Programs Coordinator

Campfire Circle, in Muskoka & Rainbow Lake, is looking for a Programs Coordinator for the 2023 season.

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Wages: $6,000 (for the full contract)
Duties & Qualifications:

Muskoka Site Start Date: June 18th, 2023 End Date: September 3rd, 2023

Rainbow Lake Site Start Date: June 18th, 2023 End Date: September 1st, 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*



a) Collaborate with staff and volunteers to lead, plan and facilitate camp style programs for parents/guardians and campers aged 0-18 that is: safe, creative, challenging, accessible, experiential, ability and age appropriate, environmentally friendly and fun. This includes: sessional themes, choice style programming, large group all-camp programs, and dining hall programming.

b) In conjunction with the Overnight Program Manager support creating the sessional schedule of programs and special programs and guests.

c) Coordinate dining hall programming during camp meals, including meal time routines, themes, skits, songs and dances.

d) Maintain equipment, track inventory, and report on needs for all camp programming and other sound/tech equipment.

e) Update and prepare program plans for summer and for future program use.

f) Adapt and adjust program activities from session to session based on feedback and experiences.

g) Adhere to cleaning procedures and logging as trained and directed.

h) 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.

i) Ensure that camp programs incorporate camp values and traditions.



a) Participate in risk management and Overnight Camp emergency procedures.

b) Collaborate with medical team, Overnight Program Director and Manager, activity heads, Head of Waterfront, and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure programs, games, and themes meet the considerations and needs of each participant.

c) Assist in facilitation and administrative tasks of on-site volunteer trainings.

d) Assist volunteers in providing general support and supervision to campers.

e) Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required.

f) Attend and participate in various program areas, staff meetings, and socials as required.



a) Evaluate and assess safety of camp programming and report on the achievement of overnight camp program, themes and camp wide program plans and goals.

b) Support in camp office when Summer Office Manager is absent.

c) Communicate programming needs and concerns to Camp Director and Manager.

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.


5. 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 in planning and facilitation of camp themes and programs for large groups.

c) Experience facilitating adaptive programming.

d) 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).

e) Comfortable speaking in front of large groups.

f) A current G or G2 class driver’s license, and eligible to be insured under camp policy.

g) Current police reference check and vulnerable sector screening.


Advantageous Criteria:

a) Overnight summer camp experience.

b) Experience in outdoor education or adventure education.

c) Ability to play a musical instrument and accompany and lead groups in songs.

d) Experience working with children and teens with additional physical, behavioural, and/or psychosocial needs

e) Experience in drama, improve, or public speaking.

f) Demonstrated ability to work with children with serious illnesses and an understanding of how illness impacts the entire family.

g) Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector.

h) Bronze Cross or NLS certification.


Particular Working Conditions:

a) This position requires living at the Muskoka or Rainbow Lake 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.


Physical Requirements:

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.

Job Type: Seasonal
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