Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
May 29, 2017
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Northwest Territories


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

During Camp

  • 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.

Post Camp

  • 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

Company Info

The Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is an organization that exists to address and meet the needs of foster/adoptive families across the NWT. The decision to form this organization began in June 2001, after the Yellowknife Foster Family Association hosted the National Foster Care Symposium. Delegates at this symposium unanimously agreed there was a need for a Territorial wide organization. The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (FFC-NWT) was formed in June 2002, and on October 2, 2002, became incorporated under the Societies Act. The FFC-NWT became a registered charitable organization on September 5, 2003. In the fall of 2013 we expanded our services to support pre and post adoptive parents.

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.

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