YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE CAMP KAHUNA FAMILY

SUMMER CAMP 2022

We are always looking for exceptional individuals who love camp and enjoy working with children. If you are interested in working at the 2022 summer camps please apply online. The application link can be found below.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES

  • Returning staff:  Saturday, January 8th, 2022.
  • New applicants: Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

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All returning staff must follow the same process and meet the same deadlines.

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THE 2022 HIRING PROCESS

STEP 1

Fill in the online application and submit it.

You will be asked to create an account when filling out the STAFF APPLICATION.

STEP 2

After the March submission deadline, we will offer an interview to the applicants we are interested in hiring.

STEP 3

Applicants, who have had a successful interview will be invited to a FUN TRAINING DAY. This will be held at Camp Sidrabene, which is our summer day camp location. Candidates will be given the opportunity to lead games and work with a group of children. Lunch will be provided. All candidates will receive a $50.00 stipend for coming. The FUN TRAINING DAY will be scheduled for a Saturday in April.

We will choose our 2022 staff from this group of candidates.

Everyone who wants to be considered for our 2022 staff must go through this process. We want the best and feel this process will give us the best staff in Halton.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

  • SENIOR STAFF COUNSELOR
  • EXTREME TEAM ADVISOR & CAMP COUNSELOR

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Please note that we have already hired our camp directors and special needs support staff. We require two directors and one support staff. These positions are filled.

CAMP DIRECTOR

Job Description

Camp directors will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. As Camp Director, you will be responsible for the coordination, operation and support of our camp. The Camp Director manages and coaches camp staff, while establishing and maintaining positive relationships with staff, parents, and campers. The Camp Director reports directly to Scott Graham, owner. This role is a contract position from July to August.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Training:

  • Assist in facilitation of staff training

On-Site Support:

  • Oversee program delivery and staff management
  • Supervise and act as first point of contact for camp staff
  • Offer ongoing coaching support and feedback to further develop the skills of the camp staff
  • Schedule weekly debriefs/check-ins with the camp staff to discuss challenges and successes

Operations:

  • Shop for and distribute supplies
  • Check in and check out campers each morning and afternoon
  • Ensure health and safety policies are maintained
  • Fill out the forms: cleaning forms, incident and accident forms, staff evaluation forms and information
  • Camp directors communicate with parents through  phone and email.
  • Lead communication to camp staff about special events such as theme days, special events.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with campers, parents/guardians, staff, volunteers, and Camp Sidrabene.
  • Maintain camper confidentiality at all times.

    Skills Required:

    • Strong interpersonal, motivational, facilitation.
    • Must have camp experience and/or experience in planning and facilitating groups of children’s programs.
    • Must be independent, self-motivated, flexible and pro-active individual.
    • Experience leading a small team of staff and/or volunteers with strong communication skills.
    • Experience in planning and leading children’s programs/activities
    • Resourceful, creative; a Possibility Thinker.
    • Enthusiastic, fun-generating and energetic.
    • Demonstrated experience motivating and inspiring children, youth and adults.
    • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of diversity and social inclusion.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with internal staff and volunteers.
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task at an intermediate level with strong attention to detail.
    • Understanding of child and youth engagement techniques.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills and experience in child & youth behavior management in a camp setting.

    Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:

    • Completed post-secondary education or comparable experience desired.
    • Understanding of and/or experience with coaching philosophies and practices and/or willingness to learn.
    • Cleared Police Check (ie. Vulnerable Sector/VSS report), current within 6 months as of date of hire.
    • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certification.
    • Access to a car and valid Ontario Driver’s License

    Rate of pay:

    Directors are paid a salary for the months of July and August.

    SENIOR CAMP COUNSELOR JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Minimum age 16+
    • Current Standard First Aid/CPR.
    • Proven ability to care for and supervise youth.
    • At least two years experience as a summer camp cabin counselor or working with youth in a recreational or educational setting.
    • You must have a repertoire of games, songs, stories and skits.
    • You must be a team player.

    Specific Responsibilities:

      • Recognize and respond to the needs of campers within the group and within the broader camp community.
      • Supervision of campers.
      • Act as a role model and mentor to campers and the Extreme Team.
      • Accompany your campers to all activities and assist the activity staff.
      • Plan and lead all group-based activities onsite.
      • Provide opportunities within the group experience that allows for the success of individual campers and the group.
      • Eat with campers, stress table manners, and independence.
      • Communicate with your campers during meals.
      • Participate actively in all activities with your campers.
      • Ensure all programs and activities are delivered in accordance with our camp standards.
      • Participate in the night-watch rotation with other counselors.
      • Fill out and hand in paperwork on time. i.e. Incident reports and accident reports.
      • Be aware of any health issues or general concerns expressed by the Camp Director, Nurse, or parent before camp.
      • Exercise strict risk management skills during all onsite and off-site activities.
      • Set the example for campers and others, including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean-up chores, sportsmanship, language, and co-operation.

    Rate of Pay for SENIOR STAFF: 

      • $15.00 per hour for 42.5 hours per week – Day Camps 
      • $500 for full-week sleep-away camp plus $50 for load-in day
      • $50 for the staff training day
    • There are no set breaks during the camp day. There are natural breaks which occur during presentations, lunch and snacks. Staff are paid from the time they arrive, to the time they leave camp.

    EXTREME TEAM ADVISOR JOB & SENIOR STAFF COMBINATION POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    • Minimum age – University age or older.
    • Current Standard First Aid/CPR.
    • Proven ability to care for and supervise youth.
    • At least two years experience as a summer camp cabin counselor or working with youth in a recreational or educational setting.
    • You must have a repertoire of games, songs, stories and skits.
    • You must be a team player.
    • Plus the requirements listed for senior staff.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    We have two Extreme Team Advisors. These individuals work with campers who are between the ages of 13 and 15 years of age. Successful candidates are responsible for creating and implementing a leadership program. They work with these campers from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each morning. During the rest of the camp day, they are senior staff members. The position may vary, depending on the needs of our camp.

    This is a two role position: Extreme Team Advisor & Senior Camp Counselor.

    Rate of Pay for EXTREME TEAM LEAD:

    • $16.25 per hour from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and $15.00 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a 42.5 hours per week
    • $500 for full sleep-away week camp plus $50 for load-in day
    • $50 for the staff training day
    • Children of the Extreme Team Advisors can come to camp for free, excluding the sleep-away week. Support Workers receive a discount for the sleep-away week.

    Cleaning duties this summer will not be the responsibility of Extreme Team Advisors. 

    Payday – Staff is paid every two weeks. All staff must submit their banking details. We pay through direct deposit. This is the only form of payment we will use this summer. Checks will no longer be issued.

    Communication with Parents – All communication with parents is done by our camp director, Connor Parkin. Senior staff and Extreme Team Advisors are not permitted to phone or email parents without the permission of Connor Parkin or Scott Graham.

    SUPPORT STAFF FOR SPECIAL NEEDS JOB REQUIREMENTS

    We do not provide one to one support for campers, however we sometimes have campers who require extra support because of behaviour or specific needs.  For example – young campers who require extra supervision, who are volatile, who are runners, or who present safety issues to themselves or others. The Support Staff will support these campers with supervision, coaching, and behavioural intervention. The Support Staff will other support our senior staff with coaching and extra supervision when needed.

    • Minimum age – University age or older.
    • Current Standard First Aid/CPR.
    • Proven ability to care for and supervise youth.
    • At least two years experience as a summer camp cabin counselor or working with youth in a recreational or educational setting.
    • You must have a repertoire of games, songs, stories and skits.
    • You must be a team player.
    • Experience working with children with special needs.
    • Behaviour Management training.

    Rate of Pay for SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT WORKER:

    • $15.00 per hour for a 42.5 hours per week
    • $500 for full-week sleep-away camp plus $50 for load-in day
    • $50 for the staff training day
    • The children of SPECIAL NEED SUPPORT WORKERS can come to camp for free, excluding the sleep-away week. Support Workers receive a discount for the sleep-away week.

    Correspondence

    All correspondence between our directors and staff is private. We do not want staff’s parents interfering in director/staff interactions. This is not professional and would indicate a lack of maturity on the staff member and indicates the staff member is not ready for a summer camp position.

    HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

    Kids 4 Kids Leadership Programs Inc. recognizes the principles and intents contained in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code for the Province of Ontario. We believe that every person has a right to equitable treatment concerning the educational process, or service and employment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, same-sex partnership status, family status or disability. 

    Based on any of the human rights protected grounds, we will make any reasonable accommodations to support candidates to participate in the hiring process. In addition, we will provide employment accommodations (i.e. breaks, unpaid and paid days off and extra staff support) if we are advised of an applicant’s needs in advance of any part of the selection process. 

    IMPORTANT: The verbal request must be followed up with a written request.

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