Job Posting

Head Counsellor

General Info:

Work Term: June 25th – August 19th 2022
Salary: $2879.94 + room & board

Description: Camp Misquah is looking for a dedicated, energetic, responsible and enthusiastic individual to fill our Head Counsellor position. The Head Counsellor is expected to maintain open lines of communication and work in a cooperative manner with other camp staff in fulfilling roles and duties. They are responsible for overseeing the camp counsellors and completing staff evaluations with guidance from the Camp Director and Assistant Director. They will be responsible for ensuring a positive staff culture while at camp and ensuring a memorable summer experience for all involved. Reports directly to the Camp Director and Assistant Director.


  • Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check
  • CPR certification
  • Standard First Aid is an asset
  • Will receive basic ASL, CPI & consent training. Will be trained on camp procedures.


  • Responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of campers
  • Adhere to all Covid-19 related policies and procedures
  • Supervision of the camp counsellors (e.g verifying head counts, staff evaluations, addressing issues related to staff performance)
  • Attend/facilitate pre-camp training (in-city and on site) and attend daily meetings while at camp
  • Ensuring and working towards positive staff culture
  • Creating cabin assignments in coordination with the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director
  • Reviewing camper profiles with the assigned counsellors
  • Be an active member of the Senior Staff team and complete “Manager on Duty” jobs on a rotating schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong work ethic – able to consistently apply Misquah’s core values (respect, inclusiveness, safety and caring) to their day-to-day responsibilities
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role (preferably in the camp setting)
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or in a summer camp environment is an asset
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities and ability to problem solve effectively
  • Outgoing personality, high energy and enthusiasm and willing to actively participate in camp
  • Able to work in an outdoor environment for long periods of time




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