July 3 – August 27, 2022. Optional employment: May & June 2022; August 28 – September 3, 2022.
Summer wages vary depending on age, qualifications and experience of applicants. Room and board are included.
How to Apply
Are you ready to ‘live the dream’ this summer? Consider joining our highly trained camp staff team and apply for one of two Counselling Director positions at HOC this summer.
We are a residential children’s camp in Ontario that has been privately owned and operated since 1966. Children from all over the world, aged 7-16, come to experience “The Ultimate Hockey And Summer Camp Experience” on beautiful Eagle Lake. With a capacity of 240 campers per week and 100 staff (1 staff to 2.5 campers), the beauty of HOC is that we are large enough to offer diversified camp programs to suit every camper’s needs. In addition to hockey, we provide an Overnight Ultimate Camp and Overnight Water Ski Program that does not include hockey instruction.
Our tradition of excellence is built upon the strength of our staff. Each staff member brings with them commitment, enthusiasm and compassion for children. Summer camp staff is one of the most valuable and rewarding jobs any person will ever have. Benefits include learning new skills and experiences, working outside, getting paid to have fun, connecting with youth, meeting new lifelong friends, personal growth, and fantastic memories. Annually the Senior and Directorial staff of HOC interview hundreds of staff candidates in order to find what we feel are the most caring and talented individuals with a passion for working and teaching children in a summer sports camp community.
Benefits to Working at HOC
- Room & Board Provided (includes all meals & weekly special staff snack).
- Weekly Staff Hockey & Water Skiing + other organized weekly staff activities & events.
- Access to program and recreation equipment – the chance to live on a lake for the summer.
- The chance to work in a close-knit supportive community that values staff health and wellness, creativity and employee success.
- The opportunity to develop life skills, applicable to multi-faceted career opportunities.
- An experience that will last a lifetime.
Daily / Weekly Responsibilities of the Counselling Director
- Role Specific Responsibilities
- Review section and cabin assignments weekly.
- Facilitate Section Head meetings as required.
- Assist Section Head with camper related issues.
- Assist Camp Director with camper discipline and camper dismissal issues.
- Work with Section Heads to produce three formal written evaluations of all counselling staff; at the end of weeks 2, 4 and 6.
- Evaluate Section Heads with three formal evaluations.
- Assign and supervise Saturday/Sunday counsellor cabin clean-up duties.
- Work closely with the Administrative Assistant to facilitate communication between campers & parents.
- Work closely with Head of Staff Development to provide mentorship and support for all first-year HOC Staff.
- Sr Staff Team Responsibilities
- Reinforce the camp philosophy, policies and standards by acting as a role model to the staff and being an active participant in the camp community.
- Provide leadership and guidance to staff and campers.
- Improve the effectiveness of the Counselling program by establishing clear and concise goals.
- Ensure staff provide care to our campers that reflect the standards and guidelines of HOC’s Child Care Practices.
- Accept responsibilities to maintain the Master Camp timetable.
- Ensure that proper equipment use and safety rules are followed by staff.
- Work with Section Heads and Counsellors to create and execute camp programming that is age appropriate, productive, and fun.
- Attend, organize and facilitate sessions and programming for Staff Orientation Week in late June.
- Attend the Senior Staff Training Weekend in late June.
- Participate in and take a leadership role in the training for land search and rescue procedures and assume a leadership role during a land emergency.
- Carry an assigned radio and be available in case of an emergency at all times.
- Assist with all Sunday camper check-ins.
- Make any transportation runs (ie. Clinic / Hospital) that are required, provided that you are free at the time.
- Complete a Counselling report and update counselling manual at the end of the summer.
- Complete 1- 2 duty weekends that may include Friday/Saturday curfew sign in, Saturday check-out, holdover supervision, and LIT overnight trip assistance. Duty weekends will be assigned in advance and must be adhered to.
- Complete weekly Sr Staff duties as scheduled. (Office shift, Cabin Supervision, nightly rounds etc.). Approximately 2-4 duties per week depending as required.
- The Counselling Director can expect between 8-10 hrs of scheduled duties daily not including other duties as assigned based on program needs.
- Minimum of 19 years of age.
- Completed at least one year of a relevant post-secondary school program.
- Administrative background with experience in supervising peers.
- Experience working with children of varied ages in a supervisory or teaching situation. Specific camp experience is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate, evaluate, and deal effectively with problem-solving situations within the area of responsibility.
- Minimum of Bronze Cross swimming qualification (NL preferred).
- Valid G driver’s license.
- Genuine interest in personal wellness.
- Current certificate of Emergency First Aid & CPR.
- Respect in Sport certification.
- Must be an enthusiastic, energetic and positive person.
- Must be willing to take part in camp-related activities outside the defined job description.
Other Job Details
We will review applications as received. We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however, only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Hockey Opportunity Camp is committed to an accessible workplace and one that is free from discrimination in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. If you require accommodation in applying for this posting, please contact our office at 1-888-576-2752.