Junior Camp Counsellor
Beaches Sandbox, 2181 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada
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 Junior Camp Counsellors to assist in running our Summer Camp.
The position of Junior Camp Counsellor involves assisting in leading groups of up to 12 children aged 5-12 for an 8-weeks in the summer. Junior Camp Counsellors will assist Senior Counsellors in program planning, delivery, supervision, communicating with parents/guardians, children, and the community, ensuring the safety and well being of all children registered for the program, all while providing a fun and engaging camp experience. Campers are divided into two groups, 5-8 years old’s and 9–12-year old’s, each group having a senior counsellor, a junior counsellor and multiple CIT’s. Junior Counsellors are required to bring their own ideas, experience, great attitude, and outgoing personality to the camp. Applicants should be organized, responsible, comfortable working with kids and answering any questions parents or guardians may have regarding the camp. Leadership qualities, experience with camp or leading children in a recreational setting, valid first aid & CPR certificate is required. This position requires the ability to commit to mandatory training and an 8-week camp period.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides a safe, fun, and meaningful camp experience for children aged 5-12 years
Assists Senior Camp Counsellors in planning, developing and leading camp programming, while following the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE)
Ensures equipment is clean, safe, and ready for participants to use
Interacts with staff, participants, parents/caregivers daily to answer any questions or concerns about camp programming
Ensures the safety and well-being of all camp participants
Follows all Beaches Sandbox safety protocols and procedures
Attends and participates in meetings and trainings
Assists Senior Camp Counsellor with some administrative tasks to ensure programs run smoothly (attendance, incident reports, etc.)
The successful candidate should possess:
Must be over the age of 16 years
Has previous camp experience or experience working with children in a recreational setting
Has valid CPR/First Aid training and can produce proof of certification to be kept on file
Willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check if applicable
Must provide (2) references
Ability to commit to mandatory trainings and 8-week camp period
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.
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.