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Resident Summer Camp Counselor

  • 15 May 2019 7:19 PM
    Message # 7344121

    Resident Summer Camp Counsellor

    Job Title

    Resident Camp Counsellor

    Job Duration

    June 24, 2019 to August 25, 2019

    Job Hours

    Full Time / Resident Camp Hours

    Reports To:

    Summer Coordinator


    572.00 / Week

    Job Purpose:

    The resident Camp Counsellor provides care, supervision, and program facilitation for their assigned campers in each weekly session. As a Summer Camp, Sasamat prides itself on its engaging and supportive community where children are made to feel included in the camp culture. The supportive nature of the camp allows for campers to try new activities and develop new skills with the help of caring staff members. Sasamat summer camp and Outdoor Centre is located in beautiful British Columbia.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    Staff Training

    •      To participate in 100% of pre-season staff training
    •      To read, know and practice the information covered in the “policies & procedures” section of the staff manual. (failure to comply with this information could result in discipline including dismissal).
    • ·        To submit a detailed medical, application, criminal records search forms and employee agreement to the summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director no later than June 24th.

    Camper Group Leadership:

    • ·        To be responsible 24 hours a day for the safety and well-being of the children assigned to you by the Administrative Coordinator. This includes administering first aid and completing incident report forms and submitting to supervisor on day of incident.
    • ·        To develop enjoyable and stimulating programs for your group using the resources of the camp and the outdoor environment. This includes preparation (in writing) of a weekly program plan.
    • ·        To encourage the development of each camper in your group and to stimulate the campers social development as members of a group.
    • ·        To introduce and stimulate your groups awareness of the outdoors and to encourage sound environmental practices in the use of outdoor facilities.
    • ·        To further develop each camper’s skills in those areas that you are proficient and that the camp deems valuable – e.g cooking, swimming, crafts, orienteering. Use resource staff whenever you feel necessary – e.g Waterfront activities.
    • ·        To keep the Counsellor Coordinator informed as to the location and nature of your daily program.
    • ·        To be punctual and enthusiastic in carrying out the camp routines.
    • ·        To keep an accurate attendance record of all your campers.
    • ·        To assist with the final clean up tasks after campers have gone home.

    Other Duties:

    • ·        If resident camp has low registration you may be assigned to assistant leader, day camp roles, or camp tasks/projects.
    • ·        Resident Camp Counsellors may be asked to assist in duties not listed above. Sasamat Outdoor Centre expects the support of all staff members fulfilling objectives that may not be specific to this person.


    Specialized Knowledge and Certification

    • ·        Current Standard Frist Aid and CPR-C
    • ·        Cleared Criminal Record Check
    • ·        Current RCA BC Advanced Solo/Tandem Canoe Certification

    Additional qualifications considered an asset

    • ·        Bronze Cross or NLS (pool, waterpark or waterfront)
    • ·        Valid Class 4 driver’s license
    • ·        Wilderness First Aid
    • ·        High Five
    • ·        Food Safe


    • ·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • ·        Ability to work independently and exercise initiative
    • ·        Ability to work with a wide variety of ages and demographic groups
    • ·        Ability to take charge and motivate others
    • ·        Ability to observe and asses camper behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.


    • ·        A background working with children
    • ·        Participation in applicable leadership programs or related experiences
    • ·        A background working in the outdoors

    Working conditions:

    • ·        A resident role that requires the applicant to live on-site for the duration of employment (weekends excluded)
    • ·        Requires working in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
    • ·        May require working with difficult clients.
    • ·        May require weekend work

    Physical Requirements:

    • ·        Physical ability to provide active care, programming and supervision of campers 5 days a week for the duration of summer.

    For complete details on positions offered please visit our website:

    To apply, please submit an application online on our website:

    Last modified: 15 May 2019 7:22 PM | Sasamat Outdoor Centre


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