Assistant Camp Director - Camp Maple Leaf
Banyan Community Services - Peterborough, ON

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2013 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
AT CAMP MAPLE LEAF

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR
(3 Months) Job #C2013-03
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 3, 2013 to August 25, 2013. 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.

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

The Assistant Camp Director position is normally a 3 month position which includes providing training to the staff, and planning for the LIT and CIT programs prior to the start of camp.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 Assist the Camp Director to monitor and actively supervise to ensure day-to-day operation in a safe and supportive manner enhancing individual and group strengths and maximizing potentials while supporting effective execution of the program model.
 Be a positive Role Model and leader for campers and staff in all facets of Camp life by maintaining a strong visible presence.
 Plan and oversee the implementation of the Leadership Programs, both LIT and CIT.
 Daily participation in leadership staff meetings.
 Assist Section Heads and Counselling staff with camper behavior issues.
 Ensure proper procedures are followed for out-trips. Check in with staff on out-trips regularly.
 Actively supervise all assigned staff members, identifying strengths and weaknesses. Conduct staff evaluations mid and end work term, with support from Program Coordinator, providing continuous support to staff, Administrative duties as required.
 Assist the Director to conduct weekly drills for response to fire, missing camper and other emergencies.
 Assist with boat transportation to and from the island.
 On-call AT ALL TIMES and for arrival and departure days, from the first pick up time, until the last drop off is completed, shared with Camp Director.
 General cabin clean-up.
 Conduct tours for CAS agencies, accreditation requirements, public health as well as those required for promotion and marketing of the camp.
 Follow up and communicate with parents and/or Guardians of campers when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS
 University /College student with preference given to those pursuing a career in Recreation/Sports Management Field. Prior experience in residential camping preferred.
 Previous leadership and supervision experience
 Bronze Med / Cross. National Life Saving (NLS) certificate is an asset
 Current First Aid / CPR –preference given to those candidates holding the Wilderness First Aid Certification
 Driver’s Licence is an asset
 Pleasure Craft Operator card (PCOC) and Small Vessel Commercial License (SVCL) is a requirement for this position
 Propane Handling Certificate is an asset
 Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
 Prior experience in residential camping preferred
 Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.
 Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Check required two (2) months prior to commence of work term at staff’s own expense

Interested applicants are asked to make reference to Job # C2013-03, submit resume, cover letter and
copies of certificates to:

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

Deadline for submission: January 25, 2013

Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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