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Support Worker/Inclusion Worker (Overnight Camp – Bancroft, ON)

Fraser Lake Camp is run as part of the charitable work of Willowgrove, a land-based, not-for-profit organization known for our focus on outdoor experiences for people of all ages. Since 1968, Willowgrove has offered camping, outdoor education, and recreation programs year-round to our community and beyond.

Job Description:  

Fraser Lake understands that some campers will need additional support while at camp. Similar to having ECEs and EAs in a classroom setting, the Helping Hand Support Worker Program brings in extra support for campers to ensure they have the support they need to thrive at camp. The Helping Hand program is offered free of charge to families. Many of the campers enrolled in the Helping Hand program come from low social economic households or are sent to Fraser Lake via Children’s Aid society.

Campers in the Helping Hand program go through an application process which includes a phone interview with Fraser Lake’s Operations Manager. Based on the phone interview, Fraser Lake will offer two levels of support for Helping Hand campers. 

Occasional Support – This program supports a variety of needs, and is available to campers who may need occasional support throughout the day. This can look different for each child, but can range from experiencing social anxiety or grief, to needing help with certain activities, and/or navigating challenging social situations.  In this program, each Support Worker is assigned up to 4 campers. Campers are fully integrated into a cabin and primarily supported by the counsellors. However, during times where the camper needs additional support, the Support Working will assist the counsellors in providing support. The Support Worker will split their day between the campers assigned to them and float between cabins as needed. 

One-on-One – This program supports a variety of diagnoses, and abilities, and is designed for campers who require ongoing, daily assistance. In this program, Support Workers are assigned one camper to provide support to ensure they are able to be fully integrated into the cabin,  including modifying activities as needed. The One-on-One support worker will stay in the cabin with the camper for the duration of the week. 

The Support Workers are part of the Camp Staff team and are supported by the Camper Inclusion Coordinator. Support Workers are responsible for communication with the Camper Inclusion Coordinator regarding any issues or progress, assisting cabin counsellors to provide a smooth and positive experience, and making any schedule/program modifications necessary for the child. Support Workers may rotate between providing one-on-one support or occasional support from week to week depending on the needs of campers and interests of the Support Workers.

Employment Dates:  Support Workers must work a minimum of 4 out of 6 regular camp weeks and can work Family Camp if interested. Camp Weeks are

Week 1: Jun 30 – Jul 6 

Week 2: July 7 – 13

Week 3: July 14 – 20

Week 4: July 21 – 27

Family Camp: July 30 – Aug 5

Week 6: August 6 – 10 

Week 7: August 11 – 17

Staff training is mandatory for all staff and will take place on June 22 – 29. All training dates are mandatory unless other arrangements have been made with the Camp Manager. 

Position Requirements: 

  • Age 18+ with a minimum 1 year of camp experience
  • Post-Secondary education in related field (completed or working on completing) is not required but an asset
  • Strong communications skills 
  • Ability to manage your time and prioritize work
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C and Mental Health First aid are not required but strongly recommended
  • Clean vulnerable sector police record check





May 15, 2024

Fraser Lake Camp

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