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Senior Camp Counsellor

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 Senior Camp Counsellors to run our 2023 Summer Camp. The position of Senior Camp Counsellor involves leading groups of up to 12 children aged 5-12 for 8-weeks in the summer. Senior Camp Counsellors oversee 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, safe, 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. Senior 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.

Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides a safe, fun, and meaningful camp experience for children aged 5-12 years

  • Plans, develops, and leads 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 

  • Performs some administrative tasks to ensure programs run smoothly (attendance, incident reports, etc.) 


Qualifications:


The successful candidate should possess:

  • Must be over the age of 19 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 Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check 

  • Must provide (2) references 

  • Post-secondary training in education, recreation, etc. is an asset 

  • Ability to commit to mandatory trainings and an 8-week camp period


Compensation:

  • $25/hr


Hours:

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Camp will 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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