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Mountain Bike Counsellor

Camp Mansfield – July & August

2024 is our 31st year of welcoming campers!

 

Mountain Bike Counsellor – Day Camp

 

Camp Mansfield is located at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre in the stunning hills of Mulmur Township near Alliston Ontario. We have 300 acres of forests and fields with the pristine Pine River meandering across our property. Camp Mansfield offers Day Camp and Overnight Camp experiences for up to 135 campers from 5 to 14 years old. Our in-ground swimming pool provides a great place to cool off on hot summer days. 2024 is our 31st year of welcoming campers!

 

Mountain Bike Counselors play an important role in ensuring campers have a positive camp experience. You are the role model for your group of campers, leading by example and showing the way to have fun, helping them create memories to last a lifetime. You will be involved in all aspects of our Mountain Bike program (Leading rides, skill instruction, basic bike maintenance, trail building and more) You will also be a part of all camp activities, participating, supervising, assisting campers and staff and serving as a positive role model. Every day will bring new rewards and challenges.

 

Mountain Bike Counselors are assigned to a group of campers each week and will work closely with another Mountain Bike Counselor. You will get the opportunity to work with campers from 8-14 years old. You may also lead and supervise a Counsellor-in-Training.

 

What will you be doing?

 

  • Working as part of a team with other staff members.
  • Leading a group of up to 16 campers through their daily schedule with the assistance of a Junior Counsellor.
  • As a Day Camp counsellor, you will work Monday through Friday
  • If assigned as an Overnight Counsellor, you will work Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon.
  • Serving as a positive role model to other staff and campers by participating in and leading activities as assigned.
  • You bring an ability and desire to work with youth.
  • Helping to create a fun, inclusive programs with safety as the primary focus for all camp participants.
  • Delivering programs in a variety of program areas (Mountain Bike skills, Sports, Games, Archery, Arts and Crafts etc.)
  • You will be accountable to the Camp Manager, Assistant Managers, or designated Supervisors.
  • Providing leadership to Counselors-in-Training.
  • Leading campers and staff in the daily clean-up of camp (keeping cabins neat and tidy, meal clean-up, helping to keep the grounds tidy etc.)
  • Be proactive in preventing bullying and respond appropriately to any incidents among staff and campers.
  • Complete incident reports as required.
  • Maintain a professional image by always wearing your uniform while at camp.
  • Complete assigned clean up duties at the end of each camp day.
  • Follow the policies and procedures as outlined in the staff handbook.
  • Other duties as required.

 

 

 

Specific Duties of a Mountain Bike Counsellor:

  • Provide age-appropriate instruction to riders to develop skills and confidence.
  • Plan and deliver a safe, progressive, skill development program for riders of all ages and skill levels.
  • Lead campers on skill-appropriate trail rides, utilizing your judgement to keep campers safe and build their confidence.
  • Develop riders’ skills in a safe and fun learning environment, focusing on safe use of trails and riding techniques.
  • Basic Mountain Bike repair skills (flat tires, set up seat height, adjust brakes etc.)
  • Monitor trail conditions and report and maintenance issues or hazards that may be present on the trails or around the property.
  • Participate in trail building projects with campers under the supervision of our trails manager.
  • Supply and maintain your own proper mountain bike for personal use while providing lessons to campers.
  • Be a positive role model for other staff and campers by wearing your own current, certified helmet and other safety equipment while riding.
  • Certification with PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association), Minimum Level 1 instructor is a strong asset. Visit http://www.pmbia.org/ for details.

 

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Attendance and participation in pre-camp training is mandatory. Pre-camp runs June 21-23 and June 26-28, 2024
  • There is no staff accommodation available onsite unless you are assigned to work with campers in an overnight camp.
  • Camp sessions run for eight weeks from July 2 through August 23, 2024.
  • Each week, you will receive a camp schedule based on training, interest, and camp program needs.
  • Staffing levels may be adjusted each week to respond to the number of campers and other program needs.

 

What are we looking for?

  • You are a Minimum of 18 years old as of the start of camp.
  • A commitment to working all 8 camp sessions.
  • You have a completed a First Aid certificate by June 15 (of current year),
  • You can administer basic first aid.
  • You are willing work in relationship with minors.
  • You are willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Background Check prior to the start of camp.

 

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

 

Salary:

Day Camp Counselor $662.00 per week

 If assigned, Overnight Camp Counselor $800.00 per week

 

If this sounds like something you are interested in, submit your resume and cover letter to Fred Tustin, Camp Manager via email: campinfo@mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca by Friday February 23rd, 2024.

We thank you for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Details

Category:
Land Specialist

Deadline:
2024-04-26

Organization:
Camp Mansfield

Website:
Visit the Website

Email:
campinfo@mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

Phone:
(705) 435-4479