Camp Counselor

Camp Counsellor

Summer Position at either Camp Squamish, or Camp Winfield/Shawnigan!

Squamish (June 18th-August 10th)
Winfield/Shawnigan (June 8th-August 28th)

Wages: $125.20 per day (Room and Board included, transportation between sites during the contract is also provided.)
Qualifications: First Aid-CPR C, Valid Criminal Check required.
Bonuses –
Completion Bonus! – Each staff who completes the season will automatically receive a 1000$ bonus.
Buddy Bonus! If you refer a friend who is hired and attends training, you will receive a 50$ bonus. If that same friend completes the entire camp season, your bonus is bumped to 100$! All bonuses given at the end of the season.

Interested in working with children and adults with disabilities? BC Easter Seals is looking for Camp counsellors to come work at the Easter Seals Summer Camps located in Kelowna, Shawnigan Lake, and Squamish. BC Easter Seals provides the opportunity for children and adults who may not be able to attend a conventional camp to still experience the magic that comes along with summer camp. Camp counsellors provide direct care for campers, and will form a buddy group with 6 campers each week. If you are interested in learning more about BC Easter Seals Camps, you can visit our website: https://www.eastersealsbcy.ca/about-us/

Counsellor Duties
Camp Counsellors at BC Easter Seals Summer Camps are responsible for providing general leadership to the camp team, including staff and volunteers. In addition, Camp Counsellors provide direct care, support, supervision and assistance of campers in accordance with the Society’s policies, procedures and objectives. All staff are required to follow all additional Covid-19 Policies, including but not limited to social distancing, mask usage, sanitation, and others. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Camper Care
Attend to the camper’s emotional wellbeing, ensuring they feel secure, comfortable, and welcome in the camp environment.
Attend to the camper’s personal and hygienic needs (washing, feeding, toileting etc.) and coordinate such activity appropriately within the camp schedule.
Be familiar with the assigned campers’ special medical conditions and/or behavioural issues and act according to care support directives provided by the Camp Coordinators, Nurse and the campers’ parents/guardians.
Create care cards for each camper containing their essential medical and support information
Be able to perform first aid (e.g. administer an Epi Pen) if the need arises
Monitor the assigned campers’ special diets and contact with allergens.
As much as possible, encourage each camper’s independence and recognize and utilise potentials for personal growth or social development.
Conduct one’s self as an effective role model at all times.
Assist assigned campers in selecting activities as required.
Encourage maximum camper participation in all activities, while respecting a camper’s personal choice to not participate in an activity.
Ensure camper’s belongings are well cared for throughout a camp session and are accounted for upon arrival and departure from camp. Ensure that each item is checked off the clothing list and the list returned with the belongings.

Immediately report any concerns regarding the camper’s emotional/physical wellbeing or behaviour to the Camp Coordinators.
Correspond with camper guardians and relevant authorities as required
Use discretion to make decisions about campers’ ongoing suitability for the program

Safety
Ensure that effective standards of safety are maintained at all times.
Report all accidents, seizures or illnesses to the Health Care Team immediately.
Follow the directions of the HealthCare Team and the Camp Coordinators at all times.
In the event of an emergency, follow the appropriate procedures reviewed during training. Complete and submit incident reports and other documentation as required.
Provide leadership in coordinating appropriate emergency responses
Participate in water rescue as required
Undergo and be comfortable applying WHMIS training on the safe and proper usage of cleaning chemicals.

Program
Develop activities outside of scheduled program periods.
Mentor and manage Volunteer Counsellors in coordinating and carrying out activities
Participate in all camp activities.
Offer feedback and input into planning programs.
Provide mentorship to campers and volunteers and conduct one’s self as an effective role model at all times.

General
Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
Work night duty and rest duty as required.
Develop an award of recognition for each camper.
Complete evaluations on all campers, volunteers, and PSW’s on the appropriate forms.
Complete all necessary paperwork in time required.
Fulfil duties assigned during weekly site cleanup and end of season cleanup.
Perform various duties surrounding the camp program and camper care as required throughout the summer.
Other duties as directed by the Camp Coordinators.
Adhere to Society’s code of conduct, privacy, IT and other related policies.

Application Details

Apply here, https://eastersealsbcy.campbrainstaff.com/

or email your resume to your camp of choice at Campwinfield@gmail.com or Campsquamish@gmail.com

Contact

  • Name: Dale Kilgour
  • Email: Dkilgour@eastersealsbcy.ca
  • Expiry: 01/06/2022