Responsible for engaging with campers and implementing Camp programming. The Camp Leaders will assist in organizing and implementing 5 week-long dynamic sessions of summer camp. The Camp Leaders will always work cooperatively and effectively with all FFC-NWT staff and volunteers.
June 17th 2019 - August 20th, 2019
2 roles available
The Camp Leaders duties include but are not limited to:
- Participate in all staff training
- Assist in session scheduling and planning
- Engage with campers at all times; be open, communicative, and supportive
- Ensure campers are supervised at all times
- Coordinate campers between activities and events
- Supervise cabin time
- Lead activities with enthusiasm and energy
- If you are not leading the activity, support co-workers as much as possible
- Practise discipline techniques discussed in training, redirect campers to Camp Manager as needed
- Ensure incident reports are correctly completed
- Ensure camper evaluations get completed at the end of each session
- Attend staff meetings and debrief with Camp Director as needed
- Cooperate and improvise with other Camp Leaders
- Help out with additional tasks as needed – there is no maintenance or clean up crew, that is you!
- Ensure breaks are rotated between staff equally
- Be flexible since Camp can bring many surprises
- Always remember the most important part of Camp are the kids, make sure they feel it!
Duties to be rotated through Camp Leaders
- Activity leader – responsible for getting each new activity started and the campers engaged
- One-on-one supervision as necessary, time outs etc.
- Solve/fix/take care of minor problems/issues, be creative!
- Help prepare/set-up/supervise games and activities
- Various camp chores as needed
- Water front lifeguard for swim/free time, other counsellors supervise change rooms etc.
- Camp Leaders are responsible for the tear down of camp to prepare it for winter
- Preparing an accurate and organized inventory of craft, sport, first aid and dry-good supplies.
- Participate in end of season de-brief and evaluation
- A valid, Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
- Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
- Ability to create programming for children ranging in age from 7 – 12
- Summer camp experience an asset
- Enthusiasm and desire to work with children and make a positive impact on their life
- Knowledge of northern cultures
- Experience working with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder an asset
- Life guarding certification is an asset
- Valid Drivers license
- Clear Criminal Record
OUR MISSION STATEMENT IS:
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is a unified voice, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth in care by supporting foster families' well being.