Interactive, stimulating experience and building of independence
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) – Malton, ON – 1 April 2018
During my time working as a camp counsellor for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, my ability to cooperate and work effectively as a group increased as those were the main requirements I had to fill daily. The workplace environment was filled with positive energy and encouragement from my coworkers as we worked together to create the best day possible for the children we were working with. My coworkers and I were divided into partners or trios, and assigned a group of around 10-15 kids that we were responsible for for that day. We created activities, monitored their behaviour, engaged in stimulating and education presentations and seminars, and accompanied the children on field trips to places such as the Ripley's Aquarium, farms, and African Lion Safari. The biggest difficulty I encountered during my time working as a counsellor was arbitrating and mediating conflicts that arose between the children. However, I was able to successfully work through it which has resulted in sharpening my skills associated with conflict-resolving.
Free lunches, flexible breaks
5 day work week for a month