to availability

Duties and Responsibilities
Including but not limited to,

Program Development
 Under the supervision of the Camp Director and in collaboration with relevant Senior
Staff members, revise and modify current camp programming as needed including:
o Camp schedule
o Section programs and All-camp programs
o Lesson plans for Award sections (Campcraft, Canoeing, Naturelore)
o LIT program
 With the Camp Director, determine and strictly follow a budget to support the camp
 During the camp season, oversee and support all day-to-day program activities
 At the end of the camp season, support evaluation to provide feedback to staff and for
the program
 Ensure that all health and safety protocols are followed throughout the day and report
noncompliance to the Camp Director

Human Resources and Staff Support
 In collaboration with the Camp Director and select members of the Senior staff team,
supervise and support 50+ staff in a variety of positions
 Take part in the interview process, conduct interviews if available and as needed
 Actively participate in the development of the pre-camp training schedule and facilitate
training as required
 In collaboration with the Camp Director, determine the division of responsibilities and
develop a system of support that keeps all staff members engaged and on task,
including aspects of conflict resolution
 In collaboration with Camp Director, actively engage in discussions and decisions that
support staff management, with attention paid to employee transgressions, disciplinary
measures and/or termination when necessary.
 Provide support to the Camp Director, as requested and as needed, and assume the
position and its responsibilities when s/he/they are off site.
Camper Support
 In collaboration with the summer staff team, support 125+ campers aged 8-15 years in a
dynamic outdoor setting
 Support the registration of campers and communicate pertinent information to families
before camp begins
 Participate in training for CampBrain database and ensure all tracking/updates are
 Act as a mentor to Senior Staff, Counsellors and Junior Staff, as they work with campers
and provide behavioural support each day
 Actively work to ensure the safety of all campers, serving as a direct support for all staff
members and/or assuming the lead when supporting campers who are presenting
challenging behaviours
 In collaboration with the Camp Director, support the decision-making process and
communicate with parents/guardians, as it pertains to sending campers home
 In collaboration with the Camp Director, support the decision-making and
documentation processes and actively collaborate with authorities as needed, as it
pertains to camper disclosures and calls made to Children’s Aid services

 Work in a manner that preserves confidentiality, mitigates risk and always puts safety
 Incorporate and strengthen collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork
 Communicate clearly and respectfully with all staff members
 Maintain professional working relationships with all team members and cabin mates
 Respect and value intersectional equity, diversity and inclusion
 Contribute to the organization’s effort to collect, analyze, and report on data and
relevant information
 Contribute to the organization’s work by participating in meetings as necessary
 Support the Program Director at all camp programs and clubs when possible
 Support Section Directors with section programs when possible
 Support Waterfront Directors and Awards Heads during swimming and awards when
 Sit with a cabin table as often as possible to ensure adequate ratios during meals
 Participate in general end of summer wrap-up tasks as well as those relating to the
management team
 Maintain a clean and hygienic personal cabin environment
 Help in the cleaning of common areas, according to the schedule given out at the
beginning of each session
 Support with camp-wide sweeps , according to the schedule given out at the beginning
of each session
 In collaboration with the Camp Director and Junior Staff/Counsellor Director, support a
positive relationship between camp staff and kitchen/catering staff.
 Fill in or support in other areas in the event that a team member is pulled away or sick
 Carry out any other responsibilities as designated by the Camp Director

Desired Skills and Qualifications
 Graduate of or student enrolled in a post-secondary program in Social Work/Services,
Education, Outdoor Education, Child and Youth Care, Recreation, Community Service, or
related field
 Knowledge and experience working with children and youth who are considered at-risk,
and/or whose families face economic and other barriers
 Practical experience supporting children and youth in crisis
 Demonstrated skill in working with children who present a variety of challenging
personalities and behaviours
 Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure
 Thorough understanding and awareness of best practice supports and interventions
with children and youth, including pro-physical, pro-social and pro-character skill
 Be of excellent character, modeling honesty, integrity and respect
 Possess enthusiasm, energy, patience and sense of humour
 Experience and/or desire to work with children in a dynamic outdoor setting
 Ability to relate well to peers, to be a team player and, to give/receive feedback
 Confidence in leading activities
 Proficiency in English (verbal, written, spoken)
 Ability to learn new software, with experience using CampBrain an asset
 Current Standard First aid with CPR-C
 G class driver’s license

 Experience working in a leadership role at an accredited summer camp or in another
recreation setting that serves children and youth
 Experience supervising, training and/or evaluating staff and/or volunteers
 Proficiency in additional languages
 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
 High Five
 Mental Health First Aid
 Outdoor education related experience/certifications
 Current or expired Bronze or National Lifeguard certifications
 Pleasurecraft operator

Physical Requirements
The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or
without a reasonable accommodation
Due to the nature of summer camp, candidates must be able to:
 Spend approx. 75% of each day outdoors and active (walking, swimming, canoeing,
participating in programs etc.) with limited stationary time (while on-site)
 Occasionally transport supplies/equipment up to 40 lbs
 Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (heat, high sun exposure, rain etc.)
 Complete stationary work including reading, writing and/or completing registration
related tasks requiring focus (primarily while off-site)

What we provide
 Meals and accommodation during training, camp sessions and wrap up
 Training and certification opportunities
 Professional references, upon successful completion of summer contracts
 A unique opportunity to live and work in an outdoor setting and enjoy the amenities
including canoeing, swimming, rock wall climbing, mountain biking and much more

How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter
to as soon as possible.

Interviews for this position are expected to begin as early as February 1st. Please note that
applicants may be contacted for interviews prior to this date. Applications will continue to
be considered until positions are filled.



February 28, 2023