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Leader-in Training (LIT) Section Director

Position Title: Leader-in-Training (LIT) Section Director
Program: Christie Lake Camp
Reports To: Camp Director
Salary: $1,120-1,260 per session, $784-882 for training/wrap-up

Organizational Background
Christie Lake Kids (CLK) is a charitable organization that has been serving children living
in low income neighbourhoods in the Ottawa area since 1922. CLK provides year round
services to children and youth through an excellent camping 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 LIT Section Director is a member of the Christie Lake Camp Senior Staff team who is
responsible for providing an exceptional camp experience for all campers in their
Section while ensuring a safe and fun environment. The LIT Section Director coordinates
programming for and ensure the support of campers aged 14-15, with a focus on
leadership, sustainable living, and environmental education. As a facilitator of the
camper experience, the LIT Section Director strives to raise self-esteem and to promote

Camp Dates
 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 conflicts/accommodations.

Duties and Responsibilities
LIT Section Director
Including but not limited to,
 Oversee the day-to-day activities of campers in the LIT Section
 Work closely with the Camp Directors to ensure program delivery is safe and
 Coordinate and run all LIT programs and activities
 Communicate LIT activities to staff as necessary and coordinate support as
 Work in collaboration with Camp Directors to create detailed supply lists for
activities and grocery lists in preparation for select LIT meals (breakfast/out-trip),
with a focus on selecting low and no-waste options
 Read and interpret camper files and ensure that information is only shared with
relevant staff members in order to maintain confidentiality
 In collaboration with all Section Directors, assign Counsellors to LIT cabin groups
 Establish harmonious and therapeutic relationships with campers and staff alike
 Mentor Counsellors and support with behaviour management and promote
positive and therapeutic strategies of support for youth
 Check in with all LIT Counsellors daily to remain updated
 Coordinate daily ecology lessons for the LITs focusing on sustainable initiatives
that tie into leadership at camp and in the greater community
 In collaboration with the Camp Director, plan trips each session to local farms,
conservation areas or other ecology-focused sites in the Lanark County area;
coordinate transportation and a meal plan for each trip, and conduct a goalsetting meeting with the LITs prior to the trip
 Coordinate gardening and harvesting lessons (if possible)
 Work with the LITs to plan a session project focused on increasing awareness
around sustainability for children and youth; present the project to younger
campers towards the end of the camp session
 Work in collaboration with the Naturelore Director to maintain relationships
with local agencies who support our gardening & composting efforts
 Contact parents/guardians regarding behavioural concerns or incidents having
occurred at camp
 Facilitate camper contact with parents/guardians via phone while campers are
on-site when necessary
 Participate in nightly sweeps of the LIT section (making sure kids are in bed and
 Support Counsellors in completing closing camper files at the end of each session
 Consult with LIT Counsellors to designate campers who will receive LIT awards
 Provide ongoing feedback to Counsellors working in the LIT section
 Perform mid-summer and end-of-summer Counsellor evaluations in
collaboration with all Section Directors, Junior Staff/Counsellor Director and,
Camp Directors

Senior Staff (general)
Including but not limited to,
 Work in a manner that preserves confidentiality and encourages risk
 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
 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
 Support the Pioneer/Voyageur Section Directors with section programs when
LITs are present
 Support Waterfront Directors and Awards Heads during swimming and awards
 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
your section
 Maintain a clean and hygienic personal cabin environment
 Help in the cleaning of select common areas, according to the schedule given out
at the beginning of each session
 Support with camp-wide sweeps and tuck, according to the schedule given out at
the beginning of each session
 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 Qualifications
 Practical experience mentoring youth in leadership programming
 Demonstrated skill in working with children who present a variety of challenging
personalities or behaviours
 Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
 Be of excellent character, modeling honesty, integrity and respect
 Possess enthusiasm, energy, patience and a 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)
 Current Standard First aid with CPR-C

 Graduate of or student enrolled in a post-secondary program in a related field (
ie. Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Child Studies, etc.)
 Experience working in a supervisory role
 Experience working in a camp/overnight camp setting
 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
 High Five
 Mental Health First Aid
 Outdoor education related experience/certifications
 Current or expired Bronze or National Lifeguard certifications
 G class driver’s license

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
 Occasionally transport supplies/equipment up to 40 lbs
 Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (heat, high sun exposure, rain

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 6th. Please note
that applicants may be contacted for interviews prior to this date. Applications will
continue to be considered until positions are filled.




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