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Summer Day Camp Counsellor - Contract / Contrat

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Organization Overview:

YMCA of Kingston

Industry Sector: Other / Autre

Organization Description:

The YMCA is a charity that has been helping Canadians improve their lives since the first Y opened in Montreal in 1851. YMCA programs are offered at more than 1,700 locations across Canada and help people become healthier in spirit, mind and body.

Job Listing #744

Summer Day Camp Counsellor • Contract / Contrat

Date Posted: 03 Mar 2018

Application Deadline: 25 Mar 2018

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Sports and Recreation / Sports et loisirs

Hours Per Week: TBD

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire $14

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Employment Category: Term Contract

Hours: Must be available for shifts between 6am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, and on weekends, during June, for staff training.

Compensation: $14.00

Placement Date: Mid-June 2018 to August 31st, 2018

Our Mission:

The YMCA of Kingston is a charity dedicated to the building of stronger kids, stronger families, and a stronger community by providing opportunities for all to grow in spirit, mind and body.

The Core Values:

Caring about the health and wellness of our community

Honesty to the community we serve about our values, mission and vision

Respect all members of the community regardless of age, race, gender, religion, ability or economic circumstance

Responsibility to provide effective leadership and resources to benefit our community

Nature and Scope:

The incumbent will be guiding children in their physical, social, mental, and emotional development in accordance with the philosophy of the YMCA of Kingston.


  • Providing constant care and supervision of all campers, ensuring a safe and fun camp program, including participation in daily swims
  • Implementing the day camp program as planned
  • Acting in a manner that is in accordance with the YMCA mission statement
  • Conducting all principal requirements of the position, as detailed in the Summer Day Camp Counsellor job description
  • Attending all staff meetings


  • Enthusiastic, fun, great personality
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience as a camp counsellor, or related experience working with children
  • “Clear” Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) including Vulnerable Sector Check completed not more than 120 days prior to interview, performed by the Kingston City Police
  • Active participation in all situations including field trips, swimming, and meal times
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR “C”
  • Experience in planning and delivering recreational, sport, and outdoor education programs
  • Ability to effectively interact with participants, parents, and staff
  • A high level of maturity and strong sense of responsibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • YMCA camp leadership training preferred


  • Attention to detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Stress of multiple demands

Please apply, in writing, with an employment application form, resume and cover letter, by Sunday March 25th, 2018.

Gillian Friedman

Supervisor, Day Camps and Youth Recreation

YMCA of Kingston

100 Wright Crescent

Kingston, Ontario

K7L 4T9

Tel: 613 546 2647 X245

We appreciate your interest in a career opportunity with the YMCA of Kingston. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of Kingston is committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance so that we can arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. The YMCA of Kingston values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

This position has been posted both internally & externally.


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