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Teen Resident Camp Counselor

  • 16 May 2019 3:34 PM
    Message # 7345836

    Teen Resident Camp Counselor

    Job Title:

    Teen Resident Camp Counselor 

    Job Duration:

    June 24, 2019 to August 25, 2019

    Job Hours:

    Full-time / Resident Camp Hours 

    Reports To:

    Summer Coordinator

    Job Purpose

    Two Teen Resident Camp Counselor will lead twelve 13-15 year olds in outdoor camp activities. They will plan when their activities take place and provide clear instructions to campers to keep them safe, providing first aid when necessary.

    Sasamat is a residential and day camp based summer camp in Belcarra BC, just outside of Port Moody. Sasamat prides itself on its engaging and supportive community where children are made to feel included in the camp culture and nature. This supportive and fun environment allows for campers to try new activities and develop new skills with the help of caring staff. Sasamat has a full range of exciting summer camp activities from Our high Ropes course and archery field, to canoeing and kayaking at our beautiful waterfront located on Lake Sasamat.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Staff Training

    • To participate in 100% of pre-season staff training
    • To know and practice the information covered in the "Policies & Procedures" section of manual.  (Failure to comply could result in discipline including dismissal.)
    • To submit a detailed medical, application, criminal record search forms and employee agreement to the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director no later than June 24.

    Camper Group Leadership

    • To be responsible 24 hours a day for the safety and well-being of the children, assigned to you by the Resident Camp Coordinators, during the camp hours. This includes administering first aid and completing first aid/unusual occurrence forms and submitting to supervisor on the day.
    • To develop enjoyable/stimulating programs for your group using resources of the camp and outdoor environment. Includes preparation (in writing) of a weekly program plan.
    • To encourage the development of each camper in your group and to stimulate the campers' social development as members of a group.
    • To introduce and stimulate your group's awareness of the outdoors and to encourage sound environmental practices in the use of outdoor facilities.
    • To further develop each camper's skills in those areas that you are proficient and that the camp deems valuable - e.g. cooking, swimming, crafts, orienteering.  Use resource staff whenever you feel necessary - e.g. waterfront activities.
    • To keep the Program Coordinator informed as to the location and nature of your daily program.
    • To be punctual and enthusiastic in carrying out the camp routines.
    • To keep an accurate attendance record of all your campers.
    • To assist with final clean up tasks after campers have gone home.

    Other Duties

    • If teen resident camp has low registrations you may be assigned to assistant leader or camp tasks/projects
    • Teen Resident Camp Counselors may be asked to assist in duties not listed above. Sasamat Outdoor Centre expects the support of all staff members fulfilling objectives that may not be specific to this position.


    Specialized Knowledge and Certification

    • Minimum of 19 years of age
    • Current Wilderness First Aid (40 hrs)
    • Class 4 Driver’s License
    • Cleared Criminal Record Check
    • Current RCA BC Advanced Solo/Tandem Canoe certification
    • Food Safe

    Additional qualifications considered an asset

    ·       Bronze Cross or NLS (Pool, Waterpark or Waterfront)

    ·       Wilderness First Aid

    ·       High Five


    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative
    • Ability to work with a wide variety of ages and demographic groups
    • Ability to take charge and motivate others
    • Ability to observe and assess camper behaviour, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques


    • A background working with children
    • Participation in applicable leadership programs or related experiences
    • A background working in the outdoors

    Working Conditions

    • A resident role that requires the applicant to live on-site for the duration of employment (weekends excluded).
    • Requires working in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
    • May require working with difficult clients
    • May require some weekend work

    Physical Requirements

    • Physical ability to provide active care, programming and supervision of campers 5 days a week for the duration of summer 

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