Leader In Training (LIT) Director

Reports to:
Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director

Work Dates
Staff Training: July 3 to 6, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday)
Boys: July 9 to 27, 2018 (Monday to Friday for 3 weeks)
Girls: July 30 to August 24, 2018 (Monday to Friday for 4 weeks)

Job Description
As an STB LIT Program Director you will develop, organizes and executes a dynamic 2-week program for a group of 5 to 15 Leaders In Training (ages 13 to 15). The LIT Program Director is responsible for providing an exceptional camp experience for all LITs while ensuring a safe and fun environment.

Duties & Responsibilities
Including but not limited to:

  • Develop, organize, coordinate and run the daily program for the LITs
  • Come up with creative ideas for new and old activities to keep the program fresh and exciting
  • Work closely with the Camp Director to develop a program which will develop leadership strategies, team skills, and prepare the LITs to be the leaders of tomorrow
  • As part of the program, introduce the LITs to the job of camp counsellor
  • Work closely with the Camp Director, Head Counsellors and Program Staff to ensure the LIT program delivery is safe and efficient
  • Coordinate with the Program Staff to ensure the LIT program does not interfere with the camp program (shared resource, camp area use…)
  • Supervise the LITs during counsellor shadowing sessions
  • Explain activities to groups of LITs and staff
  • Setup, execute and participate in a variety of camp activities
  • Maintain a neat and organized work environment
  • Maintain and care for all camp equipment (sports equipment, audio, art/drama equipment, etc…) according to STB maintenance schedule
  • Assist in the duties of Head Counsellor during LIT program down times
  • Documentation of any incidents (eg. LIT injury, LIT behavioural issues…)
  • In coordination with the Sr. Program Directors and Head Counsellors 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 LITs (e.g. following rules, overall health, participation, having fun, etc.)
  • 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
  • Ability to confidently address groups of children and staff
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to lead a team of co-workers
  • Exceptional team player, ability to work well with a variety of personalities and to give and receive feedback
  • 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

Assets (not required)

  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Experience public speaking
  • 2+ years experience on staff at a camp and have graduated from or be in University/College
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Canoeing ability / Canoeing instructors
  • Active member of school community
  • Pursuing or looking to pursue a career working with children

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