Camp Counsellor
D-Camps West
About The Job
Program/Activity Leaders
Application Deadline
Job Type
Seasonal
Start Date
End Date
Job Description
About the Role:
Reporting to the Head Counsellors, the counsellors primary focus is working directly with campers age 7-15, providing support, supervision and ensuring that campers are receiving a high-quality camping experience. Counsellors will support area instructors in all program areas, and actively participate in all activities along with their campers. Counsellors will work in instruction roles and give leadership to specific program areas throughout camp.
This role requires travel to all West D-Camp locations. Travel and accommodation are provided throughout contract. It is important to note that this position also includes unpaid time off from July 16th – July 23rd.

Responsibilities:
Camper Care:
  • Maintain 24-hour supervision of your cabin group
  • Ensure physical, mental, and emotional safety of campers
  • Assist campers in meeting daily and personal needs
  • Assisting campers in learning and adjusting to the daily routine.
  • Supporting participants with feelings of missing home
  • Ensuring participants have all the required supplies, and acquiring support if necessary
  • Changing and handling soiled laundry/linens and ensuring the proper cleaning of them when required.
  • Work with campers and the medical team to support and foster positive diabetes management
  • Inform supervisor of any camper issues that arise in a timely manner
Programming:
  • Attend all staff training
  • Attend all camp sessions on time and actively participate in daily camp life
  • Encouraging and motivating campers and staff to participate in activities.
  • Participating with campers in programs and activities.
  • Providing extra supervision at mealtimes, bedtimes, and any unstructured or “choice” times.
  • Taking responsibility for all campers, whether assigned to your cabin or not.
Teamwork:
  • Working co-operatively with all other staff.
  • Supporting and interpreting to other staff and campers all camp policies.
  • Acting as a positive role model at all times.
    • Including the reporting of any gossip that is resulting in a toxic camp culture.
  • Assisting in the overall camp program by suggesting ideas, giving leadership when required, and completing all duties as assigned.
  • Ensuring all program goals, objectives, outlines, and evaluations are appropriately documented and handed in to the Head Counsellors in a timely manner.
About You:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Bronze Cross Required (NLS preferred)
  • Graduate of Leadership program an asset
  • Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Check as per Diabetes Canada D-Camps policy
  • Knowledge of diabetes management in children and youth an asset
  • Leadership experience with children and youth.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic level canoe qualifications an asset
  • Must have a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level B certification.
How To Apply
Apply
To read more about the role and apply please visit: https://can61.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/diabetescanada/Site/DCAMP