Head Counsellor


Reports to:
Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Senior Head Counsellor

Work Dates:
(All) Staff Training: June 24th – June 25th, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
(Boys) July 3 – July 28, 2017 (Monday to Friday)
(Girls) July 31 – August 25, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

Job Description:
As an STB Head Counsellor you will provide support and guidance to groups of counsellors. You will organize and run activities for small groups of campers and provide one-on-one support for individual campers. Head Counsellors are responsible for providing an exceptional camp experience for all campers while ensuring a safe and fun environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Including but not limited to,

  • Provide support and guidance to camp counsellors
  • Identify campers who require more support and enhanced supervision and ensure that these needs are addressed
  • Organize and run activities for small groups during program down times
  • Work closely with the Camp Director, Program Staff and other Head Counsellors to ensure program delivery is safe and efficient
  • Documentation of any incidents (eg. camper injury, camper behavioural issues…)
  • Ensure maintenance and care for all arts & crafts equipment according to STB maintenance schedule
  • In coordination with the Senior Program Directors and Junior Program Directors provide adequate breaks and rest times for counsellors
  • Ensure that camp rules are clearly explained and understood
  • Monitor the daily progress and general welfare of campers (e.g. following rules, overall health, participation, having fun, etc.)
  • Lead the campers to activities throughout the day and participate with them in camp activities
  • Assist with several special camp tasks such as camp photos, camp board, etc..
  • Enthusiastically and professionally carry out shared duties such as: night duty, beach duty, etc.
  • Be a full participant in all aspects of camp life
  • Carry out any other task/responsibility as designated by the Camp Director and/or Assistant Camp Director

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Experience working with children/youth
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to lead a team of co-workers
  • Mature individual who desires to work with children in a dynamic outdoor setting
  • Excellent role model, modeling honesty, integrity and respect
  • Possess enthusiasm, energy, patience and a sense of humour
  • Ability to work with all children, including those who are challenging
  • Team player, ability to work well with a variety of personalities and to give and receive feedback

Assets (not required):

  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • 2+ years experience on staff at a camp and have graduated from grade 12
  • Active member of school community
  • Pursuing or looking to pursue a career working with children