Role & Responsibilities
Off-Season/Ongoing: September to April
- Serve as an ambassador for The STEAM Project, liaising frequently with parents of campers including email to communicate camp information, provide contact information, resolve issues or address concerns.
- Plan and schedule camp staff resources, routines, schedules and procedures to ensure successful program delivery.
- Process summer camp registrations, special needs identification and cabin assignments.
- Assist with recruitment, screening and scheduling of camp staff and volunteers.
- Conceptualize, develop and implement the mission, purpose and goals of The STEAM Project including establishing the themes associated with each camp session.
- Participate in The STEAM Project’s accreditation process.
- Maintain camp documentation, including registration information, attendance records, permission and waiver forms, logbooks and timesheets.
Pre-Camp Season: May and June
- Play a leadership role in camp preparations as well as regular meetings.
- Plan, coordinate and facilitate Staff Training activities.
- Assist Program Director(s) with review and approval of the camp activity schedules for summer.
- Act as a leader role model, fostering a positive learning environment where people feel included as members of a team and are motivated to work towards common goals.
Camp Season: July and August
- Provide daily direction and support to Head staff and Counsellor teams as required.
- Be present and available to all camp staff and campers during the day
- Oversee daily activities across the camp(s), ensuring programming is effective and adapted to camper needs with regards to safety, hygiene, weather, breaks etc.
- Control supplies and equipment inventory for sessions, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received.
- Oversee planning and staffing of before and aftercare programs and/or bussing.
- Demonstrate the confidence and ability to make decisions independently of peers and in the best interests of the campers.
- Ensure adherence of policies and procedures working closely with director team to ensure consistency
- Evaluate situations for potential risks to the safety, protection and well-being of campers and staff, proactively taking mitigating actions to address such risks.
- Liaise with camp supervisors and staff to resolve issues as they arise.
- Provide ongoing training, coaching, feedback, and recognition to staff and volunteers.
- Report all incidents promptly and thoroughly to the other directors using incident/accident report forms and processes.
- Provide regular updates and feedback to the Senior Director Team.
- Complete a full report on the camp session including feedback and recommendations at the conclusion of the summer.
A Typical Day
Experience, Qualifications, and Education:
- Graduated from post-secondary education in a related field.
- A minimum of 3 years of direct camp staff experience.
- A minimum of 2-3 years of management/supervisory experience
- A clear Police check with vulnerable person screening
- Current Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ certification required
- Extensive knowledge of program planning and child development stages.
- Demonstrated experience developing, organizing and carrying out both regular daily and special programs.
- Knowledge of crafts, sports, music and/or games.
- Knowledge of special needs programming is an asset.
- Driver’s license is required;
- HIGH FIVE Healthy Child Development certification;
- HIGH FIVE Quest 2 certification is an asset;
- Safe Management Training is an asset;
- Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat);
- Must be able to work in a variety of work environments i.e. indoors (with or without air conditioning) and outdoors.
- Leadership: influence and motivate others while maintaining an overall commitment to excellence
- Safety & Risk Management: a mindset of actively anticipating and mitigating all aspects of risk
- Team building: foster a strong team environment within the camp
- Judgment: assess situations, draw appropriate conclusions and make sound decisions
- Customer Service: focus individual and group efforts toward identifying and meeting community needs
- Organization: plan and implement complex programs
- Problem Solving: the ability to effectively manage and resolve day-to-day issues as they arise
- Demonstrated communication skills as well as the ability to speak publically
- Reliable, punctual, dependable and accountable
- Appreciation and passion for Summer Camp