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Camp Coordinator

Beaches Sandbox, 2181 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Job Type

Seasonal

Trainings and camp prep expected to begin end of May/beginning of June 2023. 

2023 Camp Season is July 3rd - August 25th, 2023.

About the Role

Beaches Sandbox is currently seeking a Summer Camp Coordinator to oversee the daily operations of the 2023 Summer Camp Season. The position of Summer Camp Coordinator involves overseeing a camp consisting of two groups of up to 12 children aged 5-12, four camp counsellors and up to six CITs for 8-weeks in the summer. The Summer Camp Coordinator will oversee camp counsellors’ program planning, delivery, supervision, communication with parents/guardians, children, and the community. The Camp Coordinator will be expected to accompany campers and counsellors on all excursions outside of Beaches Sandbox, whether that be the park, playground, wading pools or field trips. They will ensure the staff focus on the safety and well being of all children in the program, all while providing a fun and engaging camp experience. Applicants should be organized, responsible, comfortable working with kids and answering any questions parents or guardians may have regarding the camp. Leadership qualities, prior experience as a camp counsellor or camp coordinator, valid first aid & CPR certificate is required. This position requires the ability to commit to mandatory training and an 8-week camp period.

Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, manages, and oversees camp programs.

  • Directs and oversees the development of camp program plans and schedules to ensure they are age appropriate as well as incorporate the principles of healthy child development (HIGH FIVE).

  • Assists counsellors with the planning and implementation of all camp crafts, activities, and games.

  • Assists in recruitment, hiring and training of staff and CIT’s.

  • Provides ongoing direction and feedback (verbal and written) to camp staff to support and assist staff with skill and professional development.

  • Performs any administrative tasks that are necessary to support the program.

  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems, emergencies, and parent/caregiver concerns/inquiries.

  • Interacts with staff, participants, parents/caregivers, and other community members to provide program information.

  • Ensures supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained in a safe working condition.

  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.



Qualifications:

The successful candidate should possess:

  • Must be over the age of 19 years

  • Must have the ability to commit to mandatory trainings as well as 8-weeks in the summer from July 3rd – August 25th.

  • Experience working with parents and/or guardians.

  • Experience directing, planning, and administering camps and/or recreational programs for children.

  • Post secondary education in recreation or related field, or related would be an asset.

  • Must provide proof of valid CPR/First Aid Training.

  • Ability to direct staff

  • You must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). If you meet other qualifications, but lack PHCD training, arrangements can be made to train successful candidates.  

  • Must be able to provide 2 references.

  • Must be willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check


Compensation:

  • $28/hr


Hours:

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Camp does not operate on statutory holidays.

  • Camp runs from July 3rd - August 25th, 2023.

About the Company

Beaches Sandbox offers exciting and interactive programs for all age groups from baby and tot (accompanied by their caregivers) to seniors and all ages in between. Beaches Sandbox is a brand-new community hub that opened in September 2022 and is in the heart of the Toronto Beaches neighbourhood. We are a registered charity whose building and programs are fully accessible to all, regardless of physical ability or current financial situation. Beaches Sandbox’s values include accessibility, community, sustainability, fun and respect. We prioritize inclusivity and fun when creating and running our programs.

*** To apply for this job, please send your cover letter and resume to info@beachessandbox.com, Attention: Beaches Sandbox Manager ***

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