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Under general supervision of the Supervisor – Children’s Programs, is responsible for all administrative and supervisory aspects of the Harbourfront Community Centre Summer Day Camp. This will include overseeing all aspects of operating Harbourfront Community Centre’s Summer Day Camp (i.e., administration, program and event planning, hiring, training, etc.) and supervising approximately 8 Camp Counsellors, 48 children per camp session, volunteers, and supervising and working closely with the Summer Camp Facilitator.


1. Assists in the hiring, evaluation and supervision of summer camp staff and volunteers (approximately 11 people).
2. Responsible for the development and co-ordination of a training and orientation program for the Summer Day Camp staff and volunteers.
3. Facilitates the establishment of a basic framework for the Camp program (e.g. daily and weekly schedule; swim times/days; outing time/days; snack schedule; special events; parent's night, end of session events/show, etc).
4. Co-ordinates camp attendance at special events and outings.
5. Facilitates the planning and implementation of creative and stimulating program activities with the Summer Camp staff team.
6. Facilitates weekly summer camp staff meetings.
7. Collects, maintains and manages files (e.g. registration, health, and subsidy records, and other related participant information).
8. Manages the camp budget and petty cash.
9. Responsible for purchases (e.g. food, supplies, guest speakers, outings, etc.) within camp budget.
10. Establishes a filing system that collects all information pertinent to the program including a Participant Program Evaluation.
11. Works with Summer Camp staff and Supervisor – Children’s Programs to handle and document incidents.
12. Keeps Camper families informed of daily/weekly schedule, outings and events, etc.
13. Works with campers, their families, and camp staff to assist children in their progress/development in camp.
14. Prepares an end of summer camp report, and other reports as required by Program Funders.
15. Creates a Summer Camp yearbook.
16. Other duties as assigned.


1. Working on a Degree or Diploma in a human service discipline and experience working with inner-city children ages 6 to 12 (including those with special needs).
2. Applicants must meet the funding criteria, and be between the ages of 16 and 30 years old, a current full-time student and returning to school full-time in fall 2014.
3. Successful certification in standard CPR/First Aid (CPR/First Aid training will be provided as part of summer camp training).
4. Must possess a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.


  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision and leadership.
  • Strong organizational skills and a background working with families from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated background in budgeting, promoting, planning and implementing programs for children between the ages of 6 to 12.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as records maintenance skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with team-work and co-operation.

Salary Scale: Summer Contract - Student
$16.29/hr + 6% vacation and mandatory Employment Standards benefits

Deadline for application: March 3rd, 2014

Please send resume to:
Summer Camp Co-ordinator Hiring Committee
627 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3G3

This position is dependent on funding. Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of Toronto's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.