Outdoor Recreation & Sports Program Staff

Campfire Circle, in Muskoka, is looking for Outdoor Recreation & Sports Program Staff for the 2023 season.

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Hours of Work: June 21 - September 3, 2023
Wages: $4,500.000 (for full contract)
Duties & Qualifications:

a) Development and Instruction of an Outdoor Recreation and Sports program that is: safe, creative, challenging, accessible, experiential, ability and age appropriate, environmentally friendly, and fun. This includes: archery, fishing, gardening, orienteering, hiking, camping skills, and a variety of recreational group sports.
b) Lead campers and staff in packing, risk management and overall trip preparation for the single night overnight trips (at Rainbow Lake only).
c) Maintain equipment and track supply inventory, ensure that all necessary supplies are restocked as required.
d) Work with the Head of Land Activities and Overnight Program Manager to adapt and adjust curriculum and activities from session to session based on feedback and experiences.
e) Ensure and enforce overall camp cleanliness and ensure that all program areas are safe and clean at all times.
f) Adhere to cleaning procedures and logging as trained and directed.
g) 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
h) Ensure that camp programs incorporate camp values and traditions
i) Support all camp programming in addition to designated program area

a) Participate in risk management with the program area and Site emergency procedures.
b) Assist in facilitation of on-site volunteer trainings.
c) Support the 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

a) Support the task of ensuring the program binder is kept up to date (activity plans, inventory, and camper records,).
b) Communicate Outdoor Recreation and Sports program needs and concerns to the Head of Land Activities and Overnight Program Manager.
c) Report on the achievement of site specific program plans and Outdoor Recreation and Sports program plans.
d) Ensure accident/incident report forms are completed
e) Produce an end of summer report capturing daily procedures, reflections on the summer and notes for future staff members in this role.

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 the Camp Director and Manager of recurring or unresolved issues.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their Manager or their designate.


Required Criteria
a) Experience as a staff or volunteer in a camp environment and/or working with children in a recreational setting.
b) Experience working with children with disabilities and/or additional physical, behavioural, and/or psycho-social needs as well as experience facilitating adaptive programming.
c) Experience facilitating outdoor education and nature-based programs and/or experience facilitating recreational sports programs
d) Working knowledge and teachable skills in areas such as archery, hiking, fishing,
orienteering, gardening, etc.
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.
Advantageous Criteria
Overnight summer camp experience.
Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious illnesses and an understanding of how illness impacts the entire family.
Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector.
A current G or G2 Class driver’s license, and eligible to be insured under camp insurance policy.
Bronze Cross or NL certification
Particular Working Conditions:
a) This position requires living at the Muskoka or Rainbow Lake campsites 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-
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
To Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by email at careers@campfirecircle.org. Please indicate, in the subject line, the title of the role(s) you are applying for.  For further details please follow: https://campfirecircle.org/.

Job Type: Seasonal
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