The Program Coordinator ensures the mission and goals of the camp are lived out week to week, with a special focus on creating and coordinating programs that encourage campers and team members to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. They are responsible for supporting the Counsellors, Lifeguards and the Land Program Specialists in developing meaningful program sessions for our campers. They will work closely with the other Caper Care Team Coordinators members to create a magical and memorable experience for all who attend camp this summer.
- Term of employment: 16-17 weeks, May 10 – Sept. 1, 2023,
- Live-in position for the duration of this term.
- Hours of work:
- May/June: Monday – Friday, as required
- July/August (during summer camp season) 1:00 pm, Sundays to 6:30 pm, Fridays.
- Work one weekend event/camp over the duration of their contract.
- Be available for the entire duration of the term of employment; any days off are at the discretion of the Camp Director.
- 60 minutes of break time daily (may be divided into 2 shorter breaks); evening break.
- Weekly salary.
- Accommodation in a staff cabin.
- Meals provided.
- Reimbursement of travel expenses while on camp business, not including travel to & from designated work location.
- Attend team training weekend, June 16-18, 2023.
- Attend team training week, July 2-7, 2023.
- Attend team debrief/clean-up days Aug. 28-30, 2023.
- Complete and submit ALL required training/certifications and paperwork by May 1, 2023
- Be willing to lead May/June outdoor education programs.
Skill Set Requirements and Qualifications:
- Must have a passion for program development and delivery and be able to instill this in the Counsellors, Lifeguards and Land Program Specialist.
- Related experience as well as at least 1 year of senior leadership and/or program leadership experience.
- Good leadership skills, good communication skills; works well with other Coordinators.
- Ability to work independently as well as working together well with others at camp.
- Education in outdoor recreation, program development, or education is an asset.
- Minimum expectations and job duties as outlined for all positions.
- The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning and delivery of camper choice program sessions, all camp games, campfires and other programs; working closely with all members of the Camper Care Team.
- Collaborates with other Camper Care Team Coordinators to provide enrichment opportunities and ongoing training for the rest of the Camper Care Team.
- Assists in recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating the Camper Care Team.
- Assists in planning and implementation of team training week.
- Works with IAC Coordinator to ensure programs are inclusive.
- Work with the Camper Care Team to develop specific program elements; supports and monitors all program leaders and program activities. Leads some programs through the summer as required (relief for counsellors, camp-wide activities, etc.).
- Is familiar with all, policies and procedures, in particular arrivals, departures, camp visitors, summer team member duties, emergency procedures, program risk management and control guidelines, program guidelines and any relevant information pertaining program delivery
- Remain visible, approachable, and involved in all camp activities.
- Sleeps in cabins if needed to support campers or Counsellors.
- Support the Camp Director and Assistant Director as needed.
- May take on responsibility for other areas (e.g. tuck shop).
- Participates in the leadership of May/June outdoor education programs.
- Works prior to training week to develop programs, prepare training sessions and to ready camp for operation.
- Any other duties delegated by the Executive Director.
- Prepare end-of-summer report.
Job Limitations and Boundaries:
The Coordinator must involve the Camp Director in the following cases:
- In any situation where they are calling a participant’s parent/caregiver or administering any treatment, medication or intervention that has not already been approved by the parent/caregiver.
- In any crisis situation where emergency services are called to the camp.
- If a child discloses abuse and child protection is called.
- If a child or team member displays physical, emotional or psychological distress, possesses prohibited items, or breaches appropriate camp conduct policies.
- Any performance related issues at the camp which endanger the safety of campers or team members.
- Any issues related to safety concerns which pose an imminent risk of harm to anyone.
- Any team member/parent grievances.
- Any complaints of sexual harassment. Contact must be made within 24 hours of receiving the complaint.
Please submit applications here.