Activity Coordinator
Banyan Community Services - Camp Maple Leaf - Peterborough, ON

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Activity Coordinator
(10 weeks) Job #C2014-03

Located on Jacob’s Island, Pigeon Lake in the Kawarthas, Banyan’s Camp Maple Leaf is a residential summer camp experience for kids who would benefit the most from growing and learning while having fun, enjoying nature, making new friends and lasting memories. Camp Maple Leaf receives referrals from a range of social service organizations including the Canadian Armed Forces, Children’s Aid Societies, Big Brother/Big Sister, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, etc.

The duration of this summer position is from June 16, 2014 to August 25, 2014 and will involve 40 hours per week to prepare and train for the implementation of the program model. Applicants must love camp, enjoy working with young people and have strong leadership skills. Lengthy stretches of 24 hour days dealing with Campers with high behaviour needs. During Camp season the Activity Coordinator position will be situated at Camp. This position is ideal for someone in, or preparing for work in Child and Youth or Recreation field who enjoys working in a unique outdoor setting with at risk and vulnerable children.

Reporting to the Supervisor Camp Programs the Activity Coordinator will be a role model and mentor, offering support to their colleagues and campers in an effort to ensure an effective and harmonious environment that enhances strengths, promotes potential and always seeks to improve the camper experience.

The Activity Coordinator receives accommodations at Camp, all meals, a competitive salary and a fantastic summer experience!


Program Services:

  • Development and delivery of CML program model.
  • Development and delivery of an evaluation strategy to insure that the model is meeting its stated objectives.
  • Development of training for camp staff to support programs.
  • Provide guidance and advice to all staff delivering the program to ensure that it is meeting its stated objectives
  • Ensure that all programming at Camp is delivered in a safe and supportive manner, to enhance the camper’s experience.
  • Schedule the activity rotation for the entire summer.
  • Schedule Camp’s evening and special programs for the summer, including alternative programming elements to accommodate rainy days.
  • Assist the various Coordinators with planning for the “Overnight” programs. Develop a checklist for the Coordinator to use to ensure that all groups have the necessary supplies (i.e. working walkie-talkies)


  • Actively supervise assigned staff members, identifying strengths and weaknesses. Where necessary, and in consultation with the Supervisor Camp Programs, undertake disciplinary actions in accordance with Banyan and Camp Maple Leaf policy, procedure, and practices.
  • Night supervision as assigned.
  • As a member of the camp senior staff team abide by and enforce the rules, procedures and policies of Camp Maple Leaf and Banyan Non-Profit Management Services with all staff and campers.
  • Direct reports – Adventure program staff.

Administrative Duties:

  • Prepare and submit a process and outcome evaluation of the program model, including challenges, successes, and recommendations for change. Under the supervision of Banyan Non-Profit Management Services provide a written and detailed overview of the program model, including the resources required for implementation.
  • Oversee and implement the collection of program evaluation data
  • Maintain a running inventory of program supplies and replace/replenish as required with the approval of the Summer Camp Director or designate.

Risk Management:

  • Ensure that all programming equipment is in safe and working condition. Advise the appropriate senior staff person of any health or safety concerns immediately and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of campers and staff. (Does not include waterfront equipment.)
  • Ensure that all programs are developed, and implemented, with camper and staff safety being the number one criteria.

Site Services:

  • Ensure personal living quarters and spaces are maintained in a neat and tidy manner, including hallways and washrooms.
  • As a Camp Maple Leaf representative, act as a bus monitor to and from drop off and pick-up locations.
  • As a member of the camp’s senior management team, support all staff during programs by being actively involved in camper activities, providing additional supervision of campers and being always available for assisting with camp activities and to support campers and counsellors.
  • Interact and sit with campers at meals, assisting when necessary.
  • May be required to perform relief duties for another counselling staff member under the direction of the Supervisor Camp Programs, or designate.


  • Degree or Diploma, or pursuing education in related field such as Outdoor Education or Recreation, Teaching or Child/Youth Worker. Preference given to those pursuing a career serving harder to serve children, at-risk youth, etc.
  • Prior experience in camp environment an asset. Residential camp experience preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Check required, as per the employment package, prior to commencement of work term at staff’s own expense.
  • Current First Aid / CPR is required –preference given to those candidates holding the Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Computer skills are required including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Bronze Med / Cross or National Life Saving (NLS) certificate is an asset
  • Driver’s Licence is required (with relatively clean driving record). Must be insurable by the Camp’s providers.
  • Pleasure Craft Operator card (PCOC) is required.

Interested applicants are asked to make reference to Job # C2014-03, submit resume, cover letter and
copies of all degree/diploma, training and certifications to:

Maria Beltrame
Manager of Human Resources
fax (905) 549-9011

Deadline for submission: January 10, 2014
Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.