Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
April 3, 2019
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Northwest Territories


Responsible for day to day operations of Camp

The Camp Manager must always work cooperatively and effectively with the Executive Director, Camp Director, all other camp staff, and Volunteers.

June 10th 2019 - August 23rd 2019



Duties of the Camp Manager include but are not limited to:

Pre CampUnder the direct supervision of the Camp Director:

  • Has input to age appropriate camp programming for all sessions
  • Has input in a multi-phase program to include cultural activities, water sports, land games, wilderness activities, indoor activities, and ‘rainy-day-routines’
  • Reviews Camp Policies and Procedures, ensure risk management plans, emergency and contingency plans are in place
  • Responsible for participating in and helping facilitate staff training
  • Responsible for participating in and assisting in supervision on pre-camp maintenance.

During Camp

  • Responsible for running camp sessions as planned, using resources efficiently and effectively
  • Accountable for the conduct of campers and Camp staff under their supervision, which may include effective discipline measures.
  • On duty 24/7 while camp sessions are running
  • Available to be in communication with the Camp Director 24/7 and provide bi-daily updates via text or call
  • Ensures all necessary safety precautions are taken while at the camp. This includes abiding by the regulations of Department of Health and Social Services and insurance standards
  • Ensures all medical needs of children are met. This includes keeping medicine in a locked box and giving out medications at the right time
  • Ensure all staff at camp get appropriate breaks
  • Utilizes to the fullest extent the specific skills of Camp Leaders, Rover, Cook and selected volunteers
  • Ensures staff are taking appropriate measures to maintain good health and well-being
  • Ensures proper care, use, and maintenance of all equipment
  • Maintain full inventory of all camp resources
  • Prepare camper and staff evaluations
  • Ensure incident reports are being documented in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure adequate supplies are available at camp
  • Keep track of all invoices and receipts and forwards them to the Camp Director

Post Camp

  • Participate in camp take down, includes loading all camp materials and transporting back to town for storage
  • Assist in writing final staff evaluations




  • University Degree or Equivalent
  • 2 – 5 years experience in a camp atmosphere
  • 2– 5 years experience developing and implementing programs for children or youth (ideally in a camp atmosphere)
  • 1 – 3 years in a supervisory position (ideally in a camp atmosphere)
  • Valid Drivers license required
  • Clear Criminal Record
  • Experience working with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other physical and behavioural abilities
  • Good verbal communications skills, especially in conflict resolution, human resource management (mediation and related training an asset)
  • Ability to coordinate staff, and maintain a safe camp atmosphere under various pressures.
  • Knowledge and respect for northern cultures
  • Ability to multi-task and mange time
  • Experience in child welfare an asset
  • Up-to-date first aid certification
  • Lifeguard Service Certification an asset

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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