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Positions: Outdoor Camp Counsellor
Type: summer jobs / summer camp jobs
Camp: Dogwood Acres Camp/ Crossley Aquatics
Location: Port Perry, Ontario

Dogwood Acres Camp is a private outdoor swim and day camp run on 57 acres of forested park. We aspire to promote the growth of our campers in areas of Physical Health & Fitness, Character Education and Environmental Awareness & Appreciation. We provide swimming and leadership opportunities for our campers ranging in age from 5 – 16 years old.

POSITION SUMMARY

Dogwood Acres Camp is looking for dynamic, energetic, and motivated individuals to fill various Camp Counsellor positions for Summer 2019. We operate entirely outdoors in rain or shine for 5 weeks throughout the summer from 8am to 4:45pm.


SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Job Responsibilities

  • Swimming Lessons:
    • Maintain safety on deck and in the pool at all times
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Red Cross swim levels & progressions
    • Lesson plans, worksheets, report cards completed daily
    • Strong knowledge of students’ strengths/weaknesses
    • Provide support and leadership to WSI candidates to ensure effective instruction
  • Camp Roles:
    • Lead Meet & Greet each morning: greet campers, take attendance, and lead campers to hang up belongings and find their House
    • Co-facilitate afternoon Focus Program & Camp wide activities and games
    • Lifeguard afternoon pond activities
    • Other camp duties as assigned

Specific Job Requirements & Experience

  • Current SFA and WSI; current NLS preferred
  • 1+ years experience in an instructional aquatic and camp setting
  • Completed Grade 10

HIGH 5 LEADER

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement and lead High 5 Program during morning swimming lessons
    • High 5 Program: a character education program that focuses on building friends, team building skills, and fun through games and activities
  • Manage transitions of swimmers from pool to change rooms to High 5 Program
  • Prepare & clean up materials and supplies for program

Job Requirements & Experience

  • Current Standard First Aid; Current Water Safety Instructor and NLS preferred
  • 1+ years experience in a camp setting and/or educational environment working directly with children
  • Completed Grade 10

OUTDOOR OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage Morning Care campers, including prep and clean up of materials used
  • Prepare/Clean Up & Assist/Lead: Nature Fit, Afternoon Focus and Camp Wide Programs
    • Nature Fit: an outdoor education and healthy active living program that involves daily hikes, forest exploration, and games
  • Primary lead for Outdoor Recreation Focus Program
    • Outdoor Recreation Focus Program: an outdoor education program focussing on survival skills, orienteering, and forest exploration

Specific Job Requirements & Experience

  • Current Standard First Aid; current NLS preferred
  • 1+ years leadership experience in an outdoor recreational setting
  • Outdoor/environmentalist/naturalist experience and knowledge is preferred (i.e. plant and tree ID, animal ID and tracking, orienteering, survival skills, etc.)
  • Completed Grade 10

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CAMP COUNSELLOR POSITIONS

  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check dated within 6 months of hire (18 years of age or older)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher mandatory

COMPENSATION

  • Based on age, experience and qualifications

Come join our team in creating a unique outdoor summer experience for our campers!

APPLY

To apply, please complete the attached job application indicating positions of interest, including copies of certifications and send an email to lisagraves@crossleyaquatics.com . For more information, email lisagraves@crossleyaquatics.com or call Brad at (905) 429-1498. Applications accepted and interviews following on an ongoing basis until positions are filled.

Check out http://www.crossleyaquatics.com to learn more.

https://www.crossleyaquatics.com/dogwood-acres-camp.html

Application package:
https://www.crossleyaquatics.com/uploads/4/6/4/3/46437755/job_application_package_2019.pdf

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Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Ed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_education
Environmental Ed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
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http://curlie.org/Recreation/Outdoors/Schools_and_Education/
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/

The importance of summer camp
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Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca

Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 16 2019    ID: 51355