Job Posting

Assistant Camp Director

Contract length: 12 weeks

Expected start date: 2022-06-01

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

Adventure Camp is an outdoor day camp located on 48 acres of land in Mount Albert that provides 100 campers ages 4.5-13 years, a safe and exciting outdoor environment to explore and engage in hands on learning and to understand the importance of becoming respectful and responsible stewards of our natural environment. Adventure Camp is part of York Professional Care & Education, a non-profit organization celebrating 30+ years of providing programs for children, youth and families.

The Assistant Camp Director is a member of the Senior staff team and responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of staff and campers as well as providing direction, supervision and organization of children in small group settings, as well as the development and implementation of program activities. They are responsible for the general safety and development, growth and skill achievement of all campers. This staff member will provide high quality summer camp and leadership experiences for participants that focus on the camp core values of courtesy, respect, responsibility, confidence, care & compassion.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensure the overall development, delivery and monitoring of a fun, program for all campers in all areas of camp including but not limited to forest adventures, pond studies, gardening, campfire, archery, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, dance and movement, sports and leadership games, camp wide events.
  • Assist in guiding all camp staff, volunteers and CITs to develop a deeper understanding of leadership and supporting camp staff in programming and child guidance.
  • Support the Camp Director in monitoring the safety and wellbeing of all campers and staff member
  • Provide support and relief to all camp staff as scheduled and as needed.
  • Identify and respond to camper behaviour concerns using approved camp methods, and provide supervision, support, and mentoring to all camp staff in responding to camper behaviour.
  • Organize the daily operations of the camp program, including organizing staff, tracking daily arrivals & departures, and providing program support.
  • Help guide camp staff, volunteers and CITs to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counselling skills, specifically as they relate to camper behaviour.
  • Ensure the safe transfer of campers to the bus, or parents, or the camp before and after program
  • Ensure that the site, including the building, wagons, program areas & washrooms, are kept clean, organized and free of litter.
  • Communicate with the Camp Director about participant and staff experiences and concerns.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-service staff trainings.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident/accident reports, camp documentation and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, follow and enforce all safety expectations and guidelines associated with the camp and program areas. This includes, but not limited to, being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Hold current Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification
  • Must submit a Vulnerable Sector Check, obtained no sooner than 3 months prior to start of position
  • Education or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, early childhood education, education programs working with children, support work, working with children with identified special needs, scouts/brownies, outdoor education, forest school or related fields.
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, canoeing, swimming, building campfires, physical games, and activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Forest and Nature School Educator, or Outdoor Education experience is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting
  • Team player; able to work well with a variety of people
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by Camp Director

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:

  • Work outdoors and in seasonal conditions such as: very hot temperatures, dry and/or dusty environments, damp and/or wet climates, humid climates
  • May require working with campers with challenging behaviours
  • May require working in excess of 40 hours per week.
  • Working around farm related smells or foul odors
  • Working in a loud/noisy environment.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Grip, grasp or twist using hands and wrists. Semi-reaching to full-reaching overhead
  • Lift, carry, push, shovel, and/or pull up to 50lbs or more.
  • Crouch, kneel, bend and/or stoop repetitively throughout out shift.

Adventure Camp is a division York Professional Care & Education and offers a competitive salary, and a collegial work environment dedicated to the professional development of all staff.

We invite all qualified candidates to complete our online application at

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for your interest; however only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries or agencies please.

York Professional Care & Education is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please contact our office for assistance if required.



January 31, 2022

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