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Ryerson Day Camps staff members have a strong passion and demonstrated interest in working with children, youth, and teens. Each staff member takes initiative to create a community that is centred on the needs of our campers. Staff members are committed to providing each camper with a fun, safe, and memorable summer camp experience. Day Camp staff are selected for their skills as leaders, teachers, mentors, and creative programmers.

Day Camp staff are teachers, coaches, recreation professionals, university graduates/students, varsity athletes, and senior high school students. All staff members hold First Aid and CPR certification, and pool staff are qualified lifeguards. Ryerson Day Camp staff members must successfully complete a criminal background check prior to the start of their employment.

All Day Camp staff are required to apply to us each year, whether they are returning staff or new applicants. New staff members complete an interview with us, and they must demonstrate a strong ability and desire to work with young people.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and scholarship, including: women, individuals from visible minorities, Indigenous people, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2SA community. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Ryerson Day Camps is committed to creating a welcoming community where everyone is accepted, included, and celebrated.

We believe in:

  • Creating fair opportunities for everyone at Camp
  • Making sure everyone at Camp feels safe

We must:

  • Communicate and work together with everyone in our community
  • Invite everyone at Camp to share their ideas and have their voices heard

We understand that:

  • We need to keep an open mind
  • We must continue to learn about how we can include, accept, and celebrate everyone at Camp

We will work towards:

  • Continuing to build a community where everyone feels welcome, safe, and included
  • Encouraging everyone to share and participate at Camp

Ryerson University is committed to accessibility for individuals with disabilities. If you require any accommodations for accessibility at any point during the application process, please let us know.

Staff Applications

Application deadlines for each position are detailed in the job descriptions below.

In a typical year, applications for Leadership Team are open in January & February, and applications for Camp Counsellors open in March.

Staff job descriptions are posted to this page as they become available. 

Pre-Camp Staff Training

Pre-Camp Staff Training & Preparation is a multi-day commitment prior to the start of summer camp. All Camp Staff are required to participate fully in Pre-Camp.

We have tentatively scheduled the following dates for Pre-Camp Staff Training:

  • Monday, 20 – Thursday, June 30, 2022 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm, weekends excluded)

Pre-Camp includes a general orientation to the Day Camp program, opportunities to develop camper leadership skills, a variety of workshops (equity and diversity, health and safety, goal setting, teamwork, emotional and social growth), and in-depth training in long-term athlete development framing the sports and activities that we offer. Additionally, Pre-Camp includes physical preparation of camp facilities & equipment, as well as development of lesson plans.

Summer Camp: July 4 – August 26, 2022

Staff are expected to commit to all eight (8) weeks of summer camp (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded):

  • Week #1 (July 4 - 8)
  • Week #2 (July 11 - 15)
  • Week #3 (July 18 - 22)
  • Week #4 (July 25 - 29)
  • Week #5 (August 2 - 5)
  • Week #6 (August 8 - 12)
  • Week #7 (August 15 - 19)
  • Week #8 (August 22 - 26)

Staff applications are completed online. You can find the staff application by visiting ryersoncamps.campbrainstaff.com, external link, opens in new window.

The application for Leadership Team involves two (2) steps:

  1. Answer and submit the application questions at ryersoncamps.campbrainstaff.com, external link
  2. Upload your resume, cover letter, and copies of your certifications to ryersoncamps.campbrainstaff.com, external link

The application for Camp Counsellors involves three (3) steps:

  1. Answer and submit the application questions at ryersoncamps.campbrainstaff.com, external link
  2. Upload your resume, cover letter, and copies of your certifications to ryersoncamps.campbrainstaff.com, external link
  3. Record a 3-minute video of yourself teaching a skill, and send it to camps@ryerson.ca. More detailed instructions will be emailed to you once you complete step #1.

Job descriptions for each position are available below.

We appreciate each applicant’s interest in a position with us. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Open Job Opportunities

Overview

The Ryerson Day Camps are renowned for their  high-quality instruction, and experienced and caring camp staff. Camp Counsellors are responsible for delivery of camp programming to campers, and for following all guidance from the Ministry of Health on the safe operation of day camps. Counsellors take responsibility for a new group of campers each week, and provide supervision and instruction to campers as well as support to their teammates on staff, including Co-Counsellors, Instructors, and Coaches. Counsellors receive regular development support from a member of the Staff Support & Development team, including regular formal feedback throughout the summer. Counsellors report to either the Sport Camps Lead or Discovery Camps Lead, depending on their weekly assignment. 

Position Details

Starting wage: $15.25 / hour

Application deadline: March 13, 2021

Position start date: June 20, 2021

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • June 20th - August 26th: 37.5 hours / week

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Previous camp staff experience as a counsellor/instructor is an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Recognize and respond to the needs of campers within the activity group and within the broader Day Camp community
  • Plan, lead and evaluate all group-based activities
  • Provide opportunities within the group experience that allow for success of individual campers and the group
  • Be aware of any health issues or general concerns expressed by the Assitant Camps Coordinator, leadership team, or camper family prior to the start of Camp
  • Supervise all aspects of the campers' day including Morning Circle, activity rotations, lunch, snack, and pick up at the end of the day
  • Help with supervision of campers during Before Care, After Care, and lunch times as assigned
  • Instruct campers in emergency procedures such as fire drills, etc.
  • Ensure camper safety throughout the day

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Previous (Closed) Job Opportunities

Overview

Description: The Administrative Lead has overall administrative responsibility for providing a seamless summer camp experience for campers and staff. This includes managing camper information in the camp database, communicating directly with families, managing registrations and refunds, and ensuring the confidentiality of all information. The Administrative Lead reports to the Assistant Camp Coordinator.

Position Details

Starting wage: $16.50 / hour

Positions available: 1

Application deadline: Until Filled. 

Position start date: May 9, 2022

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • May 9 - June 17: Camp preparation (35 hours / week)
  • June 20 - August 26: Staff training & summer camp (40 hours / week)

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) or commensurate experience
  • Minimum one season of camp staff experience is an asset
  • Work/volunteer experience in an administrative role is an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage registration for Summer Camp (including communication with potential and registered families)
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of staff training
  • Organize and oversee camper drop off each morning, including late drop-offs and early pick-ups
  • Report on administrative responsibilities to Seasonal Camp Coordinator on regular basis
  • Update CampBrain database as necessary
  • Produce CampBrain reports for colleagues in Camp Leadership Team
  • Uphold Ontario Camps Association standards within camp administrative responsibilities
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Supervise campers during Before Care, After Care, and lunch times as assigned
  • Provide group coverage during Counsellor breaks as required
  • Assist campers during emergency procedures such as fire drills, etc.

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • Help with supervision of campers during Before Care, After Care, and lunch times as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned or required

 

Overview

Description: The Health & Wellness Lead assumes overall responsibility for camper safety, health, and wellness. The Health & Wellness Lead consults on health initiatives and procedures, and is available as a first responder in cases of camper or staff accidents or illnesses. In 2022, the Health & Wellness Lead will work collaboratively with the Assistant Camps Coordinator to ensure all camp operations conform to the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Day Camps from the Ministry of Health. The Health & Wellness Lead reports to the Assistant Camps Coordinator.

Position Details

Starting wage: $16.50 / hour

Positions available: 1

Application deadline: Until Filled. 

Position start date: May 9, 2022

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • May 9 - June 17: Camp preparation (35 hours / week)
  • June 20 - August 20: Staff training & summer camp (40 hours / week)

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum one season of camp staff experience is an asset
  • Work/volunteer experience in health/wellness in camp setting is an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure and support emotional, social, and physical well-being of all campers, Counsellors-in-Training, and staff members
  • Be knowledgeable about dietary, medical, and accessibility needs of campers and LITs
  • Interpret and apply all elements of the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Day Camps from the Ministry of Health
  • Recognize and respond to the first aid and wellness needs of campers and LITs
  • Monitor safety procedures as they pertain to the complete care of campers and staff
  • Maintain fully stocked first aid kits
  • Provide Assistant Camps Coordinator with detailed report on the program at the end of the summer

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • Help with supervision of campers during Before Care, After Care, and lunch times as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned or required

 

Overview

The Counsellor-in-Training Facilitators are responsible for the development and delivery of the two-week CIT program for youth ages 14-17. The goal of this program is to equip youth with the skills and knowledge to excel as counsellors each morning, while providing opportunities for hands-on learning and the accrual of volunteer hours in the afternoon. This position also plays a significant role in the preparation and delivery of staff training. This position reports to the Assistant Camps Coordinator

Position Details

Starting wage: $16.50 / hour

Positions available: 2

Application deadline: Until Filled

Position start date: May 9, 2022

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • May 9 – June 17: Camp preparation (35 hours / week)
  • June 20 – August 26: Staff training & summer camp (40 hours / week)

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 2 seasons of camp staff (or similar) experience
  • Significant previous teaching experience in camp program areas (certification is an asset)
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills in a summer camp, recreation, or other setting
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ certification
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Using available resources and previous examples, develop an updated CIT program curriculum that will meet the needs of our current CIT registrants
  • Lead the delivery of the CIT program
  • Provide leadership and supervision to CIT registrants throughout the program, in partnership with other camp programs as necessary
  • Supervise and support practicum students in their placements with the CIT program
  • Alongside the Staff Support & Development team, develop and delivery staff training to all Camp Counsellors, Instructors, and Coaches
  • Provide Assistant Camps Coordinator with detailed report on the program at the end of the summer
  • Provide Assistant Camps Coordinator with formal feedback on each participant including recommendations for the future
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Camps Coordinator, interpret and apply relevant public health guidance for the safe operation of CIT programs in response to COVID-19

General Responsibilities

  • Assist as needed with general day camp programs, including supervision during special programming and emergency procedures
  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Assist with input information into the CampBrain database
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Overview

The Staff Support & Development (SS&D) team works collaboratively to ensure camp staff receive the support and feedback needed to achieve their best. This position plays a considerable role in preparing and delivering staff training, and in giving staff formal and informal feedback on their performance throughout the summer. The SS&D team also collaborates with the Discovery Camps Lead and Sport Camps Lead on developing camp-wide programming. This position reports to the Assistant Camps Coordinator.

Position Details

Starting wage: $16.50 / hour

Positions available: 2

Application deadline: Until Filled

Position start date: May 9, 2022

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • May 9 – June 17: Camp preparation (35 hours / week)
  • June 20 – August 26: Staff training & summer camp (40 hours / week)

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 1 season of camp staff experience
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, staff, athletes, and coaches
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to encourage and motivate staff, and acknowledge and appreciate contributions
  • Coaching certification is an asset
  • Desire and ability to provide leadership to children in activity groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Alongside the Counsellor-in-Training Facilitators, develop and delivery staff training to all Camp Counsellors, Instructors, and Coaches
  • Develop and implement a system for providing camp staff with high-quality, actionable feedback throughout the camp season
  • Provide camp staff with one-to-one mentorship, offering support, guidance, and informal feedback on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with Discovery Camps Lead and Sport Camps Lead on the development and delivery of camp-wide programming.
  • Provide Assistant Camps Coordinator with detailed report on the program at the end of the summer.

General Responsibilities

  • Assist as needed with general day camp programs, including supervision during special programming and emergency procedures
  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Assist with input information into the CampBrain database
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Overview

The Discovery Camps Lead is a senior role on the Camps Leadership Team, and has overall responsibility for activities offered as part of the Discovery Camps, as well as overall responsibility for campers and staff in these programs. This includes organizing rotational activities and full group programs and overseeing program quality. This position reports to the Assistant Camps Coordinator

Position Details

Starting wage: $17.50 / hour

Positions available: 1

Application deadline: Until Filled

Position start date: May 9, 2022

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • May 9 – June 17: Camp preparation (35 hours / week)
  • June 20 – August 26: Staff training & summer camp (40 hours / week)

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 2 seasons of camp staff (or similar) experience, including significant experience leading and organizing activities for children 
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, counsellors and instructors
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to encourage and motivate staff, and acknowledge and appreciate contributions
  • Desire and ability to provide leadership to children in activity groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development & delivery of lessons and programming at all Discovery Camps, including Architecture, Digital Creativity, Design-a-Bot, Eureka, and Film camps.
  • Evaluate all Discovery Camp programming, providing feedback to staff members and recommendations to the Leadership team and full-time  partners
  • Act as a liaison with the Leadership Team and Camp Counsellor(s) regarding any Discovery Camp participant issues (including, but not limited to, bullying, difficult behavioural issues, social issues)
  • Provide Assistant Camps Coordinator with detailed report on the program at the end of the summer
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Camps Coordinator, interpret and apply relevant public health guidance for the safe operation of camp programs in response to COVID-19

General Responsibilities

  • Assist as needed with general day camp programs, including supervision during special programming and emergency procedures
  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Assist with input information into the CampBrain database
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Overview

The Sport Camps Lead is a senior role on the Camps Leadership Team, and has overall responsibility for activities offered as part of Sport Camps (including Multi-Sport Camp and varsity camps), as well as overall responsibility for campers and staff in these programs. This includes supporting the development of program schedules, curriculum, and lesson plans. This position reports to the Assistant Camps Coordinator

Position Details

Starting wage: $17.50 / hour

Positions available: 1

Application deadline: Until Filled.

Position start date: May 9, 2022

Term & hours / week

Spring/Summer

  • May 9 – June 17: Camp preparation (35 hours / week)
  • June 20 – August 26: Staff training & summer camp (40 hours / week)

Position type:

  • Non-Career Boost

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 2 seasons of camp staff (or similar) experience, including significant experience leading and organizing activities for children and experience coaching sport (preferably in at least one of basketball, soccer, and/or hockey)
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, staff, athletes, and coaches
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to encourage and motivate staff, and acknowledge and appreciate contributions
  • Coaching certification is an asset
  • Participation as a Ryerson varsity athlete is preferred
  • Desire and ability to provide leadership to children in activity groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development & delivery of lessons and programming at all Sport Camps, including Multi-Sport, Basketball, Soccer, and Volleyball camps.
  • Evaluate all Sport Camp programming, providing feedback to staff members and recommendations to the Leadership team and full-time coaches
  • Act as a liaison with the Leadership Team and Camp Counsellor(s) regarding any Sport Camp participant issues (including, but not limited to, bullying, difficult behavioural issues, social issues)
  • Provide Assistant Camps Coordinator with detailed report on the program at the end of the summer
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Camps Coordinator, interpret and apply relevant public health guidance for the safe operation of camp programs in response to COVID-19

General Responsibilities

  • Assist as needed with general day camp programs, including supervision during special programming and emergency procedures
  • Ensure participant safety throughout each day
  • Assist with input information into the CampBrain database
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Description

The Assistant Camps Coordinator provides day-to-day oversight of all aspects of the in-person Day Camps program in partnership with the Camps & Aquatics Coordinator. The Assistant Camps Coordinator provides assistance with administration, customer service, and program development for the Day Camp program. This includes responding to inquiries from interested families, leading the development of Camp programs and curriculum, coordinating the planning and delivery of staff training, and leading the Camp Leadership Team.

Position Details

Starting wage: $19.00 / hour

Positions available: 1

Application deadline: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Position start date: January 10, 2021

Position type: Non-Career Boost

Term & hours / week

January 10 - April 29: 10 hours / week

May 2 - June 17: 35 hours / week

June 20 - August 26: 40 hrs / week

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (completion or enrolment in a post-secondary program) in a related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum 2 seasons of camp staff (or similar) experience, including 1+ seasons leading staff, children, and youth
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with campers, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Demonstration of strong leadership skills developed through progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role
  • Proven ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to encourage and motivate staff, and acknowledge and appreciate contributions
  • Desire and ability to provide leadership to children and youth in a day camp setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter and organizer
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ certification
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Role-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist with coordination of daily external Day Camp communication (phone, email, etc.)
  • Lead the delivery of full Camp programs (including Opening and Closing Circle, lunch, snack)
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Camps Leadership Team
  • Initiate regular communication with Camp families
  • Lead the development and delivery of staff training 
  • Facilitate the development of activity lesson plans to be followed by Counsellors and other Camp staff
  • Maintain records of all programs, and provide Camps & Aquatics Coordinator with detailed report on programs at end of the season
  • Facilitate the recruitment, hiring, and training of Day Camp staff and volunteers
  • Provide formal and informal feedback to Day Camp staff and volunteers
  • Alongside the Camps & Aquatics Coordinator, interpret and apply relevant public health guidance for the safe operation of camp programs in response to COVID-19

General Responsibilities

  • Assist with input information into the CampBrain database
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all camper, family, and staff information in accordance with Ryerson’s Privacy Policy
  • Assist Camp & Aquatics Coordinator to oversee Day Camp and Ontario Camps Association standards within all areas of Camp operations
  • Ensure all Camp activities are proactive in supporting health and safety of campers and staff
  • Ensure risk management plans are in place
  • Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, and attitude
  • Follow and enforce Day Camp rules as outlined in the Staff, Volunteer, and Camper Codes of Conduct
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity, belonging, pride and excellence in Athletics & Recreation facilities by providing excellent customer service to campers, families, and guests
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Applications for this position are accepted until Thursday, December 9th @ 11:30 p.m.