Program Counsellor
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary 2,230 reviews - Calgary, AB

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Camp Adventure, Kananaskis Country
Full-Time, Summer Seasonal
Opportunity # CA-IN-06/2013

Make a difference in the life of a child

Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!


Under the guidance and training of the Head Counsellors and the Assistant Director, the Program Counsellor is responsible for working directly with campers. This position involves living in a tipi with one other Counsellor and 10 campers. Ensuring their physical and emotional well being at all times throughout the week. Responsibilities include but are not limited to intentional and progressive program planning and delivery for a specific program area at camp. These areas are archery, eco (outdoor living skills), initiatives (team-building), mountain biking, lifeguard and canoeing. Other responsibilities include but not limited to demonstrating respect and care for the camp’s natural environment, facilities and equipment, and continual role-modeling of positive behavior for campers.

Camp Adventure is a residential camp that provides children and youth with primary experiences in nature through tipi living, team work, healthy outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Camp Adventure strives to be a safe and positive place for campers to build self-esteem, skills and confidence in an intimidation-free environment. Campers range in age from 7 to 17 years.


  • Standard First Aid and CPR or willingness to obtain
  • Completing a degree/diploma in the Human Services field considered an asset
  • Experience working with children and youth considered an asset
  • Experience living/working/recreating in a wilderness setting an asset
  • Certifications specific to the position applied for an asset (ie ARCKA, NLS, NCCP etc.)

Please Note: Candidates are required to provide a cleared criminal record check with vulnerable sector search prior to commencing employment. A cleared criminal record check dated within 6 months of the interview date will also be accepted.

We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by quoting the above opportunity number to for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring,...