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Camp Counsellor

Summer Camp — Camp Opemikon

The Camp Counsellors (20-22 positions) are responsible for the implementation of the Camp Programs for campers, encouraging adventure, enjoyment and the development of new skills and interests. Camp Counsellors are responsible for developing weekly programs for and the supervision of participants aged 5-16 years.  This position requires passion for working with youth and an interest in supporting the Senior Staff in incorporating more of the Canadian Path principles into the Summer Camp Program.

Reports to:

  • Programs Coordinators

Work Time:

  • Two weekends of pre-camp training (May 11th, June 1st)
  • Seven weeks of full-time program & delivery (June 24-August 10)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate and conduct program activities with his/her camper group.
  • Instruct participants in various outdoor skills as assigned (i.e. fire building, shelter building, orienteering, knot tying, archery, etc.).
  • Cooperate with other staff and assist in the organization and supervision of camp activities and special events such as Camp-Wide activity.
  • Weekly submission of any supply request forms to the Program Coordinators.
  • Responsible for the safety and care of each camper assigned to his/her group at all times.
  • Write up and follow up on all Incident Reports required.
  • Assist in regular caretaking duties to maintain cleanliness of camp facilities.
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of camp equipment and supplies assigned to the group.
  • Saturday to Friday overnight residence required (1 night off per week).
  • Other duties as required.


  • Minimum 16 years of age; 18 years of age preferred.
  • Capable of planning for children (aged 5-16 years) in a recreational setting.
  • Familiarity with basic camping skills.
  • Ability to work with a variety of workstyles among young adults.
  • Background in Concurrent/Consecutive Education or Outdoor Education studies considered a strong asset.
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR (Level C) certificate.
  • Embodies personal beliefs in keeping with the Mission, Principles & Practices of Scouts Canada.
  • Demonstrated appropriate attitude, skills & knowledge for the position.
  • Strong communication skills with an interest in developing personal leadership abilities.
  • Values constructive feedback and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Completes Scouts Canada screening process including a clear Police Records Check, with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Willingness to complete all necessary training, including additional Pre-Camp Training if deemed necessary.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours.
  • In good physical health.

For more information about Camp Opemikon Summer Programs, go to

If you think you will make a great addition to the team, please complete our Application by January 31st, 2019. Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact us if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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