Part-time hours between December 2021 and June 2022
Full-time hours between June 27 September 2, 2022
Camps at Appleby College provide coeducational opportunities to develop and advance skills, and to promote interactive skills among participants. Appleby provides excellence within each camp through the use of superb facilities and instruction. In all our programs, we emphasize individual development, participation, co-operation and fun! Applebys scenic 60-acre campus offers outstanding academic, art and athletics for all its Camps.
Campers at Appleby experience an exciting week of discovery, friendship, sports and fun! Appleby College offers Discovery Camps, Arts & Media Camps, Science & Success Camps and Sports & Adventure Camps. For a listing of all Summer Camp Programs offered, please visit Appleby College Summer Camp Programs
The Program Director, Overnight Camp is responsible for the supervision, well-being and safety of all campers living in boarding houses. Reporting to the Director, Camp Programs, this position will support the Camp Programs mission to create an exceptional on-campus living experience. The Program Director, Overnight Camp will assist with the training, supervision and evaluation of the Summer Boarding Staff and will be residing on campus August 6 August 26, 2022 at Appleby College. This senior staff role will be supporting day camp programs and overnight camp administration between June 27- Aug. 5, 2022 in a daytime, on-campus capacity.
Specific Accountabilities (Pre-Camp): Responsibilities would include approximately 1.5-2 cumulative weeks of pre-summer work of camp planning, organizing and purchasing supplies between December 2021 and June 2022
Attend monthly Senior Staff meetings December through June Work closely with the Camp Director to build Overnight Camp Program including staffing, activity and recreational schedules Ownership of dedicated email address throughout contract term for parent communications and program inquiries
Contribute to the strategic planning and development of program based on research in the community, competitors, enrollment trends. Assist at local camp fairs, supporting camp booths or programs organized for specific events. Develop and deliver training modules that support the professional development of staff and volunteers working in the overnight program. Ensure Applebys Mutual Respect policy is communicatedSpecific Accountabilities (Summer: July/August): Supervise and provide schedules of activities and responsibilities to all summer Boarding Staff
Nurture a positive overnight environment by leading, motivating and developing strong teams
Ensure all facilities, equipment and programs are managed in accordance with the practices of Appleby College
Assist in creating a community that is conducive to campers personal success & ensuring safety and supervision
Provide support to situations that develop in the boarding houses as they relate to logistics, emotional distress, discipline violations, accidents, physical or mental illness etc. while collaborating with the Director, Camp Programs
Be first aid response and behavior management response presence for all Overnight Camps.
Acts as a parent liaison to build relationships with camper families and to ensure satisfaction and drive increased customer service
Ensure staff members are appropriately addressing and documenting behavioral issues and any incidents or concerns
Create and follow a framework, organize and run afternoon and evening activities for campers on daily basis as well as any camp staff meetings
Follow emergency procedure for medical and other applicable issues
Document all communication with parents, campers and staff
Work with Summer Camp Day staff to ensure all Overnight Campers are fully engaged in camp, arrive on time and Coordinate attendance with Camp Office
Provide formal and informal evaluation and feedback regarding performance and expectations to the Staff as well as coaching and mentoring
Work cooperatively and participate in camp activities where required
Observe and promote all rules and regulations established for the program to include Applebys Mutual Respect policy
Seek assistance and advice from the Director of Camps or appointed supervisor and ensure all decisions made have the appropriate approvals
Participate in all required training related to health and safety as provided
Ensuring all Covid-19 Safety protocols and Government regulations are being followedPost Camp Review Debrief after Summer is completed
Suggestions/Ideas for the following summer
Create Lessons Learned/Best practices documentationKnowledge and Skills: Minimum of 3 years post-secondary education required
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Recreation, Child Development, Leisure Studies and/or Education is preferred.
Senior leadership experience in a similar overnight camp/recreation program setting is required
Strong skills and demonstrated experience working with children ages 10-14
Related work experience/teaching in camp or educational environments.
Demonstrate strong organizational capabilities and necessary confidence and be able to host games and activities in front of large groups.
Proven ability to mentor young staff to work effectively with children and youth in a camp setting
Strong independent work ethic, self-awareness of appropriate instances in which to escalate
Training and work experience building relationships with instructors, campers, camp families and staff.
Current Standard First Aid Training and CPR- C or higher required. (certified on or after September 2020)
Supplemental student safety/mental health training considered a strong assetBronze Cross and/or NLS certification in lifeguarding is an asset
Workplace Requirements: As a condition of employment, if over 18 yrs. a criminal record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required
Must reside on Campus for each working night (Sunday to Thursday evenings from Aug. 6 26, 2022). This senior staff role will be supporting day camp programs and overnight camp administration between June 27- Aug. 5, 2022
Valid Ontario Drivers License required to transport students using the Appleby College vans
Valid Standard First Aid and CPR C (certified on, or after Sept. 2020) is required
Successful candidates must attend the required training sessions from Attend mandatory training June 3 5, 2022, June 18, 19, 2022
Part-time pre-camp prep work to be completed from December 2021 includes: Monthly Evening Meetings Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, April (Exact date/time TBD) and Individual homework
Leading program breakout sessions during Staff Training Weekends Friday June 3 5, & June 18 -19, 2022 Appleby College Camps and Academies provide the highest quality of instruction to campers in a fast paced and challenging work environment. Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.
While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Please apply online by Monday, November 1, 2021 via https://www.appleby.on.ca/jointheteam/currentoppor...
Appleby is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.