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Positions: Camp Counsellor
Type: summer
Organization: Camp Misquah
Location: near Gracefield, Quebec
Work Term: June 1st - August 23rd 2024
Salary: $2,600 - 2,700, room and board included

Description: Camp Misquah is looking for dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic staff. A Counselor is expected to maintain open lines of communication and work in a cooperative manner with other camp staff in fulfilling roles and duties.

You will be responsible for the care and support of campers (adults and children with developmental disabilities) during their stay at camp. This care includes but is not limited to: assistance with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living, mobility support, behavioral and emotional management, engaging campers in camp activities, and providing accommodations as required, and completing camper care reports. Reports directly to the Head Counselors. You will receive basic ASL, basic NVCI & consent training as well as basic training in camper care and camp programming. You will be trained on camp procedures.

Why work here?

Camp Misquah hires individuals that are looking to learn skills and gain experience related to their education or future careers, and those that want to make a difference for people with disabilities.

The skills learned on the job at Camp Misquah directly relate to nursing, social work, physiotherapy, education, psychology, speech pathology, and many more areas of study.

Our summer staff can earn a letter of volunteerism for up to 200 hours!

What will I learn?

  • Self-confidence 
  • Communication skills 
  • Leadership 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Resilience 
  • Personal care (bathing, toileting, feeding) 
  • Behaviour management 
  • Environment & activity adaptation 
  • Your core values 
  • What you are truly capable of 

How will I learn that?

Each day you and a team will be responsible for assisting 6-8 individuals with disabilities from morning wake-up to tucking in at night. You will play games, do activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, basketball, boating, dancing, singing, and anything else that your creativity can bring to the camp experience!

This may be the most challenging and rewarding job that you experience. Your heart will open to people that you have only just met, you will create friendships with campers and staff that will extend years into the future, and you will be forever changed. 


  • Minimum of 16 years of age 
  • Clear Criminal Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Check 
  • Available June 8th-14th, 2024 to participate in mandatory summer staff orientation some of which is on location at Camp Misquah 
  • Available to work all dates as shown in "Summer Camp Employment Schedule" (Exceptions must be discussed at time of interview, emergency exemptions apply) 


  • Experience with people with disabilities 
  • Providing personal care, behaviour management, or leading activities 
  • Sign language 
  • Current standard first-aid and Level C CPR (that will not expire during the work term) 


  • Abide by the Camp Philosophy that “Campers Come First”. 
  • Work at being a strong cooperative team player in your cabin and with the entire camp staff. 
  • Respect and support all members of your team. 
  • Keep the cabin clean and tidy and ensure that campers play an active role in cabin clean up
  • Help generate ENTHUSIASM and IDEAS for all camp activities and encourage all members of staff to do the same. 
  • Aide and/or supervise the personal care tasks of each camper (feeding, dressing, bathing, and toileting) in the cabin while encouraging and insisting that the campers do all they can for themselves. 
  • Spend quality time with the campers at all working times. 
  • Share the responsibilities for advanced planning of activities, special events, and evening programs. 
  • Take your turn on Dorm Duty and back up Night Duty (overnight assistance) 
  • Be responsible for leading and initiating camp activities throughout the day. 
  • Work with other staff members to complete administrative tasks on time. 
  • Take responsibility for the smooth operation of your cabin, including a daily cabin meeting to communicate any information and/or issues. 
  • Understand each camper’s specific needs to ensure that each camper is provided with the best possible physical and emotional care. 
  • Demonstrate patience, understanding, and care towards campers and staff and to treat everyone with dignity and respect. 
  • Bring any unresolvable difficulties to the Head Counsellors.
  • Aide in behaviour management of campers when applicable. 
  • Evaluate your Head Counsellors with formal and informal feedback. 
  • Other duties as requested by the Head Counsellors/Program Director/Camp Director. 
  • Report to the Head Counsellor. 
  • Attend meetings called by the senior staff. 


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Thank you for your interest and we can’t wait to hear from you! 


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 13 2024    ID: 71185