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Summer Camp Counselor

Location Toronto
Date Posted March 13, 2019
Category Recreation/Instruction
Job Type Contract
Job Number 21371


CecilKids! Summer Day Camp offers children ages 6 to12 the opportunity to learn, stay healthy, make new friends, try new activities, and have fun! Our camp provides a safe, fun and active environment in which children can develop new skills, self-esteem and friendships. Campers will enjoy daily activities at the Cecil Community Centre, as well as weekly visits to various places of interest throughout the city.  Activities vary from week to week (Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Sports, Movies and Swimming) and are designed to be age appropriate.

We are looking for enthusiastic, attentive Camp Counsellors to lead, support, and motivate campers as they enjoy all that the camp has to offer. The Camp Counsellor will help plan events and lead group events, monitor campers and respond to incidents, such as behavioral problems or accidents, and concerns with parents and other camp staff members. You should be positive, proactive, and caring while focusing on giving campers a fun, safe camp experience.

Hours and Wages: 35 hours per week; $14.50 per hour. This is a 9 week contract (June 24 to August 23, 2019) Applicants should be 16-30 years old and eligible to work in Canada.


Camp Counsellor Responsibilities: 

  • Working with other camp staff members to plan and coordinate camp events.
  • Leading and supporting campers as they participate in age-appropriate activities.
  • Monitoring campers to ensure compliance with camp rules and prevent accidents.
  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of camp facilities and equipment.
  • Reporting and recording details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to parents and camp staff.
  • Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforcing camp rules.
  • Participating in staff meetings.

Camp Counsellor Requirements: 

  • Previous experience in community based children's programs is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Competent oral and written English skills
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility and the ability to take initiative
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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