Supervisor (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 26 August 2018
Instructing the basics of soccer, playing camp games, supervising campers while in the pool. Constantly doing drills, preparing for the next ones. Amazing counselors and staff. Commuting everyday was tough, although helping young kids and coaching them in soccer was worth it.
Work anywhere else...this place is going down hill fast
Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 27 August 2018
Poor management and leadership. Office is disorganized and nobody really does much. Management position are just giving to staff that stick around even if they have no leadership skills. Extremely high turnover rate and low pay. You are better off working a minimum wage job ANYWHERE else, so you aren't yelled at on the phone all day, upholding bogus "policies".
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ontario – 4 August 2018
Job security is pretty much 100% if you are a supervisor. If you are not, than you are typically told the Thursday of the week before where you will be placed/if you have work at all since it depends on enrollment. This can be very stressful for people- my staff included.
This camp is really what YOU make it. You must maintain your energy throughout the summer and think of fun things to do on MINIMAL supplies. As a supervisor, I would spend some of my own money at walmart and the dollar store for games/activities in mind (chalk, paint, beach balls etc). Although it is not required, it really changes up the routine and keeps the kids on their toes. (it was always worth it to see the kids excitement) Luckily, the parents really took notice of this initiative and they were more than compensating- offering to pay for everyones pizza for pizza Friday or reimbursing me for things I would personally go out and buy for the kids- Although I never asked. If their kids are HAPPY, the parents will take notice and be more than accommodating.
Yes, supervisor compensation is worse than poor- $30 more for ALOT more responsibility and time to send paperwork/ organize for the upcoming week. It is even worse for remote sites because you have to lug ALL the supplies to/from the camp each day- my car was packed everyday of equipment that MIGHT be needed..just incase.
only apply if you have the patience to work with kids *some with disabilities/ behavioural challenges* and have the motivation to engage with the kids. If not, you are disserving yourself and the kids whomore... are looking to ENJOY their summer!!!
It's not an easy job by any means..but it can be super rewarding if you take initiative :)less
flexibility to schedule programming, fun (if you make it), rewarding
hot days, time consuming, disorganized staff scheduling, low staff
Staffing manager is horrible, head office is unorganized
Camp Staff (Former Employee) – Ontario – 1 August 2018
The actual camp job itself can be fun, if you make it fun - I mean you're outside with kids all day playing games. However the pay is terrible (less than minimum wage) and head office is a mess. The staffing manager is extremely rude, short, and doesn't care about the staff at all. She only cares about numbers and positions filled. Head office ruined the entire camp experience for me and I am very disappointed.
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good starter job
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 19 June 2018
Great summer job, lots of freedom to do your own programming and lots of fun contests done through head office. Head office is run very well and communication is great between managers and head office.
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 31 March 2018
The work was fun and structured. I had a lot of fun working with as a team. Although employment was based on enrolment therefore one never knew if they worked the next week or not. I was also forced to work when sick because of lack of staff.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 6 February 2018
A typical work day consisted of getting to the soccer field for a little earlier then 8am and would leave between 5 and 5:15pm. The days are long and tiering and you get paid for 8 hours a day, as you get paid weekly instead of hourly. The management style is hands off, you get visited by a superior 1-2 times a week for less then 30 minutes. The hardest part of the job is organizing the day and coming up with new things to do for 9 hours. Keeping children entertained for that long with minimal supplies is extremely challenging. Also, working outside in the summer is finicky, weather it be extremely hot or raining, it gets uncomfortable.
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 15 January 2018
Screaming kids, unorganized. Was not fun, also earned less than minimum wage per week. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the fast food nearby, the job really made me stressed which made me lean to fast food for lunches on most days.
This is the most unorganized company I ever worked in my whole life
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 2 October 2017
The job is not bad, you're basically a baby sitter / soccer coach. The pay is the minimum wage and you can do overtime everyday, which turns out not that bad for a summer job. What stinks is the company management, they are HORRIBLE. You can expect them to mess up your pays, send stuff to the wrong address when you specifically ask them to change it and they confirmed. They are a MESS. I would never, work for them again, I would rather work at McDonalds.
Leader in Training (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 September 2017
Au Royal City soccer club, les journées typiques de travail se présentait de manières assez uniforme. Effectivement, l'énergie positive dégagée par les enfants chaque semaine facilitaient le travail de mes coéquipiers et moi. On avait rarement a faire de la discipline, ce qui nous donnait plus de temps pour s'amuser avec eux, ce qui nous mettait alors le sourire aux lèvres. Donc, une journée typique se résumait au plaisirs que mes coéquipiers et moi avions avec les enfants et aussi le plaisir qu'on partageait entre nous, coéquipiers, puisqu'on s'entendait tous parfaitement.
Le plus difficile pendant mon temps las-bas fut de gérer, tous les enfants en même temps puisque meme si la plupart d'entre eux avait un comportement exemplaire, il y avait toujours 2 ou 3 enfants qui ne suivaient pas la norme, donc fallait les obliger de bien agir ou on les punissait. l'environnement de travail était aussi assez dur, car on travaillait a l'extérieur, donc parfois sous le soleil qui était assez chaud.
Mais Sinon, ce fut une grande expérience pour moi d'aller en Alberta et de gerer un groupe de personne.
apprentissage de l'anglais, pause fréquente, piscine
Counsellor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 August 2017
I have worked here for two years, and no improvements have been made from the previous year. Their top motivation is money and it is clear.
If you accept a job here be aware you may NOT WORK every week, you WILL get MOVED from location to location. If you are a guy you will probably work more and move around less. The hours you will typically work are 8-5:30 and YES sometimes you have to stay past 5:30.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 2 June 2017
While working with children is lots of fun. There is little notice about whether or not you receive the job on time. As well you are basically left to your own devices when it comes to looking after the children and in my case were terribly under staffed for number of children.
Counselor in Training (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 30 April 2017
A typical day at Royal City Soccer club consists of getting to work early in the morning to setup for camp, making sure ever kid is signed in and making sure everyone is comfortable, by playing lots of icebreakers and fun games. since it is a soccer camp we were required to make drills to teach the kids how to play soccer, but most of he kids wanted to play world cup ( teams of 2, if your team scores past coach your teams goes to the next round, last one to score is out) playing in the sun for 8 hours a day all summer was a task and it was a hard one, a lot of the kids ask for tons of breaks to sit in the shade. Pool time was the best part of the day, after lunch we would head to the pool and let the kids swim around and be kids for around an hour or 2 depending on the attitude of the camp that day. after swimming its free time until parents pick up at 4.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 April 2017
Working with children was tiring but fun. Weekly based pay meant that we were typically being paid less than minimum wage per hour of work, given we often had to stay hours after work offically being done for the children to be picked up.
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 September 2016
Never work for this company! They mistreat employees, and take advantage of their field staff whenever they can. The company's policies are just loose guidelines and provide little to no training. The corporate office staff waver, are loose goosy and cannot decide when confronted with day to day issues. They have a don't care attitude - all they do is take money from customers and take advantage of the field supervisors. The head office staff need to grow some balls!
Anything you can think of in a bad employer, you'll find it at Royal City Soccer.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 July 2016
The most difficult part of this job was the fact that management was on the other side of the country, sometimes weekly cheques would arrive late because of the distance. Co-workers were easy to get along with and very welcoming of new employees. Dealing with children, the hardest part was making sure they listened to you. The most enjoyable part was playing soccer all day, and teaching eager young children the skills and teamwork that came along with soccer.
always outside, exercising
long hours for minimal wage, dealing with over energetic children
Camp Counselor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 May 2015
Royal City Soccer Club hires great staff to help run a good and fun camp at all of their sites. Each staff member is dedicated to ensuring that all campers have the best time they can, while also doing what they are required to do in their specific site (to teach soccer, mainly). Children are all so unique and it is interesting to interact with a lot of them and see how different they all are, yet they can all give you something to learn about either yourself or themselves. I was blessed to be able to work with such great co-workers and I regularly keep in touch with them because they were so much fun and their personalities fit with mine so well. The hardest part of the job was looking after trouble-making campers and the most enjoyable aspect was interacting with the campers in general and learning about each individual.