Campfire Circle, in Muskoka, is looking for a Land Activities Coordinator for the 2023 season.
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Muskoka Site Start Date: June 18th, 2023 End Date: September 3rd, 2023
Rate: $6,000 (for the full contract) *Training/virtual training dates may occur prior to this date and are included in your full contract rate*
1. PROGRAMMING AND FACILITATION: 45%
a) Development, instruction and supervision of a Land Activity program that is: safe, creative, challenging, accessible, experiential, ability and age appropriate, environmentally friendly, and fun.
b) Work with Overnight Program Manager to adapt and adjust curriculum and activities from session to session based on feedback and experiences.
c) Ensure that Land Activity areas are safe at all times, including closing down certain activity areas when camp is not in session or when area is not supervised to ensure safe resting.
d) Conduct regular risk management surveys of the site, activity facilities and equipment, reporting any damage of equipment or elements to Camp Director and Manager.
e) Adhere to cleaning procedures and logging as trained and directed.
f) Set up and prepare activities and activity areas in accordance with, but not limited to the standards of the camp, the guidelines of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), and the organization’s COVID protocols
g) Ensure that camp programs incorporate camp values and traditions
2. VOLUNTEER AND CAMPER SUPPORT: 20%
a) Collaborate with medical team, Camp Directors, and Camper Support Specialists to ensure program and activities meet the considerations and needs of each participant.
b) Assist in facilitation of on-site volunteer trainings.
c) Support in planning, prepping, and execution of camp wide programs, theme, and other activities.
d) Support, coach, and lead volunteers in achieving safe, fun, and engaging programs.
e) Assist volunteers in providing general support and supervision to campers and families.
f) Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required.
g) Support with summer bus programs and bus chaperoning as needed
3. SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT: 15%
a) Oversee risk management of all Land Activities and emergency procedures and participate in site emergency procedures.
b) Supervise and direct the instruction and experience of all participants (campers, parents/guardians volunteers, and staff) who are participating in Land Activities.
c) In collaboration with Camp Director and Manager, provide supervision of the Land Activity team of the summer staff team (ex. Outdoor Recreation and Sports, Arts and Crafts, Music, Woodshop, Drama and Dance) including offering feedback, performance evaluation, and program development opportunities.
d) Support the planning and facilitation of pre-camp summer staff training.
e) Coordinate staff schedule for facilitation and time off.
f) Oversee and monitor program curriculum planning and development to maintain program standards during growth.
4. COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION: 10%
a) Evaluate and assess the Land Activity safety and emergency procedures according to Campfire Circle, The Ontario Camps Association, and Ontario Health policies
b) Ensure the program binder is kept up to date (activity plans, inventory, camper records, and rope usage, equipment).
c) Communicate Land Activity program needs and concerns to Camp Director and Manager.
d) Report on the achievement of site specific program plans and Land Activity plans
e) Ensure accident/incident report forms are completed.
f) Produce an end of summer report capturing daily procedures, reflections on the summer and notes for future staff members in this role.
5. LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY: 10%
a) Help build and maintain a positive, inclusive and supportive camp community, ensuring that lines of communications are accessible, open and positive and acting as a role model within the camp community.
b) Identify staff/volunteer concerns as they arise and alert Camp Director and Manager of recurring or unresolved issues.
6. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their Manager or their designate.
a) Experience as a staff or volunteer in a camp environment and/or working with children in a recreational setting.
b) Experience supervising staff and/ or volunteers.
c) Experience working with children with disabilities and/or additional physical, behavioural, and/or psychosocial needs as well as experience facilitating adaptive programming.
d) Experience facilitating outdoor camp activities
e) Valid Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification for duration of the contract or willing & able to successfully take the certification (paid for by Campfire Circle).
f) Current police reference check and vulnerable sector screening.
g) Demonstrated ability to manage high risk activities
a) Overnight camp experience
b) Experience in outdoor education or adventure education
c) Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious illnesses and an understanding of how illness impacts the entire family.
d) Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector.
e) A current G or G2 class driver’s license, and eligible to be insured under camp policy.
f) Bronze Cross or NL certification.
Particular Working Conditions:
a) This position requires living at the Muskoka campsite for the duration of the contract – room and board is provided. Routine evenings and weekend commitments are required.
b) In consideration of the population Campfire Circle serves, the incumbent is a non-smoker.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions and supporting camp life require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is largely performed in an outdoor environment, working at heights. The minimum physical requirements for this position include:
• Able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Able to lift 20kg
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