Summer Camp Staff
Camp Kirk empowers neurodiverse kids and youth to reach their potential through recreational programs. Within a small and nurturing community, our programs emphasize strengths so that participants can develop confidence, connection and community.
NOTE: Camp Kirk supports neurodiverse kids and youth, ages 6-17. The majority of our campers have learning disabilities, autism, and/or ADHD
Camp Kirk staff work as a team to ensure the physical and emotional safety of the campers during their 7- or 14-day stay at camp. The staff create a nurturing and supportive environment that meets the specialized needs of individual kids and youth, as well as groups of campers.
The Camp Staff position is a dynamic role that encompasses elements of childcare and program facilitation. Responsibilities include:
- Within a counsellor team of 3-5 staff members, create a nurturing and supportive environment for a cabin group of up to 6 campers. Staff are assigned a different cabin group and counselling teams each session, therefore there is the possibility to work with any and all age groups (ages 6-17), and a variety of different staff members.
- Facilitate safe and engaging programming for groups of campers, either independently or in a team. When not with their campers, staff will be assigned to facilitate 1 or 2 program activities (based on previous experience and interest). Programs include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Sports and Athletics
- Martial Arts
- Challenge Ropes Course
- Large group games
CONTRACT DETAILS + COMPENSATION
The dates of employment run from June 18th – August 30th, 2022. Staff reside at camp in cabins with 3-4 other staff members. Room and Board is provided over and above the salary.
The compensation for first-year staff is $5,285*
REQUIREMENTS + EXPECTATIONS
- Must be at least 19+ years old by June 2022, or a graduate of Camp Kirk’s Leader-in-Training program
All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Must be able to complete the full summer contract
Able to obtain CPR and Standard First Aid certification by June 2022
Applicants should be keen to work and live in a close-knit communal setting
Previous experience working in a camp environment is an asset
Previous experience working with children and/or individuals with exceptionalities is an asset
Fill out a Staff Application through the Camp Kirk website, www.campkirk.com/jobs.